WILMINGTON BUSINESS BUZZ: Cummings Foundation Announces New Executive Director; Burbank YMCA Teams Up With Wilmington Chamber For 5K

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are three news items from the Wilmington business community for Thursday, September 30, 2021:

  • Cummings Foundation has appointed Joyce Vyriotes as its new executive director, effective October 1, 2021. The Foundation’s local philanthropy, which provides crucial multi-year funding for many Wilmington nonprofits, is powered by commercial buildings like the ones it owns on Concord Street and Fordham Road. One of the several largest private foundations in New England, its holdings total approximately $3 billion. Vyriotes, who is currently deputy director, will be the third executive director in the 35-year-old foundation’s history. She will also be the first female to hold this post. Learn more HERE.
  • The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with the Burbank YMCA to host the Y’s annual 5K. The Laurel Kluge 5K Ribbon Run/Walk will be part of the Together We Move 5K series to support the Burbank YMCA’s effort to fund its Breast Cancer Survivorship Program PINK and its new Older Active Adult Fitness Program, Enhance Fitness. Our communities are facing a health crisis, and the YMCA continues its commitment to step up to help heal and provide hope to those who are struggling with their wellbeing by designing health programs that address the mind, body and spirit. YMCA offers real tools and real support in person, or virtually, to address health disparities and help everyone create healthy habits to make real, long lasting, positive changes. The race will take place at the Burbank YMCA on Sunday, October 17, 2021  at 9am. Visit visit HERE to register, volunteer or donate to this great event.
  • Winchester Hospital is conducting its triennial Community Health Needs Assessment  As part of the community engagement process for the assessment, Winchester Hospital is asking Wilmington residents to complete our survey and to spread the survey link widely: jsi.com/BILHsurvey2021. The information from this survey, as well as focus groups, interviews, and other data, will allow Winchester Hospital to prioritize the health needs of the communities served by the hospital, which includes Wilmington, and develop programs and policies to address these needs. Hearing from local residents is critical to this process. The surveys will be confidential, and respondents will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for a $100 gift card. It should take about 15 minutes to complete. The survey is open from now until November 15, 2021.

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