The Friends of Woburn Veterans are honored, and extremely grateful, to announce that we have just received notification that we were granted a $100,000.00 grant from the Cummings Foundation!!!

Through this grant and the generosity of the Cummings Foundation, we will receive $20,000 a year for five years.  Our first project, utilizing this grant, is the refurbishing of the World War I monument on Woburn Common.  This project will cost approximately $30,000.  Each succeeding year of the five year grant would be used for similar projects in the city.  The next project to follow is the North Woburn Flag project at Ferullo Field.  We are installing seven flag poles and landscaping at the Ferullo monument – the five branches of service, the POW/MIA flag and the American flag flying highest.

This grant is part of the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program.  Every year, the Cummings Foundation provides 100 grants of $100,000 to nonprofit organizations serving people in Middlesex Essex, and Suffolk counties in Massachusetts.  To see a complete list of this year’s grant recipients, visit:  To date, the Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $170 million to local nonprofits based in Greater Boston. 

Friends of Woburn Veterans is a group of volunteers established in October 2011 to support various veteran's projects throughout the City of Woburn.  They are a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit and their mission is to maintain the perpetual care and preservation of Woburn's Veterans’ memorials and to support veteran’s related projects throughout the City of Woburn.  Our accomplishments to date…

The Friends of Woburn Veterans committee members include Larry Guiseppe, George Poole, Mike McGann, Jerry Buckley, Domenic Negri, Jerry Langone, Mike McDonough, James McLaughlin, Tom Quigley, Charles Culhane, Al DePaoli, WPD Lt. Chris Wackrow, WPD Officer Greg Post, WFD Tom Martin, Michael Downs, Mark Comeiro, Richard Gately, Kathy Lucero, John Flaherty, and Bob Shure.

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester. With assets exceeding $1.4 billion, it is one of the largest foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including two New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn. Its largest single commitment to date was $50 million to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Additional information is available at