Kathy Novogratz, of Northampton, knew a few things: She knew she loved her town. She knew she wanted to see it grow and become a vibrant center for commerce and community. And she also knew she’d need help if she wanted to see her dreams realized.
“A few years ago, we were sitting on my back porch in the summer by the fire and waxing about the town and how much we loved it,” she said. “We sat there by the fire pit, year after year, and nothing happened. So we decided we have to do something about it.”