Expect Miracles Foundation’s Miracle Maker Leadership Council Presents 2013 Funding Awards at Boston Reception

Expect Miracles Foundation’s Miracle Maker Leadership Council Presents 2013 Funding Awards at Boston Reception

Four Cancer-Fighting Organizations from Coast To Coast Receive Grants From Financial Leaders


April 3, 2013 (Boston, MA) - Expect Miracles Foundation and its Miracle Maker Leadership Council (MMLC) proudly presented a total of $30,000 to grantees of the 2013 MMLC Funding Awards at a reception held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on April 2nd. In 2012, the MMLC awarded $23,000 to three Massachusetts-based charities. However in 2013, after receiving over 140 grant applications from across the nation, the MMLC expanded its impact across the country—granting $30,000 to four geographically dispersed organizations: Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation of Connecticut, the Evelyn Grace Foundation of California, and two Massachusetts-based charities, The SAMFund and Lucy's Love Bus.  

Expect Miracles Foundation is one of the leading advocates in the fight against cancer within the financial services industry, receiving support from top financial services firms and industry luminaries. The Miracle Maker Leadership Council (MMLC) was established to empower the Foundation's top donors to have a more personal and significant role in the impact of their gifts. The MMLC is a select group of current and future leaders in the financial community whose mission is to direct funding to cancer fighting causes where such support in not always readily available. The MMLC is funded through individual contributions from MMLC members, who congregate annually to review grant applications, deliberate, and select funding award recipients.

“Being able to work with a dedicated group of financial services professionals who care about giving back by supporting the fight against cancer has been tremendous,” said Peter O’Toole, Principal at Citisoft, Inc. and member of the MMLC Chairman’s Circle. “In the end, I strongly feel that the MMLC is having a significant impact on those charities we support in furthering their mission and I am proud to be a part of this effort.”

Representatives from the recipient organizations were at the reception to receive the awards. Funding to each of the four charitable organizations will benefit the following patient care initiatives:

Lucy's Love Bus (MA) – Grant will deliver comfort and quality of life through integrative therapy for children being treated for cancer at several Massachusetts hospitals.

Evelyn Grace Foundation (CA) – Grant will support Evie’s Bundle of Love Program, providing care packages of comfort items and financial assistance to children recently diagnosed with cancer and their families.

The SAMFund (MA) – Grant will help continue and expand a Webinar series titled, “Moving Forward With Your Financial Health,” a cost-effective way to improve financial literacy among young adult cancer survivors.

Breast Cancer Emergency Aid Foundation (CT) – Grant will provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients for non-medical needs while in treatment through the “Helping Hand” program.

Individuals can join the MMLC by committing to three consecutive years of annual donations. For additional information, please contact Christina Thirkell, Executive Director, at cthirkell@expectmiraclesfoundation.org or 617.515.3241.

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