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Festival of Trees Beneficiaries 2023-2016

Each year Easton Charitable Trust distributes the funds from the Festival of Trees to the selected Beneficiaries for that year.  Easton Charitable Trust (ECT) selects an agreed upon day and time in the early months of the following year, and has a brief check distribution ceremony, ending with a photo(s) of all our Beneficiaries with the ECT Board of Directors.  
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Front row from left:  Tiffany Beaton, Kirstie Beaton, Natural Resources Trust of Easton; Bettina Hoffman, Director, Easton Charitable Trust; Tracy DeBruyn, CERT; Patty Grogan, Cathy Estey, Directors, Easton Charitable Trust; Pam Pace, Melinda Fulton, Deborah Penn, Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles.

Middle row from left:  Sue Rapoza, Tori Ferrari, BLOOM - A Place for Girls Teen Challenge New England; Janet Kelley, CERT; Shelley Bashaw, Nancy Cohenno Directors, Easton Charitable Trust; Cathleen O'Hara, Michelle Ferrara, CERT; Michelle Petersen, C2 Foundation; Kimmarie Matchem, Donna Baker, Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles; Jill Cathie, Director, Easton Charitable Trust; Kathie Gayle, Self Help Inc.

Back row from left:  June Kendall, CERT; Beth Scherer, Family and Community Resources; Tim Nordbeck, C2 Foundation; Mark Luke, James Luke, James Luke Easton Youth Sports Foundation; Robb McCoy, C2 Foundation; Pat Kelleher, Family and Community Resources; Liz Salisbury, Keeping Pace with Multiple Miracles.

Not pictured: Majorie Liew, CERT



Front row from left: Cathy Estey Director, Denise Papagno HUGS II, Jen Cummings NRT, Kirstie Beaton NRT, Cory Palazzi Cory's Cause, Michelle Ferrara CERT,  Toni Thompson CERT, Cathleen O'Hara CERT, Jill Cathie Director


Middle row from left:   Mark Bates Adult & Teen Challenge MA, Tony Carew Adult & Teen Challenge MA,  Nancy Cohenno Director,  Bettina Hoffman Director, Lori & David Gonsalves Cory's Cause, Janice Hinglebine CERT, Tracy DeBruyn CERT, Patty Grogan Director,  Shelley Bashaw Director 

Back row from left: David Smith Adult & Teen Challenge MA, James Luke James Luke Easton Youth Sports Foundation, John Hebb CERT, June Kendall CERT,  Mark Luke James Luke Easton Youth Sports Foundation.

Not pictured: Majorie Liew CERT

Not present:  Wendy Berry Taunton Area Community Table

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Front row from left: James Cremins CERT, Nancy Cohenno Director, Wyatt Gilmore, Corinne Lawson APCSM, Mark Luke James Luke Easton Youth Sports Foundation.


Back row from left:  Learn to Cope, Cathy Estey Director, Patty Grogan Director,  Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County, Keri Ann Wagner Path to Healing,  Shelley Bashaw Director, Jenn Cummings NRT, Bettina Hoffman Director, Jill Cathie Director


Not present: Tracy Hillman Choices4Teens

Not Pictured: Easton Chamber of Commerce, Easton



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Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog, Brockton

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James Luke Easton

Youth Sports Foundation, Easton

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Natural Resources Trust,


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Balasz Busznyak, Enlightened Global, Foxborough

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Photos were not taken as Checks were mailed to beneficiaries in MaY 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic





  • James Luke Easton Youth Sports Foundation,

  • Natural Resources Trust, Easton, 

  • Cancer Care Community Advisory Board "CABbies", Taunton,

  • Cory's Cause, Taunton,

  • Easton Food Pantry, Easton,

  • Support the Soupman, Bridgewater,

  • Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program, West Bridgewater



Front row from left: Patty Grogan, Director, Lottie Diomede & Susan Brown, Small Miracles in LIfe Exist (SMILE Mass), Bettina Hoffman, Director, Clorinda Hoffman, Director, Tamara Dzialo, Project Pack  


Back row from left:  Cory Ahonen, Easton Veterans Services Discretionary Fund, Cathy Estey, Director,  Nancy Cohenno, Director, Jenn Cummings, Natural Resources Trust of Easton, Tracy Hillman, Choices4Teens Mentoring Group, Brockton, John Dzialo,  Project Pack

Names Unknown: Ames Free Library Teen Den, Easton

Animal Protection Center of  Mass (APCSM), Brockton

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2017 Front row from left: Vanda Banos Lopes, Father Bills Mainspring House, Marcia Wigfall, Father Bills Mainspring House, Michelle Simms, Grandma Betty's Bees for Alzheimer's Association, Alicia Isleib, Natural Resources Trust of Easton, Bettina Hoffman, Director, Easton Charitable Trust, Joanne Peterson, Learn to Cope, Nancy Cohenno, Director, Easton Charitable Trust, Cathy Estey, Director, Easton Charitable Trust, Patricia Grogan, Director, Easton Charitable Trust


Back row from left: Clorinda Hoffman, Director, Easton Charitable Trust,, Marie Sweatt, We Do Care, Julie Brennan, We Do Care, Cindy Bernard, Taunton Area Community Table, Nancy Antonucci, The Well, Janet Brown, H.U.G.S. II Easton, Joe Walshj, Matts Mission, Cherly Walsh, Matts Mission, Carrie Walsh, Learn To Cope, Mark Venuti, Matts Mission


Not present: Debra White, Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary



Front row from left: Cheryl Opper, School on Wheels MA, Clorinda Hoffman, Director, Easton Charitable Trust, Nancy Cohenno, Director, Easton Chartiable Trust, Cathy Estey, Director, Easton Charitable Trust, Bettina Hoffman, Director, Easton Charitable Trust,  Carrie Crisman, Smith Farm at Borderland State Park, Denise Papagano, H.U.G.S. II Easton, Officer Fundakowski with K-9 Zazu, Seekonk Police Department

Back row from left:  John Morley, Bank of Easton, Kristen Harrison, Easton Wings of Hope,Janet Brown, H.U.G.S. II Easton, Stephanie Greene, Evan Greene Foundation, Cathy Hinds, Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog, Steve Hamilton,  Ali's Park of Eastondale

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