Maureen was a bright light from the inside out, always greeting you with a big hug and smile. Her leadership, kindness, acceptance, generosity, hard work, grace, loyalty and joy were unmatched, even despite the many challenges she faced. Below are examples of how we continued Maureen's legacy during our inaugural year.
Maureen was President of her Class of '94. She loved getting people together to show their school spirit, was a loyal friend and always planning or participating with a smile. The MHF Scholarship was established to continue Maureen's legacy by focusing on the inner beauty and community involvement of the applicants. It's 1st recipient is Cameron Piecewicz, class of 2020. Congrats Cam!
Maureen was a 1998 graduate of Emerson, and was an incredibly involved Broadcast Journalism student, both in Boston and LA, but also was a member of the national organization RTDNA (Radio, TV, Digital News Association). The inaugural 'RTDNA Maureen Heaton Entertainment News Award' was awarded to Kimberly Wilborn, class of 2019, who now also works at E! in Los Angeles. Congrats Kim!
Maureen was known for her random acts of kindness, but also her love for children. Our very first charitable activity provided close to $1,000 of necessities to Towers Of Gifts For Newborns In Need, a local organization in Merrimac, MA that delivers surprise care packages to new mothers unable to buy supplies on their own.
Though Maureen lived 40 years as the epitome of health, we cannot forget why we are all here together today. Maureen was diagnosed with a sudden and aggressive form of glioblastoma, a terminal brain cancer. We are committed to helping fund research in the hopes that other families do not have to endure such a loss.