The MOLARI Foundation

Community Partners in Education and Outreach

Help Change Lives By Supporting the Foundation

Our Family Mission

Creating a true legacy of service in the community we love.

Gail and Richard Molari moved to Pittsfield when Richard got a job at General Electric. They fell in love with the community and knew it was the perfect place to raise their family. When their children, Rick and Susan, came along, Gail began volunteering in the school library and classroom, an ideal way to use her librarian skills, keep her family close, and give back to their beloved community.

The importance of community connects every part of the Molaris’ lives. In fact, Gail and Richard chose to start a new business, MOLARI Employment and HealthCare Services, to stay in Pittsfield. When Richard passed away in April 1996, Gail continued to operate the family business.

The Molaris believe in family first—their entire Pittsfield family, that is—and they live their mission of community service every day through volunteering and fundraising, as well as in their work with MOLARI Employment and HealthCare Services. The Molari family also believes in education. They live their values by sponsoring annual scholarships and continually seeking new ways to help the community they love.

This family credo guides their work in the Pittsfield community:

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

R.E.M. Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The R.E.M. Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created in 1997 in loving memory of Richard Edgar Molari Jr., who passed away after a long battle with colon cancer. Richard believed that education is the key to fulfilling dreams, so his family honors him by providing financial support to Taconic High School students interested in continuing their education in a broad range of fields focusing on engineering, business, life sciences and healthcare. Two scholarships are awarded annually based on outstanding academic, athletic, and social accomplishments.

View Past Scholarship Recipients

2023 Ariel Saldana

2023 Darwin Carangui 

2022 Simeon Jericho Mercier

2021 Nicholas Harrington, Jr.

2020 Alexander Currie

2019 Zabion Powell

2018 Abdulhakeem Ahmed

2017 Jacob Flynn

2016 Mya Wiles

2015 Haley Seguin

2014 Jeanna Danylieko

2013 Lauren Jones

2012 Jessica McDermott

2011 Sara Massery

2010 Daniel Hewitt

2009 Courtney Nason-Farrell

2008 Simone Olivieri

2007 Thomas Vigna

2006 Devon Bushey

2005 Charles Bashara

2004 Kylie Boos

2003 John Phelps

2002 Dustin Collins

2001 Joel Brunnelle

2000 Shaun Phillips

1999 Aaron Belanger

1998 Michelle Warman

1997 Jeffrey Tooley

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You can easily donate via our website with your PayPal account or any major credit card. Checks can be made payable to: “The Molari Family Charitable Fund” and sent to the mailing address below. 

The Molari Family Charitable Fund, Ltd.
24 Lester Gray Drive
Walpole, MA 02081

The Molari Family Charitable Fund Ltd. is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Our EIN number is 80-0522432.

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