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August 8, 2012

Business Briefcase

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The Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarships, valued at $2,000 and awarded in partnership between Northshore Mall and Simon Youth Foundation, were given to the following 2012 graduates of the Peabody Learning Academy at the Northshore Mall: Joanna Bolanos of Peabody, Lyndsay Konovalchik of Lynnfield and Christopher Rodriguez

of Peabody.

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The Friends of Beverly Animals, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless and abandoned animals in and around Beverly, was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition through the “I am Animal Friendly” license plate program. The grant will be used toward spay and neuter services for animals rescued by FOBA. The Massachusetts Animal Coalition is a statewide, nonprofit organization composed of animal professionals and individual volunteers dedicated to working together to decrease the number of homeless, neglected, displaced and abused animals in Massachusetts.

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The Beverly Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,000 to the Beverly High School Music Department. The donation came from a portion of the proceeds raised at the Beverly Business Showcase held in May, which featured a preview of North Shore Music Theatre’s 2012 season, networking, business showcases and the Taste of Beverly food sampling from local restaurants.

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J. Barrett & Company

was one of the sponsors for the Independence Day fireworks in Beverly Farms and Ipswich. The Beverly Farms Independence Day celebration’s roots date back to the 1880s. The annual event has a budget of $96,000, which is funded entirely by local residents and businesses.

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The School for Field Studies, a Beverly-based environmental study-abroad provider for undergraduates, was awarded $25,000 by the Van Otterloo Family Foundation. The money will provide scholarship aid to qualified students from Moi University and Great Lakes University of Kenya that participated in the SFS Field Practicum in Public Health and Environment this summer. The Van Otterloo Family Foundation is based in Marblehead.

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