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VP For Philanthropy Joins Greater Lowell Community Foundation Team

Mar 31, 2018 05:37AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Howard Amidon

Lowell, MA – The Greater Lowell Community Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization that serves Greater Lowell and the Merrimack Valley, recently announced that Howard Amidon has been appointed to the role of Vice President for Philanthropy. 

“We are excited to have Howard join our team at this juncture as the Community Foundation is on a trajectory of growth. Howard’s skills and background will help us achieve our goals of strengthening our community as he heads up development strategy and enhanced donor services,” says president and CEO James Linnehan. 

Howard Amidon brings more than 30 years of professional nonprofit advancement experience to this position. In this role he will help the Foundation achieve its community building objectives in Greater Lowell by working with individuals and businesses to accomplish their philanthropic and community investment goals. 

“Lowell is an exciting community with a rich blend of arts, culture, history and many ethnicities and businesses. I’m very pleased to be here and look forward to working with the Community Foundation team to continue the work of moving Lowell forward by capitalizing on all that it has,” says Amidon. 

Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Amidon was a development and marketing consultant for Root NS, a workforce development program for at-risk youth based in Salem, MA.  Previously, he was Dean of Development at prestigious Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire. 

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $37MM, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns. The Community Foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to hundreds of worthy nonprofits and students, and is powered by the winning combination of donor-directed giving, personal attention from its staff, and an in-depth understanding of local needs. The generosity of our donors has enabled the Community Foundation to award nearly $19 million to the Greater Lowell Community since 1999. For more information on the Greater Lowell Community Foundation please visit

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