December 13, 2019
May Institute, Eastern Mass. Girl Scouts Receive $20K Grants

July 5, 2011 — The May Institute, based in Randolph, a national nonprofit that serves individuals with autism and other special needs, and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts each recently announced that they have received grants in the amount of $20,000 for current or new programs.

The May Institute was awarded a $20,000 grant from the New York Center for Autism. The grant represents a portion of the proceeds from Comedy Central’s 2010 Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education.

The May Institute was one of only 35 organizations to be named a grant recipient of this event.

“We could not be more delighted or honored to be a recipient of this prominent fundraiser,” says May Institute President and Chief Executive Officer Walter P. Christian, Ph.D, ABPP. “Our gratitude extends to all those who donated to this cause and clearly share our resolve to help children and adults with autism lead the fullest lives possible.”

Proceeds from the star-studded, televised night of entertainment generated over $3.5 million. May Institute will utilize its funds to assist in the development of new autism programming for the individuals in its care. The Institute provides specialized services across the lifespan, from diagnosis and treatment, to educational, vocational, and community residential programs, to support services for older adults.

Administered by the New York Autism Center and co-sponsored by Comedy Central and Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, the biennial special event brings A-list performers together to benefit a variety of autism education and family service programs across the country.

MetLife Grant for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts was awarded a $20,000 grant from the MetLife Hispanic Leadership Fund to offer innovative Girl Scout programs as well as a FaB Factor program to more than 300 girls living in Hispanic communities.

FaB Factor is a sustained commitment that brings the value of the Girl Scout experience to communities traditionally underrepresented in Girl Scouting.

"We are so appreciative of the MetLife Hispanic Leadership Fund, as it really helps the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts' commitment to bring Girl Scouting to all girls who want to be in scouting," said Ruth N. Bramson, CEO, Girl Scouts Eastern Massachusetts. is pleased to announce that it

The MetLife Hispanic Leadership Fund will provide Girl Scouting to families with limited resources as well as leadership experiences to girls in Hispanic communities throughout Eastern Massachusetts. Through Girl Scouts, girls can not only earn patches for learning more about Hispanic culture, but also helps them gain leadership development opportunities, and build confidence and self-esteem that will help them to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts serves more than 41,000 girls ages 5-17 and 17,000 adult volunteers in 178 communities across Eastern Massachusetts.

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