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									Fairfield County
Community Foundation
Annual Report Fiscal 2010




giving
“In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere
must and shall choose a path of social justice, the
path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love
toward our fellow man.”

—Franklin Delano Roosevelt

                                                        You’ve already chosen the path of giving.
                                                        Here is what you’re accomplishing . . .
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                 the path of giving

       Remembering
        the Future



W                 hen Dr. Ida Davidoff
                  turned 95, she set a goal
to create a “good ending” for herself. She
also wanted to create good beginnings for
other women.

When Melady Lozada moved from Columbia to Connecticut
to create a home with her American husband, she set a goal to
learn English.
   Even though these women never met, their lives are
intertwined.
   Dr. Davidoff was a renowned marital and family therapist
in New Canaan who believed women are the heart of
society. “When families are healthy, society is healthy,” she’d
often say. She met with her fi nancial advisor to discuss her                                                                                          Melady moved to Bridgeport after marrying her husband.            Caroline House’s Mother and Child Literacy program also
                                                                  Yiddish-speaking immigrants from Lithuania. Dr. Davidoff
charitable giving options.                                                                                                                          They met when he was visiting relatives in Columbia. He           addresses Fairfield County’s achievement gap—the worst in
                                                                  grew up with a blue pushke charity box in the kitchen, and
   “Ida wanted to make sure what she and her late husband         remembered how each family member dropped in coins. “You                          wooed her for four years before she agreed to marry him and       the nation—among economically disadvantaged children. In
had earned over a lifetime would go to the kind of interests      were expected to give of yourself to perpetuate the life of the                   leave her family and hometown behind. Soon Nataly was             the program’s 16 years of operation, staff and volunteers have
she had some control over,” her advisor said.                     community,” she said.                                                             born, then Jinandry.                                              recruited and taught English to over 800 Spanish-speaking
   When Dr. Davidoff ’s advisor told her about the                                                                                                     Melady was determined to learn English, and wanted her         women. Every child who graduates from its preschool
                                                                      Dr. Davidoff also wanted to pass along the joy of giving to
Fairfield County Community Foundation,                                                                                                              daughters to be fluent before they began school. She scoured       program is accepted into English-speaking kindergartens.
                                                                   her adult grandchildren. She named three grandchildren as
she realized her “good ending”                                      successor advisors, giving them the authority to recommend                      a Spanish-language phone book and found Caroline House               Those are a lot of good beginnings.
could involve more than                                              grants from the fund.                                                          in Bridgeport. She enrolled in its English as a Second
money. She could                                                                                                                                    Language classes, and her daughters in its onsite English-        How Remembering the Future
                                                                        A bequest in her will fully endowed the Banyan
also carry forward                                                                                                                                  language preschool.                                               Can Support Your Favorite Cause Forever
                                                                      Tree Fund when she passed away at age 97. The fi rst
her sense of social                                                                                                                                     Two years later, Melady, Nataly, 5, and Jinandry, 4, are         When you choose to establish a permanent fund at the
                                                                       grant was awarded to Caroline House in Bridgeport,
responsibility.                                                                                                                                     bilingual. Melady is now preparing to take the United States      Foundation, you make a gift to the future.
                                                                        which teaches English to immigrant women and their
    Dr. Davidoff                                                        children—including Melady Lozada and daughters                              citizenship exam—in English.                                         For instance, a permanent fund established with $100,000
established The Banyan                                                   Nataly and Jinandry.                                                           Dr. Davidoff ’s grandchildren continue to recommend           can grow to more than $1 million in principal over 50 years—
Tree Fund of the Leo                                                                                                                                grants from The Banyan Tree Fund to Caroline House,               and, at the same time, make grants exceeding $500,000.
and Ida Davidoff Family                                                                                                                             as it so closely matches their grandmother’s charitable
to support, in perpetuity,
                                                                            Above: Caroline House teaches English to immigrant women                                                                                     Your charitable wishes are honored as long as your fund
                                                                             and their children, including Jinandry, Melady and Nataly              giving purpose.                                                   exists, even after you and your successor advisors are gone.
the education of Fairfield                                                    Lozada. Women also learn household finances, tenant rights
                                                                                                                                                         Caroline House, founded and staffed by the School            Grants from the fund you established are awarded to either
County women and children,                                                     and responsibilities, health and nutrition, and other life skills.
                                                                                                                                                    Sisters of Notre Dame, views that the parent is the child’s       specific nonprofits you identified, or exemplary nonprofits
especially the disadvantaged.                                                   Left: When Dr. Ida Davidoff named her fund, she recalled            fi rst teacher, and that reading is the child’s fi rst subject.   that match your charitable passions. Our board of directors
   She learned about helping                                                     the banyan trees she and her husband saw in Sri Lanka. The
                                                                                  enormous trees cast a half-acre of shade, providing entire
                                                                                                                                                    When mothers and children speak English, children do              oversees the professional investment management of all
others from her parents, both                                                                                                                       much better in school, and the entire family is more stable.      funds, as well as grant recommendations.
                                                                                   communities with a meeting place, shelter and fruit.


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                                                    the path of giving

                Achieving Economic Security


T                he first night Loreta Daka huddled in a shelter with her two young children,
                 she never suspected the generosity of strangers would change the course
                 of her life.

The abruptly-single parent knew she needed to find work, a
place to live and complete her education so she could support her
                                                                    on creating a program for low and mid-wage parents at the
                                                                    college—a program that goes far beyond a scholarship.
family. Thanks to her determination, courage, work ethic and           The result is the Family Economic Security Program,
the generosity of others, she’s close to achieving her dream of     one of four Foundation initiatives. Qualified students receive
opening her own floral business.                                     tuition assistance, career guidance, achievement coaching,
  Loreta is one of 60 students enrolled in the Family               personal fi nance guidance, and fi nancial assistance for
Economic Security Program at Norwalk Community                      childcare and transportation.
College. The program is a collaboration with the                       The goal is for students to complete their Associate
Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls, Norwalk                      degree, transfer to a four-year college and earn a Bachelor’s
Community College and the Norwalk Community                         degree, then enter careers that pay a family-sustaining salary.
College Foundation.
                                                                        One student said, “This is more than a scholarship and
                    Ann Mandel, a life-long Darien resident,        more than an organization handing you a check. I receive
                    was introduced to philanthropy over 50          fi nancial advice, academic advice and priceless guidance from
                     years ago by her husband’s family. She         the most incredible, intelligent, successful and caring women.
                      and her husband Steve established             Without this program, I don’t think I would have made it to
                       a fund at the Foundation in 1992.            the nursing program. I am blessed to be a part of the Family
                       Ann has served as Board chair of             Economic Security Program.”
                      the Community Foundation and the
                     college foundation, and is an enthusiastic         Another said, “I feel like I’m someone now, and part of a
                           supporter of the Fund for Women          team. The door was opened and I am thankful. I work hard
                              and Girls.                            so that this gift of opportunity is not wasted.”

                                    “One of the hallmarks of            “The Foundation’s initiatives are where the action is
                                 the Foundation is getting to       in local philanthropy,” said Ann. “I feel like I’m part of
                                  the root of problems they         something very important.”
                                  uncover in their research,”           Loreta agrees this initiative is important.
                                  she said. “They found that            “The wonderful people who make this program possible
                                  too many single parents,          are changing my life,” she said. “They’re also changing the
                                  especially mothers, can’t         lives of the other students, and the lives of their children
                                  adequately support their          and families.
                                  families because they aren’t
                                                                       “They’ll probably never believe the difference they’re
                                 qualified for higher-paying
                                                                    making for us,” she said. “But trust me, we do. And we
                                 jobs. They need a college
                                                                    thank them.”
                                degree. However, it’s nearly
                              impossible for them to attend
                              college while working and
                                                                    Left: Ann Mandel is an enthusiastic supporter of the Foundation and its Fund for
                               raising a family on their own.”      Women and Girls. “The Foundation’s initiatives are where the action is in local
                                  The Foundation approached         philanthropy,” said Ann. “I feel like I’m part of something very important.”
                                Norwalk Community College           Right: Loreta Daka is studying Business at Norwalk Community College, and is a
                                and the Norwalk Community           student in the Family Economic Security Program. Her goal is to start her own floral
                                 College Foundation with            business. In addition to attending college, she works as a florist at the Village Market
                                 a bold idea: collaborate           in Wilton. To view “Loreta’s Story,” visit www.fccfoundation.org.



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                                                   the path of giving                                                         Environment. The Foundation awarded an initial grant             interlocked with the city

                        Building an Urban Oasis                                                                               to the Mill River project, helping open the door to more than
                                                                                                                              $8 million in grants and private donations.
                                                                                                                                  “The logic of the project was unmistakable and
                                                                                                                                                                                               landscape around it,” Robin
                                                                                                                                                                                               said. “This project’s impact
                                                                                                                                                                                               on the quality of life in
                                                                                                                              compelling,” Robin said. “It represented an opportunity          Stamford will reverberate
                                                                                                                              to fundamentally change the way Stamford’s downtown              for generations to come.”
                                                                                                                              open spaces are being used. We’ve taken an area that was




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                                                                                                                              unattractive and uninviting and created a beautiful and
                                                                                                                              accessible greenway for residents to immerse themselves
                                                                                                                              in nature.”
                                                                                                                                 Once completed, residents will be able to stroll down         Above: The Mill River Park &
           tanding on a footbridge over the Mill River, Robin Graham witnessed something                                      three miles of riverside trails from Scalzi Park in the north    Greenway is a three-mile long

           no one in Stamford had seen in over 350 years.                                                                     to Kosciuszko Park and Southfield Park on the shores of
                                                                                                                              Long Island Sound. A patchwork of smaller, isolated city
                                                                                                                                                                                               urban oasis running through the
                                                                                                                                                                                               heart of downtown Stamford.
                                                                                                                                                                                               It is changing the way residents
                                                                                                                              parks will be connected, creating a ribbon of green through      interact with the environment
Joined by students, volunteers and supporters, Robin watched        It was another milestone for the $20 million Mill River   Stamford’s downtown.                                             and making nature accessible
as 400 river herring were released into the Mill River at        Park & Greenway project. The project is creating an urban       Visitors will enjoy ice skating, kayaking and dining, while   to all.
Scalzi Park.                                                     oasis by restoring, reconnecting and improving 28 acres of   a central fountain, sculpture garden and carousel will become    Right: Robin Graham,
   The darting silvery fi sh were nothing remarkable. What       park land in downtown Stamford.                              new landmarks in this city of 117,000.                           Foundation board member
                                                                                                                                                                                               and chair of the Environment
was remarkable was these herring were the fi rst to swim in          Robin, a Foundation board member and chair of its           The Mill River itself, fully restored and home to abundant    Committee, knows that a
the Mill River since dams were built in 1641. With their         Environment Committee, is a third generation Stamford        wildlife, will become the centerpiece of Stamford’s version of   community’s needs change over
re-introduction, herons, egrets, eels, mink and other animals    resident. Grants recommended by his committee come from      Central Park.                                                    time. When you give to your
quickly followed, bringing wildlife back to an ecosystem         many funds at the Foundation, including the Stamford                                                                          town’s endowed fund at the
                                                                                                                                 “Over time, watching the reintroduction of species in         Foundation, your gift will make
which had been dormant for decades.                              Endowment Fund and the Foundation’s Fund for the             the water and on the land, you’ll see a wilderness emerge,       an impact for generations to come.


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                                    the path of giving

               Returning to Society


A           fter a dozen prison sentences, Solomon Friday didn’t
            know how to function in the outside world. Then a
fellow inmate said something that turned his life around.

Solomon became aware of a transformation              Today Solomon participates in Family
in his friend and asked him about it. His          ReEntry’s many programs and attends
friend told him, “I’m not into hurting people      Housatonic Community College, majoring in
anymore. I’m into helping people.”                 Human Services. He works for the Fresh Start
    “I watched him change before my eyes,”         Service Crew, and he speaks to inner city youth
Solomon said. “I wanted that change for            about his life and turnaround.
myself.”                                              “I’m careful about what I do, where I go, and
    Born in Stamford, Solomon and his              who I hang out with,” Solomon said. “It matters
sister were raised by two loving parents who       to me to be a positive role model. My character
lived apart. His mother and father worked          has changed.”
multiple jobs, leaving Solomon without much            Fundholders Peter and Karen Hanson are
supervision.                                       enthusiastic supporters of Family ReEntry’s
     When he was 15, he and his father moved to    ability to change behavior and build
a rough neighborhood. Solomon felt he didn’t       character.
fit in, but as he spent time on the streets, he        “It’s important that ex-offenders have
began to feel accepted.                            somewhere to go, jobs to do and support
    That acceptance bred cascading troubles.       services so they don’t break the law
He was expelled from school, placed in a special   again,” Karen said.
program, and expelled again. Solomon was a             “Connecticut imprisons one
large kid and hung around people twice his age.    in thirty-three adults at a cost of
He worked as a bouncer. He abused alcohol          $700 million a year,” said Peter.
and drugs.                                         “Family ReEntry breaks the cycle of
    His first arrest occurred before his 16th      incarceration, and helps ex-offenders
birthday. For the next 20 years, Solomon was in    become good citizens—by spending
and out of prison. Then he watched his friend      $3,500 a year per client.
begin a new life.                                      “It’s enormously satisfying to give
    When his sentence ended, Solomon was           to Family ReEntry. Their multiple
released to a Department of Correction halfway     programs have become models across
house in Bridgeport. Two days later, a resident    the country. We know our giving is
told him to check out Family ReEntry’s Fresh       making a difference.”
Start Community ReEntry Program. He
                                                   Right: Fundholders Peter and Karen Hanson live
referred Solomon to a Fresh Start staff member     in New Canaan yet regard Fairfield County as
named Fred Hodges.                                 their community. “We see the needs around us,”
   Fred was Solomon’s prison friend who had        Peter said. “We want to give where we can make
                                                   a difference.”
transformed his life.
                                                   Far right: Solomon Friday credits Family ReEntry
    Solomon began attending the Fresh Start        for stopping his cycle of incarceration. “If it weren’t
program the next day. He immediately felt          for Claudette, Fred and Kenny in the Fresh Start and
at home. Fred became his mentor and case           Beacon Programs, and the support of my family and
manager.                                           girlfriend Karen, I don’t know where I would be today.”


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Fiscal 2010 by the Numbers                                                 Who We Are


$11.5
                                                                             We’re Your Partner for Smart Philanthropy.




                                                                                                                                             T
                                                million                      When you choose the Fairfield County Community
                                                awarded in grants,           Foundation as your philanthropic partner, you gain access to
                                                a 26% increase over
                                                last year—the greatest       expertise and innovation that bring about real change.
                                                                                                                                                               hank You, Dear Friend

$ 1.4
                                                amount ever                      Whether you want to make a difference in Fairfield
                                                                             County or anywhere in the country, we are your foundation
                                                                                                                                                               You gave generously this past year, when generosity was most needed.
                                                million                      for smart philanthropy.

                                                brokered for
                                                additional grants
                                                                                                                                             Because of you, we awarded an unprecedented $11.5 million               to become principals, one of the requirements for states to


                         $9.3 million
                                                                                                                                             in grants, a 26 percent increase over last year—and a record for        qualify for federal Race to the Top funding.
                                                in contributions           What We Do                                                        our grantmaking. In addition, we brokered another $1.4 million
                                                                                                                                             in local grants by alerting fundholders and private foundations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We seized an opportunity to help Connecticut compete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for this funding. We moved up the publication of our “School
                                                                                                                                             to urgent needs that match their charitable passions, and by            Leadership Matters” report (available on our website), and
                                                                             We promote philanthropy to build and sustain a vital and        providing matching funds to attract federal funding.
                                                million                                                                                                                                                              released copies to every Connecticut Department of Education

            $124.3                              in net assets
                                                                             prosperous community where all have the opportunity
                                                                             to participate and thrive. As the region’s center of
                                                                             philanthropy, we:
                                                                                                                                                 One of the roles of a community foundation is to share
                                                                                                                                             knowledge about local issues in order to raise awareness, foster
                                                                                                                                             collaborative solutions and inspire giving. As the recession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     official, and members of the Connecticut Board of Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and Education and Appropriations committees. Fairfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     County legislators, school district superintendents, school board
                              Above totals include agency endowments
                                                                             1. Provide you with personalized philanthropic advisory         deepened, we heard from many nonprofit leaders of their struggle        chairs and members, mayors, first selectmen, the media and, of
                                                                             services and financial stewardship to make your giving          to help more people with less funding. To quantify how the              course our donors, also received copies. We urged all to support
                                                                             meaningful, effective and easy.                                 economy was affecting residents and the nonprofits that serve           H.B. 5421, which included an alternate route to school principal
                 Growth of Grants in Millions                                   We listen to your charitable desires, goals and passions,    them, we surveyed over 200 nonprofit leaders in Fairfield County.       certification. The omnibus education reform bill that was signed
               $12                                                           then help you create or refine your giving plan.                   The results, with our analysis and recommendations for               by Governor M. Jodi Rell included this important reform.
                                                                   $11.5
                                                                                We connect you to causes that match your interests and       nonprofit leaders, donors and government officials, were                    In the following pages, you’ll learn more about what your
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                                                                             values. We introduce you to local nonprofits—large and          published in a 50-page report, “The Impact of the Recession             generosity has accomplished. Much remains to be done. Just
                                                                             small—that are achieving remarkable results.                    on Fairfield County Residents and the Nonprofits that Serve             as Franklin Roosevelt once told our nation, in these days of
                8                                           $8.3
                                                                                                                                             Them.” We distributed the report to legislators, nonprofit              difficulty, we must and shall choose the path of social justice,
                                             $6.9    $7.2                        We share our insights and expertise on local issues, and    leaders, private funders, and journalists as well as our                faith, hope and the love of our fellow man.
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                                                                             introduce you to like-minded donors.                            fundholders and contributors (to download, please visit our                We are privileged and gratified that you chose us to be your
                4                                                               In addition, we free you from drudgery. We                   website, www.fccfoundation.org).                                        partner on the path of giving.
                                                                           33%
                                                                             professionally manage fund assets, conduct due diligence,           Our research revealed that most nonprofits lacked operating
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                                     $1.6
                                                                             handle all reporting, and process grants to nonprofits in       reserve funds to survive a downturn. Therefore, this past year,
                      $0
                              $1.0                                           Fairfield County and across the country.                        many of our competitive grants—which go to the highest priority
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                     1992     1995   1998    2001    2004   2007   2010
                                                                             2. Tackle key regional issues through bold leadership and       needs in our communities—were awarded for operating support.
                                                                             strategic initiatives to improve the quality of life for all.      To provide further assistance, our Center for Nonprofit
                                                                                We provide the connective tissue between the 23 cities                                                                               Sincerely,
                                                                                                                                             Excellence offered 24 workshops, attended by 745 nonprofit
                                                                             and towns that comprise Fairfield County. We bridge zip         executive directors, board members and senior staff members
                                                                             codes and bring together policy makers, nonprofit leaders,      from over 500 organizations in Fairfield County. Topics
                                                                             community leaders, private funders and other experts            included financial leadership, grantwriting, collaboration,
                                                                             to work in concert toward addressing our region’s most          program evaluation, marketing, public speaking, donor relations
                                                                             challenging problems.                                           and more.
                                                                             3. Provide grants, counsel, and leadership and                     This year for the first time, your community foundation
                                                                             management training to local nonprofits to help them            lobbied for specific education legislation. Our Urban School
                                                                             become even more efficient and effective.                       Leaders Fellowship initiative successfully demonstrated the             Barry C. Hawkins            Susan M. Ross
                                                                                                                                             importance of alternate certification routes for teachers aspiring      Chair, Board of Directors   President / CEO
                            Grants by Fund Type                              Additional Services
                     ■   Donor Advised              $7,250,778      63%
                     ■   Discretionary              $1,229,148      11%
                                                                             We alert you to urgent local giving opportunities aligned
                         Field of Interest          $1,073,597       9%      with your passions. This stimulates over one million dollars
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contents
                     ■                                                                                                                       Cover: Melady Lozada and daughter Jinandry are now
                     ■   Agency Endowments          $ 944,105        8%      a year in new contributions to area nonprofits.                                                                                         12      New Funds                       36    Grants
                                                                                                                                             bilingual, thanks to the Caroline House’s Mother and Child
                     ■   Scholarship                $ 741,492        7%                                                                                                                                              14      Regional Initiatives            40    Governance and Committees
                                                                                We also provide private foundations and corporate            Literacy program.
                     ■   Donor Designated           $ 261,858        2%                                                                                                                                              21      Contributors                    42    Advisory Council
                         TOTAL                      $11,500,978              funders with philanthropic advisory services, management        Inside cover: Marty and Roger Gilbert, contributors since
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     23      Funds                           44    Financial Highlights
                                                                             and administrative services by contractual agreement.           2001, at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     27      Competitive Grants
                                                                                                                                             Back cover: Nataly Lozada sings the alphabet song —
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                                                       the path of giving

                                                 New Funds
                                                                                                                                             The Andrew E . Lange Memorial Science Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                             Andrew Lange helped redefine the cosmos. Now a scholarship in his memory will help budding
                                                                                                                                             scientists in Easton and Redding pursue their dreams.




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                                                                                                                                                In the late 1990s, Andrew, who grew up in Easton, led a team of astrophysicists that captured
                                                                                                                                             the most detailed image to date of the afterglow of the Big Bang, confirming the theory that the
                         e make your charitable                                                                                              universe is flat.
                                                                                                                                                 Andrew took his first physics course at Joel Barlow High School in Redding. He went on to
                         giving meaningful,                                                                                                  lead dozens of research projects, write or co-write over 300 papers on cosmology, and mentor
                         effective and easy.                                                                                                 more than 20 graduate students as a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and
                                                                                                                                             at the California Institute of Technology.
                                                                                                                                               Following his death at age 52 in January 2010, Andrew was posthumously honored with
                                                                                                                                             NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Medal—the agency’s highest civilian award.
You can establish and name a fund at the Foundation, then              The
support your favorite causes anywhere in the country (types of         Andrew                                                                   The Andrew E. Lange Memorial Science Scholarship Fund will provide money each
funds are described on page 23). In addition, you can give to          Gale Fund                                                             year to a graduating senior at Barlow who is interested in pursuing a career in science.
collective funds at the Foundation that match your charitable                                                                                   “His early interest in science was certainly nurtured in high school,” said Andrew’s mother,
                                                                       Andrew Gale was a frequent patron of the Ferguson Library in
passions, or support our initiatives that tackle regional problems.                                                                          Joan. “It’s a fitting memorial to Andrew’s life to help future scientists excel.”
                                                                       Stamford.
Anonymous giving is possible.
                                                                          He earned a Master’s in aeronautical engineering from
   If you already have a charitable passion, we introduce you to
                                                                       MIT, and an MBA from New York University. Andrew retired
corresponding nonprofit programs in Fairfield County. If you                                                                                                                               The Marion and Joseph Fullin Scholarship Fund
                                                                       from an engineering career at Curtis Wright and Grumman
don’t, we can help you focus your philanthropy to support values
                                                                       Aerospace. An avid reader, his home was fi lled with books on                                                           Joseph Fullin was a Norwalk native and lifelong resident who graduated from
important to you.
                                                                       nautical and aeronautical engineering.                                                                              Norwalk High School. His wife Marion, born in the Glenbrook area of Stamford,
    Depending on your level of engagement, you’re invited to site                                                                                                                          adopted Norwalk as her hometown after their marriage.
                                                                           Almost monthly, Andrew perused the used Book Shop run
visits at local nonprofits, donor briefings and special conferences.
                                                                       by volunteers from the Friends of Ferguson Library, selecting                                                         Joseph was a pilot in World War II. When he returned from the war he and his
We advise you about new giving opportunities that match your
                                                                       a few choice volumes to add to his personal library. He also                                                      brother Herman began Fullin Construction. Their contracting business grew into Fullin
interests. In addition, you have access to our research, including
                                                                       attended many of the library’s movie nights, where he enjoyed                                                    Brothers, a land development company. His development work led to a lifelong interest in
program evaluations in your fields of interest.
                                                                       the feature fi lm presentations.                                                                                 engineering.
   You are freed from drafting documents, accounting and
                                                                          When Andrew passed away in 2008, his estate helped create                                                        Marion worked as a dental hygienist for many years.
reporting requirements. Your contributions are professionally
                                                                       the Andrew Gale Fund to benefit the Ferguson Library.                                                              The Marion and Joseph Fullin Scholarship Fund will benefit Norwalk High School
managed and overseen by the Foundation’s Investment
Committee and Board of Directors. As one fundholder said,                  Andrew’s gift is designated to provide the library he loved                                                graduating seniors who are pursuing an engineering or dental career. The scholarship
“This is smart philanthropy.”                                          with perpetual support. His gift will ensure that countless                                                   is renewable, and students may receive up to four years of support to encourage them to
                                                                       generations of Stamford residents will have the opportunities for                                            complete their degrees.
                                                                       lifelong learning that he enjoyed.


