Osterville Village Library Fund Receives $2 Million Donation

Filed Under: Non Profit News, Philanthropy

Osterville Village Library announces a $2 million leadership donation to its foundation in memory of Calvin C. Gould, president of Wonder Wonder Market Companies, which operated twenty Big D Supermarkets.

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The donation, over the next five years, “will begin to secure the future of the Osterville Village Library,” noted Cyndi Cotton, library executive director, who said that for starters, the library green will be named in honor of Gould.

Gould was also president of the Massachusetts Food Association and was named Man of the Year in 1982 by the association. In addition to serving as a former member of the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce and the New England Medical Center, Gould was a founding member of the Worcester Junior Ballet Society and was instrumental in bringing national noted ballet companies to Worcester. He also was the founder of Opera Worcester and a board member of the Opera Company of Boston.

The generous donation was made possible by Gould’s daughter, Elizabeth.

“As a thirty-year resident of Osterville, I have always acknowledged and admired the importance and relevance of the library as a true town center,” said Elizabeth Gould. “The library is an inspiration to current creative learning, in their consistent outreach to those of all ages. They offer a wide variety of programs, activities, and events, all administered tirelessly and enthusiastically by their Executive Director, Cyndy Cotton. I am excited by what the future holds for both the library, and for the town.”

Irene Haney, library board president stated, “Ms. Gould has chosen this moment to reinforce the foundation of the Osterville Village Library as an important place in our lives with her gift. Her recognition of what our library has become, a true community center, is key to setting a tone, a bright path, for where we will go in years ahead.”

The Osterville Village Library Foundation is held and managed by the Cape Cod Foundation.

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