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Roy London Humanitarian Award

Roy London Humanitarian Award - 2019 Nominations

The 2019 Roy London Humanitarian Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:00pm at the First Parish Church Hall, 252 Nahatan Street, Westwood, MA.  More information the ceremony to come so please check back!

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Special thanks to Westwood Media Center for its coordination to make this PSA possible


The Roy London Humanitarian Award is presented annually to citizens of Westwood who by their actions embody the spirit of Roy London. Roy did many things throughout his life to better the lives of others in the Westwood community. Candidates for this award are those people who have demonstrated compassionate or charitable action to make Westwood a better community.

I believe that the great people of this country are not in Washington, DC or in Hollywood or on the football field.  The truly great people are those who love their communities.  They volunteer for committees and raise money for their favorite charities.  They support their houses of worship and work for better education.  They send get well cards, go to wakes and funerals.  They cry when a friend is hurt and rejoice when things go well.  These are the people who make this country work.  They are the great people of society.”     Roy London lived by these words of his father.


2010 Recipients
Pictured from left to right: Robert Folsom (recipient), Nancy Hyde, Philip Shapiro, Collen Campion (recipient) and Fran Campian(recipient)
2011 Recipients
Pictured left to right:Glad Rags Organization, Megan Licameliand Chester Smith
2012 Recipients
Kenneth Foscaldo
The Ouellette Family
The Westwood Community Chest
2013 Recipients
The Westwood Food Pantry, Joseph Gantert, Paula McLaughlin and Larry Walsh
2014 Recipients
Charles Domina, Wendy Muellers, Denise Singleton and Jessica Cole
2015 Recipients
The Foundation for Westwood Education, The Russell Family, Barbara Delisle, Mark Plecinoga and the Varnerin Family
2016 Recipients
Barbara Waterhouse, Emily Sugg, Todd Sullivan and Associates, and the Transitional Assistance Committee
  2017 Recipients   
   Pam & Peter Kane, IAM Strong Foundation, Hannah Paterson and Jeffrey Greenwald  
  2018 Recipients  
  Westwood Young Woman's Club, George & Virginia Lester, Janet Shepperson, Shirley Munroe  

2016 Recipients