                                          The Steve Maxwell Fund for Teaching English as a Second Language                                   The Leo Nevas Memorial Fund
                                          Steve Maxwell was passionate about providing opportunities for new arrivals in America.            Leo Nevas of Westport was an international human rights advocate, philanthropist,
                                           For more than 20 years following his retirement, Steve, a Greenwich resident, taught              community leader and distinguished attorney who practiced law for 73 years.
                                        English as a Second Language (ESL) in the Greenwich and Stamford adult and continuing                   He helped his longtime friend Paul Newman launch Newman’s Own and the
                                        education programs. In 2004, he was honored as the volunteer “Educator of the Year” by the           Hole in the Wall camps. Chairman of the Five Town Community Foundation, Leo
                                        Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education.                                          remained a board member as it merged with other foundations in 1992 to become the
                                           It is estimated that nearly 3,000 students benefited from his teaching and tutoring.              Fairfield County Community Foundation.
                                          Following his death in April 2010, Steve’s family and friends opened The Steve Maxwell                 Leo was also committed to the ideal of equal educational opportunities for
                                       Fund for Teaching English as a Second Language. The fund will provide continued support to            all persons.
                                      local ESL programs.                                                                                        Following his death in August 2009, the Leo Nevas Memorial Fund was established by
                                         “Steve loved helping his students learn English and fully participate in American life,” said his   Newman’s Own Foundation to provide annual support to Achievement First Bridgeport
                                      wife, Kay Maxwell. “This fund will continue his work in helping immigrants become engaged in           Academy students based on academic merit, above-average attendance, and commitment
                                     the community.”                                                                                         to community.

                                                                                                                                                                                Anonymous
                                                                                                                                                                                Others established anonymous funds at the Foundation.

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                                                        the path of giving                                                                 Strengthening Local Nonprofits                                         In this five-year pilot program, qualified students receive


                                    Regional Initiatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                               personal coaching and financial assistance to help them earn an
                                                                                                                                           As government-funded programs are slashed, residents and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Associate degree, a Bachelor’s degree, and ultimately achieve
                                                                                                                                           communities rely more heavily on nonprofit organizations. Yet
                                                                                                                                                                                                               family-sustaining employment.
                                                                                                                                           too often their effectiveness is hampered by insufficient funding

                  Help You Tackle the Most Critical Needs                                                                                  for basic operating expenses, professional development and
                                                                                                                                           board member training.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At the end of five years, the goal is for 100 students to have
                                                                                                                                                                                                               earned their Associate degrees and moved up to better paying
                                                                                                                                                                                                               jobs, or enrolled in a four-year college to earn their Bachelor’s




F
                                                                                                                                           Solution: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                                                               degrees then enter careers that pay a family-sustaining salary.
                                                                                                                                              Thanks to the support of people like you, the Foundation’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Results to date: Sixty qualified students have enrolled in the
                                                                                                                                           Center for Nonprofit Excellence helps Fairfield County
                                                                                                                                                                                                               program. Of those, 13 have graduated from Norwalk Community
             airfield County’s most challenging problems are too complex to address alone.                                                 nonprofits become more efficient, effective and sustainable.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               College, and five have been accepted to four-year colleges.
             One of the roles of a community foundation is to act as a community leader in                                                     We award grants to strengthen financial management and
                                                                                                                                           fund development, and offer workshops and training in strategic
                                                                                                                                                                                                               How you can help: Contribute to the Foundation’s Fund for
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Women and Girls; volunteer to mentor a student in the program;
             tackling critical issues.                                                                                                     planning, leadership development, program assessment, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                               deliver a career development workshop; bring a friend to the Fund
                                                                                                                                           other topics. This multi-faceted support helps nonprofits operate
                                                                                                                                                                                                               for Women and Girls’ annual luncheon on April 7, 2011.
                                                                                                                                           at peak efficiency, accomplish the most good with every dollar,
We act in multiple ways:
                                                                                                                                           and improve sustainability.
     • Research and identify critical local issues where philanthropy can make a significant difference
                                                                                                                                           Results to date: In the last year, 745 executive directors, their
     • Share our research and raise awareness                                                                                              board chairs and staff members from 500 local nonprofits            Creating Affordable Housing for Low and
     • Bring together community leaders, policy makers, nonprofit leaders and experts to collaborate on solutions                          attended 24 workshops covering financial leadership,                Moderate-Wage Families and Workers
                                                                                                                                           grantwriting, collaboration, program evaluation, marketing,         The high cost of housing in Fairfield County is causing an
     • Provide grants and recruit other funders
                                                                                                                                           public speaking, donor relations and more.                          exodus of young adults, young families and seniors, and is
     • Measure and evaluate progress, and promote necessary course corrections
                                                                                                                                           How you can help: Contribute to the Foundation’s Center for         clogging highways with commuters who can’t afford to live
Currently, we are leading four regional initiatives. We invite you to join us in transforming lives in your own backyard.                  Nonprofit Excellence; contact us about creating and presenting      near their jobs.
                                                                                                                                           a workshop.                                                             The lack of affordable housing chokes businesses needing
                                                                                                                                                                                                               low and moderate-wage workers, towns relying on retired
                                                                                                                                                                                                               residents for civic leadership, and the region’s potential for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       economic growth and vitality.
Helping Urban Children Succeed                                                                  succeed, and nurtures an environment       Helping Women Achieve
in School                                                                                       where children feel safe and can reach     Economic Security for                                                                     Solution: The Fairfield County
                                                                                                their potential.                           Their Families                                                                            Collaborative Fund for Affordable
The Foundation’s research revealed that                                                                                                                                                                                              Housing
by 2012, half of the current principals                                                            Thanks to your generosity, the Urban    In Fairfield County, nearly 20,000
leading the 92 public schools in Bridgeport,                                                    School Leaders Fellowship was created      households are headed by women with                                                          Five years ago, the Foundation
Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford will                                                              with the goal of training at least 60      children under 18. To just “get by” in                                                    brought together corporate, community
retire, and there are few qualified, local                                                      qualified, committed and impassioned       Fairfield County, a small family with one                                                 and family foundations, United Ways
candidates to take their place.                                                                 future principals to lead public schools   adult and two young children needs an                                                     and individual donors to form the Fairfield
                                                                                                in Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk and        income of at least $60,000.                                                               County Collaborative Fund for Affordable
    At stake: The education and futures                                                                                                                                                                                              Housing.
                                                                                                Stamford.
of 60,000 children already facing one of                                                                                                       Yet women who work full time in
the largest achievement gaps in the nation.                                                         The one-year Fellowship program        Fairfield County earn a median income                                                         Through pooled contributions,
No other philanthropic entity or nonprofit                                                      augments academic preparation. One         of $49,700.                                                                               the Collaborative Fund makes general
organization was focused on this important                                                      program graduate said, “In grad school                                                                                               operating support grants to nonprofit
                                                                                                                                               Higher education is a proven path to                                                  affordable housing developers in Fairfield
issue.                                                                                          I learned how to run a school on a day-
                                                                                                                                           better earnings, yet a college scholarship                                                County. This helps reduce time spent on
                                                                                                to-day operation. This program taught
Solution: The Urban School Leaders                                                                                                         isn’t enough for women supporting                                                         fundraising so they can focus on producing
                                                                                                me how to become a transformational
Fellowship                                                                                                                                 dependents. Juggling child care, work,                                                    and preserving affordable housing.
                                                                                                leader.” Another said, “This program
   To turn this crisis into an opportunity,                                                                                                class attendance, study time and running
                                                                                                gave me a greater grounding in my role                                                                                                 The fund is managed and held by the
the Foundation brought together the four                                                                                                   a household make it nearly impossible to
                                                                                                as a principal than my Ph.D. did.”                                                                                                 Local Initiatives Support Corporation
urban school districts, the Connecticut                                                                                                    pursue the education they need to move up
                                                                                                 Results to date: As of June 2010, 63      to better-paying careers.                                                               (LISC), an experienced national nonprofit
Center for School Change and the                                                                                                                                                                               focused on housing and community development.
                                                                                                 Fellows have graduated. By September
University of Connecticut’s Neag School of                                                                                                 Solution: The Family Economic Security Program
                                                                        2010, 13 had been promoted to positions of school principal,                                                                           Results to date: Thanks to $1.7 million in grants to nonprofit
Education to design a program that trains a new generation of                                                                                 The Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls initiated
                                                                        assistant principal and other leadership roles.                                                                                        developers, over 6,860 residents live in houses and apartments
urban school principals.                                                                                                                   a partnership with Norwalk Community College and the
                                                                        Next steps: An Alumni Support Program brings graduates                                                                                 they can afford. In addition, 733 new units are in the pipeline.
    While good teachers are crucial, it’s the school principal who                                                                         Norwalk Community College Foundation to launch the Family
                                                                        together four times a year for discussion and problem solving.                                                                         How you can help: Contribute to the Fairfield County
establishes the vision for the school, creates its culture and is the                                                                      Economic Security Program, an adaptation of the Annie E.
instructional leader. The principal inspires teachers and staff         How you can help: Contribute to the Foundation’s Fund for          Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families model.               Collaborative Fund for Affordable Housing at LISC;
to excel, recruits parents and the community to help children           Academic Excellence.                                                                                                                   recommend potential funders for the Collaborative Fund.



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                                                              the path of giving                                                                                                                                                               the path of giving

                    Contributors to Our                                                                                                                                          Contributors to Foundation Funds
                 Community Leadership Work

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                                                                                                                                                                     We are pleased to                    Virginia Banerjee                     DH & GS Bono                           Anita Campanella                           Mark R. & Lisa Connelly
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bannow-Larson Foundation, Inc.        Julie Boone                            David & Anne C. Campbell                   Ingrid Connolly
                                                                                                                                                                     recognize and thank
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Louis F. & Virginia C. Bantle         Anthony Booth                          Amanda E. Cannon                           Craig A. & Debra A. Connors
                                                                                                                                                                     those who gave $100                  Charitable Foundation, Inc.           The Bowery Presents, LLC               Capwood Associates, LLC                    Carla Conway
                                                                                                                                                                     or more to funds of the              Gordon J. Bares, Inc.                 Jane Boyle                             George G. Carey V                          Edith Cooper and Robert Taylor Fund
                                                                                                                                                                     Foundation:                          James R. & Kaye E. Barker             Susan Boyle                            Susan & Trent A. Carmichael                Nancy Lauritzen Cooper & Richard
               he Foundation envisions a Fairfield County where communities are vibrant                                                                                                                   Joan & Ed Barksdale
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Colleen Barnswell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bridgeport Anesthesia Associates,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                P.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       John B. & Anne Caron                       J. Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William C. & Sallie B. Corey

               and sustainable, and all enjoy opportunities to participate and thrive.                                                                               A-B                                  Michael F. & Allison Barry            Greater Bridgeport Bar Association,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Susan Carter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       G.C. & Nan R. Cartwright                   Lauren & Patton Corrigan
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steven & Tammy Barry                  Inc.                                                                              Mary Corson & Jonathan Sackler
                                                                                                                                                                     Lynore K. Aaron                                                                                                   Mary Casden
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kenneth G. Bartels & Jane Condon      Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition                                               Susan C. & Robert Cotter
                                                                                                                                                                     ABCD, Inc.                                                                                                        Leslie H. & Timothy S. Case
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jim & Ellen Bassett                   Medical Staff of Bridgeport Hospital                                              Leonard & Anne C. Cotton
                                                                                                                                                                     J.C. & S. Adams Fund of the                                                                                       Sarah Casey
To that end, we develop           Leadership Gifts to                   Mr. & Mrs. Karl H. Epple
                                                                        Marie Fauth Charitable Fund
                                                                                                                      Marianne & Edward B. Pollak
                                                                                                                      Hans F. Reiss
                                                                                                                                                                     Community Foundation of Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                     Hole
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beaver Productions, Inc.              Bridgeport Hospital - Dept. of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Surgery                                Mary Ellen Cavanna                         Covidien Matching Gift Program
and lead regional initiatives     Initiatives                           George A. & Janet C. Ferrera                  Relyea Zuckerberg Hanson, LLC                  Paul & Marlene Adelberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                          John T. & Sheila B. Becker
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Foundation                            Spencer & Dulcy Brainard               Central Ticket Office                      Lloyd B. & Eleanor J. Cox Jr.
that tackle critical issues.                                            Fiscus’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society Fund   Robert N. Rich                                 Stuart D. & Marilyn F. Adelberg      Richard & Joan Becker                 Eileen C. Brancucci                    The Ceres Foundation                       David & Jane Crandall

In addition, we help local        Fund for Academic                                                                                                                                                                                             Elisabeth H. Breslav                   Victor & Lily Chang                        Vicki & David Craver
                                                                        Mary-Jane Foster & Jack E. McGregor           Lunsford & Bea Richardson                      Michelle Adkins                      Jeanine M. Behr Getz & Robert Getz
                                  Excellence/Urban School                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chapin & Bangs Co., Inc.                   Linda C. & Robert H. Cremin
nonprofit leaders strengthen      Leaders Fellowship                    Dorothy Fox                                   John W. & Pamela W. Ritter Jr.                 Marian Clark Adolphson               Shelley Behrman                       Marc A. Breslav & Arlene Seymour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J. R. & C.E. Crespo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Edie Brickell                          Karen L. & Edward Chaplin
their leadership and              Anonymous
                                                                        Johnnie H. Foxworth                           Janet L. Robinson                              AEG Live, LLC                        George B. & Mary L. Beitzel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Joel & Neva Cheatwood                      John & Jean Crocco
                                                                        Frederick & Dorothy Freedman                  Jeffrey & Kathy Rold                           Charles R. & Christine A. Allen      Ann Bell                              The Bridgemill Foundation
management skills so their                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Anil & Neera S. Chhabra                    Andrea K.and David M. Cross
                                  John T. and Sheila B. Becker          W. Michael & Ellen Funck                      Paul F. & Janice Roman                         Peter K. & Margaret S. Allen         Charlotte R. Belsky                   Amanda Briggs
organizations can be even         Foundation                            Kevin & Cyncie Gage                           Dr. Gilbert Rose                               Almira Family Foundation             Nancy L. Bennett & Frederick J.       Louis J. Briskman                      The Children’s House of Victoria, Inc.     Marvin & Karen Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  John & Jacqueline Cuddeback
more effective.                                                         Andrea Gartner                                Joan Rosenbaum                                 Jonas V. Alsenas, MD & Joanne A.     Jones Jr.                             Mary Brock                             Hon. John P. Chiota
                                  The Ernest and Joan Trefz                                                                                                          Alsenas                              John Bennin & Mary Lynn Holland       Harry Brodbeck Trust                   Patricia Chiota & Rick Payne               Sarah Lindsay Culbertson
                                  Foundation                            Mr. & Mrs. Nelson H. Gonzalez                 Gerald Rosenberg
   We are grateful for                                                                                                                                               James T. & Cynthia T. Anderson       Fred M. Bering                        Friends and Members of Brooklawn       Amy & John Cholnoky                        Thomas D. & Louise M. Cunningham
                                                                        William O. & Faith Gray                       Drs. Henry W. Rosenberg & Katherine M. Hicks                                                                                                                                                                Jr.
those who contribute to this      The Center for                        Stephen K. & Janet McCarthy Grimm             Susan M. Ross & Charles MacCormack             Lois & Harlan Anderson               Andre M. & Caren L. Berk              Country Club                           Billy C. & Rosamond G. Christensen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Julie Cusimano
community leadership work.                                                                                                                                           Andrews Family Foundation                                                  Mallory Brooks & Kristin H. Brooks     Susan Christian
                                  Nonprofit Excellence                  Richard C. Harper                             Gene J. & Dae Rubino                                                                Berman News Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Louise Brooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  David D’Addario
                                                                                                                                                                     Andrew J. & Anna M. Andriuk          Peggy T. Berman                                                              Christine England Associates, Inc.
                                  People’s United Community             Anne & James Hoban Harris                     Dr. Robert & Kathy Russo
                                                                                                                                                                     Ann Taylor, Inc.                                                           Suzanne Brown Peters                   Elizabeth K. & James Michael Chu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vito & Edith L. Damico
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Allan & Nancy Bernard
                                  Foundation                            Mike & Sally Harris                           Lawrence A. Sax, CPA                                                                                                                                                                                        Banyan Tree Fund of the Leo & Ida
Leadership Gifts                                                        Myrna Gould-Harrison & Edward E. Harrison     Schilthuis Foundation, Inc.                    Anonymous (10)                       Stuart S. Bernard                     Nancy C. Brown                         Citi Community Relations of MA             Davidoff Family
                                  RBS Citizens, N.A.                    Barry C. & Lilyan Hawkins                     Rita & Richard Seclow                          Stephanie Appenteng                  Alan Bernstein                        Patricia T. & Douglas L. Brown         and CT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Barbara Benton Davis Fund
We are honored to recognize       underwritten by Citizens                                                                                                           Bob & Helen Appleton                 Lynn Bernstein                        Ruth W. Brown Foundation               Rona & Jeffrey Citrin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Joan U. & William I. Davis II
                                                                        Peter & Jackie Heneage                        Betsey & Arthur Selkowitz                                                                                                                                        Catherine A. Clark & James Bock
and thank these generous          Bank Foundation                       James A. & Mary Himes                         Thomas P. Spellane, Esq.                       Anne & Peter Ardery                  Melissa Bernstein                     Sandra J. Brown                                                                   Susan S. Davis, MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Timothy A. Brown & Alexis E.           John L. Clark, MD
individuals, private                                                    Joseph & Sharon Hoffman                       Viola Spinelli                                 Zaida Arguedas                       Mary Jane & James S. Berrien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gottsegen-Brown                        Michelle Clarkin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anne Noel Dawson
foundations and corporations      Key Supporters                        Hans Hopf                                     Yale & Sharon Tauber                           Maxine Armstrong
                                                                                                                                                                     Michelle Armstrong
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Edwin L. & Jane Bescherer
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bessemer Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Susan Brownwood                        Vidal S. Clay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ginny & Christopher Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lennie de Csepel
for their significant gifts:                                            Bruce & Michele Hubler                        Ileana Velazquez                                                                                                          Marianne F. & William B. Buchanan      Paula Cleary
                                  We thank these contributors           Alice & Samuel Hyman                          Helen B. Wasserman                             Andrew Arno & Janis Arno Jtwros      Susan Bevan & Anthony F. Daddino      Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jeanette Clonan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Siw de Gysser & Peter Martin
                                                                                                                                                                     Daniel E. Aron                       Mamata J. Bharucha, MD                                                                                                  DEJ, LLC
Anonymous (2)                     for gifts that support our            Troy & Diane Jellerette                       Curtis & Katharine Welling                                                                                                Elizabeth H. Burke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rebecca Cogswell & John Kim
                                                                        Peter H. & Joan M. Kaskell                    Linda F. & John R. Whitton III                 Courtnay Arpano                      Milton I. & Pamela C. Bickle          Annie O. Burleigh                                                                 Douglas A. Delieto
John T. and Sheila B. Becker      community leadership work:                                                                                                         Kenneth & Gwenda Asher               Judith L. Biggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Steven A. and Alexandra M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Roberta D. Bowman Denning &
                                                                        Mr. & Mrs. Henry R. Kelly Sr.                 Steven & Gail Wolff                                                                                                       Burnett Family Foundation, Inc.        Cohen Foundation, Inc.
Foundation                        John L. Anderson                      Mary Lee & Jack Kiernan                       Jon R. & Lauren Zirn                           Brooke B. Ashforth                   Jane Binger                           Gordon & Frannie Burns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Steven A. Denning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Richard N. & Ann R. Cohen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jacques M. & Lisa C. Desmarteau
The Bridgemill Foundation         Peggy Anderson                        Lenore and Howard Klein Foundation, Inc.                                                     Aspetuck Valley Country Club, Inc.   Holly E. Bisset                       Michael E. Burns & Amy E. Bauer        Dawne Cohn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Frances & Patrick DeSouza
Vicki & David Craver
                                  Andrews Family Foundation
                                  Edwin C. & Patricia S. Andrews Jr.
                                                                        Anahaita Kotval                               Key Supporters of                              Nancy-Rose Atlass
                                                                                                                                                                     Richard A. & Nancy Axilrod
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert & Susan Blabey                 Robert Burns                           Anne Coit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wendy & Robert Dewey
Jane Gade Halliwell Fund          Anonymous
                                                                        The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation
                                                                        Percy Lee Langstaff
                                                                                                                      Initiatives                                    The Azzam Family
                                                                                                                                                                                                          David R. Blansfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Barbara Blauvelt Morlang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Donna & Robert Byrnes                  George W. & Emily C. Cole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mary Ann & Richard M. Colley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Diane’s Books of Greenwich

Barbara Leonhardt                 Anne & Peter Ardery
                                  Bernicestine M. & Harold Bailey
                                                                        Harold Levine                                 Fund for Academic                              David Andrew Baer
                                                                                                                                                                     Bernicestine M. & Harold Bailey
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bletzer & Bletzer, P.C.               C-F                                    Sarah Colley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Regina DiBiase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Diebold Foundation, Inc.
Lone Pine Foundation, Inc.
                                                                        Steven & Leora Levy                           Excellence/Urban School                                                             David S. Blew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                John & Anita J. Caggiano               The Commonwealth Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jonathan Dienst & Victoria J. Winter
                                  Joan & Ed Barksdale                                                                                                                Lori Bailey
                                                                        The Malkin Fund                               Leaders Fellowship                                                                  BNY Mellon Community Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ellen Cahill                           Community Health Centers, Inc.             Dienst
Ann S. Mandel                     Michael F. & Allison Barry            Vincent G. Marbury                            Anonymous
                                                                                                                                                                     Emily Bajus                          BNY Mellon Wealth Management-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kevin R. & Kathy Callahan              Vincent J. & Patt Como                     James & Judith K. Dimon Foundation
                                  Allan & Nancy Bernard                                                                                                              Catherine Baker                      Greenwich, CT
Susan & Stephen F. Mandel Jr.                                           Phyllis G. & Philip R. Marsilius              Richard S. Fisher, Esq.                                                                                                                                          Como & Nicholson, Inc.                     Garth F. & Sally E. Dimon
                                  Edwin L. & Jane Bescherer                                                                                                          Jenny Baldock                        Barbara Bodine                        Nancy S. Cameron
                                                                        James S. & Ann Martin                         Christine Stiassni Gerli                                                                                                                                         Alison A. & Larry A. Comstock              Robert & Carol A. Dinmore
MBI, Inc.                         DH & GS Bono                                                                                                                       Alice & Sherman Baldwin              Polly Boeschenstein                   Sharlene & Anthony V. Cameron
                                                                        Joseph J. McGee                               Per & Astrid Heidenreich                                                                                                                                         Conn. Health and Education Facility        Robert K. & Marie S. Dix
                                  Jo & Marcia Brendel                                                                                                                David F. & Lucy Ball                 Stacy Bone                            Michael & Marjolyn Camilleri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Authority
Megrue Family Foundation                                                Peter T. & Janet Mott                         The Kreitler Foundation
                                  Sandra J. Brown                       James J. & Barbara A. Musante                 Jeremy Main
The Edward S. Moore               John & Anita J. Caggiano              Wafaa Naggar                                  Sheila & Charles Perrin
Family Foundation                 David & Anne C. Campbell              Don & Sara Nelson                             George L. Smith, Esq.                                                               “The Foundation has been of significant help to me in guiding my giving. I depend on it for specific
P.B.O. Fund                       Chapin & Bangs Co., Inc.              The Nickel Foundation                         Jimena Vignola
                                  Joel & Neva Cheatwood                 Ronald & Renee Noren
                                                                                                                                                                                                          and timely advice, both geared to my interests and tactfully expanding their scope. Not least, the
Sheila & Charles Perrin           Hon. John P. Chiota                                                                 The Center for                                                                      Foundation relieves me of the administrative details that philanthropy often entails.”
                                                                        Edward & Barbara Oppedisano
Seth Sprague Educational          Rev. & Euna Coleridge                 The Overbrook Foundation                      Nonprofit Excellence
and Charitable Foundation         John & Jean Crocco                    Overhills Foundation                          Ruth W. Brown Foundation                                                            —Dr. Gilbert J. Rose, Norwalk
                                  Maryann Donovan                                                                     The Collaborative Alliance
David J. Sullivan III &                                                 Patrick Foundation                                                                                                                 Fundholder since 1998
                                  Christopher Douglass                                                                Matson Financial Advisors
Dr. Gioia J. Riccio                                                     Robert & Patricia C. Phillips
                                  Elisabeth C. Dudley


