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Williamstown Lawyer Tapped to State Humanites Board
08:18PM / Sunday, August 06, 2017
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Bruce Grinnell of the law firm Grinnell Partners, LLP, in Williamstown, has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of Mass Humanities.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y, Grinnell has been in legal practice for more than 35 years and focuses primarily on general mediation in family law cases. In addition to his many accolades as a lawyer, he has worked as an adjunct professor of law at both Boston University and Vermont Law School. He recently served on the boards of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and REACH Community Health Foundation, as well as led a $12-million capital campaign for North Adams Regional Hospital. 

Mass Humanities is a programming and grant-making organization that receives support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The statewide board includes scholars, educators and leaders of cultural institutions, as well as members representing business, government, the professions and community life.

Established in 1974 to increase the awareness, understanding and influence of the humanities in Massachusetts, Mass Humanities conducts programs and provides grants and services in support of community-based projects that use history, literature, philosophy, and other humanities disciplines to examine topics of interest.

Mass Humanities sponsors and provides grant support for a wide variety of humanities programs across the commonwealth. In Williamstown, Mass Humanities has provided funding for Project eLEVate, a summer youth program under the umbrella of the Biannual Lift Ev'ry Voice Festival and focused on African-American identity in the Berkshires.

Others elected to the Mass Humanities board include Ramón Borges-Méndez, professor of Community Development and Planning at Clark University; Peggy Kemp, former headmaster of the Fenway Charter School in Boston; and Amy Macdonald, director of Community Engagement for WBUR in Boston.

Mass Humanities maintains offices in Northampton and can be reached at 413-584-8440 or on the web


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