Entrepreneur and philanthropist holds special book event

April 1, 2018 by  

Bill Cummings, creator of the Cummings Center and founder of Cummings Properties – a commercial real estate firm in Woburn – recently held his first event as an author.

Cummings Properties also operates the Dunham Ridge business campus and the Cummings Center in Beverly.

The book is a memoir that covers his journey from entrepreneur to philanthropist. Cummings and his wife Joyce established the Cummings Foundation 1986. More than $200m in grants has been awarded so far, which includes funds for over 20 organizations in Beverly, including the Greater Beverly YMCA, the Beverly Education Foundation, and Beverly Bootstraps.

Cummings held a question-and-answer session at the event, and autographed the books of attendees. People came from all parts of the state to attend the event, with many coming from the nonprofits that have received grants from his foundation.

Judy Manzo, owner of Book Ends, the store in Winchester where the event was held, said it was standing-room only and many copies of the book were sold. Cummings said that all profits of the book will be given to charity.

The next book signing event for Cummings will be at Babson College on Wednesday, April 25, as part of its Thought Leadership Series.

Poster printing companies can be hired to create posters that can be displayed throughout the campus and in the surrounding community so that people will know about such a special event.