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Contributors to Foundation Funds (continued)                                                                                                                                                                                       “We have always admired how carefully the Foundation approaches grantmaking. The staff knows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the most pressing needs in the region and are focused on getting things done, not just giving out
Brian & Laurie Doherty                 Forstone Management Associates,       Maggie & Jim Griesing                 David G. & Maureen F. Houle         Elizabeth & Rab Ker                                                         money. As fundholders, this leadership on community issues such as affordable housing, helps us
Nancy & Karl Dolnier                   LLC                                   Carolann Grieve                       Housing Development Fund, Inc.      Victor & Gail Collins Khosla
                                       Frode & Mary Foss-Skiftesvik                                                                                                                                                                make more effective and meaningful charitable decisions.”
Anthony J. Domino Charitable                                                 Stephen K. & Janet McCarthy Grimm     Harold & Alice W. Howard            Jane Kiefer
Foundation                             Barbara A. Foster                     Barrett Z. & Linda S. Gross           Mike & Sandra Howard                Mary Lee & Jack Kiernan
Domus Foundation                       Mary-Jane Foster & Jack E.            Sarah & Skip Grow                                                         Paul & Carol Lynn Kiernan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   —Richard and Cathleen Ostuw, Stamford
                                                                                                                   Michelle R. Hubbard, Esq.
Maryann Donovan                        McGregor                                                                                                                                                                                     Fundholder since 2002
                                                                             Mark & Mary Grace Gudis               Bruce & Michele Hubler              King Low Heywood Thomas School
Brandon V. & Holly Doto                Dorothy Fox
                                                                             Emanuel Guella                        Becky C. & William L. Hughes        Libby King
Leete P. & Marjorie S. Doty            Madeleine G. Fox
                                                                             Gaetano & Antonina Guella             Betty Beall Hughes                  Lawrence & Susan Kirschenbaum
Christopher Douglass                   Roger J. & Alberta A. Fox
                                                                             Eleanor L. Guiffra                    Michael E. & Elizabeth W. Hughes    The Kite Key Foundation               Barbara Leonhardt                     Frances D. Martin                   Joan L. Minot                        Eleanor and Henry O’Neill Family        Richard A. Phelps Jr.
Amy C. & Tony Downer                   Victoria S. & Bruce R. Fox                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fund
                                                                             Kaitlyn Gumpper                       Monte R. Hulse                      Anne-Lie & Rick Kleeman               PJ Leopold                            James S. & Ann Martin               Ivar W. Mitchell                                                             Claire & Norman H. Philips
Beatrice Drake & Kenneth L. Berg       Johnnie H. Foxworth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Debbi O’Shea
                                                                             Haffenreffer Family Fund              Human Services Council of Mid-      Lenore and Howard Klein               Mr. & Mrs. William G. Lerchen III     Sophie Pelletier Martinelli         Karen Mitchell                                                               Judy Phillips
Mary V. Drew                           Rafael Fraguada & Alicia Omalley                                            Fairfield                           Foundation, Inc.                                                                                                                                     Robert W. Obrecht
                                       Fraguada                              Leslie & Arthur Hahn                                                                                            Michael T. & Martha M. Lesnick        Capt. & Mrs. Henry E. Marx          Michele & Dominick Modugno                                                   Robert & Patricia C. Phillips
Elisabeth C. Dudley                                                                                                Lydee Conway Hummel                 Kathy Klingenstein & Robert Miller    Edward R. & Millicent C. Leuba        Beth & E. Wellford Mason Jr.        John W. & Donna Moffly IV            Ronald Olsen & Wilda Hayes              Barbara Pierce
                                       Maria Fraioli                         Jane C. Haley
Alexandra G. & John M. Duffy                                                                                       Marie F. Hurd                       Pat & John Klingenstein               Harold Levine                         Billie S. Mason                     William A. Monness                   Jill & Brian Olson                      Jeanne Pinto
                                       Jane Frank                            Carole & Ira Hall
Judy C. Duffy                                                                                                      Philip M. & Mary H. Huyck           DeeAnn Wallick Klingner               Steven & Leora Levy                   Timothy Massad & Charlotte Hart     The Edward S. Moore Family           Paula Oppenheim                         Charles C. & Patricia Z. Pittard Jr
                                       Icy & L. Scott Frantz                 Harold Halpin
Michael Durkin                                                                                                     Mary Anne Hyde                      Roland E. & Janet D. Klingner         The Lewis Foundation                  MasterCard Matching Gift Program    Foundation                           The Oristano Foundation                 Planned Parenthood of Southern
                                       Mika & David N. Frechette             Hammerschlag Family Foundation,
Bradford R. Durrell                                                          Inc.                                  Hynes, Himmelreich, Glennon &       Joseph & Judith Klyde                 Nancy Lewis                           John C. & Jane H. Mather            Steven L. Moore                      Lindsay & David G. Ormsby               New England
                                       Robert & Carolyn Frederick                                                  Company
Myron I. & Carol Dworken                                                     Jonathan Y. & Victoria W. Hanes                                           Karen Knapp                           Richard N. Lewis & Priscilla Trubin   Matson Financial Advisors           Anne W. & David Moran                Susan Orser                             Margaret Crotty-Platka
                                       Robin Frederick                                                             Jeffrey & Andrea Immelt
David & Pamela Dysenchuk                                                     Sarita & Gregory A. Hanley                                                Estate of Bertha Knecht               Paula & James L. Liang                James H. & Jane E. Matson           Gerald J. & Joyce Moran              Mary Lucretia Orteig                    John Podewils
                                       John Noble Fredericks & Diana                                               IS-ILA Realty Corp.
Bobbie & Harry Earle                   Heide Fredericks                      Peter & Karen Hanson                                                      William R. & Audrey Knobloch          Liberation Programs, Inc.             Jennifer P. & James R. Matthews     Mandi S. & A.C. Lord Morgan IV       Thomas & Linda Ortwein                  Gina & Dennis Podlesak
Eastern Driller’s Manufacturing Inc.                                         Hard Rock Hotel & Casino              Matt & Sara Iorio                   James B. & Hope M. Kobak                                                                                        Sally Morgan                         Jody Osborn                             Barbara F. Poll
                                       Frederick & Dorothy Freedman                                                                                                                          Wes & Mary Liebtag                    Cecil Maxwell
Eastern Middle School                                                        Leslie & Myron P. Hardy               J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation        Kenneth T. & Phyllis J. Kochan                                                                                  Anne Morris                          Kate & Bart David Osman                 Marianne & Edward B. Pollak
                                       Friedberg, Smith & Co.                                                      Matching Gift Program                                                     Joyce & Larry Light                   Kay Maxwell
Freda Easton                           Frosty & Donald R. Friedman           Elizabeth S. Harleman                                                     Koegel Foundation, Inc.               Martha Lightner                       Jill Mays                           Barbara & John T. Morris             Susan S. & Peter L.W. Osnos             Lavon Pope
                                                                                                                   Patricia Jackson
Judy & Charles Eaton                   Marion & Joseph Fullin Trust          Anne & James Hoban Harris                                                 Maurice & Lorraine Kosstrin           Paul A. & Cynthia O. Lindemeyer       Lauren A. & David Mazzullo          Stan Morrison                        Cathleen L. & Richard Ostuw             Portable John, Inc.
                                                                                                                   Jay Jacox
Kerry Eaton                            W. Michael & Ellen Funck              Mike & Sally Harris                                                       Anahaita Kotval                       Barbara Linder                        MBI, Inc.                           David & Jennifer Morse               The Overbrook Foundation                Paul F. Posillico
                                                                                                                   Anne S. Jacques
Carolyn H. & Donald J. Edgerton                                              Myrna Gould-Harrison & Edward E.                                          Philip S. & Edith Kovar               Teal Lindsay                          Jackie McBride                      Ben & Leanne Mortell                 Overhills Foundation                    Thomas C. Posillico
                                                                                                                   The Jaffe Family Foundation
Bonny L. & Joseph R. Edwards           G-J                                   Harrison
                                                                             William B. & Anne Harrison            JAM Productions
                                                                                                                                                       Daryle J. & Susan Kowalsky            Phillip E. & Donna Lint               Prudence McCafferty                 Coral Morton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Peter T. & Janet Mott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hon. & Mrs. Howard T. Owens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PAC Group LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leslie H. & V. Frank Pottow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rochelle Powell
Warren W. & Mary Eginton                                                                                                                               The Kreitler Foundation               Naomi R. Linzer                       Mark & Monica McCall
                                       Andrew L. Gaboriault                  Kristy & Robert L. Harteveldt         Harvey & Joan James
Kevin C. & Kathleen Eichler                                                                                                                            Clare Kretzman                        Littlejohn Family Foundation          Susan & Stuart McCalley             Christopher & Laura Moughty          Frances Padilla                         Edward L. Pratt
                                       Kevin & Cyncie Gage                   Tricia M. & John F. Hartner           Juanita T. James
Earl E. & Anne W. Ellis                                                                                                                                Eric T. Kreuter                       Live Nation, Inc.                     Helen F. McClure                    Helen Muller                         Mrs. Gerald W. Padwe                    Lori R. Price
                                       Robert R. & Jane W. Gallagher         Ellie Hartog                          Marta & Jorge V. Jasson
Emcor Group, Inc.                                                                                                                                      Peter C. & Deborah D. Krieg           David Lobdell, MD                     John McDermott                      Barbara & William Murphy             Palisades Educational Foundation        Katherine Prokop
                                       Sabra Gallo                           H. Darrell & Robin Harvey             The Jeniam Foundation                                                                                                                                                                    Incorporated
Karl H. & Nancy Epple                                                                                                                                  Rosemary Ogrinc Krivoshik & Bill      Christine & Philip Lodewick           Andrew J. McDonald                  Kathy Murphy                                                                 Purdue Pharma L.P.
                                       Andrea Gartner                        Randy Hatch                           Coline Jenkins-Sahlin               Krivoshik                                                                                                                                            Brooke Suhler Palizi
Margaret F. & David A. Epprecht                                                                                                                                                              Lone Pine Foundation, Inc.            Dr. Bruce M. & Elizabeth McDonald   Marci Murphy                                                                 A. Peter Quinn
                                       GE Capital                            Hatfield Insurance                    Sarah B. Jenny                      Andrew S. & Karen Kurian                                                                                                                             L. Patricia Palombi
Kenneth & Wendy Epstein                                                                                                                                                                      Longboat Key Club                     Joseph J. McGee                     Timothy H. & Marion M. Murphy                                                Dario & Peggy Quiros
                                       GE Foundation                         Barry C. & Lilyan Hawkins             Thomas F. & Kathryn S. Jensen       The Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation                                                                                                                    Christine & John Palumbo
Sheldon N. & Lillian E. Epstein                                                                                                                                                              George B. & Betsy B. Longstreth III   Tom & Cathy McGee                   William S. & Kristi Murphy                                                   John & Jean S. Raben
                                       Kiersten O. & Francis P. Gehring      Mary Pat Healy                        Brian C. & Tammy K. Jersey          Brian & Robin J. Kurtz                                                                                                                               Panwy Foundation, Inc.
Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD & Divya                                                                                                                                                               Mathew J. & Lisa A. Lori              Melanie & Thomas H. McGlade         Lori & Alan Murray                                                           Suzanne Rand
Epstein-Lubow                          Jennifer A. & James. T. Gengo         Marian & Winlow M. Heard              Barbara P. & Carl F. Johnson Jr.    Theresa Browne Kutzen                                                                                                                                Charles W. & Bonnie M. Parker
                                                                                                                                                                                             Meghan Lowney                         Betsy C. McGroarty                  Mutual Housing Association of                                                RBS Citizens, N.A. underwritten by
Estate & Business Planning Council     Georgescu Family Foundation           Joseph T. Heavey                      Ellsworth P. & Susan L. Johnson     Christopher & Kathleen LaCroix                                                                                  Southwestern Conn.                   Laura & Stuart Parker                   the Citizen Bank Foundation
of Hartford, Inc.                                                                                                  Kaki Johnson                                                              Bernard & Bernice Luskin Charitable   Sonnet & Ian McKinnon
                                       Georgetown Subaru, Inc.               Per & Astrid Heidenreich                                                  Christopher J. & April J. Laico       Trust                                                                                                          Ginny & Michael R. Parker               Redding Life Care, LLC
Execution LLC Charitable Foundation                                                                                Mystique E. Johnston & Manuel                                                                                   Paul F. & Mary Anne McLaughlin
                                       Georgetown Village Restoration Inc.   Mary L. Heist                                                             Ryan C. Lallas                        Evelyn J. Lymus & Eileen B. Lymus                                                                              Steve & Diane Parrish                   Jack D. & Cynthia F. Rehm
Inc.                                                                                                               E. Mejia                                                                                                        Karen & Brian McMahon
                                       Edward F. Gerber                      Kim I. Hekking                                                            Lanadee Lampman                       Swerdlick                                                                                                      F. A. Parsons III                       R. Donald & Connie Reich
ExxonMobil Foundation
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
                                       Christine Stiassni Gerli              Peter & Jackie Heneage
                                                                                                                   Abbott C. & Carol D. Jones
                                                                                                                   Diane C. Jones
                                                                                                                                                       The Landers Family Survivor’s Trust   Christine Lyng-Olsen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kip McMahon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   James McMahon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N-R                                  Partnership for Strong Communities      Amy Weber Reid
                                       Lauren W. & Paul B. Ghaffari          Eleni Henkel                                                              Meredith Landis                       Moira Lyons                                                                                                    Christine Pascarella                    Laurie Reighley
Brian A. Fallon                                                                                                    Judy Jones                                                                                                      Matt McMahon                        Norwalk Community College
                                       Marty & Roger Gilbert                 Paul C. & Joanne K. Hennessy                                              Martha & Keith Lane                   Margot Mabie                                                              Foundation                           Patrick Foundation                      Michael & Carol Reimers
Anna Czekaj Farber & Jonathan                                                                                      Betty Beall Jordan                                                                                              Peter & Barbara McSpadden
Farber                                 Nancy M. Gilbert                      Mickey Herbert                                                            Betty Anne Lane                       Sally & Don Madden                                                        Allan J. & Sadie Nelson              Anne Patterson                          Charlotte Reischer-Clark
                                                                                                                   Jane & Peter G. Jordan                                                                                          Laurie & Peter McTeague
Olivia Farr                            Ann & Robert Gilhuly                  Bret & Karen Herman                                                       Adam D. & Jane G. Lange               Madison Square Garden                                                     Don & Sara Nelson                    Jane W. Paynter                         Hans F. Reiss
                                                                                                                   William & Sheila Anne Jordan Jr.                                                                                Meadow Ridge Residents
Paul Farrell                           Craig M. Gilkes                       Helen D. Hermes                                                           Alfred H. & Joan J. Lange             Peter B. & Laurie A. Maglathlin       Association                         Sanford E. & Joyce G. Nelson         Mrs. Grant A. Peacock                   Relyea Zuckerberg Hanson, LLC
                                                                                                                   Sally & Ramsey E. Joslin
Marie Fauth Charitable Fund            William H. & Emily Gindin             David E. Hershberg                                                        Karen E. Lange & Stuart R. Gagnon     Ceci & Gordon R. Maher                Meehan Meehan & Gavin               Roslyn Nesin                         Dana & Gregory B. Pearce                Meredith & Eric Reuben
                                                                                                                   Robert M. & Martha Judd
Fayerweather Yacht Club, Inc.          Girls, Incorporated of Greenwich      Jeralea F. Hesse                                                          Mrs. Roland A. Lange                  Jeremy Main                           Megrue Family Foundation            Gregory W. & Sue K. Neumann          Dr. Arnold D. & Marion Pearlstone       Revson Charitable Trust
                                                                                                                   Nancy Justicz
Keith G. Felcyn                        Global Impact                         Judith & James H. Higby                                                   Percy Lee Langstaff                   Inge & J. Eric Maki                   Neil & Diane Mellen                 New Canaan HS Boys Hockey Team       Davie D. & Christopher F. Peck          Gioia F. Riccio
                                                                                                                                                                                             D. Ann F. & Clement B. Malin                                                                                   Lorraine C. & Scott Pennoyer            Eileen & Gary Rice
Dr. Marshall H. & Theresa C.
Feldman
                                       Arthur B. & Barbara M. Gnaedinger
                                       Kenneth & Roni Goldberg
                                                                             James A. & Mary Himes
                                                                             Colleen Hines
                                                                                                                   K-M                                 Kate Lannamann
                                                                                                                                                       John A. Lannon & Patricia C. Lannon   The Malkin Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Joel & Ellen S. Mellis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Alice P. Melly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       New Haven Home Recovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Newman’s Own Foundation, Inc.        William F. & Mary Jane Penwell          Robert N. Rich
Eric N. & Anne Ferguson                Elisabeth & Arthur Golden             Schuyler Hinnant                      Nancy & Marcos A. Kail              Jennifer W. & Mark Lapine             Matthew J. & Melissa K. Malone        Maria Mendoza-Smith & David C.      New York Community Trust/            People’s United Community               Lunsford & Bea Richardson
Lindsey Ferguson                                                                                                                                                                             Wesley M. Malowitz & Lauren Soloff    Smith                               Frederick H. Leonhardt Fund          Foundation                              The Ridgefield Community Center
                                       Goldman Sachs & Co.                   Debbie Hires                          Glen Kaiser                         Susan G. & James T. Larkin
Victor M. Ferrante Jr., Esq.                                                                                                                                                                 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino          Scott & Joan L. Merlis              The Nickel Foundation                Pepperidge Farm, Inc.                   Gregory G. Riley & Sara Randell
                                       Goldman Sachs & Co. Matching          Ingrid M. Hirsch                      Joseph & Robin Kanarek              Stephan L. & Katherine B. Larson
Nancy Fertig                           Gift Program                                                                                                                                          Ann S. Mandel                         Tracy & Joe Merrill                 Claudia Breslav Nielsen              Pequot Capital Management               John W. & Pamela W. Ritter Jr.
                                                                             Kim, Doug, Kelsey & Garrett Hiscano   Amy C. Kaplan                       Jan Laster
Fred & Arlene Fine                     Lori A. & Peter Gonye                                                                                                                                 Susan & Stephen F. Mandel Jr.         Alessandra Messineo-Long            Robert B. & Elizabeth Nolan          Sherry Perlstein                        Curtiss & Leslie Roach
                                                                             Meg Hock                              Peter H. & Joan M. Kaskell          Steven Lau
Betsy and Jesse Fink Foundation        Mr. & Mrs. Nelson H. Gonzalez                                                                                                                         Marybeth & James E. Manley            Margery Meyer                       Ronald & Renee Noren                 Mark & Karen E. Perman                  Robbins Family Foundation, Inc.
                                                                             Joseph & Sharon Hoffman               Charles W. & Andrea Katter          Gale & Robert H. Lawrence
Grada Fischer                          Francoise R. Gooding                                                                                                                                  Jean Marachi, MD                      Priscilla C. & Jan H. Meyer III     Northern Trust Company               Jacques & Anita Perreault               Betty & John Roberts
                                                                             Karen Hoffman                         Henry & Joan Katz Fund              Sally & Larry Lawrence
Fiscus’s Alexis de Tocqueville         Edward B. & Dee Goodnow                                                                                                                               Davis S. Margold                      Randolph W. Meyer                   Linda & Richard R. Northrop          Dana & Christopher J. Perriello         Daniel D. & Doris A. Robinson
                                                                             Mrs. Harrison B.W. Hoffman            Phyllis Kaufer                      Amanda B. & John G. Layng
Society Fund                           Tracy T. Goodnow                                                                                                                                                                            Virginia & Juan M. Meyer            Northstar Capital Funds, LLC         Sheila & Charles Perrin
                                                                             Richard & Wendy Hokin                 Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation        The Lebensfeld Foundation             John & Elaine S. Marino                                                                                                                                Joseph W. Rocco & Arlyne E. Russo
Laura & Mark Fishman                   Graham & Friedrich, LLC                                                                                                                                                                     Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Michler        Carolyn & Donal C. O’Brien           Person-to-Person
                                                                             Judith K. & William Holding           Louise Keim                         Janet Lebovitz                        Mark Family Fund                                                                                                                                       Kristen Rodgers
Alice Fitzpatrick                      Elizabeth M. Grant, Esq.                                                                                                                                                                    Barbara B. & Henry Miller           Gloria O’Connell                     Michael J. & Catherine M. Pesanelli
                                                                             George & Mary Holland                 Cordy Gould Kelly & John L. Kelly   Gary R. & Karen Lecleir               Bob & Jill Mark                                                                                                                                        Walter G. & Elizabeth Rodiger Jr.
James P. & Jane Flaherty               Ginny & Taylor Gray                                                                                                                                                                         Bruce & Maria Miller                Debra O’Connor                       Joshua Pesikoff
                                                                             Mary & Steve Holmes                   Mr. & Mrs. Henry R. Kelly, Sr.      Katherine C. & Gary L. Leeds          Mary S. Halsey Marks                                                                                                                                   Judith & J. Paul Rodriquez
Douglas & Livvy Floren                 Colin & Eileen Green                                                                                                                                                                        Morlee J. Miller                    Marita O’Hare                        Novelette Peterkin
                                                                             Hans Hopf                             Beverly & Richard L. Kelsey         Geoffrey W. Lehman                    Donald E. & Mary E. Marquardt                                                                                                                          Ann P. Rogers
Jessica Fogg                           Carole Greenberg                                                                                                                                                                            Stephanie S. Miller                 Brian R. O’Leary                     William J. Peterson
                                                                             Catalina S. & Ivan A. Horak           Pat & Philip Kemp                   Susan S. & David G. Leibowits         Lisa S. & Christopher S. Marriott                                                                                                                      Brian C. Rogers
April Foley                            Steven & Valerie Greenberg                                                                                                                                                                  Wilbur & Harritt Miller             Martha E. O’Leary & Henry C. Lunde   John S. Petterson & Jill Gottlieb
                                                                             Lois Horgan                           Kieran M. & Jane P. Kennedy         Diana Lenkowsky                       Phyllis G. & Philip R. Marsilius                                                                                                                       Janet Rogers
Forester Capital, LLC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Petterson
                                       Sandra Greer                                                                Martin & Betty Kent                                                       Brian R. Martin                       Penelope S. Milrose                 Patrick M. & Caroline O’Malley                                               Jeffrey & Kathy Rold
                                                                             Steven & Anne J. Hoss                                                     Anne S. Leonhardt                                                                                                                                    Robert V. & Betsy Peyreigne


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Contributors to Foundation Funds (continued)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the path of giving

