By Cary Shuman
Tom Curran grew up in Lynn and graduated from Lynn Classical High School. The former North Shore regional fundraising director for the United Way of Mass Bay, Curran was inducted in to the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn’s Hall of Fame in 2000.
Curran, 71, also served as the executive director of the United Fund and Council of Greater Lynn from 2007 to 2012. He is currently working on a plan to establish a similar organization, the Lynn Community Fund, to help support non-profit organizations in the city.
“I felt there was a need within the city of Lynn to support new, innovative, collaborative projects developed by Lynn non-profits,” said Curran. “I want to gauge the interest of the citizens of Lynn to come together – because in order to form a new non-profit, you have to have incorporators, a board, and it’s not something I could do by myself.”
Curran served in the U.S. Army for three years. He worked in the newspaper industry and for Mitre and Honeywell Information Systems. He later worked as the director of development at United Cerebral Palsy of the North Shore on Johnson Street in Lynn. He does volunteer work at the Brother’s Table. He and his wife, Kathleen (Murphy) live in Topsfield.
Curran said residents interested in helping him with the Lynn Community Fund can contact him at [email protected]