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November 23, 2020
 
Hundred Club of Massachusetts Names Peter Smyth as President
Peter Smyth
Peter Smyth

October 31, 2020 — The Hundred Club of Massachusetts, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides financial support to surviving spouses and children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty, recently announced that it named Peter Smyth as its president.

Smyth succeeds John Lynch, who served as president of The Hundred Club of Massachusetts for the last five years.

Lynch stepped down from his role as he also retired from his full-time career as a lawyer. He will continue as president emeritus.

“I am truly honored to accept the role as president of the Hundred Club of Mass.,” said Smyth. “Our organization’s commitment is to ensure the ultimate sacrifice these heroes made is never forgotten, and their families are cared for and protected. In my new role, I promise to put the mission of caring for those who care for us above all.”

Smyth, a board member at The Hundred Club, served as chairman and CEO of Greater Media for over 30 years, and has been a senior consultant with America Media for the last two years.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Boch Center and is on the leadership council of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program, and member of the board of overseers of WBUR. Earlier, he was finance committee chair of New England Baptist Hospital and board member of Emerson College.

Founded in 1959, The Hundred Club of Massachusetts provides a wide range of benefits to the surviving spouse and/or children in a line-of-duty death of a firefighter or police officer, including $10,000 to a surviving spouse for immediate financial assistance, financial assistance toward counseling for a surviving spouse and children, and financial assistance for colleges, universities, trade or vocational schools.

The organization recently extended its mission to include benefits to non-line of duty deaths.

For the year ending Dec. 31, 2019, The Hundred Club of Massachusetts reported $1.2 million in revenue, of which $817,000 came from contributions and grants, and $801,000 in expenses, according to its most recently available federal tax filing.

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