Paul F. & Janice Roman
Lori Romano
                                       Lydia S. Schaettler
                                       Everett M. & Sarah E. Schenk
                                                                          Bebe & Craig V. Somerby
                                                                          Jon & Cleo Sonneborn
                                                                                                                 Adele & Conrad Teitell
                                                                                                                 Jim Terry
                                                                                                                                                        Robert M. & Joyce Weiss
                                                                                                                                                        Polly Carter Weissman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contributors to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fund for Women and Girls
Gilbert J. Rose                        Steven & Susan Scher               Sarah Soong                            Elizabeth Thomas                       Kelly & Christopher B. Weldon
Joan Rosenbaum                         Paul G. & Susan J. Scheufele       James Sotzing                          Melissa M. & Todd S. Thomson           Curtis & Katharine Welling
Lil and Julie Rosenberg Foundation,    Gloria Schiff                      Barbara L. Spadone                     Robb & Karin Thomson                   Wells Fargo The Private Bank
Inc.                                   Schilthuis Foundation, Inc.        Jeffrey R. & Kathryn J. Speed          Rex Thrasher                           Lorna Wendt
Drs. Henry W. Rosenberg &              John & Sally Schlachtenhaufen      Thomas P. Spellane, Esq.               Tiffany & Company-Matching Gifts
Katherine M. Hicks                                                                                                                                      Claire Werner
                                       Eric Schlaefer & Nancy Chin-       Viola Spinelli                         Phyllis Tillinghast                    Mallory V. & A. Conrad Weymann III
Susan M. Ross & Charles                Schlaefer
MacCormack                                                                Seth Sprague Educational and           Ashley, Robert and Harry Tobin         Carolyn & Gregory Wheeler
                                       Lesley I. Schless, Esq.            Charitable Foundation
Gene Rostov                                                                                                      Joseph J. Tooher Jr., Esq.             Ann White                            We are pleased to               The Bridgemill Foundation              Mika & David N. Frechette         Lone Pine Foundation, Inc.            Jean Scannell
                                       Richard R. & Joan Schmaltz         Fred & Eileen Springer                                                                                                                             Mary Brock                             GE Capital                        Peter B. & Laurie A. Maglathlin       Carol & James Shattuck
Rotary Club of Trumbull
                                       Edmund & Georgia Schmidt           Stamford Adult ESL Students
                                                                                                                 Tow Foundation                         Carolyn F. White                     recognize and thank
Lauren Razook Roth & John M. Roth                                                                                Ellen P. Tower                         Marilyn R. White                                                     Marianne F. & William B. Buchanan      Elisabeth & Arthur Golden         Ann S. Mandel                         Shaw Family Fund
                                       Jane Schoenholtz                   Stamford Hospital Foundation                                                                                       the following who               Jr.                                    Goldman Sachs & Co.               Susan & Stephen F. Mandel Jr.         The Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer
Martha Roth                                                                                                      The Ernest and Joan Trefz              Gary L. & Diane W. Whitney
Emanuel & Doris Rothman
                                       Stanley E. Schulman, DMD           Thomas G. & Ronnie Stanford            Foundation                             Linda F. & John R. Whitton III
                                                                                                                                                                                             contributed $1,000 or           Michael & Marjolyn Camilleri           Edward B. & Dee Goodnow           Mark Family Fund                      Foundation
                                       Deborah C. Scott                   Staples Boys Soccer                    Alison & Michael Troy                                                       more to the Fairfield           Amy & John Cholnoky                    Haffenreffer Family Fund          Lauren A. & David Mazzullo            Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Susan Rothwell                                                                                                                                          Michael L. Widland, Esq.
                                       Jackie B. & Douglas R. Scott       Starr Family Foundation                Sallyanne Truglia                                                                                           Citi Community Relations of Mass.                                                                              Nancy & Gilbert Simpkins
Round Hill Community Church -                                                                                                                           Monique W. Wiedel                    County Community                and Conn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hammerschlag Family Foundation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Melanie & Thomas H. McGlade
Gathering of Women                     Laura M. & A. Barrett Seaman       David P. Staudinger                    Diane Martin Tryhane & Peter                                                                                                                                                         Sonnet & Ian McKinnon                 Stamford Hospital Foundation
                                       Kate Sears                         Juliet B. Stauffer                     Tryhane
                                                                                                                                                        Ronnie & Michael E. Wiederlight      Foundation’s Fund for           Rona & Jeffrey Citrin                  William B. & Anne Harrison                                              Amy Meyercord Stevens
Stephen & Frances E. Rowland                                                                                                                            Elizabeth C. Wiegers                                                                                                                          Peter & Barbara McSpadden
Charles M. & Deborah Royce             Rita & Richard Seclow              Kate Stein                             Tyler Family                                                                Women and Girls:                The Steven A. and Alexandra M.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cohen Foundation, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mrs. Harrison B.W. Hoffman        Laurie & Peter McTeague               Lisa G. & Scott Stuart
                                                                                                                                                        The Malcolm Hewitt Wiener
                                       Estate of Edgar T. See             Michael S. Stein & Ellen Schwartz      Andrew B. & Sheryl C. Udell            Foundation                                                                                                  Richard & Wendy Hokin                                                   Charlotte & John Suhler
Karen Free Royce                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Commonwealth Fund                                                    Megrue Family Foundation
                                       Betsey & Arthur Selkowitz          Craig B. & Donna Steinberg             Howard & Judith Udell                  Kyle Wilcox                                                                                                 Lydee Conway Hummel                                                     Julie Taylor
Nan Ruben                                                                                                                                                                                    Almira Family Foundation        Edith Cooper and Robert Taylor Fund                                      Barbara B. & Henry Miller
                                       William E. & Jessica B. Shaeffer   Andrew T. Stern                        Richard R. & Emily D. Uhl              Amy K. Wilfert                                                                                              Hynes, Himmelreich, Glennon &                                           Tyler Family
Charles Rubens II                                                                                                                                                                            Andrews Family Foundation       Mary Corson & Jonathan Sackler                                           Barbara & William Murphy
                                                                                                                 Elizabeth & Gary Unger                                                                                                                             Company                                                                 U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private
Gene J. & Dae Rubino                   Carl & Mary Ann Shanahan           Warren and Susan Stern Family Fund                                            Jane S. & Brian Williams             Ann Taylor, Inc.                David & Jane Crandall                                                    Marci Murphy
                                                                          of the Jewish Communal Fund            Nicholas & Karen M. Untied                                                                                                                         Jeffrey & Andrea Immelt                                                 Wealth Mgmt.
Rebecca Ruegger                        Eugene & Susan Shanks                                                                                            Kirby & Joseph L. Williams III       Anonymous (2)                   Vicki & David Craver                                                     Norwalk Community College
                                                                          Amy Meyercord Stevens                  Brook & Michael Urban                                                                                                                              Kaki Johnson                      Foundation                            Peggy & Leo Van Munching
Cristine Russell                       Brian & Marilyn Shannahan                                                                                        Mikel H. & Rebecca E. Williams       Anne & Peter Ardery             Andrea K. & David M. Cross
                                                                          Kerry Y. & John W. Stevens             U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private                                                                                                                Mystique E. Johnston & Manuel     Linda & Richard R. Northrop           Mary S. Waldron
Mary Russell                           Robert J. & Janice H. Shannahan                                                                                  Annette Wilson                       Brooke B. Ashforth              Banyan Tree Fund of the Leo & Ida      E. Mejia
                                                                          Debbie Stevenson                       Wealth Mgmt.                                                                                                                                                                                                               Joan M. Warburg
W. Henry & Frances Russell             Dean J. & Roberta Shapiro                                                                                        Deborah R. Wilson                    Richard A. & Nancy Axilrod      Davidoff Family at FCCF                                                  Jill & Brian Olson
                                                                                                                 Joan G. Vaillancourt                                                                                                                               Nancy Justicz                                                           Peter A. & Deborah L. Weinberg
                                       Anand & Anu Sharma                 Russell P. Stockman                                                           Elisa & Thomas B. Wilson                                             Barbara Benton Davis Fund at FCCF                                        Paula Oppenheim
Patricia Russo & John Karr                                                                                       Van Andel Arena                                                             David F. & Lucy Ball                                                   Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation                                            Family Foundation
                                       Carol & James Shattuck             Patricia L. & Hudson G. Stoddard                                              Deanne Winokur                                                       Roberta D. Bowman Denning &                                              Lindsay & David G. Ormsby
Dr. Robert & Kathy Russo                                                                                         Patricia & Albertus W. van den Broek                                        Louis F. & Virginia C. Bantle                                          Pat & Philip Kemp                                                       Jill & Jon Weiner
                                       Megan Shattuck                     Sally & Charles Stone                                                                                              Charitable Foundation, Inc.     Steven A. Denning                                                        The Overbrook Foundation
Alma Rutgers                                                                                                                                            Winokur Family Foundation, Inc.                                                                             Mary Lee & Jack Kiernan                                                 Curtis & Katharine Welling
                                                                          Strasser Family Foundation, Inc.       Peggy & Leo Van Munching                                                                                    James and Judith K. Dimon
Ruth Asset Management Co., LLC         Debbie & John C. Shaw                                                                                            Richard H. & Jean Witmer Jr.         James R. & Kaye E. Barker                                                                                Sheila & Charles Perrin
                                                                                                                 Mary & Jerome Vascellaro                                                                                    Foundation                             Anne-Lie & Rick Kleeman                                                 Wells Fargo The Private Bank
                                       The Shaw Family Fund               Stratton Faxon                                                                Nancy & Greg Wolcott                 Joan & Ed Barksdale                                                                                      William J. Peterson
Lynn & Michael Ryer                                                                                              Herbert & Diane Vaughan                                                                                     Amy C. & Tony Downer                   Christopher & Kathleen LaCroix                                          Linda F. & John R. Whitton III
                                       John F. Shaw                       Lisa G. & Scott Stuart                                                        Steven & Gail Wolff                  Shelley Behrman                                                                                          Gina & Dennis Podlesak
                                                                                                                 Ileana Velazquez                                                                                            Judy & Charles Eaton                   Sally & Larry Lawrence                                                  The Malcolm Hewitt Wiener
S-Z                                    The Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer
                                       Foundation
                                                                          Laura & Paul L. Sturz
                                                                          Charlotte & John Suhler                Venman & Co., LLC
                                                                                                                                                        Adam & Alexa Wolman                  Judith L. Biggs
                                                                                                                                                                                             BNY Mellon Wealth Management,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             FactSet Research Systems Inc.          The Lebensfeld Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lori R. Price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Purdue Pharma L.P.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Foundation
                                                                                                                                                        Karen & John Wood                                                                                           Janet Lebovitz                                                          Jane S. & Brian Williams
Peter & Katherine Sachs                Janet M. Sherin                    David J. & Lyn G. Sullivan             St. Vincent’s Medical Center                                                Greenwich                       Marie Fauth Charitable Fund
                                                                                                                                                        Joanne Woodward                                                                                                                               Lauren Razook Roth & John M. Roth     Elisa & Thomas B. Wilson
                                                                                                                 Robert & Judy Vogel                                                         Susan Boyle                     Betsy & Jesse Fink                     Anne S. Leonhardt
John & Shelby Saer                     Beatrice Shilstone                 David J. Sullivan III & Dr. Gioia J.                                                                                                                                                                                        Cristine Russell                      Winokur Family Foundation, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                        Westport Sunrise Rotary 21st                                         Icy & L. Scott Frantz                  Littlejohn Family Foundation
Charles D. Safford                     Shipman & Goodwin LLP              Riccio                                 Alison & James A. von Klemperer        Century Foundation                   Edie Brickell                                                                                            Peter & Katherine Sachs
Louise A. & V. Michael Salatino        Mary P. Shoemaker                  Christopher F. and Brenda J.           Russell D. & Janice S. VonBeren        Peter A. & Wendy Wright
                                                                          Swanson                                Mary S. Waldron
Christie C. Salomon Charitable Trust   Judith Shoucair                                                                                                  Jeff Yates
                                                                          Hugh B. & Jeanne A. Sweeny Jr.         Terri Walker
Suzanne S. Salomon                     Bart C. Shuldman                                                                                                 YMCA-Central Conn. Coast
                                                                          Dr. David & Irene Sweetkind            Kathleen Walsh
Claire F. & Randy Salvatore            Katie M. & Jonathan K. Simon                                                                                     Louise Whitton York
                                                                          Hope H. Swenson                        Joan M. Warburg
Roy Sambrook                           Nancy & Gilbert Simpkins                                                                                         Torrance B. York
                                                                          Aranka Szekeres                        Jeffrey & Sheri Warshaw
Barbara A. Santa                       Brian J. Skerry & Teresa Guella                                                                                  Stephan & Janice Yost
                                                                          Mimi D. & Marc Tabah                   The Watermark at 3030 Park
John H. & Heather Sargent              Shirley & Bill Sklar                                                                                             Gillian Zackham & Mark Roy Korins
                                                                          Karen & Dick Taggart                   Watermark Residents Association
Dorothy M. Savage Charitable Lead      Kathy Slocum                                                                                                     Donna W. Zalichin & Barry Kramer
Trust
                                       Carol Smith
                                                                          Theodora L. Taggart
                                                                          Virginia S. Tarika
                                                                                                                 Dr. Charles B. Watson & Maria
                                                                                                                 Soukhanova Watson
                                                                                                                                                        Dr. Theodore Zanker                                                                                        the path of giving
Scott R. & Lisa A. Savage



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gifts in Memory
                                       George L. Smith, Esq.                                                                                            Janine Zappola Bradley & John J.
Laura C. & Kenneth Saverin                                                Steve Tart Associates                  Bonnie P. & Alexander B. Wattles       Bradley
                                       Heidi & Scott Smith
The Jon and Kathy Savitz Foundation                                       Nancy E. Tate                          Anita Lor Waxberg                      Jennifer & Eddy Zervigon
                                       Mr. & Mrs. James Smith
The Alisa and Peter Savitz                                                Yale & Sharon Tauber                   Wear Your Music                        Marie and John Zimmermann
Foundation                             Sean T. Smith & Lynne M. Krupa
                                                                          Deb Taylor                             Peter A. & Deborah L. Weinberg         Fund, Inc.
Deb Sawch                              Walter S. & Karen E. Smith                                                Family Foundation
                                                                          George H. & Catherine B. Taylor                                               John & Sarah Zimmermann
Jean Scannell                          Miriam Smolian                                                            Jill & Jon Weiner
                                                                          Julie Taylor                                                                  Jon R. & Lauren Zirn
James P. & Barbara S. Schadt           Kathleen Snoddon                                                          Janet Weintraub
                                                                          Horst & Elizabeth Tebbe                                                       Amy & Matt Zolin
                                       Kathryn & Robert E. Sollmann                                              Joyce Weiser                                                                Donors made                     Mort Bailey                            Jean McEvoy Fitzgerald            Andrew Lange                          Fred Schaettler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Robert and Mary Beers and Rose         James F. Flynn                    Marion Lawlor                         G. Matthew Schmeidel
                                                                                                                                                                                             contributions to                Freeman Nelson Williams                Fred Frassinelli Jr.              Harriet MacCracken                    Ed See
                                       “The Brooklawn Caddie Scholarship has helped deserving young people attend college and pursue                                                         the Foundation to               Andrew Bisset, Esq.                    John A. Gennarini Sr.             Martha Louise Godfrey MacDonald       John St. John
                                       their dreams for many years. The Foundation has provided us with the structure and services necessary                                                 memorialize these               Walter Breslav Jr. and Walter &        Murray Glass                      Patricia Main                         Steven Szekeres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Florence Breslav Sr.
                                       to manage the scholarship process, and helped to improve gifting levels by being able to take matching                                                individuals:                    Al Caplowe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mira Goodstein                    Steve Maxwell                         Mary Ellen Thrasher
                                       contributions and through the tax deductibility of gifts.                                                                                                                             Joan Chiota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    E. Groton and Patricia H. Davis   Ben McClure                           Albert F. Urban Sr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phyllis Harrison                  Paul Mortell                          Grace Vogel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Peggy Dunn
                                       We sleep better at night knowing the assets are being professionally managed and that the Foundation                                                                                                                         Ed Igler                          William Paynter                       Emma Jane von Euler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Betsy Farmakis
                                       is working with us to make sure we are on the right path.”                                                                                                                            Dominick D. Favata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David L. Jettinghoff              Grant Peacock                         Dr. Philip D. Wiedel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Julie Kovar                       William L.W. Peters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Francis V. Feroleto Jr.
                                       —William Wallace, Caddie Scholarship Chairman, Brooklawn Country Club                                                                                                                                                        Ameet Lamba                       Harold E. Rhame Jr.
                                        Fundholder since 1989


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                                                                           the path of giving                                                                                                                                       the path of giving

                               Contributors to the Future:                                                                                                                                  Funds of the Foundation
                                    Legacy Society                                                                                                    Donor, Family &




W
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Daffodil Fund                                 Mickey Lione Sr. Memorial Fund                 The Udell Family Fund*
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dalluge-May Family Fund                       Littlefield Fund                               Vacheron Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                      Corporate Advised                                  Barbara Benton Davis Fund                     Tom Liu Memorial Fund                          Venman & Co. LLC Fund
                                                                                                                                                      Funds                                              Delany Family Fund                            Lockhart Jennings Family Fund                  Clarence C. Walker Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bern Dibner Gift Fund                         Longstreth-Pullman Family Fund                 Weintraub Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                      These funds make it easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Doherty Family Fund                           Laura Lustig Fund                              Fred & Joan Weisman Fund
                 hen you remember the                                                                                                                 to actively participate in
                                                                                                                                                      your charitable giving. You
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Donald J. Donahue Family Advisory Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Benjamin and Frances Doto Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mandel Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stephen F. and Ann S. Mandel Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wellborn Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wiehl Fund
                 Foundation in your will                                                                                                              recommend grants from                              George and Mary Dunbar Family Fund            Bonnie and Gene Markowski Family Fund          Joanne Woodward Fund
                                                                                                                                                      the fund to any qualifying                         Henry B. duPont III Advise and Consult Fund   Philip R. Marsilius Fund                       Marie and John Zimmermann Fund
or estate plan, you can continue making a                                                                                                             public charity in the U.S. You                     Fath Family Charitable Fund                   The Massad Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ferguson Fund                                 McCullough-Wilkinson Families Fund             Donor, Family & Corporate
difference in your own backyard for decades.                                                                                                          can give anonymously. You                          Betsy and Jesse Fink Fund                     Peter and Barbara McSpadden Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Advised Funds with Grant Focus
                                                                                                                                                      can access our community                           Flaherty Family Fund                          Mellis Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                      knowledge and philanthropic                        Douglas and Olivia Floren Fund                Christopher T. Miller Fund                     Auxiliary of Park City Hospital Endowment Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Theodore H. and Margaret S. Beard Excellence
When you let us know you have remembered the Foundation                                                                                               expertise for guidance about                       Forester Community Education Fund             Stephanie and David Mixter Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Teaching Award
through a bequest, or a gift of retirement assets, insurance policy                                                                                                                                      Irwin E. and Micheline Friedman Fund          Moran Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                      community issues and local                                                                                                                      Bluefish Foundation Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Joseph P. Ganim Foundation Fund               Gilbert C. & Rosemary F. Mott Fund
or other planned giving vehicle, we welcome you into our Legacy
Society. You’re informed about our activities and initiatives, and                      Leaving a Gift                                                nonprofits. You can name
                                                                                                                                                      fund advisors and successor
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Garavel Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gately Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Gregory and Sue Neumann Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nevas Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bordman-Beardsley Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BRAD Fund

