Cummings Grant_webFriends of Chevalier Receive Second Cummings Foundation Grant for Medford Boys & Girls Club

The Friends of Chevalier Auditorium and Gene Mack Gym were delighted to receive a second grant from Cummings Foundation on May 3, 2018, in support of the Medford Boys & Girls Club. The grant, part of Cummings Foundation’s new Sustaining Grants program, will provide the Club with a total of $250,000 over 10 years and support a broad new Literacy Initiative. The Sustaining Grants program builds on Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program, through which the Friends of Chevalier obtained a $100,000 grant for the Medford Boys & Girls Club in 2014. Read the full press release on the Cummings Sustaining Grant and visit the Cummings Foundation website for details on the 33 Sustaining Grants recipients from Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk Counties.


Bill (left) and Joyce Cummings (right) with Friends of Chevalier Treasurer Ken Krause 
and Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville Executive Director Lindsay Smythe.


Blumenreich Presents bringing talent to Chevalier Theatre Under 5-Year Management Contract

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The City of Medford rang in 2018 with a new operator for its historic Chevalier Theatre! Bill Blumenreich Presents, Inc. (BBP), the company that manages the popular Wilbur Theatre in Boston, was retained in October to manage, operate, maintain, and make improvements to the 1,800-seat Chevalier, which was built in 1940 as an addition to the old Medford High School on Forest Street in Medford Square. Bill Blumenreich, BBP’s owner, has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  BBP has already lined up nearly 40 events at Chevalier, ranging from music, comedy, children’s shows, author talks and podcasts.  BBP has a five-year contract with the city, giving the firm time to make various improvements to the theater. Visit the Chevalier Theatre website for the event schedule.                                          Bill Blumenreich with Medford Mayor Stephanie M. Burke.



Proud and grateful recipient of a Cummings Foundation $100k for 100 grant 

and a Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant for the Medford Boys & Girls Club.