WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Community Chest has received a bequest from the estate of Mary and Henry Flynt, longtime residents of Williamstown and devoted supporters of the community, with a value of approximately $750,000.
The bequest is the largest-ever received by the Community Chest.
“We are honored by Mary and Henry’s trust in the Community Chest,” Kathy McKnight, president of the Chest’s board of directors, said. “They set an example of service to neighbors and to organizations that make Williamstown a strong community and we are proud to follow their lead.”
The terms of the bequest specify that the gift be used to establish an endowment fund and 5 percent of its value on January 1 of each year be distributed as grants by means of a competitive process to “persons or entities (including the Town of Williamstown) that provide services to the town or its residents (although not necessarily exclusively).”