receive invitations to Foundation events and community gatherings.                      to Your Community’s Future                                    advisors. We handle all of the                     Leonard Geller Memorial Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jacob E. and Judith A. Goldman Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Paul Newman Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Jessica Lee Brett Memorial Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bridgeport Public Housing Resident Support
   The Foundation gratefully acknowledges these individuals                                                                                           paperwork and reporting.                                                                         Melissa Nickel Memorial Fund                   Fund
                                                                                        Elizabeth Bissell Northcross had no living relatives                                                             Goloff-Spector Memorial Fund                  Charles F. & Anne Meckes Niemeth Foundation    Banyan Tree Fund of the Leo & Ida Davidoff
and families for their generosity, leadership and foresight in                          when she passed away in 1991, yet thousands in her                                                               Goodspeed Fund                                Fund                                           Family
benefiting the community for generations to come:                                       community look heavenward to say “Thank you.”
                                                                                                                                                      Advancement of Norwalk Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Colin and Eileen Green Fund                   Norgren/Mahon Family Fund                      Eye Care for the Underprivileged Fund
                                                                                                                                                      Anonymous (2)                                                                                    Edward Vernon and Grace M. Nunes Fund          Food Bank of Fairfield County, Inc. Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Joshua Greenberg Memorial Fund
                                                                                            Mrs. Northcross, a lifelong Norwalk resident,             Delbert L. Auray Sr. Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Jane Gade Halliwell Fund                      Ostuw/Leather Family Fund                      Milton H. and Isabelle V. Friedberg Fund
                                                                                                                                                      Back to You Fund                                                                                 Graham Overbrook Fund
Members                                     Charlton Lyman                              left a gift in her will to her community. Over the past                                                          Peter Hanson Fund                                                                            Heidmar Fund
                                            Ida Davidoff                                                                                              Anthony Ball Memorial Fund                                                                       Norman K. Parsells Rotary Memorial Fund        Lester Johnson Memorial Fund
Millette Alexander                                                                      19 years, the Elizabeth Bissell Northcross Fund has           Lucy and David Ball Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mike and Sally Harris Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Perrin Family Fund
                                            Barbara Benton Davis                                                                                                                                         Percy, Edna, and Edward E. Harrison Fund                                                     Brenda H. Kaplan Music Fund
Anonymous (2)
                                            Frances Marian Deas
                                                                                        awarded close to $500,000 in grants to benefit those          Bannow-Noren Fund                                                                                Pollak Family Fund                             Kimball Cancer Cure Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thomas C. and Mary Ann Hays Fund
James R. & Kaye E. Barker
                                            Sally Dickson                               living in Norwalk and Westport.                               James R. and Kaye E. Barker Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Winlow and Marian Heard Family Fund           Frank J. Riccio MD Fund                        Mathew Kosbob Memorial Fund
Margaret S. Crotty                                                                                                                                    Barksdale Family Fund                                                                            Betsy and Jack Rich Legacy Fund
                                            Joan T. Diedolf                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ruth I. Krauss Fund Early Childhood
Susan Titus Glascoff                                                                        Thanks to her gift, Norwalk and Westport                  John P. and Nancy J. Bassett Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Heidenreich Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Development
                                            Anna K. Dziuba                                                                                                                                               Hellogood Fund                                Ridgefield Community Foundation Fund
Myrna Gould-Harrison & Edward E. Harrison
                                            Robert B. Factor
                                                                                        children attend after-school programs that make the           Louise Baum, Eastern Bag & Paper Co., Inc.                                                       David E. & Leah D. Robinson Fund               Ladysmith Fund for Women’s Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Hopf Family Fund
Lori Hashizume
                                            Mary Elizabeth Farman                       hours between school and home safe, instructive, and          Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pat and Shirley Howe Fund                     Rockledge Fund                                 The Steve Maxwell Fund for Teaching ESL*
William R. & Audrey Knobloch                                                                                                                          Beard Family Fund
                                            Jane Gade Halliwell                         enriching. Low-income elderly residents continue                                                                 Louis Joseloff Fund                           Gil & Anne Rose Family Fund                    Millstone Farm Charitable Fund
John Marshall Lee, CLU, RHU                                                                                                                           Jane M. & Edwin A. Bescherer Fund                                                                                                               Olga Fund
                                            Eduvina Hennigar                            to live independently with help from visiting nurses,                                                            Peter H. and Joan M. Kaskell Fund             Anthony J. and Martha F. Ruscito Fund
Barbara Littlefield                                                                                                                                   Judith L. Biggs Fund                                                                                                                            Fund for Pete’s Sake
                                            Dorothy Herrmann                                                                                                                                                                                           Dorothy and Frank L. Savage Family Fund
Jeremy Main                                                                             delivered meals, and reduced-cost yard maintenance.           James P. and Elinor Upton Biggs Fund               Henry L. and Joan L. Katz Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lil and Julie Rosenberg Foundation Inc. Fund
                                            Mary Elizabeth Hill                                                                                                                                          Keeper of the Hearth Fund                     Harold L. Schine Fund
Ann S. Mandel
                                            Mia Holthausen
                                                                                        In addition, Mrs. Northcross’s gift has helped                Bisset Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rosamond Stephenson Shannon Fund               Stephen J. and Madelyn M. Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                                         John A. Klein Leadership Fund                                                                Environmental Fund
Thomas R. McCullough
                                            Patricia Main                               Norwalk and Westport nonprofits promote the arts,             Bluenose Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Knobloch Fund                                 Richard and Vivienne Silver Charitable Fund
Linda M. Molnar                                                                                                                                       Richard P. & Barbara A. Bodine Fund                                                                                                             Jonathan M. Todd Accounting and Finance
                                            Elizabeth Matthews                          protect the environment, educate children, provide                                                               Julie Kovar Fund                              Skaarup Trust Fund                             Higher Learning Fund
Katharine Mountcastle                                                                                                                                 Bosworth Fund
                                            Stella Margaret McHenry                     medical care, and help those in crisis.                                                                          Indiana B. Langston Fund                      Samuel and Esther Rachel Sobel Fund            The Truglia Thumbelina Fund
Roy G. Neumann                                                                                                                                        Daniel Brennan Sr. Fund
                                            Helen Muller                                                                                                                                                 Anne S. Leonhardt Fund                        Theodore and Mariadina Steiber Memorial Fund   Hilda Tooher-Corcoran Charitable Fund
Albert G. Nickel
                                            Elizabeth Bissell Northcross                    Thousands have benefitted, as will tens of thousands      James and Margot Butler Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Barbara A. Leonhardt Fund                     Sternheim-Gardner Family Fund                  Upton Family Child Care Fund
Janice Park                                                                                                                                           Octavio & Marianela Choy Fund
                                            Edward Vernon Nunes                         more for years to come. Since the fund she established                                                           Melissa Anne Leonhardt Fund                   Stiassni Family Fund                           Florence and Bill Vermeulen Fund
Dr. Thomas Purcell                                                                                                                                    Thomas C. Clark Fund
Cheryl D. Reedy
                                            Nancy J. Pilgard                            at the Foundation is a permanently endowed fund, she          Clarkson Family Fund                               John A. Leslie Fund                           Suhler Family Fund                             Yankee Doodle Fund For Music
                                            James Powell-Tuck                                                                                                                                                                                          Sullivan Family Fund
June Rosenthal                                                                          will give back to her community forever.                      Mildred (Aunt Mimi) Cohn Fund                      Sol and Rebeka Lieberman Fund
                                            Jonathan Prince                                                                                                                                              Light Fund                                    Tauck Fund                                     *Fund established FY10
Richard A. Smith, Esq.                                                                                                                                Como & Nicholson Fund
                                            Philip W. & Frances Ramer                       Mrs. Northcross’s attorney, Edward Capasse,                                                                  Phillip E. and Donna M. Lint Fund             E.C.R. Teitell Fund
Betty & Samuel Z. Smith                                                                                                                               Hugh and Eleanor Curran Memorial Fund
Mary S. Waldron
                                            Jean Gregory Richmond                       introduced her to the Foundation. After studying our                                                                                                           Turtle Insurance Policy
                                            Leah & David E. Robinson                    work, she decided to establish an endowed fund with a
Joan & Fred Weisman
                                            William M. Saba
Muriel Wilson                                                                           bequest in her will.
                                            Dorothy M. Savage                                                                                                                                      “Having lived in Fairfield County for 25 years, I was looking for a way to provide perpetual support
                                            Ed See                                         “Elizabeth would definitely be pleased with her                                                         for the region’s important causes. My attorney suggested a bequest to the Foundation. I was impressed
Remembered                                  Harriet S. Sherman                          decision,” Ed said. “I can imagine her telling me, ‘Ed,                                                    with the Foundation’s community knowledge and financial management. I know my gift will be used
Donald C. Baldwin                           Edmund C. Spencer
                                                                                        thank you. This was the best decision I could have                                                         effectively to continue making a difference long after I am gone.”
Elizabeth Wingfield Barnett                 Ruth Sternbach
Nancy J. Bassett                            Edward Warren                               made.’ She was a lovely lady.”
                                                                                        To explore how you can leave a gift to your community,                                                     —Linda M. Molnar, Darien
                                                                                        please talk with your estate planning attorney, and call us                                                 Legacy Society Member
                                                                                        at 203.750.3200.
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Funds of the Foundation (continued)                                                                                                                                                                                                          “When it comes to teaching your children and grandchildren the importance of giving back to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             community, the Foundation is the perfect partner. By establishing a fund at the Foundation, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             giving them control to decide where the charitable contributions will be made, you can instill values
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and a charitable nature that will last a lifetime.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             —Peter Malkin, Greenwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fundholder and Advisory Council Member
Field of Interest Funds                           Environment                                     of Fairfield County vibrant                   Designated Funds
                                                  Fairfield County Fund for the Environment       and sustainable, and where
Your contribution to a Field                                                                                                                    A Designated fund is
                                                                                                  all enjoy opportunities to
of Interest fund is pooled with                   Health & Human Services                         participate and thrive.
                                                                                                                                                ideal when you want to                                 Jerusalem Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   oversight by the Foundation’s                 Scholarship Funds                              Victor M. Ferrante Sr. Memorial Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                F.H.S. Class of ’41 Fund
gifts from other like-minded                                                                                                                    support a specific nonprofit                           Jewish Community Center                     Investment Committee and
                                                  Fairfield County Fund for Health and Wellness                                                                                                                                                                                                  These funds support the                        The Marion and Joseph Fullin
contributors to collectively                                                                                                                    organization in perpetuity.                            Jewish Federation of Greater Bridgeport     Board of Directors. The                                                                      Scholarship Fund*
                                                  Interfaith Council Fund for Respite Care        Carl B. & Marian C. Adolphson Memorial Fund                                                                                                                                                    educational advancement of
support your favorite Fairfield                   Peter & Rose Levinsky Memorial Fund             Earle G. & Betty M. Anderson Fund             You may name one or more                               Juvenile Diabetes Foundation                organizations’ donors are                                                                    St. Gabriel School Scholarship/Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kennedy Center, Inc.                                                                      students based on criteria of                  Aid Fund
County cause or issue. You                        Arthur and Gladys Lunin Fund                    John M. Berkowitz Fund                        organizations to receive                                                                           assured that assets are held                                                                 Thomas J. Gardella Memorial Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kids in Crisis                                                                            your choice. Scholarships
can give to any existing Field                    Stella Margaret McHenry Fund                    David H. & Theresa L. Bresky Fund             annual grants from your fund.                                                                      separately from its operating                                                                Phyllis S. Garrison Scholarship Fund
                                                  Interfaith Council-Virginia Schroeder Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Arthur and Gladys Lunin Youth Funds to benefit:                                                 often memorialize a loved one
of Interest fund or establish                                                                     William & Margaret Buckens Fund               If any of your designated                              Congregation B’Nai Israel                   fund. The Foundation                                                                         GBAF Scholarship Fund
                                                  Sight Handicapped Fund                          Philip H. & Cecelia K. Burdett Fund                                                                                                                                                            or honor a special person.
a new fund. The Foundation                                                                                                                      organizations dissolve or                              Jewish Community Center                     handles all administrative                                                                   June Goodman Scholarship Fund
                                                  Louis and Ruth Sternbach Fund For People        R. Ward Chapman Fund                                                                                                                                                                           Maurice W. Anderson Memorial                   Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
makes grants in perpetuity                        with Disabilities                               Arthur Clifford Fund                          change its purpose, the                          Stephen Lyman/Greenwich Workshop                  responsibilities, including                   Scholarship Fund                               Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wilderness Fund
to nonprofits that serve your                     Barbara J. Stockman Memorial Fund               Albert L. Coles Memorial Fund                 Foundation ensures your                          Marjorie and Mabel Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   regulatory reporting. This                    Charlotte Aquino Nursing Scholarship Fund      Peter Hanson Memorial Award for Humanity
                                                  Timothy Fund
field of interest.                                                                                Leete P. and Marjorie S. Doty Fund            original charitable objectives                   Rocio Garces Martinez Fund                        ensures compliance and frees                  Aspblom-Graham Nursing Scholarship Fund        Peter Hanson Social Justice Scholarship Fund
                                                  Ginny Yurch Memorial Fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     William L. Hawkins Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                  Robert B. Factor Fund                         are continued.                                   Robert and Sophia Mitchell Memorial Fund          the organization to pursue its                Ernest J. Badillo Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                  Nancy Flint Fund                                                                                                                                                                               Elizabeth Bigelow Ballard Fund                 Edward C. Hawley Scholarship Fund
Arts & Culture                                    Strengthening Nonprofits                                                                      3030 Park Grants-in-Aid Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                 William H. Moffitt IV Cultural Arts Fund          charitable mission.
                                                                                                  Jeanne C. Gerber Memorial Fund                                                                 Edward J. Morgan Fund                                                                           Barquin-Bullard-Thompson ABCD                  Health Related Studies Scholarship
                                                                                                  Murray R. Glass Fund                          R & E Aiello Fund                                                                                  Alpha Community Service YMCA Fund             Scholarship Fund                               Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport
Marian Anderson Award Fund                        Fairfield County Center for Nonprofit                                                                                                          June & Rachel Muhs Fund
                                                  Excellence Fund                                                                               Ann’s Fund                                                                                         Anonymous*                                    Nancy E. Barrelle Memorial Scholarship Fund    Scholarship Fund I
Arts for Youth Fund                                                                               Grabau Family Fund                                                                             Leo Nevas Memorial Fund established by the
                                                  Financial Management Assistance Fund                                                          Aaron S. Avery Fund                              Newman’s Own Foundation*                          Barnum Festival Fund                          Arthur C. Bass Memorial Fund/Les Treize IV     Housing Authority of the City of Bridgeport
Bridgeport Arts, Entertainment and                                                                John E. and Clare M. Hampford Fund                                                                                                                                                                                                            Scholarship Fund II
Recreation Fund                                                                                   Edward E. Harrison Endowment Fund             Baldwin Fund                                     Norwalk Senior Center Community Lunch Fund        Bridgeport Rotary Community Service           Nancy J. Bassett Oncology Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                Edward F. Bodine Fund                                                                              Endowment Fund                                                                               I Have a Dream of Norwalk, Inc.
Bridgeport Energy South End Fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 John P. Bassett Scholarship Fund
                                                  Community-Specific                              Edward and Myrna Harrison Fund                                                                 Norman King & Laura Eales Parsells Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Greater Bridgeport Symphony Endowment Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Scholarship Fund
Charles Ettl Fund                                                                                 J. Walker Hill Fund                           Bridgeport Learn Not To Burn                     Phillips/Lansdale Fund                                                                          Florence Batchelder Scholarship Fund of        Olga and Dimitri Jankowich Fund
Sarah Wheeler Frassinelli Arts Fund               Bridgeport Rotary Club Memorial                                                               Bridgeport Public Education Endowment Fund                                                         Camp Hi Rock Endowment Fund                   Class of CHS ’31
                                                                                                  Zalmon S. & Ethel P. Hirsch Memorial Fund                                                      Elizabeth M. Pfriem Fund                                                                                                                       Eugene and Betty Jones Engineering
                                                  Five Town Endowment Fund (Norwalk area)                                                       Bridgeport Rotary Club Endowment Fund                                                              The Jane Norgren CLC Fund for Children        Edward R. Bernstein Memorial                   Scholarship for Minorities
                                                                                                  Michael and Ida Hoffman Family Fund                                                            Dr. Charles E. Reed Fund                                                                        Scholarship Fund
                                                  Greater Bridgeport Community Impact Fund                                                                                                                                                         Conn. Audubon Society Memorial Fund
Children, Youth & Families                                                                        Emil & Mali Kriegler Memorial Fund            William and Philip Carlson Fund                  Amy Louise Rich Memorial Fund                                                                   Bethany Congregational Church Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kindergarten to College Collaboration
                                                  Greater Danbury Endowment Fund                                                                Fund for the Center for Global Studies                                                             Dr. Robert B. Cooper Fund                                                                    Scholarship Fund
Bridgeport Energy Campership Fund                                                                 A. George Lindquist Fund                                                                       Kay and Ed See Fund                                                                             Richard P. Bodine Sr. Scholarship
                                                  Greenwich Endowment Fund                                                                      Charlton Trust Fund                                                                                Council of Churches Community Endowment                                                      Edward R. Kasparek Memorial Fund
Anna K. Dziuba and Eleanor K. Borcz Fund                                                          M. & F. Foundation Advise Fund                                                                 Jeff Shoup Memorial Fund                          Fund                                          Walter Breslav Jr. Scholarship Fund
                                                  Miriam and Elizabeth Kriegler Memorial Fund                                                   Fund for Conn.’s 9/11 Living Memorial at                                                                                                                                                        Agnes W. and Ernest W. Kaulbach Fund
for Children                                      (Greater Bridgeport)                            Maddever-Harrison Fund                                                                         Theodore B. Smart Fund                            The Domus Fund                                Brooklawn Country Club Caddie
                                                                                                                                                Sherwood Island                                                                                                                                                                                 Julia Keefe Scholarship Fund
Fairfield County Fund for Women and Girls                                                         Ann Adams Mandeville Fund                                                                      Stratford Jaycees Community Fund                                                                Scholarship Fund
                                                  Mac Cart Fund (Stamford)                                                                      Sally Dickson Fund                                                                                 Pat Hart Scholarship Endowment Fund/MACH                                                     Jeff Keith Scholarship Fund
Fairfield County Woman-BF Goodrich                                                                Masonic Family Fund                                                                            Weston Lacrosse Club-Paul Scheufele               Endowment Fund                                Robert W. Brown Scholarship Fund
                                                  New Fairfield Community Fund                                                                  Richard O. Dietrich Fund                                                                                                                                                                        The Andrew E. Lange Memorial Science
Childcare Scholarship Fund                                                                        N.M.K.M. Fund #2                                                                               Endowment Fund                                    Wilda Morgan Hayes Fund                       Cecelia K. Burdett/V.N.S. of Conn., Inc.
                                                  Gota M. Norell Fund (Greater Bridgeport)                                                      ETRA Health Fund                                                                                                                                                                                Scholarship Fund*
Mia S. Holthausen Fund                                                                                                                                                                           Thomas Berry Willson Memorial Fund                                                              Scholarship Fund
                                                  Elizabeth Bissell Northcross Fund               Herbert and Margaret Renert Fund                                                                                                                 George T. Hewlett Fund                                                                       Mickey Lione Jr. Scholarship Fund
Edward Mck Holly Fund                                                                                                                           Gellatly Family Fund                             W.I.N-W.I.N Fund                                                                                Wilson R. Burns Scholarship Fund
                                                  (Norwalk-Westport)                              Willard H. Sahloff Fund                                                                                                                          Mercy Learning Center Fund                                                                   Mickey Lione Jr. Scholarship at Trinity Catholic
Jean Gregory Richmond Fund                                                                                                                      A Gift for Bridgeport Children                                                                                                                   May Camp & Webster Upson Walker
                                                  Raymond J. and Veronica O’Connor Fund           Norman Schaff Jr. Memorial Fund                                                                                                                  Norwalk Symphony Endowment Fund                                                              High School Fund
                                                                                                                                                Girl Scout Campership Endowment                                                                                                                  Scholarship Fund
Ridgefield Community Foundation Fund              (Stratford-Bridgeport)                                                                                                                         *Fund established FY10                            Person to Person Reserve Fund                                                                Irving Loeb Kornblut Award
                                                                                                  Schwerdtle Family Fund                                                                                                                                                                         Thomas E. Carroll Fund
for Youth                                         Julia C. Palmer Fund (Greater Bridgeport)                                                     Sam M. and Pauline Golden Fund                   **Includes contributions from funds established
                                                                                                  Frederick B. Silliman Memorial Fund                                                                                                              Person to Person Endowment Fund                                                              Dorothy Weitzner Kornblut Scholarship Fund
Ridgefield Youth Leadership Fund                                                                                                                Christian I. & Hilma A. Gravesen Memorial Fund   by Elizabeth Farman, Russell Frost III, Ralph                                                   Chiota Family Scholarship Fund
                                                  Ramer Fund (Norwalk)                                                                                                                                                                             Ridgefield Community Center Endowment Fund                                                   L’Ambiance Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                  William S. Simpson Fund                                                                        Sheffer, and Ruth and Albert Sims and gifts                                                     Christopher Chute Memorial Sportsman’s
Treasure Chest Fund                               Remington Products Inc. Fund                                                                  Greenwich Board of Education Fund
                                                                                                  Ralph & Marian Washburn Sprague Fund                                                           from the Perrin Foundation, Edgar See and         School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport-   Award Fund                                     LA DANZA Scholarship Fund
Westport Sunrise Rotary Young Voices Fund         (Greater Bridgeport)                                                                          Anastasia P. and Peter S. Hardy Fund             Constance Scanley                                 Alan E. Gustafson Memorial Fund
                                                                                                  Anne W. Stokes Fund                                                                                                                                                                            Raymond E. Clafin Memorial Scholarship Fund    Leonhardt Scholars Program Fund
                                                  Southbury Community Trust Fund                                                                Percy C.K. & Edna Morgan Harrison Fund                                                             United Way Endowment Fund
                                                                                                  Bernard H. Trager Memorial Fund                                                                                                                                                                Megan Cobbledick & Jason Kern Fund             Les Treize Scholarship Fund I
Community Development,                            Stamford Endowment Fund                                                                       Hawley Memorial Trumbull Library Fund                                                              United Way of Coastal Fairfield County        The Paul Corwel Fund                           Les Treize Scholarship Fund II
Urban Affairs
                                                  Trumbull Community Trust Fund                   Bradford Newman Warner Fund
                                                                                                  Zarrilli Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                Charles M. Herbert Barnum Festival               Organization                                      Endowment Ettlinger Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Edward J. Crotty Scholarship Fund              Les Treize Scholarship Fund III
Alvord Award Fund                                 Discretionary Funds
                                                                                                                                                Seymour I. Hollander Fund
                                                                                                                                                Invest in Fairfield County Fund**
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Endowment Funds                                   VNA Corporations, Inc.-VNS of Conn. Hospice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Free Support Fund                             Leona Bedient Crouchley and Charles D.         Bruce G. Lockhart Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Crouchley Jr. Scholarship Fund                 Arthur Lunin Learn A Trade Fund
Bridgeport Community Response Fund                                                                For Countywide Grantmaking                    Sanford D. Katz Fund                             A nonprofit can establish an                      YMCA Endowment Funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mario D’Addario Scholarship Fund
Arthur and Gladys Lunin Humanitarian              A contribution or planned                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Maccalla Family Trust Les Treize Fund
Award Fund                                                                                        Elizabeth Wingfield Barnett Fund              Robert G. & Jean D. Lee Fund                     Organization Endowment                                                                          Charles A. and Eleanor Naylor Dana             Bertram and Sally MacMannis Scholarship Fund
                                                  gift to one of these collective                                                               Byron S. Lindley Memorial Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   *Fund established FY10                        Scholarship Fund
Janice Park Social Justice Fund                                                                   Carr-Earle Fund                                                                                fund to create a stable                                                                                                                        Margret McDonald and Lucy Blood Memorial
                                                  funds helps you achieve                         Fairfield County Community Foundation Board   Lord Fund                                                                                                                                        DeBlasio/Christopher Scholarship Fund          Scholarship Fund
Stamcag Fund
                                                                                                  Designated Grant Fund                                                                          financial future. When an                                                                       Richard DiSalvo Scholarship Fund
Herbert B. West Award Fund                        tremendous philanthropic                                                                      Arthur and Gladys Lunin Funds to benefit:                                                                                                                                                       Ralph McIntosh Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                  Fairfield County Endowment Fund                     Ahlbin Center                              organization establishes a                                                                      Pastor Shearon Dudley Memorial                 Frank J. McKee Scholarship Fund
                                                  impact. These funds allow                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                  Impact Fund                                         American Cancer Society                    fund it becomes part of the                                                                                                                    Meadow Ridge Scholarship Fund
Education                                         the Foundation to address                       Memory Fund                                                                                                                                                                                    Ulysses J. Dunne & Ulysses J. Dunne Jr.
                                                                                                                                                      American Health Assistance Foundation      Foundation’s investment                                                                         Scholarship Fund                               Amanda Martin Meloy Career Choices
Fairfield County Fund for Academic Excellence     the most pressing needs in                      Nancy J. Pilgard Fund                               American Joint Jewish Distribution                                                                                                                                                        Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                      Committee                                  pool, and benefits from                                                                         Edward A. Dworken Memorial Foundation, Inc.
Fairfield County Fund for New Americans           Fairfield County, even as                       Edmund C. Spencer Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dworken Family Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Charles J. Merritt Jr. & Virginia B. Merritt Fund
                                                                                                                                                      American ORT                               investment diversification                                                                                                                     Peg and Paul Mortell Scholarship Fund
Sandra Alpert Nathan Memorial Fund for            those needs change over time.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Frank G. and Edith B. Elliott
Children with Learning Disabilities                                                                                                                   Anti Defamation League of B’Nai Brith      and economies of scale.                                                                         Scholarship Fund                               Theodor Muller Scholarship Fund
Rabbi Harry Nelson Memorial Fund                  The Foundation depends                                                                              Arthritis Association                      The fund is stewarded                                                                           Nicholas & Anne Nagy Fabian Scholarship Fund   Jack and Roselyn Goloff Nowitz Musical
Norwalk Fund for Excellence in Public Education   on Discretionary funds to                                                                           Heritage Institution of Ellis Island                                                                                                                                                      Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                 for the long-term needs                                                                         Fairfield High School Scholarship Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Frederick W. Nowlan Fund
                                                  help make the communities                                                                           HIAS                                                                                                                                       Joseph R. Farkas Sr. Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of the organization with                                                                        Scholarship Fund                               Helen F. Nowlan Trust Fund



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Funds of the Foundation (continued)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the path of giving

