Worcester – On October 18, Linda A. Cavaioli, Executive Director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, will be awarded the annual Father Michael Bafaro Humanitarian Award at Maironis Park in Shrewsbury.
The award, in its second year, is given to a person who, chosen through a community process of nomination, is recognized for their service to humanity. Furthermore, the award has been named in honor of Father Michael Bafaro and his lifetime commitment to serving others.
Cavaioli has served as Executive Director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts since 1992. In this position, she reports to a 30-member board of directors and oversees the daily operations of a $6 million non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women.
She is active in the community, and serves as a member on the Coordinating Committee and Co-Chair of Membership for the United Way of Central Massachusetts Women's Initiative.? She also is a member of the Community Board of DCF Worcester West Area Office, a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and a member of the Board of Directors of Quinsigamond Community College.? In addition, she serves on the Martin Luther King Community Breakfast Committee, City Manager's Task Force on Bias and Hate, and United Service Executives.? Furthermore, she served as regional chair of the YWCAs of New England Council, and she is a member of the National Association of YWCA Executives.
Currently, Cavaioli is the Chair of the YWCA USA Regional Leadership Committee.? Before joining the YWCA, she was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Resource Development at the United Way of Central Massachusetts.
There will be food, drink, entertainment, and speakers at the event. The proceeds from the event will help WCCA TV 13 pay for youth education programs and the creation of a new classroom for youth training.
If anyone has questions, desires to be a sponsor, or wishes to reserve a space at the event, contact Joseph at 508-755-1880 ext. 19 or [email protected].