Category: Philanthropy

Spring for Abilis Announces 70th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Comedy, Music and Dance — Saturday, May 1

The 70th anniversary celebration Spring for Abilis is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a virtual gala packed with comedy, entertainment, singing, dancing and the Abilis’ Giving Garden and live auction appeal — plus so much more! Hosted by entertainer and comedian Brett Walkow, Spring for Abilis is FREE…

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…

AARP Community Challenge Grant Program Now Accepting 2021 Applications

The program funds quick-action projects; Application Deadline is April 14, 2021 AARP Connecticut invites community organizations and local governments across the state to apply for the 2021 Community Challenge grant program, now through April 14. Grants fund quick-action projects that can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand or tens…

FCA Corporate Partnerships Help 300 Families

Each year, Family & Children’s Agency (FCA) hosts holiday events for clients sponsored by generous corporations and donors in the community. From parties for children to a holiday bazaar where clients can “shop” for basic care needs at no cost, these events bring our community together and create special holiday memories. In 2020, due to…