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Competitive Grants


                                                                                                                                                                  G
Oristano Foundation Fund                         For scholarships available                     Greenwich Scholarship            Hundreds of students
Christine Palombi Scholarship Fund
                                                 to Greenwich students, the                     Association Board of Directors   throughout Fairfield County
P.C.H. Medical Staff Scholarship Fund
E. Cortright & Nancy Phillips Scholarship Fund
                                                 Foundation works with the                      Eryn Ament Bingle                apply for college scholarships
Julia Peyton Phillips Scholarship Fund           Greenwich Scholarship                          Janet Blasberg                   held at the Fairfield County
Edward Pickerstein Memorial Scholarship Fund     Association. Volunteers                        Anne Bourne                      Community Foundation.
Caesar Pina Fund
George E. Pipkin Jr. Scholarship
                                                 gather, review and process                     Judy Chapman
                                                                                                Allison Coleman
                                                                                                                                 Every application is reviewed,               rants from Discretionary and
                                                 applications, then award                                                        scored and discussed by
Helen Redding Scholarship Fund
                                                 scholarships to graduating
                                                                                                William Dylewsky
                                                                                                Terri Haidinger                  members of scholarship                       Field of Interest funds address
Marcy Sallick Scholarship Fund
Kay and Louis Samotus Scholarship                students in Greenwich.                         Marie Hertzig                    committees. The Foundation       the highest priority needs in Fairfield County.
Marion Sanford Scholarship Fund                  The GSA selects recipients                     Barbara Hindman                  appreciates the work of these
                                                                                                Catherine Holden
Richard K. Schmidt Aquarion Science
Scholarship Fund
                                                 for scholarships from the                                                       generous volunteers:
                                                                                                Allan Jay
Schofield-Blauvelt Scholarship Fund              following funds:                                                                                                 When you give to a Discretionary or Field of Interest fund at the
                                                                                                Rob Janelli                      Fairfield County
Sumner Simpson Scholarship Fund                  Jane C. Bausman Memorial Scholarship Fund      Diane Keleher                                                     Foundation, you provide the Foundation with the discretion to award
William E. Smith Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                 Community Foundation
                                                 Justin Scott Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund   Jennifer Lynch
Sonneborn Scholarship Fund                                                                                                       Scholarship Committee            grants where they are most needed, even as local needs change over time.
                                                 Susannah Chase Memorial Fund                   Ally Verdi Roach
Spanish Merchants Association                    Tod Clonan Scholarship Fund                    Ann Robb                         Carrie Allen                         The competitive grants process invites local nonprofits to apply
Scholarship Fund                                                                                                                 Elisabeth Breslav
                                                 Michael Jon Greenberg Memorial Fund            Winston Robinson                                                  for a portion of the Foundation’s discretionary grant funds. The
Ralph B.and Charlotte G. Sperry Fund
                                                 Dr. & Mrs. William Hennigar Scholarship Fund   Katherine Sanford                Ken Bruno
                                                                                                                                                                  magnanimity of individuals, families, private foundations and                                                                                                                $2 million in Grants
Stamford High School Class of 1951
Scholarship Fund                                 Hopetown Scholarship Fund                      Adrianne Singer                  Sandra Marie Bruno
                                                                                                                                 Stella Dennis                    companies allows us to fund essential programs, address critical                                                                                                          from Discretionary Funds
                                                 Charles W. Jensen III DMD Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                  needs, and improve the quality of life for all in Fairfield County. 34%
William E. Stratford Memorial Fund, Boys’ Club                                                  George Sorenson
                                                 Scholarship Fund                                                                Kimberly Ford                                                                                                                                                                                        ■   Economic Opportunity*                             $659,350              34%
& Girls’ Club of Bridgeport, Inc                                                                Geoffrey Thaw
                                                 Allan Kitchel Jr. Memorial Fund                                                 Brinda Pola                                                                                                                                                                                          ■   Education and Youth Development*                  $599,770              30%
Margaret F. Taylor Scholarship Fund                                                             John Vecchiolla
                                                 Lyman/Reynolds Fund                                                             William E. Stewart                   Please see page 24 for a complete list of Discretionary and Field of                                                                                            ■   Health and Human Services                         $350,190              18%
Karen Telickey Scholarship Fund                                                                 Dora Williams
J. Richard Tiano Memorial Scholarship Fund       Elizabeth Matthews Memorial Scholarship Fund   Linda Woods                      Nannette Tenn                    Interest funds at the Foundation. Contributions to any of these funds                                                                                               ■   Arts and Culture                                  $204,000              10%
                                                 Nancy J. Michaud Fund                                                           Louise Uchaczyk                  can be made through a gift of cash, securities, a retirement account,                                                                                               ■   Environment                                       $ 71,500               4%
James E. Tisdale Memorial Scholarship Fund                                                      Donna Zeale
                                                 Brett M. Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ■   Strengthening Nonprofits                          $ 76,840               4%
Jettie Tisdale Scholarship Fund                                                                                                                                   life insurance, or a bequest.
John T. and Violet Totilas Memorial              Martha Moxley Memorial Scholarship Fund                                         Meadow Ridge
Scholarship Fund                                 Wataru John Narita Memorial Fund                                                                                     The following grants were awarded to address needs in six                                                                                                       * Includes grants from Fund for Women and Girls
                                                                                                                                 Scholarship Committee
Ernest and Joan Trefz Scholarship Fund           Osgood Lichty Scholarship Fund                                                                                   priority program areas:
Helen Varaljai Memorial Scholarship Fund         Sunny Hill Children’s Center Fund                                               Sally Dimon
Leroy Vaughn Scholarship Fund                    Michelle Yee Memorial Scholarship Fund                                          Judith Hamer
                                                                                                                                 Hans Hopf
Lt. Robert W. Vogel, USN Memorial
Scholarship Fund
                                                 Matthew Yee Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                 Anne Jacques                     Arts & Culture
Magnus Wahlstrom Leadership Award Fund
                                                                                                                                                                  Arts organizations increase the vibrancy and sense of                                                                                       Connecticut Free Shakespeare,
WHHS Class of 1948 Award Fund                                                                                                    Les Treize                       community in our towns and cities. Children who receive                                                                                     Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $6,000
William Wolper School and/or Community
Service Award Fund                                                                                                               Scholarship Committee            instruction in the arts make strides in academic achievement                                                                                To support its theater internship program for Bridgeport youth
Emanuel Zimmer Scholarship Fund                                                                                                  Mildred Flowers                  and social development.
                                                                                                                                 Monica Lazaro
*Fund established FY10                                                                                                           Carolyn Rogers                       The Foundation’s goals for Arts & Culture grants include                                                                                Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County,
                                                                                                                                 Eunuce Sanderlin                 increasing opportunities for urban youth to participate in quality                                                                          Fairfield  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$16,000
                                                                                                                                 Deborah Tisdale                  arts education programs, cultivating new and diverse arts                                                                                   To provide general operating support to this arts council serving
                                                                                                                                 Sheila Watts
                                                                                                                                                                  audiences, and helping local arts organizations collaborate with                                                                            Coastal Fairfield County. An additional $10,000 was awarded
                                                                                                                                 Teresa Wilson
                                                                                                                                 Dorothy Woodson
                                                                                                                                                                  each other.                                                                                                                                 from a donor advised fund at the Foundation
                                                                                                                                 Roshelly Woodson                 Barnum Museum, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,500
                                                                                                                                                                  To enable the museum to purchase accounting and membership                                                                                  Discovery Museum, Bridgeport .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $25,000
                                                                                                                                                                  management software                                                                                                                         To provide general operating support
                                           “When we established the Mellis Family Fund at the Foundation, we looked forward to drawing on
                                           its community knowledge and expertise to make our philanthropy more informed and organized.                            Center for Contemporary Printmaking,                                                                                                        Fairfield Arts Council, Fairfield  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                           We wanted to focus on local nonprofits serving children’s and families’ educational needs, and                         Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To provide general operating support
                                           organizations providing mental health services. The staff recommends nonprofits aligned with our                       To support a printmaking studio for Norwalk high school
                                           goals, and suggests partnering opportunities with others who share our interests and focus. The                        students
                                           Foundation’s advice is always informative, constructive and helpful.”                                                                                                                                                                                              Fairfield Theater Company, Fairfield  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $35,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To provide general operating support
                                           —Ellen and Joel Mellis, Stamford                                                                                       City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                            Fundholders since 2002                                                                                                To support the City Lights Sweetport Project, a city-wide arts
                                                                                                                                                                  festival in Bridgeport

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Competitive Grants (continued)


Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich,                                                                                             Westport Arts Center, Westport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000                                  International Institute, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000                                   Education and Youth Development
Greenwich  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $8,000       To support its Art of Filmmaking Program, involving                                                                                      To provide emergency immigration assistance for Haitians living                                                                          The primary goals for these grants include reducing the
To support education programming with the Greenwich Public                                                                               Westport-Weston and Bridgeport teens                                                                                                     in Fairfield County affected by the February 2010 earthquake                                                                             achievement gap between low-income and upper-income
Schools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    children, improving the quality and affordability of after-school
                                                                                                                                         Economic Opportunity                                                                                                                     Literacy Volunteers of America, Danbury  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$14,000                                                 and youth development programs, and increasing the quality of
Housatonic Community College Foundation,                                                                                                 The Foundation’s goals for these grants include helping low-                                                                             To support its English as a Second Language program for adults                                                                           early childhood and school readiness programs.
Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $30,000        wage women achieve economic security, increasing affordable
To provide general operating support of the College’s Museum                                                                             housing for seniors and low and moderate-wage residents,                                                                                 Literacy Volunteers of America,                                                                                                          Action for Bridgeport Community Development,
of Art                                                                                                                                   helping immigrants learn English, providing job skills training,                                                                         Stamford/Greenwich  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000                      Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $30,000
                                                                                                                                         and reforming public transportation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To support Bridges To Success, a workforce development                                                                                   To support fundraising for its Total Learning early childhood
Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance,                                                                                                     Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust,                                                                                                           program for young adults ages 16-24                                                                                                      initiative
Danbury  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000   Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
To provide general operating support to this arts council serving                                                                        To support its Homeownership Counseling Program                                                                                          Local Initiatives Support Corporation,                                                                                                   Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$16,000
the Greater Danbury region                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hartford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $200,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To support its summer camp program
                                                                                                                                         Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust,                                                                                                           To provide a leadership grant for Year 5 of the Fairfield County
Kids Empowered By Your Support,                                                                                                          Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000   Collaborative Fund for Affordable Housing. The Collaborative
New Canaan  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$7,500                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bridgeport Parent Leadership Training Institute,
                                                                                                                                         To purchase an upgraded financial management system                                                                                      Fund provides operating support and technical assistance to                                                                                                                                                                                                         .$12,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
To support, with a challenge grant, its music education program                                                                                                                                                                                                                   nonprofit housing developers building and preserving affordable
in the Bridgeport Public Schools                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  housing in Fairfield County                                                                                                              To provide general operating support
                                                                                                                                         Family Centers, Inc ., Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $29,000
                                                                                                                                         To support its Reaching Independence Through Employment                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Bridgeport Public Schools, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000                                  Program, and leverage federal Temporary Assistance for Needy                                                                             Mercy Learning Center, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
To provide general operating support                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To support its English as a Second Language and Adult Basic                                                                              To support its Cultural Enrichment Grants Program
                                                                                                                                         Families Emergency Contingency Fund grant dollars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Education programs
Shakespeare On The Sound,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bridgeport YMCA, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA,
                                                                                                                                         Groundwork Bridgeport, Bridgeport/Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $17,500
Norwalk/Greenwich  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000                                                                                                                                                             Norwalk Community College Foundation,                                                                                                    Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $11,350
                                                                                                                                         To support its Our Folks Program, subsidized landscaping
To provide general operating support for the Summer 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,500   To support its summer camp program
                                                                                                                                         services for low-income Norwalk senior citizen homeowners
season                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To hire a consultant to work with the Bridgeport SNAP
                                                                                                                                         Housatonic Community College Foundation,                                                                                                 Collaborative, an effort to generate federal workforce
                                                                                                                                         Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,500      development funding
                                                                                                                                         To hire a consultant to work with the Bridgeport SNAP
                                                                                                                                         Collaborative, an effort to generate federal workforce                                                                                   Norwalk Senior Center, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$6,100
                                                                                                                                         development funding                                                                                                                      To support its Senior Housing Assistance Fund

                                                                                                                                         Housatonic Community College Foundation,                                                                                                 One Region Funders Collaborative at the
                                                                                                                                         Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000      New York Community Trust  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $23,000
                                                                                                                                         To support its You Can Do It Program, serving male first-year                                                                            To support the One Region Funders Collaborative and its
                                                                                                                                         students                                                                                                                                 focus on transportation reform in the tri-state region. An
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  additional $2,000 was awarded from a donor advised fund at the
                                                                                                                                         Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, Danbury  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,500                                                 Foundation
                                                                                                                                         To purchase accounting software
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stamford Partnership, Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,500
                                                                                                                                         The House of the Immigrant, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000                                               To support the Reinventing Stamford civic engagement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pop quiz! Take 16, multiply by 2, and add 13. Shout out the answer – in Chinese.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  initiative                                                                                                                               That’s what Ron Rapice’s 4th grade students at Columbus School in Bridgeport learn
                                                                                                                                         To support English as a Second Language and citizenship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to do.
                                                                                                                                         classes
Students from Briggs High School in Norwalk explore their artistic abilities at                                                                                                                                                                                                   Women’s Business Development Center,                                                                                                     When students are excited about learning, there’s no limit to what they can accomplish.
workshops held by the Center for Contemporary Printmaking. Covering a range                                                                                                                                                                                                       Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000     Mr. Rapice is a 2010 winner of the Foundation’s Theodore and Margaret Beard
of printmaking techniques, the program opens the students’ minds to the endless                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Excellence in Teaching Award. He infects his classroom and school with enthusiasm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To provide general operating support
possibilities of creative expression, as well as college programs and careers in the arts.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and innovation.


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Competitive Grants (continued)


Burroughs Community Center, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$7,500                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut,
To support the Summer Travel Program for middle school                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Danbury  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
youth, in partnership with the Tauck Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To support the Escape To The Arts and Greenknoll Branch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             summer camps
Cardinal Shehan Center, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
To support its summer camp program                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           School Volunteer Association, Bridgeport .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $8,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support the Reading Enrichment Program in the Bridgeport
Community Centers, Inc ., Greenwich  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Public Schools
To support its summer camp program for Greenwich youth
living in public housing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stamford Achieves, Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $25,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support its summer tutoring program, serving children at
Connecticut After School Network, Branford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $400                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       three community centers
To enable five local after-school organizations to attend
a statewide conference on summer learning strategies for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Stamford Achieves, Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $4,500
low-income youth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To purchase accounting software

Connecticut Center for School Change,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stamford Public Education Foundation,
Hartford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $26,250   The Yerwood Center in Stamford combines fi eld trips, recreational time,                                                                                                                                                                                             Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$22,125
                                                                                                                                        educational activities and lessons to make summer learning fun.
To fund the Alumni Support Program of FCCF’s Urban                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To provide general operating support to this public education
School Leaders Fellowship, providing continued professional                                                                             The daily read-aloud session is one its most successful programs. Volunteers from                                                                                                                                                                                    foundation serving Stamford
                                                                                                                                        the community spend an hour with children to improve their reading and public
development for education leaders from Bridgeport, Danbury,                                                                             speaking skills.
Norwalk and Stamford                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sterling House, Stratford .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$7,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support its summer camp program
Connecticut Community Boating, c/o Cardinal Shehan Center,                                                                              Greater Bridgeport Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention,
Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000     Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sterling House, Stratford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000
To support its summer sailing program for Bridgeport youth                                                                              To support the presentation of the Three Doctors at the GBAPP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support financial management
                                                                                                                                        Fall 2010 event
Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, Fairfield  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  .
Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000       Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA, Central Connecticut Coast YMCA,                                                                                   Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County (formerly MACH) harnesses the creative
                                                                                                                                        Trumbull  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000   potential of Bridgeport area youth and directs it towards positive expressions in music,                                   To support its after-school program at McKinley School in
To support its Project Learn after-school and summer program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  dance, sculpture and more.                                                                                                 Fairfield
for Bridgeport children living in public housing                                                                                        To support its summer camp program serving Trumbull and
                                                                                                                                        Monroe youth                                                                                                                              Students improve their artistic skills and bring their performances into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  community, enhancing their self-confidence and broadening their horizons.                                                  Wilton Youth Council, Wilton  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$7,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      .
Danbury Youth Services, Danbury  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000
                                                                                                                                        McGivney Community Center, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000                                                                                                                                                                              To support a youth leadership program on substance abuse
To support efficiencies in operating budget development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             prevention
                                                                                                                                        To support its after-school program                                                                                                       Norwalk Housing Foundation, Norwalk .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
Danbury Youth Services, Danbury  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $3,500                                                                                                                                                                                To support a summer literacy and arts program for Norwalk                                                                  Yerwood Center, Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
To support transportation expenses of its after-school program                                                                          Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County,                                                                                                 youth living in public housing
                                                                                                                                        Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,500                                                                                                                                  To support its summer camp program
for youth living in public housing
                                                                                                                                        To support bookkeeping services                                                                                                           Original Works, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             YWCA of Greenwich, Greenwich  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000
Family & Children’s Agency, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000                                                                                                                                                                                       To support its East End Youth Art Works Program, a theater
                                                                                                                                        Norwalk Education Foundation, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$22,125                                                                                                                                                                            To support its summer camp scholarship program
To support its after-school program serving middle school                                                                                                                                                                                                                         arts program for East End youth
students from Norwalk                                                                                                                   To provide general operating support to this public education
                                                                                                                                        foundation serving Norwalk                                                                                                                Ralphola Taylor Community Center, Central Connecticut Coast
George Washington Carver Center, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $25,000                                                                                                                                                                                                 YMCA, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $25,000
To support its Youth Development Program serving middle and                                                                             Norwalk Education Foundation, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,770                                                  To support its Night Recreation Program for teens. An
high school students                                                                                                                    To support Classroom Innovation grants for Norwalk Public                                                                                 additional $10,000 was awarded from a donor advised fund
                                                                                                                                        School teachers                                                                                                                           at the Foundation

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                                                                                                                                       Health & Human Services                                                                                                                   Family & Children’s Agency, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $23,000
                                                                                                                                       The Foundation’s goals for these grants include supporting                                                                                To support its intensive family preservation program and to
                                                                                                                                       medical, dental and mental health care for uninsured and                                                                                  leverage federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
                                                                                                                                       underinsured adults and families, and improving the quality of                                                                            Emergency Contingency Fund grant dollars
                                                                                                                                       life for residents with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                       American Red Cross, Bridgeport .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000                                    Family Centers, Inc ., Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
                                                                                                                                       To support emergency assistance to Bridgeport residents affected                                                                          To support its Young Parents Program
                                                                                                                                       by the June 2010 tornado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Helen Keller International, Bridgeport .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                                                                                                                       ARI, Inc ., Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000               To support free vision screenings for Bridgeport Public School
                                                                                                                                       To support respite care for client families                                                                                               students. An additional $10,000 was awarded from a donor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 advised fund at the Foundation
                                                                                                                                       Association of Religious Communities, Danbury .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$7,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield,
                                                                                                                                       To support the Emergency Aid Network serving low-income                                                                                   Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
Elementary and middle school girls jump into hands-on exploration of science in                                                        adults and families                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Students from Warren Harding High School in Bridgeport have few opportunities
SoundWaters’ Science Stars program. Professional women scientists lead the girls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To support the Robert Appleby School Based Health Centers                                                                                   to experience nature and the environment outside of Bridgeport. Groundwork
in learning scientific field and research skills, hands-on application of the scientific                                                                                                                                                                                         in Norwalk. An additional $10,000 was awarded from a donor                                                                                  Bridgeport’s Green Team program provides paid summer internships where
                                                                                                                                       Boys and Girls Village, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
method and teamwork. The program gives young girls the self confidence and                                                                                                                                                                                                       advised fund at the Foundation                                                                                                              participants learn landscaping skills, and are prepared for the transition from school to
experience to pursue careers in science.                                                                                               To support psychiatric services for Greater Bridgeport children                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the workplace.
                                                                                                                                       and youth                                                                                                                                 Interlude, Danbury .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To provide general operating support
Environment                                                                                                                            Center for Youth Leadership, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $6,000                                                                                                                                                                                        Neighbor To Neighbor, Greenwich .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $3,640
One of the joys of living in Fairfield County is its beauty, yet the                                                                   To support its Connecticut Talks Program, a dating violence                                                                                                                                                                                                                           To purchase accounting software and staff training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Interlude, Danbury .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $4,000
region’s 900,000 residents disturb ecosystems and encroach on                                                                          prevention partnership with Norwalk pediatricians serving teens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To support professional accounting services
open space. The Foundation awards grants to improve the health                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Norwalk Hospital Foundation, Norwalk .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
of Long Island Sound and its watershed, increase green space in                                                                        Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               To support its dental clinic
urban settings, and promote smart growth initiatives.                                                                                  Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000   Jewish Family Services of Greenwich,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Greenwich  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                                                                                                                       To support replicating Bridgeport’s Child FIRST model in                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Southwestern Area Health Education Center, Trumbull  .  .  . $20,000
                                                                                                                                       Norwalk, which serves high-need families with young children                                                                              To support its Supermarketing for Seniors Program, serving
Clean Air-Cool Planet, New Canaan  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $30,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To support the Give Kids A Smile dental services outreach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 low-income, homebound Greenwich residents
To support a climate change initiative targeting Fairfield County                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            program for low-income Norwalk children
communities                                                                                                                            Connecticut Food Bank, Fairfield  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$7,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Jewish Home for the Elderly, Fairfield .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
                                                                                                                                       To provide general operating support for its central warehouse                                                                                                                                                                                                                        St . Luke’s LifeWorks, Stamford .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
                                                                                                                                       in Fairfield. An additional $2,500 was awarded from a donor                                                                               To support its Center for Elder Abuse Prevention
Mill River Collaborative, Stamford .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $17,500                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     To support executive transition, executive search services, and
To support its fundraising program for the campaign to build                                                                           advised fund at the Foundation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        board member training
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kennedy Center, Trumbull  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
a new park for Stamford. An additional $22,500 was awarded
from two donor advised funds at the Foundation                                                                                         Courage To Speak Foundation, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000                                               To provide general operating support for its day programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Stamford Senior Center, Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$4,750
                                                                                                                                       To support its accounting and bookkeeping functions                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To support the annual financial audit
Seaside Village Historic Preservation, c/o Community Capital Fund,                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kennedy Center, Trumbull  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $24,000   Domestic Violence Crisis Center,                                                                                                          To support its day program for clients with Alzheimer’s disease
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             STAR, Inc ., Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
To support a Yale Urban Design workshop on improving                                                                                   Stamford/Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support respite care for STAR client families
stormwater management in historic Seaside Village                                                                                      To support its strategic planning process                                                                                                 Kids In Crisis, Greenwich .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To support its Safe Haven shelter for children and youth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut,
                                                                                                                                       Easton Senior Center, Easton  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000                                                                                                                                                                           Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
                                                                                                                                       To support evening and weekend recreation for seniors                                                                                     Lawyers for Children, Regional  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support its Medically Underserved Program providing home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To provide general operating support, as a challenge grant                                                                                  health and hospice care services for low-income Bridgeport
                                                                                                                                       ElderHouse, Norwalk .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,800                                                                                                                                                              residents
                                                                                                                                       To purchase financial reporting and accounting software

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Competitive Grants (continued)


Voluntary Services for the Blind of Fairfield County,                                                                                         Connecticut Council for Philanthropy,                                                                                                          Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Fund                                                                                          Regional Youth/Adult Substance Abuse Project (RYASAP),
Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$7,000     Hartford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $8,000     for Women and Girls                                                                                                                   Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
To support volunteer recruitment and retention                                                                                                To support a collaborative community foundation project on                                                                                     The goals of these grants are to help low and moderate-income                                                                         To support Finding Her Voice, a program that helps Greater
                                                                                                                                              advocacy and public policy                                                                                                                     women supporting dependents achieve economic security.                                                                                Bridgeport teen girls learn how to initiate positive change at
Strengthening Local Nonprofits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Grants also help girls acquire skills and confidence to create                                                                        home and school
Goals of these grants include increasing the efficiency and                                                                                   Connecticut News Project, Hartford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,000                                           positive change in their lives and become leaders. In addition,
sustainability of nonprofits.                                                                                                                 To provide general operating support to this new website                                                                                       the Fund for Women and Girls supports advocacy for wage                                                                               Regional Youth/Adult Substance Abuse Project (RYASAP),
                                                                                                                                              covering state policy and government affairs, www.ctmirror.org                                                                                 equality and policy representation.                                                                                                   Bridgeport/Regional  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   To support Year 3 of Raising The Bar, a professional network of
Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 nonprofit leaders staffing 20 Fairfield County girls programs
                                                                                                                                              Council on Foundations, Washington, D .C .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $8,040                                                    Center for Women and Families of Eastern Fairfield County,
To support the Anthony Ball Nonprofit Resource Center
                                                                                                                                              To support the Council’s mission of building philanthropy                                                                                      Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
Library at the downtown branch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Urban League of Southern Connecticut,
                                                                                                                                              in the U.S.                                                                                                                                    To support its Girl Talk Program, a counseling support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Stamford/Regional  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $750
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             group for primary and secondary survivors of domestic
Community Foundations Leading Change,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To support the Women’s Empowerment Conference in
                                                                                                                                              Funders Network for Smart Growth,                                                                                                              or sexual violence
Kansas City  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,000                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             October 2009
                                                                                                                                              Coral Gables, FL .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,000
To support its mission of helping community foundations
                                                                                                                                              To support its mission of promoting smart growth                                                                                               Domus Foundation, Stamford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$9,700
advance the practice of community leadership to build                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              YWCA of Greenwich, Greenwich  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000
thriving communities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         To support Girls Circle developmental and positive role
                                                                                                                                              Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees,                                                                                            modeling workshops for high-risk girls attending Domus’s                                                                              To support Y-Net, a dating violence prevention and leadership
                                                                                                                                              Portland, OR  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$1,000           charter schools and community-based programs                                                                                          development program led by Greenwich High School students.
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The program includes grantmaking, public awareness activities,
Hartford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $17,000   To support its mission of helping foundations address the needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Family & Children’s Agency, Norwalk  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000                                        volunteerism, and social change campaigns.
To provide, in partnership with FCCF’s Center for Nonprofit                                                                                   of diverse immigrant and refugee populations in the U.S.
Excellence, professional development workshops in Bridgeport                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 To support Project Girls Challenge, a program where girls ages
and Norwalk for nonprofit executive directors, senior staff and                                                                               Greater New England Minority Development Council,                                                                                              11-14 learn life skills and build confidence through community
board members                                                                                                                                 Hamden  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $500   service, field trips and wilderness challenges
                                                                                                                                              To support its mission to foster the success of minority-owned
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy,                                                                                                         businesses in Connecticut                                                                                                                      Foundation for Connecticut’s Women,
Hartford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $6,300                                                                                                                                                   Hartford/Statewide  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$15,000
To support the Council’s mission of building philanthropy                                                                                     Partnership for Strong Communities, Hartford  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $ 5,000                                                          To provide, as a challenge grant, general operating support
in Connecticut                                                                                                                                To support the Leadership Development Roundtable, providing                                                                                    for the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, in
                                                                                                                                              leadership training to aspiring nonprofit executive directors in                                                                               partnership with the Community Fund for Women and Girls of
                                                                                                                                              Fairfield County                                                                                                                               the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven


                                                                                                                                              Public Allies, Bridgeport  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $20,000                             Girls Inc ., Regional  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                                                                                                                              To provide general operating support                                                                                                           To support its Growing Together Program, a mother-daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             initiative fostering intergenerational communications and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             relationships
                                                                                                                                              University of Connecticut, Storrs  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $3,000
                                                                                                                                              To support the attendance of five local nonprofit executive                                                                                    Girls Scouts of Connecticut, Regional  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .$10,000
                                                                                                                                              directors at a statewide leadership retreat held in August 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support Girlz R.U.L.E., a regional anti-bullying program for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             elementary and middle school girls

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Norwalk Community College Foundation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Norwalk/Regional  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $250,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             To support Year 2 of the Family Economic Security Program,                                                                            Norwalk girls participating in Girls Challenge, offered by Family & Children’s
For Fairfield County’s visually impaired residents, maintaining an independent
lifestyle can be difficult. Voluntary Services for the Blind matches clients throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             an initiative helping low and moderate-wage Norwalk                                                                                   Agency, learn and develop the skills they need to grow up to become self-reliant
the region with volunteers who serve as drivers, shoppers, readers and clerical                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community College students supporting dependents achieve                                                                              women. Girls ages 11-14 meet every Friday after school to participate in workshops,
assistants. Along with help with day-to-day activities, many find in their helpers a                                                                                                                                                                                                         economic security                                                                                                                     activities, group discussion, community service and field trips. Girls Challenge is one
lifelong friend and companion.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of seven girls programs funded by the Foundation’s Fund for Women and Girls.


