The Westfield Foundation, a local non-profit celebrating 40 years of giving, distributed almost $36,000 in grants to four organizations in the 2Q of 2016. Grants for this quarter included the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad, Summit Speech School, Cranford Dramatic Club and Imagine. Funds will be used for the purchase of new radios, a desktop computer and facility repairs.
The Foundation held its annual meeting in May. During this meeting, three board trustees retired, after serving six years: Sal Caruana, Alice Fertig and Russell Finestein. Three new community members were installed for 2016-17: Gil Chapman, Frank Isolde and Nancy Wolfe.