Category: Philanthropy

First County Bank Foundation Awards Three High School Seniors with Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award Scholarships

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank recently announced this year’s recipients of the Richard E. Taber Citizenship Award scholarships. This annual award honors Fairfield County high school students who consistently demonstrate good citizenship at school, at home and in the community. The program awards scholarships to three deserving students, and is designed to recognize and…

Western Connecticut Military Officers Association Announces the 2020 “Young American Awards”

FAIRFIELD, CT – The Western Connecticut Military Officers Association (WCMOA), Quest Diagnostics and Patriot Bank, N.A., are honored to announce the 45th annual Young American Awards. This prestigious program will recognize high school seniors, nominated from over 20 Fairfield County high schools, who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic success and community service at a “virtual” awards…

Burger Dash Helps Stamford Seniors Stay Connected

STAMFORD, CT – In honor of National Hamburger Day today, the Stamford Senior Center offered a complimentary drive-through grab-and-go burger lunch for its members, and members of the Church of Archangels Senior Group. The lunch, dubbed a ‘Burger Dash,’ was provided to approximately 150 seniors, and was held at the Church of Archangels in Stamford.…

Westhill Angels Organize a Contactless Children’s Book Drive for Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County

Reading books to children is a meaningful way to share calm, bonding, focused time together, especially with families self-isolating during COVID-19. Children’s books can take you into another world, inspiring imagination and distraction, if only for a short time. Reading at bedtime also creates a well-needed structure in children’s lives. Do you have children’s books…

McGraw Family Pledges $1 Million to Match Community Donations for Emergency Needs at Norwalk Hospital

NORWALK, CT – The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation pledged $1 million in matching funds to Norwalk Hospital to support the facility’s current coronavirus (COVID-19) care efforts and ongoing emergency preparedness. The foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for all community donations made through the end of September 2020, up to the gift amount…

Housatonic Museum of Art Receives Gift of More Than 600 Contemporary Photographs Ranging from Iconic to Everyday

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Housatonic Museum of Art announced today that it received a donation of 615 photographs by nine contemporary artists, including pieces by well-known sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. and photojournalist Peter Turnley. With works ranging from historic photos of Yogi Berra and Michael Jordan that graced the cover of Sports Illustrated to…