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                                                                           the path of giving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Arts centered education is the measure of a free and creative society. At Neighborhood Studios, we

   Foundation Grants from Donor                                                                                                                                                                                                               provide quality arts programming to the underserved and at risk children and families of Bridgeport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and greater Fairfield County. This work has been greatly enhanced by our partnership with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Foundation, its leadership, and staff.”

 Advised, Designated and Organization                                                                                                                                                                                                         —Dr. Donald Rainone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Executive Director, Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County


          Endowment Funds
100 Black Men of Stamford                       Bridgeport Area Youth Ministry (2)              Concert Artists Guild                           Doctors Without Borders (7)                      Greenwich Emergency Medical Services, Inc.         Kids in Crisis (4)                            NARAL Foundation                                    Pentecostal Church Fountain of Salvation, Inc.
A Better Chance of Ridgefield                   Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition (2)         Congregation B’Nai Israel                       Doctors Without Borders/Haiti Relief Effort      (2)                                                Kolbe Cathedral High School                   National Institute for Reproductive Health, Inc.    Person-to-Person (13)
A Better Chance of Wilton                       Bridgeport Community Land Trust                 Congregation Beth El                            Doctors Without Borders USA                      Greenwich Hospital (4)                             Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation       National Mentoring Partnership                      People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Achievement First (3)                           Bridgeport Hospital (2)                         ConnCAN                                         Domestic Violence Crisis Center                  The Greenwich Library (3)                          Lafayette College                             National Trust for Scotland Foundation, USA (2)     (PETA)
Acumen Fund                                     Bridgeport Hospital Foundation (3)              The Cottage In Darien (2)                       Domus Foundation (7)                             Greenwich Riding and Trails Assoc.                 Lake Waramaug Task Force, Inc.                Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks           Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni Fund (2)
Adopt-A-Dog                                     Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing           Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport (3)   Duke University Annual Fund (2)                  Greenwich Symphony                                                                               d/b/a The Wild Center                               Pine Manor College
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lance Armstrong Foundation
AHALA Children’s Rights Foundation (4)          Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, Inc.             Courage to Speak Foundation, Inc. (2)           Eagle Hill School                                Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County                                                 Natural Resources Defense Council (2)               Pivot Ministries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Lawrenceville School-Lawrenceville Fund
AHRC NYC Foundation, Inc.                       Bridgeport Public Education Fund (4)            Covenant House                                  EarthChild Institute                             Harlem Children’s Zone (2)                                                                       Nature Conservancy of Block Island                  Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    League of Conservation Voters
Albany Park Theater Project                     Bridgeport Rescue Mission (2)                   Creating Hope International                     East Coast Assistance Dogs                       Harlem Educational Activities Fund                                                               Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County (8)        Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leonarda’s Home of Hope, Inc.
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy                Brain Injury Assoc. of Conn.                    Critical Explorers, Inc.                        Easton Community Center                          Harvard Glee Club Foundation, Inc.                                                               Neighbor-to-Neighbor                                Pomperaug High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Levitt Pavilion, Friends of
Alpha Xi of Sigma Chi Educational Foundation    Breast Cancer Alliance (2)                      Cross D Bar Recreation Foundation               Eastern Conn. State University                   Harvard University                                                                               New Canaan Country School (6)                       Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition Assoc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Liberation Programs, Inc. (4)
American Cancer Society Southern New            The Bruce Museum (3)                            Conn. Against Gun Violence Education Fund       Edgartown Fire Department                        Harvard University Business School (2)                                                           New Canaan, Town of                                 Port Chester Carver Center (2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Light and Life Foundation Inc.
England Region                                  Burroughs Community Center (2)                  Conn. Appleseed Center for Law and Justice      ElderHouse                                       The Hearing & Speech Agency of Metropolitan                                                      New England Air Museum                              Potomac School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
American Diabetes Assoc.                                                                                                                                                                         Baltimore                                                                                        New England Forestry Foundation                     The Prayer Tabernacle Church
                                                Camp Dudley YMCA                                Conn. Assoc. for Children and Adults w          Environmental Advocates                                                                             Lions Club of Danbury
American Foundation for the National Museum                                                     Learning Disabilities                                                                            Heifer Project International                                                                     New Haven Home Recovery                             Prep for Prep
                                                Camp Fire Conservation Fund                                                                     Environmental Defense Fund (2)                                                                      The Lions Clubs Foundation of Darien, Conn.
of Scotland                                                                                     Conn. Assoc. for the Education of Young                                                          Helen Keller International                                                                                                                           Princeton University
                                                Camp Kesem GW                                                                                   Epilepsy Therapy Project                                                                            Inc.                                          New Haven Legal Assistance Assoc.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention                                                      Children                                                                                         Heritage Foundation                                                                                                                                  Project Kids Worldwide
                                                Camp Sunshine                                                                                   Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama                                                                 LISC-Local Initiatives Support Corp. (2)      New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
American Friends of Tel Aviv University                                                         Conn. Assoc. for Human Services (2)                                                              High School Scholarship Foundation of Fairfield                                                                                                      Public Media Incorporated
                                                Cancer Care of Conn.                                                                            Facing History and Ourselves                                                                        Litchfield Little Britches, Inc.              New Neighborhoods, Inc.
American Friends of Winchester College                                                          Conn. Audubon Society                                                                            Hillsdale College                                                                                                                                    Rachel Carson Council
                                                Cape Eleuthera Foundation                                                                       Fairfield College Preparatory School                                                                Literacy Volunteers of America-Stamford/      New Pond Farm Education Center
American Museum of Natural History (2)                                                          Conn. Ballet (2)                                                                                 Hole in the Wall Gang Camp                         Greenwich (4)                                                                                     Raise the Bar
                                                Caramoor                                                                                        Fairfield Museum & History Center (2)                                                                                                             New York University Stern School of Business-
American Red Cross International Response                                                       Conn. Farmland Trust                                                                             Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island              Living Beyond Breast Cancer                   Stern Fund                                          Re-Entry Ministry
Fund (3)                                        Cardinal Shehan Center                                                                          Faith Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church (2)
                                                                                                Conn. Food Bank, Inc. (3)                                                                        Homes for the Brave/ABRI                           Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum               The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center              REACH Prep (3)
American Red Cross                              Carnegie Mellon University-College of                                                           Family Centers-The Den For Grieving Children
                                                Engineering                                     Conn. Fund for the Environment (2)              (2)                                              Homes with Hope/IHA (2)                            Long Ridge Fire Company                       Noroton Presbyterian Church (2)                     Reach the World
American Decorative Arts 1900 Foundation                                                        Conn. Junior Republic (2)
                                                Caroline House (2)                                                                              Family Centers, Inc. (4)                         Horizons National                                  Cameron and Hayden Lord Foundation            North End Little League                             REACH Youth New England
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.(8)                                                                  Conn. Legal Services, Inc.
                                                George Washington Carver Center (4)                                                             Family and Children’s Agency (4)                 Horizons Student Enrichment Program,               Lutheran Social Services of New England       Norwalk Community College                           REGAP of Conn., Inc.
Amos House, Inc.                                                                                Conn. NARAL Foundation                                                                           Greens Farms Academy (2)
                                                Centennial Energy Partners, LLC                                                                 Family ReEntry (5)                                                                                  Magical Music For Life, Inc.                  Norwalk Community College Foundation (15)           The Regeneration Project
Andrew Shaw Memorial Trust and Scout Cabin                                                      Conn. Public Television & Radio                                                                  Horizons Student Enrichment Program, New
(2)                                             Chappaqua Orchestra Assoc.                                                                      Fellowship Foundation, Inc. dba International                                                       Maine Community Foundation (2)                Norwalk Community Health Center (4)                 Regional Hospice of Western Conn.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Canaan Country School (4)
                                                Charity Global, Inc dba Charity: Water (2)      Conn. Yankee Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of       Foundation (3)                                                                                      Making Headway Foundation                     Norwalk Education Foundation                        Regional Plan Assoc.-Conn.
The Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley                                                         America (3)                                                                                      HORSE of Conn., Inc.
                                                Charleys Fund, Inc. (2)                                                                         Fellowship Place                                                                                    Malaria No More (2)                           Norwalk Hospital Foundation (4)                     Regional YMCA of Western Conn.
Ann’s Place, The Home of I CAN (2)                                                              Center for Creative Youth/CREC                                                                   Housing Development Fund, Inc.
                                                Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County                                                   First Presbyterian Church                                                                           Manhattanville College                        Norwalk Land Trust (3)                              Ridgefield Music and Arts Center, Inc.
Anti-Defamation League Foundation (2)                                                           Center for Contemporary Printmaking (2)                                                          Housing Works
                                                Child Guidance Center of Southern Conn., Inc.                                                   Food Allergy Initiative                                                                             March of Dimes-Conn. Chapter                  Norwalk Public Library                              Ridgefield Parks & Recreation, Inc., Friends of
Arts Council of Greater New Haven                                                               Center for Reproductive Rights                                                                   Human Services Council of Mid-Fairfield (3)
                                                Childcare Learning Centers, Inc. (5)                                                            Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County (2)                                                             The Maritime Aquarium (3)                     Norwalk Public Schools                              The Rosenfeld Heart Foundation
At Home in Greenwich                                                                            Center for Whole Communities                                                                     The Hunger Project
                                                Children of Tanzania                                                                            Food Bank New York City (2)                                                                         Martha’s Vineyard Hospital (2)                Norwalk Senior Center                               Rotary Club of Trumbull
Atlantic Salmon Federation                                                                      Center for Women and Families of Eastern                                                         Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education
                                                The Children’s Aid Society                                                                      George & Raymond Frank Foundation                (2)                                                Masonic Charity Foundation of Conn. (2)       Norwalk Symphony Orchestra                          Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department
Audubon Conn. (2)                                                                               Fairfield (4)
                                                Children’s Cancer Fund                                                                          Freedom Institute, Inc.                          Innocence Project                                  McGivney Community Center (3)                 Norwalk Youth Symphony (2)                          Rowayton Arts Center
Autism Speaks                                                                                   Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County
                                                Children’s Memorial Foundation                                                                  Frenchman’s Creek Charities Foundation, Inc.     Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Inc. (ISI)      Meals-on-Wheels of Greenwich                  Norwalk, City of                                    Rowayton Library
Avon Old Farms School (2)                                                                       Dalhousie University
                                                Children’s Rescue Mission (2)                                                                   Friends of Booker T. Washington National         Interfaith Council of Southwestern Conn. (4)       Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (5)    New York Foundling                                  RYASAP (3)
B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League                                                             Danbury Children First                          Monument
Ballet Theatre Foundation, Inc.                 The Children’s School                                                                                                                            Interlude, Inc.                                    Mercy Corps                                   New York University School of Law (2)               The Rye Art Center
                                                                                                Danbury Regional Child Advocacy Center,         FSW, Inc.
Barnum Festival, Inc.                           Christ Church Vero Beach                        Inc. (2)                                                                                         International Justice Mission (2)                  Mercy Learning Center (2)                     Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation                    Sacred Heart Academy
                                                                                                                                                Fulfillment Fund                                                                                    Merritt Parkway Conservancy (2)               Oblates of the Virgin Mary Mission Society of St.
The Barnum Museum Foundation                    Christian Community Action (5)                  Danbury Youth Services                                                                           International Senior Lawyers Project                                                                                                                 Sacred Heart Church
                                                                                                                                                Fund for American Studies                                                                           Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation                   Mary’s Parish
Bates College-Bates Fund                        Circle of Women                                 Darien Community Assoc. (2)                                                                      Island Affordable Housing Fund (3)                                                                                                                   Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                Gallivant                                                                                           Metropolitan Museum of Art                    The Office of the Appellate Defender (2)
Becket Arts Center of the Hillstowns            CitySquash, Inc.                                Darien EMS (3)                                                                                   Jacob Burns Film Center (2)                                                                                                                          Salvation Army, Southern New England Division
                                                                                                                                                Garden Education Center                                                                             Metropolitan Opera (2)                        Oldfield School
Becket Volunteer Fire Department                Classical Studies Academy                       Darien Land Trust                                                                                Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival                                                                                                                        Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                Gay Men’s Health Crisis                                                                             Miami University (2)                          Operation Fuel (3)
Becket Ambulance Assoc.                         Classroom, Inc.                                 Darien Library (8)                                                                               Jewish Center for Community Services                                                                                                                 Santa Monica Conservancy
                                                                                                                                                Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation                                                          Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons      Operation Hope
Beginning with Children Foundation, Inc.        Clean Air Cool Planet                           Dartmouth College (4)                                                                            Jewish Family Service                                                                                                                                Save the Children (6)
                                                                                                                                                Grantmakers for Education                                                                           Research                                      Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles
Berea College                                   Coe College                                     Dartmouth College, Friends of Dartmouth                                                          Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County                                                                                                               Scruggs Rescue Squad
                                                                                                Library                                         Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises,                                                           Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center           OVTD Enhancement Fund
Bergen Center for Child Development             Colgate University                                                                              Inc. (GBCE)                                      Jewish Home for the Elderly of Fairfield County                                                                                                      Septima Clark Public Charter School (2)
                                                                                                Dartmouth College, Friends of Dartmouth                                                                                                             Mil Milagros                                  OXFAM America
Berkshire Music School                          College of New Rochelle                                                                         Greater Bridgeport Symphony Society (4)          Junior Achievement of Western Conn. (3)                                                                                                              SERRV International
                                                                                                Squash                                                                                                                                              Millbrook School                              Pace University
Beth-El Center, Inc.                            Colorado Veterinary Medical Foundation                                                          Great Mountain Forest Corporation                Junior League of Greenwich                                                                                                                           ServiceMembers Legal Defense Network
                                                                                                Dartmouth Hillel                                                                                                                                    Mill River Collaborative (2)                  Pacific Forest Trust
Beyond Borders                                  Columbia Business School (2)                                                                    Great Shape, Inc.                                Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation-                                                                                                               Shakespeare on the Sound (2)
                                                                                                DEBRA of America, Inc.-Dystrophic                                                                Fairfield County Division (2)                      Miss Hall’s School                            Parent Leadership Training Institute of
Bike and Build                                  Columbia University                             Epidermolysis Bullosa Research                  Green Chimneys, Friends of                                                                                                                        Bridgeport                                          Share Our Strength
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kansas University Endowment Assoc.                 Missoula Children’s Theater
Boy Scouts of America, Greenwich Council (2)    Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island    The Depot (2)                                   Groundwork Bridgeport (2)                                                                                                                         Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD)            Shelter for the Homeless
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Katama Airfield Trust                              Morris Foundation, Inc.
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (2)              Community Fund of Darien (6)                    Diocese of Bridgeport                           Greenwich Adult Day Care                                                                                                                          Partners in Health (6)                              Sierra Club Foundation (2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kellie Duggan Foundation                           Mory’s Preservation, Inc.
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club                       Community Theatre Foundation                    Discovery Museum (3)                            Greenwich Alliance for Education                                                                                                                  Partnership for Strong Communities                  Simmons College
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kennedy Center                                     Mount Sinai Medical Center CEHC
Boys Town of Jerusalem Foundation of America,   Comprehensive Development, Inc.                 Dispute Settlement Center (2)                   Greenwich Country Day School (2)                                                                                                                  Pegasus Therapeutic Riding (3)                      Skidmore Jazz Institute-Skidmore College
Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                             Kent Congregational Church                         Nantucket Conservation Foundation


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Designated and Organization Endowment Funds (continued)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Governance and Committees
The Skyscraper Museum                           Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation      University of Richmond Annual Fund           United Way-Westport Warm-up Fund
Smile Train                                     Staying Put in New Canaan (2)                   University of Wyoming Foundation             Yale School of Medicine Special Fund
Smith College Museum of Art (2)                 Stepping Stones Museum for Children (2)         Uplifting Athletes, Inc.-BC Chapter          Yerwood Center
Alumni Fund of Smith College                    Stratford Rotary Club                           United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (3)   YMCA Bridgeport-Central Conn. Coast YMCA
Solo Foundation                                 The Summit Foundation                           United Way of Greenwich (3)                  YMCA, Central Conn. Coast (6)
Soundkeeper, Inc.                               Summit Medical Center Health Foundation (2)     United Way of Western Conn.                  YMCA, Ralphola Taylor Center
SoundWaters (8)                                 Sussex School                                   Vacamas Programs for Youth                   YMCA-SML YMCA Branch, Franklin County
Southbury Ambulance Assoc.                      Sustainable Markets Foundation (2)              Vassar College                               Family
Southbury Historical Society                    Swim Across America-Long Island Sound Swim      Vineyard House                               YMCA of Wilton
Southbury-Middlebury Youth/Fam. Serv.           Syracuse University, School of Human Ecology    Visiting Nurse Services of Conn., Inc.       YWCA of Darien-Norwalk
Southern New England Eye Foundation (2)         Syracuse University-Newhouse School             Volunteer Center Serving Western Conn.       Young America’s Foundation
Southern Poverty Law Center                     T & E Cares                                     Waterbury Hospital                           YWCA of Greenwich
SquashBusters                                   Taft School                                     Waterside School (2)
St. Ann’s School                                Tarrywile Park Authority                        Watson Children’s Shelter
St. Francis School/St. Rose School              TBICO                                           Waveny Care Center
St. John’s Community Services                   Teach for America (15)                          Waveny Care Network
St. John’s Family Center (2)                    TEAK Fellowship                                 Wayne Presbyterian Church, Youth Mission                                                Board of Directors                    W. Michael Funck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Joseph J. McGee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Economic Opportunity/          Members of the board, seated, L-R:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Barry Hawkins, Lindsay Reimers,
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital           Technoserve                                     We Will Ride Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Barry C. Hawkins, Bridgeport, Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Health and Human Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Katharine Welling                                                     David Sullivan, Andrea Gartner,
St. Leonard Ministries                          Temple B’nai Chaim                              Westchester Land Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                        Bernicestine M. Bailey, Westport      Linda F. Whitton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Committee                      W. Michael Funck, Bernicestine Bailey,
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (4)                 Thirteen/WNET (4)                               West Point Fund, Assoc. of Graduates
                                                                                                                                                                                        Edgar W. Barksdale Jr., Darien                                               Joseph J. McGee, Chair         Bruce Hubler, Sheila Perrin
St. Luke’s LifeWorks (8)                        Tibet Fund                                      Westport Public Library
St. Luke’s School                               TIDES Foundation                                Whitney Museum of American Art
                                                                                                                                                                                        John P. Chiota, Trumbull              Arts & Culture Committee               Bruce A. Hubler
                                                                                                                                                                                        Vicki Craver, Riverside                                                      Deacon Daniel Ianniello        Standing, L-R: Anahaita Kotval,
St. Margaret Mary School                        Touch Foundation                                Wholesome Wave                                                                                                                Steven A. Wolff, Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary-Jane Foster, Bridgeport                                                 Pat Kemp                       Lizanne Megrue, Mary-Jane Foster,
St. Mary’s Church                               Trinity Episcopal Church (Nichols) (2)          Wilderness Society                                                                                                            John Lawson
                                                                                                                                                                                        W. Michael Funck, Riverside                                                  Anahaita Kotval                Edgar Barksdale, Phyllis Marsilius,
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church Corp.         Trout Unlimited Mianus Chapter                  Wildlife in Crisis                                                                                                            Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli
                                                                                                                                                                                        Andrea Gartner, Ridgefield                                                   Fred McKinney                  Vicki Craver, Linda Whitton,
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (2)                 Trust for Public Land Conn. Office              Wilton Historical Society                                                                                                     Ann E. Sheffer
                                                                                                                                                                                        Robert C. Graham Jr., Stamford                                               Janice Park                    John Chiota, Mary Lee Kiernan,
St. Thomas Moore, The Catholic Chapel and       Trusteeship Institute                           Wilton Library Assoc.                                                                                                         Eileen Wiseman
Center at Yale University                                                                                                                                                               James A. Himes, Cos Cob                                                      Ed Rodriguez                   Katharine Welling
                                                UJA Federation of Eastern Fairfield County      Wilton Playshop
St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation (2)                                                                                                                                             Joseph Hoffman, Trumbull                                                     Ileana Velazquez
                                                UJA Federation of New York/Haiti Relief Fund    Wilton Volunteer Ambulance Corps. (2)
St. Vincent’s Medical Center                                                                                                                                                            Bruce A. Hubler, Bridgeport           Audit Committee                                                       Not pictured: Robert Graham,
                                                UJA Federation-Westport                         Wittenberg University
Stamford Center for the Arts                    United Church of Rowayton (2)                   WNYC Radio
                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary Lee Kiernan, Greenwich           John P. Chiota, Chair                  Education and Youth            James Himes, Joseph Ho man,
Stamford Hospital (2)                                                                                                                                                                   Anahaita Kotval, Tarrytown, NY                                                                              Peter Mott, Ronald Noren,
                                                United Congregational Church                    Women for Women International                                                                                                 Edwin A. Bescherer Jr.                 Development Committee
Stamford Hospital Foundation (6)                                                                                                                                                        Anne S. Leonhardt, New Fairfield      Ralph L. DePanfilis, CPA                                              Steven Wol
                                                United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford,   Women’s Business Development Center (8)
Stamford Land Conservation Trust                Inc.                                                                                                                                    Phyllis G. Marsilius, Bridgeport                                             Phyllis Marsillius, Co-Chair
                                                                                                Women’s Center of Greater Danbury (2)                                                                                         Allen A. Raymond
Stamford Museum & Nature Center                 United Methodist Homes                                                                                                                  Joseph J. McGee, Fairfield                                                   Linda F. Whitton, Co-Chair
                                                                                                Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic                                                                                    David J. Sullivan III
Stamford Sailing Foundation                     United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation                                                                                                 Lizanne Megrue, Norwalk                                                      Bernicestine M. Bailey
                                                                                                Development, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Peter T. Mott, Fairfield                                                     Helaine Davis
Stamford Symphony Orchestra (4)                 Union College                                   Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship                                                                                            Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Stamford Youth Foundation (2)                   University of Albany Foundation                 Foundation                                                                              Ronald B. Noren, Easton                                                      Amy C. Downer                  Investment Committee
                                                                                                Woodway Scholarship Fund                                                                Sheila A. Perrin, Ridgefield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advisory Committee                     Susan Mandel
Stanford University (2)                         University of Bridgeport (2)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Edgar W. Barksdale Jr., Chair
Stanwich Congregational Church (2)              University of Conn.                             The WorkPlace                                                                           Lindsay Reimers, Greenwich            Sheila A. Perrin, Chair                Laurie McTeague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Edwin A. Bescherer Jr.
Staples High School Tuition Grants Committee    University of Conn. Law School Foundation       World Vision National Hdqtrs.                                                           David J. Sullivan III, Westport       Marti Etter                            Lizanne Megrue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Christopher D. Brown
Staples Music Parents Assoc. (SMPA)             University of Mass.-Office of Annual Giving     World Vision NY                                                                         Ileana Velazquez, Danbury             Kiki Karpen                            Ellen Mellis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Charles Haberstroh
STAR, INC.-Lighting the Way                     University of Calif. Regents (3)                World Vision-Women of Vision                                                            Katharine Welling, Wilton             Ceci Maher                             Susan Sweitzer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Amy J. Gillis
Starlight Children’s Foundation (2)             University of Penn. Benjamin Franklin Society   Westport PAL                                                                            Linda F. Whitton, Wilton              Phillip McKain                         Eileen Swerdlick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert C. Graham Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Steven A. Wolff, Fairfield            Elaine Mintz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wilmot L. Harris Jr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert Neiman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Environment Committee          Barry C. Hawkins
                                                                                                                                                                                        Emeritus Directors                    Sherry Perlstein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Allan V. Jay III, CFP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Novelette Peterkin                     Robert C. Graham Jr., Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                        Edwin A. Bescherer Jr., Wilton                                                                              William R. Knobloch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maurice Segall                         Christine Cook
                                                                                                                                                                                        Wilmot L. Harris Jr., Greenwich                                                                             Arnold D. Pearlstone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fahd Vahidy                            Jim Motavalli
                                                                                                                                                                                        Edward E. Harrison, Aventura, FL                                                                            James D. Seymour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Marny Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                        Harold Howe Jr., South Kent                                                                                 David J. Sullivan III
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ann S. Mandel, Darien
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Development and                                                       John A. Vaccaro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Communications Committee               Governance Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                        Janice Park, Bridgeport
                                                                                                                                                                                        Ruth Sims, Arlington, VA              W. Michael Funck, Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sheila A. Perrin, Chair        Legal Committee
                                          “Every young person, whatever their background, needs to be valued and challenged to become the best                                                                                Joseph Hoffman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bernicestine M. Bailey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Barry C. Hawkins, Esq., Chair
                                          they can be. The Foundation’s financial support has played an important role in our success, but equally                                      Officers and Executive                Bruce A. Hubler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Vicki Craver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hon. John P. Chiota
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Andrea Gartner
                                          important has been the training and counsel we receive from its staff and through its Center for Nonprofit                                    Committee                             Harold Levine                                                         Wilmot L. Harris Jr., Esq.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Robert C. Graham Jr.
                                          Excellence. We developed our first youth membership plan thanks to the Foundation’s leadership.”                                              Barry C. Hawkins, Chair                                                      Bruce A. Hubler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anahaita Kotval
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sheila A. Perrin, Vice Chair                                                                                Peter T. Mott, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Anahaita Kotval
                                          —Eugene Campbell                                                                                                                              David J. Sullivan III, Treasurer                                             Ronald B. Noren
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ronald B. Noren, Esq.
                                           Executive Director, Yerwood Center                                                                                                           John P. Chiota, Secretary                                                    Steven Wolff
                                                                                                                                                                                        Edgar W. Barksdale Jr.


