Category: Philanthropy

Impact Fairfield County awards $248,000 in grants to local nonprofits

GREENWICH, CT – Impact Fairfield County (Impact FFC), the area’s premiere women’s collective giving circle, awarded two $100,000 Core Mission Grants to Hall Neighborhood House (Bridgeport) and INTEMPO (Stamford). Impact FFC also awarded three $16,000 unrestricted general operating grants to Catholic Charities of Fairfield County (Bridgeport), Person-to-Person (Darien), and Women’s Mentoring Network (Stamford). The winners…

Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund Benefit  10% off clothing at Alice + Olivia, Greenwich Avenue + 10% to GPDSF

Right now, it is the time of year when students receive their college admissions notices and scholarship funding packages. Scholarship money can make all the difference to a young person’s education. The Greenwich Police Department Scholarship Fund (GPSF) grants scholarship money to qualifying students of current Greenwich Police Officers. They are asking the community to…

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Elected to Westport Country Playhouse’s Board of Trustees

Johnna G. Torsone Named Honorary Trustee; Anna Czekaj-Farber Elected Chair Alisyn Camerota, journalist, author, anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day,” and Westport, CT resident, is elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse. In her three decades in journalism, Camerota has covered stories nationally and internationally, earning an Emmy Award for her…

Triangle Community Center Announces New Executive Director: Edson Rivas Named New Executive Director of TCC

Norwalk, CT – Triangle Community Center announced that its Board of Directors has hired Edson Rivas to the permanent position of Executive Director starting immediately. Rivas, a double major of economics and international relations from the University of Connecticut, comes from a corporate background in proxy and investor relations. He has worked with many publicly…

Abilis Announces Spring for Abilis: May 1, 2021

GREENWICH, CT – Save the Date! Saturday, May 1, is the virtual 70th Anniversary Spring for Abilis! This annual event is Abilis’ biggest fundraiser of the year and is traditionally held the first Saturday in May. Last year’s virtual event raised more than $400,000 for Abilis’ crucial programs and services that support more than 800…

Bankwell Partners with LiveGirl, Inc.

Bankwell has donated $5,000 to LiveGirl, Inc., a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that builds confident leaders. LiveGirl works with surrounding public schools and youth organizations to provide year-round, free-of-charge leadership development and mentoring for girls in grades 5 through college. Their programs are proven to build self-esteem, social emotional intelligence, and foster diversity. LiveGirl and Bankwell…

Stamford’s Americares Marks One Year of COVID-19 Response

Stamford, CT – As COVID-19 infected millions around the world and forced families into isolation, Americares launched into action, responding in more than 30 countries with critically needed protective gear and training for frontline health workers. Since launching its response last February, the health-focused relief and development organization has dedicated every resource to ensure health workers stay…

A Record-Breaking Fairfield County’s Giving Day Raises $2.25 Million for Nearly 400 Local Nonprofits

14,828 Individuals Generously Contribute to Region’s Biggest Day of Philanthropy, Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Norwalk, CT – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) today announced record-breaking results for its 8th annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day, which was held yesterday, Thursday, February 25, 2021. A total $2,250,154 was raised from 14,828 donors who made 21,187…

After school students send love to essential workers

Norwalk, CT – Family & Children’s Agency ASPIRE after-school program youth created valentines to express appreciation and love for the essential workers in our community. The middle and high school students were able to choose the type of worker they wanted to connect with, and they addressed their notes to healthcare workers, police officers, FCA…

Housatonic Community College Foundation Participates in Fairfield County’s Giving Day To Help Low-Income Students’ Critical Needs Amid COVID-19

BRIDGEPORT, CT – With community college students disproportionately impacted by the pandemic, the decision to participate in Fairfield’s County Giving Day has never been more important for the Housatonic Community College Foundation. The organization, which supports low-income Housatonic Community College (HCC) students in need, will join the collective giving event taking place on Thursday, February…