It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and colleague Bill Minkle, who died on Sunday, August 2, 2020.
A passionate advocate, Bill dedicated his life to uplifting people from unfortunate circumstances. Throughout his career in positions at South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC), Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. (MOC) and Ecumenical Social Action Committee, Inc. (ESAC), Bill worked tirelessly to create a better future for some of the most vulnerable citizens across Massachusetts, especially those who were victims of domestic violence. He was instrumental in shaping housing and workforce development policies and programs to address homelessness and support thousands of individuals and families each year.
He was a recipient of the “Building a Better Boston” Award from the University of Massachusetts Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership; recognized for “making significant contributions to advancing the community through his work as a convener and collaborator.”
Bill concluded his career as the Executive Vice President at RCAP Solutions, where he was a strong champion for diversity and inclusion. In his six years as a member of the organization’s leadership team, he served as a trusted supervisor, passionate communicator, and supportive mentor.
In this role, Bill created powerful partnerships that were instrumental to RCAP Solutions’ acclimation into the city of Worcester. Most recently, he was recognized by Worcester Mayor Joe Petty in his “Heroes Among Us” presentation for Bill’s extensive work with the City and his support of the homeless population during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bill was a champion for housing and a voice for the voiceless. His legacy will continue to have a positive influence for many years throughout the Commonwealth.
Bill’s full obituary can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/telegram/obituary.aspx?n=william-minkle&pid=196591207&fhid=7029