Category: Philanthropy

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…

CLC receives diapers from Mothers for Others for families in need

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) received a welcome and significant donation last week from a community partner, Greenwich-based Mothers for Others (MFO). Karen Gianuzzi and Cathy DeGraaff, both Mother for Others Board Members, delivered more than 3,000 diapers to CLC’s Early Head Start location at 72 Franklin Street in Stamford. CLC has been a leader…

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…

Norwalk Community College among CSCU institutions to donate PPE to frontline healthcare workers

Norwalk, CT – Norwalk Community College’s Hospital Simulation Unit, a high-tech teaching facility for nursing, respiratory and allied health workers, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline health care workers caring for victims of the COVID-19 virus in Connecticut.  NCC has donated 15,0000 medical gloves, 919 masks, and 130 gowns, and has lent three…

UI, SCG and CNG Donate $210,000 to Organizations Providing Community and Economic Relief in Connecticut

United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), today announced $210,000 in donations to community organizations that are working to ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Connecticut residents and businesses. This initial outlay in Connecticut is part of a broader $2 million commitment by AVANGRID to…