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Perkin Holds Annual Board Meeting and Appointment of Trustees

The Eighty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Doctor Franklin Perkins School was held on Friday, November 17, 2017.  The thirteen returning trustees are Donald A. Lowe of Clinton as President; Suzanne M. Frisch, Esq., of Clinton as Vice President: Stanley B. Starr, Jr. of Lancaster as Treasurer; Beatrice M. Oakley of Cambridge as Secretary, Martha Bayles of Newton, Dana M. Hollinshead of Harvard; Charles W. Hughes II of Lancaster; Jennifer F. Luisa of Lancaster; Carol Francolini Mueller of Whitinsville; Philip L. Muscatello of Millis; Christopher R. Philbin, Esq., of Alexandra, VA.; R. Leslie Shelton Jr., of Lunenburg; and Peter R. Stanton of Lancaster;. Newly elected as a trustee was Jennifer Flanagan of Leominster.

Michael W. Ames, President and CEO at Perkins said, “It is truly a privilege to have such an outstanding group of individuals committed to our work and the children, adults and elders served at Perkins. Our board of trustees includes representatives from the fields of education, health, finance, law, government, and business. We are fortunate to have family members of those who received services at Perkins as members of our board. I am grateful for their dedication and support as well as the high standards they hold for our work at Perkins.”

Packed House is Wowed by Lynn Lyons

In a world full of noise and negativity, Lynn Lyons, psychotherapist, and author of several books including Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents, is a light in the darkness. With her expertise, quick wit and unending stories, Lynn educated a packed house at the kick-off event of the Dr. Charles P. Conroy Speakers Series with stategies for howContinue Reading

Perkins Kicks Off 2017 Annual Appeal

Dear Friends, During Perkins’ Evening Under the Stars gala earlier this month, author and guest speaker, Steve Pemberton, told the audience about his unfathomable adversity as a child. Despite predictions of having not a chance in the world, Steve rose above appalling circumstances through the investment of a few who believed in him. Like thoseContinue Reading

Perkins Welcomes New Child Development Center Director

Perkins is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Sinclair as the Director of our Child Development Center. Patty comes to us with several years of experience in the childcare industry, most recently having worked as a Field Director for Bright Horizons. Prior to that appointment, Patty had worked for Bright Horizons as the directorContinue Reading

Perkins Gala – An Evening of Support and Celebration

Over 200 Perkins supporters joined together at The International on Friday, November 3 for our Evening Under the Stars, Creating Bright Futures Gala. The opportunity to connect with others, support the mission of Perkins and hear speaker Steve Pemberton, Author of A Chance in the World, drew a crowd of Perkins trustees, ambassadors, parents, employees,Continue Reading

2016 Gala Auction Bid Leads to Once in a Lifetime Experience

A night on the town to support a great cause is always an exciting experience, but winning a coveted auction item simply pushes the experience to another level – especially if it is an auction item you have long desired. Perkins Clinical Coordinator Bridget Matte, her husband Greg, and her son Nick had the opportunityContinue Reading

Leading Economist Teaches Students Rules for Success

Dr. Fred McKinney spoke to Perkins high school students today as part of our ongoing inspiring speakers series. Dr. McKinney is the current Managing Director of the Minority Business Programs at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Prior to his time at Dartmouth, he served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut School of BusinessContinue Reading

Perkins Unveils 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Dear Friend, I am pleased and very proud to provide you with our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan, Expanding Capabilities for Greater Impact. This plan represents months of dedicated work on the part of Perkins trustees and employees. Included in the plan is our refreshed Mission, Vision, and our Values. We invite you to partner with us asContinue Reading

Perkins Newsletter – Summer 2017

A Tribute in Memory of R. David Perkins

David Perkins (1952-2017): Ambassador, Donor and Grandson of Perkins’ Namesake Perkins commemorates the passing of R. David Perkins on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. David was the son of long-time Perkins director, Franklin H. “Bud” Perkins, Jr., and grandson of Franklin Haskins Perkins, M.D., the eminent child psychiatrist for whom the agency is named. David wasContinue Reading