Sidell Impact Fund

Forty years ago, Chet Sidell founded KGR, an internationally known apparel manufacturing company based in Lawrence. Chet recognized the promise of Lawrence's mill buildings - the physical, underlying structure that just needed encouragement to prosper. Chet's vision, lifelong experience in the garment industry, and the potential of Lawrence led to extraordinary success. Chet's leadership extended beyond developing his own properties, and he championed for civic and philanthropic efforts across the city. Recognizing the importance of place-based projects leading to fundamental change, Chet was an early supporter and investor of Groundwork Lawrence, helping us launch in 1999.

At the 2017 Glow Gala: Growing Minds, Cultivating Change, we honored Chet Sidell's incredible commitment to Lawrence. Chet foresaw the role Groundwork could play in the revitalization of Lawrence, and supported Groundwork as our role grew from environmental improvements to encompassing fresh food access and education and job training, all from a base of community engagement. A mainstay in Lawrence philanthropy, Chet has supported causes and nonprofits throughout the city, being an advocate for many of our friends and partners.











Your donation here directly supports the Sidell Impact Fund. In giving to Groundwork Lawrence, you ensure that we continue to change places, change lives in our community. Thank you in advance for your contribution. If you would like to donate by check please make it out to Groundwork Lawrence and send it to:

Groundwork Lawrence
50 Island Street, Suite 101
Lawrence, MA 01840