A Message from the President
Where has the time gone? In October, the Q. Walter Peabody Foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary! Over the past decade, the Foundation has sponsored many great occasions from our summer concerts to family-friendly restaurant events, received the support of hundreds of members of the community and, of course, awarded thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships to deserving students.
This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Peabody Foundation awarding the Zachary Weston Memorial Scholarship. I would like to congratulate this yearís winner, Daniel Cajigas! Danielís modesty, maturity, and genuine kindness were striking. You can read more about this impressive young man in this newsletter. I would also like to congratulate this yearís recipients of the Q. Walter Peabody Foundation Fine Arts Grant - Richard Verdin and Crysta Spitzfaden. We have now given four Peabody Fine Arts grants and are excited to continue to grow this program with your support.
I also would like to thank Martha-Anne Noonan for her service on the Board of Directors. Martha-Anne has been instrumental in serving as a liaison between the Foundation and the Meriden school district and has brought new, thoughtful ideas to each of our scholarship and event initiatives. While she is stepping down from our board, she remains a supporter of the Foundation and a good friend. We look forward to seeing her at future Peabody events.
Thank you for your continued support,