Category: Philanthropy

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…

Entercom Hartford “Feed CT” Radiothon  to Benefit The Salvation Army COVID-19 Response

Entercom Hartford will host a 12-hour radiothon on all four of its Connecticut radio stations on Giving Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The radiothon, entitled “Feed CT” will support The Salvation Army’s COVID-19 Emergency Disaster Services response, providing emergency food boxes for Connecticut residents in need. “Feed CT” will run from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM…

Over $1.359 Million in Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Grants Distributed  by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

Norwalk, CT – One month since its launch, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded nearly 90 grants totaling $1,359,500 from its Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund. The Community Foundation’s grants have been made to nonprofit organizations serving Fairfield County’s most vulnerable residents with a primary focus on four key service categories: employment or economic security; mental or physical health; education; and…

Webster Donates $100,000 to United Way to Aid COVID-19 Response Funds

Emergency relief funds will help meet basic needs WATERBURY, Conn., April 15, 2020 – Webster Bank announced today a $100,000 donation to United Way COVID-19 Response Funds as part of its commitment to support its local communities. The Funds assist agencies and families which are facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will…

Dorothy Hamill and Michelle Kwan Join COVID-19 Benefit for Americares

Stamford, CT – Figure skating legend Dorothy Hamill and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan are joining the biggest names in figure skating this Friday, April 17, for a livestream benefit event supporting Americares response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Japanese champions Miki Ando, Shizuka Arakawa, Yuka Sato and Fumie Suguri have also joined the roster of…