Donor Stories

Highlighting the latest SouthCoast Community Foundation news, including grantee and donor spotlights and important happenings in the South Coast community and across Massachusetts.
COVID Response: Innovative Funding Collaboration

COVID Response: Innovative Funding Collaboration

Last fall, the Commonwealth Children’s Fund (CCF), Eastern Bank Charitable Fund, SouthCoast Community Foundation, and United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley came together to discuss how all four philanthropic organizations could partner to provide early...

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No Gift is Ever Too Small

No Gift is Ever Too Small

“As soon as we learned about the Emergency Response Fund, we knew we wanted to pitch in,” commented Elizabeth Merrick. “We had such a positive experience partnering with the team when we set up the scholarship. We knew they would have a good handle on which nonprofits...

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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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The Gosnold Community Fund

The Gosnold Community Fund

The Gosnold Community Fund, which now includes a Scholarship Fund, was established in 2001 by Elkan Blout and David Twichell, two gentlemen with deep ties to Cuttyhunk and all the Elizabeth Islands. Since then, the Fund has grown through private contributions and is...

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The Gosnold Community Fund

Francis S. Ferreira Scholarship Fund

Francis S. Ferreira (pictured) was passionate about technology and engineering, but he was even more passionate about the importance of getting a college education. Francis found that his son, David, came by that same love for technology naturally, but he left nothing...

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