Category: Philanthropy

Lamont urges volunteers from the general public to participate in Connecticut’s COVID-19 response efforts

HARTFORD, CT) – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and a large number of state officials and nonprofit providers are urging Connecticut residents to consider taking on a volunteer role in their communities to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis. While the state already began a campaign seeking out volunteers who have health care experience, today the…

UI, SCG and CNG Donate 6,900 Protective Masks To Yale-New Haven Health

ORANGE, CT – United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas today announced they are donating approximately 6,900 protective masks to Yale New Haven Health, amid a shortage of protective gear for medical personnel fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The 3,700 surgical masks and 3,200 N95 respirators are being shipped today to a state receiving center.…

Governor Lamont announces second philanthropic donation to help school districts with remote learning during crisis

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that a second philanthropic donor has stepped forward to help Connecticut’s school districts – particularly those that are under-resourced – employ remote learning methods as classes remain canceled statewide for an extended period due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Indra and Raj Nooyi have informed the governor…

Connecticut Food Bank receives $500,000 from Dalio Philanthropies for pandemic response

WALLINGFORD, CT – Ray and Barbara Dalio and Dalio Philanthropies have given $500,000 to Connecticut Food Bank as part of a $4 million donation to support medical care and food assistance to people in Connecticut affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will support Connecticut Food Bank and its network by providing significant funding during…

Connecticut’s National Philanthropy Day Now Seeking Nominations for Annual Awards

Norwalk, CT – March 12, 2020 – The Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Fairfield County and Connecticut Chapters are accepting nominations for their annual National Philanthropy Day ® Awards Program, to be held on November 13, 2020, at the Trumbull Marriott and Conference Center. The deadline for award nominations is May 1, 2020. National Philanthropy Day…

Fairfield County DJ Rocks the Extra Chromosome With Free Virtual Dance Party for World Down Syndrome Day

Here’s some good news in an otherwise crazy world we’ve been living in. Everyone is invited to join a free Virtual Dance Party, live on Facebook, tonight, Saturday, March 21, from 6:30 to 7 p.m. EST in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day. Joe Agostino, a 24-year-old graduate of Norwalk High School Sacred Heart University…