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Highlighting the latest SouthCoast Community Foundation news, including grantee and donor spotlights and important happenings in the South Coast community and across Massachusetts.
The Power of Philanthropy: The Leo & Muriel Lanouette Story

The Power of Philanthropy: The Leo & Muriel Lanouette Story

One morning several years ago, an unassuming widower named Leo Lanouette read a story in The Standard-Times about our annual Scholarship program and was inspired to reach out to us to discuss his and his late wife Muriel’s estate. Leo grew up in Fall River and, after...

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With Regard to January 6, 2021

With Regard to January 6, 2021

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder this past spring, the Community Foundation committed to listen, to learn, to call out racism when we see it, and to talk about it. With regard to January 6th, we definitely need to talk. What we witnessed last week in Washington...

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Year-End Philanthropy

Year-End Philanthropy

Did you know that this year, thanks to the CARES Act, you can take a deduction of up to $300 for cash donations when you file your tax return next spring? Per a recent New York Times article, this is a change from the last few years and can make decision making about...

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Holiday Message of Thanks – Whadda Ya Need?

Holiday Message of Thanks – Whadda Ya Need?

My late father-in-law, Dave, could be anywhere in his house and still be able to hear one of us who might be searching for something in the kitchen and would call out, “Whadda ya need?” It has become an oft-repeated family line. Dave kept an eye on things but also...

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WBSM Interview with President John Vasconcellos

WBSM Interview with President John Vasconcellos

Jim Phillips from WBSM interviewed John Vasconcellos for Townsquare Sunday to discuss the workings of the foundation and a new $1.1 million program to help families that have been impacted by COVID-19. The interview can be heard here: Read More: Boosting Philanthropy...

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