Thank you all for participating in the Mass Cultural Council Institute – Unleashing the Power of Culture - on March 17th. Five hundred of you came from cities and towns across the state to meet your colleagues, learn from others and understand your importance as an economic driver in your communities. What incredible energy you brought with you and we here at the Mass Cultural Council are so inspired by the work that you are doing day in and day out to weave the Power of Culture into the fabric of your communities. Thank You!


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Joseph S. Townsend

Development Manager and Grant Writer
Worcester, Massachusetts
Joseph S. Townsend has been actively involved in the community of Worcester as the Development Manager and Grant Writer at WCCA TV, where he is responsible for fundraising, grants, and community outreach. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Memorial Foundation for the Blind for the last couple of years. Joseph previously served as Program Director at a Center for Independent Living at which he advocated for people with disabilities in a six-county area in East Central Indiana. He also served on the Boards of the Muncie Chapter of Indiana Black Expo, Minority Tobacco Free Coalition of Delaware County, and the Delaware County Coalition for Human Services. Joseph joined the Profiting Non-Profits Team at Ball State University as a Business Fellow in 2005, where he initiated his work in grant writing. He holds an M.A. in Executive Development for Public Service, and a B.S. in Social Studies Education and History from Ball State University. He is the proud father of two cats.