Worcester, MA- At its 160th annual meeting on June 21, 2016, the Board of the Worcester Center for Crafts announced the creation of an endowed scholarship fund honoring the memory of Lilyan Bachrach, a nationally known enamel artist who started her craft in the 1950s at the Center. The fund-the Lilyan Bachrach Scholarship Fund-was created through a $31,000 gift from Mrs. Bachrach's children: Mrs. Barbara Scolnick of Wayland; Mr. Robert Bachrach of California; Mrs. Elizabeth Tan of Amherst; and Mr. Benjamin Bachrach of Florida. The Lilyan Bachrach Scholarship Fund will provide scholarship assistance based on financial need or extraordinary merit to students wishing to study in classes provided by the Worcester Center for Crafts.
Also at the annual meeting, members of the Board and the officers of the board were voted in for the year 2016-2017. Members include: Mr. William White (Dudley, MA), Mrs. Kim Cutler (Worcester), Mrs. Kathleen Eichelroth (Uxbridge, MA), Mr. Tom McNamara (Rutland, MA), Mr. Michael Lorion (Millbury, MA), Mrs. Kim Cutler (Worcester), Mrs. Sheila Tetler (Worcester) and Ms. Roberta Kyle (Worcester). Mrs. Cutler was elected President of the Board with Mrs. Eichelroth voted Treasurer and Mr. McNamara voted Clerk.