Community leadership breakfast highlights philanthropy

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Trustees of the Foundation for MetroWest gathered at the Community Leadership Breakfast Oct. 23. (l to r) Back row: Ken Vona, David Bannon, John Steiger, Roland Hoch, Jack O’Neil, Kyle Schaffer, John Heerwagen; front row: Garry Holmes, Meg Ramsey, Patty Gannon, David Shuman, Tom Crotty, Rob Vigoda. Not pictured: Louis Crosier, Susan Elliott, Paul Griffin, John Heerwagen, Pamela Lesser, Andrea Sussman. (Photo/submitted)
Trustees of the Foundation for MetroWest gathered at the Community Leadership Breakfast Oct. 23. (l to r) Back row: Ken Vona, David Bannon, John Steiger, Roland Hoch, Jack O’Neil, Kyle Schaffer, John Heerwagen; front row: Garry Holmes, Meg Ramsey, Patty Gannon, David Shuman, Tom Crotty, Rob Vigoda. Not pictured: Louis Crosier, Susan Elliott, Paul Griffin, John Heerwagen, Pamela Lesser, Andrea Sussman. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – The Foundation for MetroWest, recently held a community leadership breakfast titled, “Business Leaders and Community Philanthropy: An Essential Partnership.” During the event, sponsored by Avidia Bank, a crowd of nearly 350 local business leaders heard from Stonyfield Farm Chair Gary Hirshberg about the role philanthropy played in his success. In addition, Ben Fischman, CEO of Launch, was honored as the foundation’s 2015 Young Philanthropist.