A Night of Honor

(Pictured left to right): Megan’s House Director of Development & Communications Teddy Panos, Executive Director Deb Belanger and President Tim Grover

Thursday, March 30th was a big night for three organizations and one accomplished individual who have made remarkable contributions in the Greater Lowell area.

At the 3rd Annual Lowell House “Living in the Light Gala,” Megan’s House, Zack’s Team and local leader Brian Martin were honored for their work in the community and for leading the fight against addiction.

Martin, the evening’s main honoree, is one of the more prominent Lowell residents of the last 30 years. He has served as City Councilor, Mayor, City Manager and District Coordinator for Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. The current Lowell High School Headmaster, who is retiring in June, spoke of addiction touching everyone’s family in some way, including his own. Martin also pointed to a table of Lowell High seniors in attendance, calling them the future leaders of the city.

Zack’s Team joined Megan’s House in being recognized for their efforts to combat addiction and help young men and women comfort, safety and treatment. Named for Zack Gys, who passed away at the age of 21, Zack’s Team has distributed $250,000 in scholarships to local students and is slated to open a residential home for young men this May. The house will be located in Tewksbury, MA.

The Megan House Foundation is honored to be recognized alongside Brian Martin and Zack’s Team, and would like to extend hearfelt appreciation to Lowell House for the honor and for 46-years of service to the community.