Noreen McMahon is the Senior Director of Programs at The Highland Street Foundation (HSF), a private family foundation formed in 1989 committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families. Since its establishment, HSF has contributed more than $148 million to nonprofit organizations focused primarily on education, housing, mentorship, healthcare, environment and the arts. Since joining HSF, McMahon has worked to enhance the foundation’s philanthropic programming. Working with the Executive Director and the Trustees of HSF, several new programs have been created including a 10-week summer enrichment program for children on the Boston Common and an initiative to support veterans and military families. The foundation’s signature program, Free Fun Fridays, which offers free admission to Massachusetts-based museums, has become a summer tradition for many families, who would not otherwise have the resources to visit these cultural treasures. In 2013, 145,000 people participated, attending 60 different venues across the Commonwealth.

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