Celebration of Excellence
Lowell Sun Charities (For Profit)
For more than 133 years, the Lowell Sun has served our region not only as a valuable source of news and information, but also as a good community citizen. Chronicling the lives of the people in our area, The Sun is witness to unspeakable tragedy and destruction as well as the stunning generosity of people giving of their time, talent and money. Those at The Sun feel that with that comes a responsibility on their part to support good community causes and be part of the solution. One way The Sun does that is through Lowell Sun Charities. Established in 1947, Lowell Sun Charities has given millions of dollars over the years to help make the place we live and work just a little better for all.
Bridget Shaheen (Individual)
This individual was a starry-eyed volunteer back in 1983 when she was part of a team that founded Lazarus House Ministries as a five-bed emergency shelter in Lawrence. Today, she serves as Executive Director of Lazarus House, where for nearly three decades, she has dedicated her life to helping others reach their full potential, with respect and dignity. Under her leadership, Lazarus House has expanded its services to include a free medical clinic, residences for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, an education and job training program, a 20-unit transitional housing facility, and a pilot work preparation program in food services. Her leadership, compassion and vision are changing lives every day for the better.