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Committees (continued)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the path of giving

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advisory Council and
                                                                                   Program Committee                            Ann S. Mandel
                                                                                                                                                                                              Professional Advisors Council
                                                                                                                                Susan Mandel
                                                                                   Lindsay Ormsby, Co-Chair
                                                                                                                                Lizanne Megrue




                                                                                                                                                                    T
                                                                                   Kyle Wilcox, Co-Chair
                                                                                                                                Katharine Mountcastle
                                                                                   Vicki Craver
                                                                                                                                Lynne Pasculano
                                                                                   Amy C. Downer
                                                                                                                                Sheila A. Perrin
                                                                                   Frosty Friedman
                                                                                                                                Marianne Pollak
                                                                                   Beth Golden
                                                                                   Pat Kemp
                                                                                                                                Leslie M. Roach                                               he Advisory Council helps the Foundation accomplish its mission to promote
                                                                                   Jody Osborn
                                                                                                                                Katherine C. Sachs
                                                                                                                                Ann E. Sheffer                                                philanthropy to build and sustain a vital and prosperous community where all
                                                                                   Lauren Razook Roth
                                                                                                                                Sally Stone
                                                                                                                                Charlotte T. Suhler                                           have the opportunity to participate and thrive.
                                                                                   Advisory Board                               Ellen P. Tower
                                                                                   Lucy Ball                                    Peggy Van Munching                  These members live and                 W. Michael Funck, Chair, Greenwich    Elizabeth Fath, Fairfield            Thomas D. Lenci Jr., Bridgeport      Paula Oppenheim, Greenwich
                                                                                   Kaye E. Barker                               Mary S. Waldron                     work in cities and towns               Thomas C. Appleby, Norwalk            Eric N. Ferguson, Darien             Kelli List Wells, Stamford           Daniel K. Roberts, Stamford
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lucy Ball, Darien                     Jesse Fink, Wilton                   Peter Malkin, Greenwich              Gene J. Rubino, Stamford
(L-R) Luncheon co-chairs Sally Lawrence and Mika Frechette, keynote speaker Gail   Edgar W. Barksdale Jr.                       Joan M. Warburg                     throughout the county,
                                                                                   Nancy C. Brown                                                                                                          Kaye E. Barker, Darien                Wilmot L. Harris Jr., Greenwich      Ann S. Mandel, Darien                Charlotte T. Suhler, Darien
Collins, Fund for Women and Girls co-chairs Katharine Welling and Vicki Craver.                                                                                     and have been selected                 Nancy C. Brown, Greenwich             Per Heidenreich, Greenwich           Susan Mandel, Greenwich              John A. Vaccaro, Weston
                                                                                   Andrea K. Cross                              Development Committee               for their community
                                                                                   Mary-Jane Foster                                                                                                        Michael J. Critelli, Darien           Mickey Herbert, Fairfield            Peter McSpadden, Riverside           Thomas E. Vacheron, Fairfield
                                                                                                                                Katharine Welling, Chair            knowledge and strong
Fund for Women                                   Mystique E. Johnston              Marty Gilbert
                                                                                                                                Vicki Craver
                                                                                                                                                                                                           B. Cort Delany, Greenwich             Peter Hurst, Bridgeport              Jonathan Moffly, Weston              Lewis J. Wallace, Danbury

and Girls
                                                 Cordy Gould Kelly                 Tracy T. Goodnow
                                                                                                                                Mary-Jane Foster
                                                                                                                                                                    interest in advancing                  Jeff F. Erdmann, Greenwich            John Kline, Danbury                  Robert Neiman, Stamford
                                                 Mary Lee Kiernan                  Julie Graham                                                                     our mission:




                                                                                                                                                                    O
                                                                                                                                Sandra Greer
Steering Committee                               Janet Lebovitz                    Wilmot L. Harris Jr.
                                                                                                                                Mary Lee Kiernan
                                                 Katherine C. Leeds                Patsy Howard
Vicki Craver and Katharine Welling, Co-Chairs,   Teal Lindsay                                                                   Janet Lebovitz
Fund for Women and Girls                                                           Emily Tow Jackson
                                                 Laurie A. Maglathlin                                                           Lindsay Reimers
Mika W. Frechette and Sally Lawrence, Co-
Chairs, Luncheon Committee                       Ann S. Mandel
                                                                                   Anne S. Leonhardt
                                                                                   Barbara Leonhardt
                                                                                                                                Mary S. Waldron                                                    ur Professional Advisors Council is a group of volunteers from the legal and
Lindsay Ormsby and Kyle Wilcox, Co-Chairs,
Program Committee
                                                 Susan Mandel
                                                 Beth Mason                                                                                                                                        financial community dedicated to furthering philanthropy through support of
Mary Lee Kiernan and Lindsay Reimers, Former
Co-Chairs
                                                 Melanie S. McGlade
                                                 Laurie McTeague                                                                                                                                   the Fairfield County Community Foundation.
                                                 Lizanne C. Megrue
Luncheon Committee                               Virginia Meyer
                                                                                                                                                                    David Ball                             Amy L. Y. Day, Esq.                   Peter B. Guenther                    John M. Leask II CPA/ABV,CVA         Gregory T. Rogers
                                                                                                                                                                    UBS Financial Services, Inc.           Day & Levy, LLC                       Hudson Valley Bank                   John M. Leask II CPA, LLC            RayLign Advisory LLC
Mika W. Frechette, Co-chair                      Barbara B. Miller
Sally Lawrence, Co-chair                         Kathy Murphy                                                                                                       Kevin J. Batterton, CFP                John J. Ferguson, Esq.                Wilmot L. Harris Jr., Esq.           David T. Leibell, Esq.               Gregory A. Saum, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                                    BNY Mellon Wealth Management           Ferguson, Aufsesser, Hallowell &      Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC           Wiggin and Dana LLP                  The Law Office of Gregory A. Saum LLC
Brooke B. Ashforth                               Dana Nickel                                                                                                                                               Wrynn, LLP
Bernicestine M. Bailey                           Linda Northrop                                                                                                     Deborah S. Breck, Esq.                                                       Gregory A. Hayes, Esq.               Patricia L. McDermott, CTFA          Marc A. Silverman, CPA
                                                                                                                                                                    Pullman & Comley LLC                   Carolina Fernandez                    Day Pitney LLP                       US Trust, Bank of America Private    Mann & Company, CPA’s
Shelley Behrman                                  Carolyn O’Brien                                                                                                                                           Citi Smith Barney Global Wealth                                            Wealth Management
Cynthia Blumenthal                               Helen Ong                                                                                                          Catherine M. Brennan                   Management                            David R. Hermenze, Esq.                                                   George L. Smith, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                                    Catherine M. Brennan Attorney at                                             Hermenze & Marcantonio LLC           Frank Moore                          Smith & Grant LLP
Amanda Briggs                                    Lindsay Ormsby                                                                                                     Law LLC                                Richard S. Fisher, Esq.                                                    UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Mary Brock                                       Marianne Pollak                                                                                                                                           Cacace, Tusch & Santagata             Ellis A. Hiltz                                                            John S. Traynor
                                                                                                                                                                    Paul H. Burnham, Esq.                                                        Ellis A. Hiltz & Associates          Peter T. Mott                        PNC Wealth Management
Louise Brooks                                    Lindsay Reimers                                                                                                    Rucci, Burnham, Carta & Carello, LLP   Richard B. Freeman, CFP                                                    Brody Wilkinson PC
Marianne F. Buchanan                             Lisa Ruggiero                                                                                                                                             Round Table Services LLC              Mary E. Hoyt, CPA                                                         Kevin A. Walsh, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Cacace, Esq.                                                         Blum Shapiro                         Loretta Nolan, CFP, AEP              Whitman, Breed, Abbott & Morgan, LLC
Mollie Callagy                                   Cristine Russell                                                                                                   Cacace, Tusch & Santagata              W. Michael Funck                                                           Loretta Nolan Associates, LLC
Sharlene Cameron                                 Claire F. Salvatore                                                                                                                                       Hynes, Himmelreich, Glennon &         Michelle R. Hubbard, Esq.                                                 Carl Zuckerberg, CFP, AIF
Amy Cholnoky                                     Carol Shattuck                                                                                                     Edward J. Capasse, Esq.                Company                               Hawthorne, Ackerly & Dorrance, LLC   Ronald Noren                         Relyea Zuckerberg Hanson LLC
                                                                                                                                                                    Nevas, Nevas, Capasse & Gerard, LLC                                                                               Brody Wilkinson PC
Rona Citrin                                      Megan Shattuck                                                                                                                                            Leslie E. Grodd, Esq.                 Leonard Leader, Esq.
Susan C. Cotter                                  Jeanie Shaw                                                                                                        Daniel L. Daniels, Esq.                Halloran & Sage LLP                   Wiggin and Dana LLP                  William J. Peterson
                                                                                                                                                                    Wiggin and Dana LLP                                                                                               Neuberger Berman
Vicki Craver                                     Nancy Simpkins
Amy C. Downer                                    Amy Stevens
Mary-Jane Foster                                 Sally Stone
Icy Frantz                                       Lisa G. Stuart
Beth Golden                                      Charlotte T. Suhler
                                                                                                                                                                             “In my experience as a trusts and estates attorney, the Foundation is unique in the level and quality of resources
Anne Goodnow                                     Julie Taylor                                                                                                                it provides to help professional advisors effectively guide their clients in reaching strategic philanthropic goals.
Julie Graham                                     Alison Troy
                                                                                                                                                                             Donors are faced with many choices: what to give, how to give, or where their gift may have the greatest
Susan Hart                                       Mary S. Waldron
Judith Higby                                     Joan M. Warburg
                                                                                                                                                                             impact. The Foundation offers a rich variety of programs and expertise to facilitate the decision-making
Alexandra Hokin                                  Debby Weinberg                                                                                                              process.”
                                                                                   Top: Hundreds of supporters contributed over $400,000 at the annual luncheon
Lauren Hokin                                     Katharine Welling
                                                                                   for the Fund for Women and Girls. Their generosity benefits women and girls in
Patty Hopple                                     Linda F. Whitton
                                                                                   Fairfield County.                                                                         —Deborah S. Breck, Esq.
Becky C. Hughes                                  Jane S. Williams
Andrea Immelt                                    Elisa Wilson                      Bottom: The New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins regaled over
                                                                                                                                                                              Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport Office
Kaki Johnson                                     Louise York                       700 guests then stayed to sign her newest book, “When Everything Changed.”


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                                                                      the path of giving                                                                                                                                                 the path of giving

                                        Community Friends                                                                                                                                     Fiscal 2010 Financial Highlights


C                          ommunity Friends serve as our ambassadors. They provide a link between



Dr. Robert B. Cooper, Brookfield
Ann Elliman, Greenwich
                           the Foundation and individual communities, and they make introductions to
                           individuals, families and family foundations interested in local philanthropy.
                                          Marianne Pollak, Stamford
                                          Allen A. Raymond, Westport
                                                                                         The Foundation thanks these
                                                                                         Community Friends who
                                                                                                                                    E. Bulkeley Griswold, Wilton
                                                                                                                                    Marie Hertzig, Greenwich
                                                                                                                                                                                   E              ach fund established at the Foundation reflects a trust in our ability to invest
                                                                                                                                                                                                  resources wisely. The following is an overview of investment policies, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  summarized financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2010.


Karl Epple, Bethel                        Elizabeth Rich, Bloomfield                                                                Alice Hyman, Danbury
Marty Gilbert, Norwalk                    Lunsford Richardson Jr., Norwalk
                                                                                         have so generously served us:              Dahlia Johnston, Stamford                      Investment Committee                                                 Investment Philosophy
Susan Greenberg, Stamford                 Ann E. Sheffer, Westport                       Judith L. Biggs, Greenwich                 Percy Lee Langstaff, Stamford                  and Investment Managers                                              The Foundation seeks to safeguard assets entrusted to us,
Leslie Grodd, Westport                    Richard J. Slagle, Greenwich                   John B. Caron, Greenwich                   Harold Levine, Westport
Michelle R. Hubbard, New Canaan           Sally Stone, Darien                            Andrew M. Clarkson, New Canaan             William R. Lynch, Greenwich                    The Investment Committee of the Foundation’s Board of                and, at the same time, generate total return for grantmaking
William R. Knobloch, New Canaan           Conrad Teitell, Stamford                       Carolyn Cleveland, Greenwich               James S. Martin, Stamford                      Directors is responsible for determining the broad allocation of     that responds to current and changing charitable needs in the
Ralph A. McIntosh Jr., Bethel             Ellen P. Tower, Fairfield                      Denise Davidoff, Norwalk                   Deidre McClain, Ridgefield                     Foundation assets among various asset classes, designing the         community. These criteria dictate our investment philosophy:
Barbara McKelvey, Cos Cob                 Dana Welles, New Fairfield                     William A. Dylewsky, Stamford              David Nurnberger, Woodbury
                                                                                                                                                                                   investment structure for each asset class, retaining investment          • Primary emphasis is placed on preservation of asset
Ellen Mellis, Stamford                    Joan Weisman, Brookfield                       Pam Fadner, Wilton                         Michael B. Osborne, Sandy Hook
Katharine Mountcastle, New Canaan                                                        Livvy Floren, Greenwich                    Rosamond S. Shannon, Greenwich
                                                                                                                                                                                   managers and other professionals, and monitoring investment                purchasing power through investment growth and total
David M. Nee, Hamden                                                                     Mary Franco, New Canaan                    Caralyn Stevens, Greenwich                     trends and performance.                                                    return
Albert G. Nickel, Wilton                                                                 Richard B. Freeman, Westport               Joan M. Warburg, Greenwich                         In fiscal 2010, the Foundation’s portfolio was invested              • Moderate growth of principal and total return is expected,
Gregory Perry, Weston                                                                    Lile Gibbons, Old Greenwich                Robert J. Wolfe, Danbury
Patricia C. Phillips, Stamford                                                           Stephen K. Grimm, Greenwich                Mary Jane Wood, Redding
                                                                                                                                                                                   with Vanguard funds; Neuberger Berman; Dodge & Cox;                        consistent with maintaining safety of principal
                                                                                                                                                                                   Steinberg Asset Management; Artio International; Loomis
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sayles; Forester Capital; Aurora Offshore; Protégé Partners;             • The Investment Committee focuses on asset allocation
                                                                                                                                                                                   Winton Capital Management Limited; The Investment Fund                     among equity, debt and other investment opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                                   for Foundations (TIFF); Silchester International Investors;                It seeks a return in line with the Foundation’s spending
                                                                                                                                                                                   Colchester Global Investors; DG Capital Management;                        policy as it relates to long-term grantmaking goals.
                                                                      the path of giving                                                                                           Champlain Investment Partners; Siguler Guff; Metropolitan

                                                                                Staff                                                                                              Real Estate; and Dimensional Fund Advisors.
                                                                                                                                                                                      On a long-term basis and in the past fiscal year, our portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                   has outperformed established benchmarks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For a complete set of the financial statements of the Fairfield County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Community Foundation, as audited by O’Connor, Davies, Munns &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dobbins, LLP, call 203.750.3200.
Susan M. Ross, MEd                        Linda R. Franciscovich, JD                     Morlee J. Miller                           Sonia C. Rivera
President & CEO                           (on staff through Sept. 2010)                  Manager of Administration                  Finance Assistant
                                          Vice President of Development and
Dorcas T. Blue                            Philanthropic Services                         Sallie Mitchell                            Madeleine G. Thal
Program Director                                                                         Communications Director                    Donor Services Associate
                                          Yazmin Iglesias
Jennifer Branstrom                        Finance Associate                              Alanna Morton                              Nancy M. von Euler, MPA
Donor Services Associate                                                                 Development Assistant/Event Coordinator    Program Director
                                          Sharon Jones
Karen R. Brown, MPA                       Program Administrative Assistant               Suzanne B. Peters, MBA                     Jeff Yates
Vice President of Programs                                                               Director of The Fund for Women and Girls   Communications Manager
                                          Laura Mast
Yolanda Caldera-Durant, MS                Office Receptionist/Administrative Assistant   Sharon L. Reiss, MA, CFRE                  Mary E. A. Zwecker, CPA, MBA
(on staff through Sept. 2010)                                                            Director of Philanthropic Services         Vice President of Finance and Administration
Program Director



                                    “I tell friends that the Foundation professionals analyze over a thousand local organizations serving
                                                                                                                                                                                         “The Foundation’s investment portfolio is diversified across a broad range of asset classes and
                                    Fairfield County. They know which ones are effectively working on causes important to you so your
                                                                                                                                                                                         investment strategies. This structure has served us well, containing the damage during the recent
                                    giving is maximized.
                                                                                                                                                                                         financial crisis and delivering returns which exceeded our market index benchmarks as financial
                                    If it weren’t for them, one would not be able to individually scrutinize those organizations, making                                                 markets have recovered.”
                                    certain to get the most from your giving to truly make a difference in the maximum number of lives.”
                                                                                                                                                                                         —Edgar W. Barksdale Jr.
                                    —Al Nickel, Wilton                                                                                                                                    Chair, Fairfield County Community Foundation Investment Committee
                                     Fundholder since 1993


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Fiscal 2010 Financial Highlights (continued)


                                                     Statements of Financial Position                            As of June 30             Statements of Activities                                  Years Ended June 30

                                                     Assets                                             2010                        2009   Revenues                                               2010                 2009
                                                     Cash and cash equivalents                   $   134,151             $       111,823   Contributions                                   $ 9,009,492        $ 8,202,969
                                                     Contributions and other receivables             171,939                     238,963   Investment return, net of investment expenses    13,614,884         (19,873,208)
                                                     Investments, at fair value                  126,011,557                 116,500,102   Change in value of split-interest agreements         12,709             (56,303)
                                                     Split-interest agreements                      282,590                      270,982   Other income                                        143,141              160,950
                                                     Prepaid expenses and other assets              244,724                      175,218   Total Revenues                                   22,780,226         (11,565,592)
                                                                                                                                                                                   1% 4%
                                                     Total Assets                                $126,844,961            $ 117,297,088
                                                                                                                                                                                   4%
                                                                                                                                           Expenses                             10%
                                                     Liabilities and Net Assets
                                                                                                                                           Program:                        11%
                                                     Liabilities                                                                                                                              44%
                                                                                                                                           Grants                                            10,558,174           8,585,073
                                                     Grants payable                              $ 2,265,089             $     2,354,192                                     12%
                                                                                                                                           Grant services, research and evaluation            1,249,505           1,272,270
                                                     Accounts payable and other liabilities          143,755                     151,370                                            18%
                                                                                                                                           Donor fund development                               753,557             783,927
                                                     Liability under split-interest agreements        87,186                      88,287
                                                                                                                                                                                            12,561,236           10,641,270
                                                     Deferred rent payable                            85,162                      47,691
                                                                                                                                           Supporting services:
                                                     Agency endowments                             5,260,178                   5,418,477
                                                                                                                                           Management and administration                       368,742               369,367
                                                     Total Liabilities                               7,841,370                8,060,017
                                                                                                                                           Fundraising                                          83,728                87,106
                                                                                                                                                                                               452,470               456,473
                                                     Net Assets
                                                                                                                                           Total Expenses                                   13,013,706           11,097,743
                                                     Unrestricted net assets                       2,704,865                   2,301,765
                                                     Temporarily restricted net assets           116,298,726                 106,935,306
                                                                                                                                           Change in net assets                              9,766,520         (22,663,335)
                                                     Total Net Assets                            119,003,591                 109,237,071
                                                                                                                                           Net Assets
                                                     Total Liabilities and Net Assets            $126,844,961            $ 117,297,088     Beginning of year                               109,237,071          131,900,406

                                                                                                                                           End of year                                     $119,003,591       $ 109,237,071




      Net Assets by Fund Type                                                                                                                                                                                                         Asset Allocation
                    (in millions)                                                                                                                                                                                              Asset                 Target Allocation
■   Donor Advised                     $54.7    44%
                                                           0%                                                                                                                                                                  ■   Large/Mid Cap Equity            27.5%
■   Field of Interest                 $22.0    18%                                                                                                                                                                             ■   Small Cap Equity                 5.0%
■   Discretionary                     $15.3    12%                                                                                                                                                                             ■   Non-U.S. Developed Equity       15.0%
■   Donor Designated                  $13.3    11%                                                                                                                                                                             ■   Non-U.S. Emerging Equity         5.0%
■   Scholarship                       $12.1    10%                                                                                                                                                                             ■   Aggregate U.S. Bonds            12.5%
■   Agency Endowments                 $5.3      4%                                                                                                                                                                             ■   Non-U.S. Bonds                   5.0%
■   Administration                    $1.4      1%                                                                                                                                                                             ■   Multi Strategy Hedge Funds       8.0%
■   Charitable Remainder Trusts       $0.2      0%                                                                                                                                                                             ■   Long/Short Equity Hedge Funds    8.0%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ■   Private Equity                   5.0%
Total Net Assets (including Custodial Funds)                                                                                                                                                                                   ■   Direct Real Estate               5.0%
$124.3 million, 8.4% growth from FY09                                                                                                                                                                                          ■   Real Assets/Commodities          4.0%


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                     Fairfield County
                     Community Foundation
                     383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851
                     Tel: 203.750.3200 www.fccfoundation.org




                     The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes philanthropy to build
                     and sustain a vital and prosperous community where all have the opportunity
                     to participate and thrive. As the region’s center of philanthropy, we provide:

                              • Personalized philanthropic advisory services and financial
                                stewardship to donors and partners,
                              • Visionary leadership and strategic initiatives to address key
                                regional issues, and
                              • Grants, counsel and leadership training to local nonprofits.




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