Dear Neighbor, April 2, 2015

I am writing you today on behalf of the Winchester Field Development Council (WFDC) seeking your support for the final leg of the Manchester Field Renovation Project.

Recently, the Winchester School Committee and the Board of Selectmen gave the green light to the WFDC to raise funds in support of lights for the multi-purpose synthetic surface at Manchester Field.

The success of the Manchester Field Renovation project has allowed many in our community the opportunity to have a first rate facility for recreational use, general health and wellness activities as well as competitive events.

The addition of lights to Manchester Field will allow the community increased access to the field and flexibility with field space across town.

Our goal and mission is a simple but aggressive one. With your help we are looking to raise $400,000 that will allow us to fully fund four state of the art light poles and meet all the requirements necessary for this project. Our vision is to secure the funding and have installment of the lights start in the fall of 2015.

Your support and generosity is needed to help us reach our goal. A contribution from you today regardless of its size will make lights on Manchester Field a reality.

I am EXCITED to tell that we have already secured nearly $100,000.00 needed for this project and that we have two generous gifts pledged on a matching basis. The first is a $50,000.00 pledge from the Winchester Sports Foundation (WSF). The WSF will match all donations collected by the WFDC from now until the end of May 2015. This pledge also includes the net proceeds from the Sports Foundations May 2015 Golf Tournament. The other matching gift is from an Anonymous donor in the amount of $25,000.00. SO in total we have $75,000.00 in matching gifts. That means your donation made today will be worth double!!

CLICK HERE. to donate to the WFDC, and help fund the Manchester Field lights.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this request.


Paul Manganaro, President

Winchester Field Development Council, Inc (501-c recognized entity)

PO Box 653

Winchester, MA 01890

Thanks To Your Help We Reached The Goal !

Winchester Field Development Council Press Release

June 29, 2012


 The Winchester Field Development Council (WFDC) announced on Friday, June 29, 2012 that they have successfully reached their goal of securing $711,000.00 in private donations for Phase II of the Manchester Field Renovation Project. With this success the Town of Winchester under the terms and conditions of Article 7 which was approved during this past falls town meeting will contribute $200,000.00 toward the project. Construction of Phase II is scheduled to start this summer with a completion date around the middle of November 2012.

Phase II is highlighted by a new state of the art Track & Field facility at Manchester Field. The multi-purpose field will be open to all residents and programs in town and the track will provide a home for our local track & field programs for the first time in a decade. This facility will also promote and encourage general health and wellness for all Winchester residents regardless of age or special interest.

The 20 member WFDC organization made up of the following Winchester residents; President, Paul Manganaro, Treasurer, Chris Costello, Clerk, Ann McCarthy, Board of Directors, Patrick Gill and David Manganaro, Advisory Committee members Cynthia Danaher Kohn, Bob Reardon, Mikie Ulwick, Dot Butler, Whip Saltmarsh, Margie Peterson, Jeff Russo, Peter White, Carl Pasciuto, Dora McCloud, Susan Duffy Smith, Jane Ettenhofer, Padget Spencer, Maria Montuori, Lisa Basile, Kim Mullin and Hayes Miller would like to thank the over 1,600 donors that so generously contributed to the WFDC mission.

It has been a pleasure and honor getting to work with and meet so many new friends in town during the course of our journey. While at times our goal and mission seemed unattainable the passion and support expressed by so many provided the inspiration and motivation needed to achieve success.

This journey also provided a valuable reminder to both young and old residents as well as new and long time residents that if a community truly wants to be ONE they must first be willing to accept challenges and when called upon they must not respond by asking, “What’s in it for me?” rather they should respond by asking “How can I help?”




The WFDC Committee

The WFDC was formed in 2009 and was assigned the task of being the entity responsible for securing the required private funds needed to successfully complete the Manchester Field Renovation Project (MFRP). The MFRP is a two phased project. Phase 1 which was highlighted by the construction of a new multi-purpose synthetic playing surface, bleachers, press box and scoreboard was completed on schedule and on budget with $1,350,000 of public money from the Town of Winchester and $277,228 of private funds donated through the WFDC.

Phase 2 for which the WFDC is currently requesting contributions for the construction of a new state of the art Track and Field facility at Manchester Field. This facility will have benefits for all of Winchesters residents regardless of age or special interest. Our community has several track and field programs such as the Highlanders Running Club, Hersey Track and Field Program for children of pre-high school age and of course the Winchester High School track and field program. We also have many community residents from 10 years of age to 90 with diverse backgrounds that enjoy the recreational and health benefits that a track and field facility can offer to a community.

On November 7, 2011 the Winchester Town Meeting body voted in favor of article 7 which provides public funding in the amount of $200,000 for Phase 2 of the MFRP, provided that the balance of $711,000 needed to fund the project is secured from private donations prior to June 30, 2012. Currently, the WFDC has made tremendous progress towards raising the needed $711,000. We have secured nearly $500,000 in cash and pledges. We are confident that with your help, we will meet our goal by June 30th.