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Press Release

The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle Announces Its Officers and Trustees for the 2016-2017 Year

The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle announces its 2016-2017 Board of Trustees: (back row) Bee Loprete Assistant Chair. Welles Hatch Treasurer, Devra Feshbach-Meriney, Lucy Miller – Chair, Nick Carter, Al Powers – Assistant Treasurer, John Mee, Molly Eberle, and Amy Jolly. (front row) Jeanne DeTemple, Elaine DiCicco – Secretary, Dorrie Bean, and Priscilla White Sturges. (not in photo: Travis Minor, Paul Ressler, Linda Myers-Tierney, Deb Meyerson, Ken Anderson, Tom Rutledge and David Gould)
The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that the 2016-2017 Executive Committee has been named. Lucy Miller of Concord continues as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bee Loprete of Concord has stepped in as Assistant Chair, Welles Hatch of Carlisle is now Treasurer, with Al Powers of Carlisle as Assistant Treasurer, Elaine DiCicco of Concord will continue as Secretary and Lindsay Kafka and Paul Ressler both of Concord remain as Past Chairs. This is a dynamic group showing consistent enthusiasm and leadership to The Scholarship Fund organization. In addition, The Scholarship Fund is very pleased to introduce two new Trustees.

Ed Bernard is a freelance advertising and marketing writer and creative director and has run his own business for more than 20 years. His clients include notable non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, as well as leading colleges (Wellesley College, Olin College of Engineering) and local organizations (Concord Education Fund, Jericho Road, Concord Scout House, Concord Players, The Umbrella Community Arts Center). Ed’s wife Dorothy (nee Pordon) is a graduate of CCHS (class of ’75), and they returned to Concord to raise their boy/girl twins (now 24) here. Ed is a graduate of Hamilton College, and is involved in community theatre as an actor and playwright.

Devra Feshbach-Meriney got her MBA in non-Profit Management at Boston University. While at home with her children she sat on the board of Directors at Concord Children’s Center, Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, and Kerem Shalom. She was also a member of the CCHS Parent Association Grant Committee and the Kerem Shalom Geisinger Award Committee. In her career Devra has worked for numerous non-profits in the Boston area. Currently she is the Human Resources Administrator at Nashoba Brooks School. Devra and her husband and three sons have lived in Concord for 25 years.

The organization continues it’s 50th year and looks forward to celebrating this milestone anniversary through the rest of 2016. Many more initiatives are formulating for the coming year. Several special additional events are in the planning stages by the 50th Anniversary Celebration committee.