COMMUNITY MVP WINNERS

COMMUNITY MVP WINNERS

Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) chases Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.

In June of 2017, 26 volunteers were recognized for their outstanding volunteer efforts. Fifteen volunteers were presented with a $5,000 grant for their nonprofit organization and ten volunteers received $10,000 grants for their respective nonprofits. Fabienne Eliacin of the Dorchester, Mass. was announced as the grand prize winner and received a $25,000 grant for the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative.

Below is a list of the 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winners:

$25,000 GRAND PRIZE WINNER

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NAMEHOMETOWNORGANIZATION
Fabienne EliacinDorchester, Mass.Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

$10,000 SECOND PRIZE WINNERS

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NAMEHOMETOWNORGANIZATION
Justin DooWalpole, Mass.Moyamoya Disease Research Foundation
Robert FahertyBraintree, Mass.Cops for Kids with Cancer
Jerry FerreraFramingham, Mass.St. Francis House
Len & Cherylann GengelWorcester, Mass.The Be Like Brit Foundation
Judy GiovangeloWest Roxbury, Mass.Ben Speaks Louder Than Words
Tim GroverLowell, Mass.Megan's House Foundation
Ryan MatthewsPlainville, Conn.Susie's Foundation
Elizabeth McLellanPortland, MainePartners for World Health
Barbara SmithActon, Mass.Household Goods
Janet Ulwick-SaccaGloucester, Mass.National Braille Foundation

$5,000 THIRD PRIZE WINNERS

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NAMEHOMETOWNORGANIZATION
Lori Bateman & Kylee McCumberLeominster, Mass.Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz
Maggie BornsteinAmesbury, Mass.Lucy's Love Bus
Steve BrosnihanBristol, R.I.Rhode Island Hospital
Stephen ColellaWarwick, R.I.Job Club Rhode Island
Frances DavisWatertown, Mass.Windrush Farms
Nicole DiPaoloRandolph, Mass.Paws4Survival Rescue
Louise GriffinHampton, N.H.Zack's Team
Debbie MearlsBrockton, Mass.Soldier's Angels
Jana PlankaNarragansett, R.I.Rhode Island Mentoring
Neil RheinMansfield, Mass.Keep Massachusetts Beautiful
Mike SanphyWestbrook, MaineMy Place Teen Center
Kenneth ThompsonRutland, Vt.Vermont Elks Charities
Laurie TomaszewskiNashua, N.H. Lil' Iguana's Children's Safety Foundation
Kathy WoodCanton, Conn.Friends of Canton Football
Jack ZorskiEast Falmouth, Mass.Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools
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