Submitted by Amy Albert
(April 5, 2023) — The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown has received a $2,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to fund a part-time Administrative Assistant.
The Buttonwood Tree is a not-for-profit organization that serves Middlesex County with musical performances, visual art, and accessible culture. In the past, we have held dance performances, children’s art lessons, and youth musical recitals.
The CFMC grant will be used to fund a part-time Administrative Assistant who will assist the Board of Directors in creating new programming, as well as uses for the Buttonwood space, and expanding our Used Bookstore.
Amy Albert, Board President of The Buttonwood Tree, states, “With the recent resignation of our longtime Executive Director, Anne-Marie McEwen, we are hiring Lisa Henault to help us with day-to-day organization to support the Board of Directors’ focus on expanding our community outreach, including bringing in more diverse audiences, performers, and Board Members in the year(s) ahead. This includes creating new programming in collaboration with diverse community members, inviting the community to use the Buttonwood space, and expanding our Used Bookstore.”
The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County and to help “Good People Do Great Things.” The mission of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County is to improve the quality of life for the people of Middlesex County now and in the future by developing endowments, making grants that have impact, and assisting donors in meeting their philanthropic objectives. Our interests are your interests, including animal welfare, arts and culture, health and social services, education, history, the environment, civic improvements, recreation, and economic security and opportunity. We welcome conversations with good people who want to do great things. For more information, contact us at 860-347-0025 or info@MiddlesexCountyCF.org.