Category: Philanthropy

Dorothy Hamill and Michelle Kwan Join COVID-19 Benefit for Americares

Stamford, CT – Figure skating legend Dorothy Hamill and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan are joining the biggest names in figure skating this Friday, April 17, for a livestream benefit event supporting Americares response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Japanese champions Miki Ando, Shizuka Arakawa, Yuka Sato and Fumie Suguri have also joined the roster of…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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