The Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation (HSSF) has received a $5,000 grant from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) as part of MassMutual’s national Community Service Award (CSA) program. HSSF is one of only sixteen organizations nationally to receive the award. MassMutual made the grant to honor the volunteer efforts of Kevin Clasen, an HSSF board member and local MassMutual agent with WestPoint Financial Group.
“MassMutual’s Community Service Awards program aims to encourage and recognize those financial professionals who are active members of their community,” said Nick Fyntrilakis, Vice President of Community Responsibility, MassMutual. “Kevin’s volunteer work reflects MassMutual’s steadfast commitment to supporting organizations in the communities where our financial professionals live and work.”
Kevin has been an active board member with the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation since 2010 and has led fund development efforts, participated in the executive committee, served as a school based liaison, and aided strategic planning efforts. Executive Director Freedom Kolb stated, “Kevin is an out of the box thinker and has been a critical leader during a time of growth for the Foundation. He clearly cares about local schools and students. Kevin has the charisma to rally community support to public education.”
Mass Mutual funding will be utilized to support the Elementary Literacy for All project which supplies best practice literacy curriculum to all 12 local elementary schools.