Julie Frick speaks with attendees at the Manchester Vitality Endowment campaign announcement at The Bread Basket, May 9.

Community leaders celebrated the announcement of the Manchester Vitality Endowment, which will build an endowment fund to meet Manchester’s most urgent needs for years to come.

During the kickoff event at The Bread Basket May 9, attendees learned of the campaign to build a $450,000 fund that will pay out annually. Thanks to gifts already received from team members and community leaders, the first milestone goal of $150,000 has been surpassed, with $180,000 raised to date.