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Gioia Perugini Comments on Launch of Racial Equity Fund by Town of Brookline and the Brookline Community Foundation

7/8/2021

Hemenway & Barnes Director of Philanthropic Services, Gioia C. Perugini was quoted in the Brookline Community Foundation press release announcing the launch of a Racial Equity Fund with the Town of Brookline. The Fund will support community organizations and efforts to advance racial equity and racial justice for the Brookline community.

Perugini, who serves as Vice Chair of the Brookline Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees, said “We will continue our core work to support Brookline via strategic grantmaking and responding to community needs, building on learnings from the past year and more explicitly centering equity in our work to build a better Brookline for all.”

“As one of the first communities in Massachusetts to allocate mitigation fees from cannabis dispensary revenue to fund racial justice grantmaking, I am excited we’ve reached this milestone and look forward to the next phases of this program launching in the coming months,” said Mel Kleckner, Town Administrator for the Town of Brookline.

Read the full press release: Town of Brookline and the Brookline Community Foundation to launch Racial Equity Fund

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