Hometown Hero Spotlight: Bridget Simmons Murphy


Each year Blue Hills Bank asks members of the community to nominate local individuals and organizations that have had major impacts on their communities. The top 12 heroes are selected by a committee and featured in the following year’s Hometown Hero Calendar.


Bridget Simmons Murphy


March 2018 Hometown Hero

Bridget Simmons Murphy brings enthusiasm, professionalism and passion to the many organizations with which she is involved in Hyde Park. As director of the Menino Art Center (MAC), Bridget plays a vital role in ensuring local artists have a venue to create art, showcase their work and be inspired by other local artists though art, music, workshops, demonstrations, lectures and special events. In addition to the work she does for the MAC, Bridget is a project manager for the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division, ensuring everyone has access to vote. Bridget is a founding member of Boston Women, Inc., a newly formed nonprofit that works to honor and inspire Boston women. Her commitment to the community is an inspiration.


Each Hometown Hero is awarded $1,000 toward a charity of their choice. Bridget Murphy is sending her $1,000 donation from the Blue Hills Bank Foundation to the Hyde Park Art Association.


Thank you, Bridget, for being a continuous source of enthusiasm, inspiration and support for the community.