The mission of the Margaret Fuller House is to strengthen and empower youth, families, and community residents. We work to address the economic, social and political inequities that shape the lives and futures of Cambridge area residents.
This award is given annually to a Cambridge resident who most embodies the spirit, values and devotion to the Community that Lieutenant John Kenney gave to Area IV, the MFNH and Cambridge.
Over the course of his 22 years with the Cambridge Police Department, Lt. Kenny showed his dedication to public service in a variety of ways, including acting as Neighborhood Lieutenant through the Neighborhood Sergeants Program, where he provided the highest quality of Police service to impact crime.
A member of the Board of Directors and a frequent visitor to the house, Lt. Kenney was intensely devoted to the mission of the Margaret Fuller House. He attended large and small community events and potluck dinners, spending time in Area IV talking with residents of all ages.
Lt. Kenney died on March 23, 2006 after devoting his life to the betterment of our community. The MFNH is proud to celebrate his life and honor his work and memory by presenting the Lieutenant Kenney Spirit Award.