WGBH News and Media Relations


November 29, 2016

WGBH Donates Parking Lottery Proceeds to Franciscan Children’s

2016 WGBH parking lottery raised $7,000.00 

BOSTON, Mass. (November 29, 2016) – WGBH has chosen Franciscan Children’s to receive the proceeds from its annual employee parking ‘lottery,’ a raffle for prime parking spots for WGBH employees. WGBH Vice President for Communications and Government Relations Jeanne Hopkins presented the Brighton-based specialized care provider with a check for $7,000 representing contributions from WGBH employees who participated in the public broadcaster’s 2016 employee parking lottery.

“WGBH is pleased that, through the generosity of our employees, we are able to support Franciscan Children’s in their vital work providing care and education for children with complex needs,” said Jeanne Hopkins, Vice President of Communications. “The Allston-Brighton neighborhood is fortunate to have their specialized services meeting critical needs both here in our community, and far beyond.”

Franciscan Children’s serves children and adolescents with complex medical, mental health and educational needs and is the only pediatric post-acute care provider in New England. Franciscan also offers pediatric visits and dental care to children of all ages and abilities.

“We are incredibly thankful to receive proceeds from the WGBH employee parking lottery. These funds will go a long way in helping us provide children with the high quality programs and services they need to reach their fullest potential and live their best life,” said John D. Nash, Franciscan Children’s President and CEO. “We are grateful to have the support of such a wonderful community organization as WGBH.”    

This is the ninth year WGBH has conducted the employee parking lottery. Past recipients of the donation include Cradles to Crayons, the Allston-Brighton Little League, Friends of Allston, Brighton libraries, Presentation School Foundation, the West End House Boys and Girls Club, the Jackson-Mann Community Center, Brighton Main Streets and Brighton High School. Since starting the lottery when WGBH moved to its new headquarters on Guest Street, WGBH employees have contributed over $44,000 to local community groups.

About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web. Television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston's Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. Find more information at wgbh.org.

About Franciscan Children’s

Located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, Franciscan Children’s provides a compassionate and positive environment where children with complex medical, mental health and educational needs receive specialized care from people who are committed to excellence, innovation and family support, so that children can reach their fullest potential and live their best life. For more information on Franciscan Children’s and how you can get involved please visit www.FranciscanChildrens.org.




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