Category: Philanthropy

Inclusion, Independence, Individualization create Ideal Residential Options for Many People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

ARI, CLASP Homes, and STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way are three Fairfield County non-profit agencies who, for over a half century, share a common mission in their desire to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) the same opportunities as their typical peers. How many of us have dreamed of having our own home…

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…

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…