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The Lenny Zakim Fund
November 7, 2012

The Lenny Zakim Fund was started by Lenny Zakim, former Exec Director of the ADL NE Regional office, and a consummate bridge builder to all people and organizations. The center-piece cable-stayed bridge built as part of the Big Dig in Boston is named the Lenny Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in his memory. He created The Lenny Fund as a vehicle for tiny grass roots social service organizations to obtain visibility and funding that would be otherwise unavailable to them or for which they would have no path to potential benefactors. Organizations apply for and receive grants annually, some for as little as a few thousand dollars, money that can make a difference in their operation or failure as an organization. These tiny non-profits make a difference at the most critical point of focus for their constituents....on the ground and in their neighborhood. The recipients are recognized at an annual event that provides them an opportunity to tell their story. This organization makes a real difference across a wide range of local issues and is a truly meaningful legacy to Lenny's memory.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

Shakespeare & Company, Inc.
February 28, 2010

We became aware of S&Co;last year when my son applied to be a performance intern for the 2009 summer season. He was fortunate to be selected and had a wonderful learning and performing experience that truly solidified his appreciation of Shakespeare and advanced his performance skills. We also had the opportunity to see several of the main stage productions, often joined by friends, and we greatly enjoyed Shakespeare, maybe for the first time ever. The people, the leadership the other performers made our frequent visits to Lennox most enjoyable.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, engaging, committed to the production and teaching/training of Shakespearean and other plays and the acting skills necessary to do it well

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Donor & We attended performances through 2009 season.