Category: Philanthropy

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

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

Spring for Abilis Announces 70th Anniversary Celebration Featuring Comedy, Music and Dance — Saturday, May 1

The 70th anniversary celebration Spring for Abilis is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., and will feature a virtual gala packed with comedy, entertainment, singing, dancing and the Abilis’ Giving Garden and live auction appeal — plus so much more! Hosted by entertainer and comedian Brett Walkow, Spring for Abilis is FREE…

CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Elected to Westport Country Playhouse’s Board of Trustees

Johnna G. Torsone Named Honorary Trustee; Anna Czekaj-Farber Elected Chair Alisyn Camerota, journalist, author, anchor of CNN’s morning show “New Day,” and Westport, CT resident, is elected to the board of trustees at Westport Country Playhouse. In her three decades in journalism, Camerota has covered stories nationally and internationally, earning an Emmy Award for her…

Triangle Community Center Announces New Executive Director: Edson Rivas Named New Executive Director of TCC

Norwalk, CT – Triangle Community Center announced that its Board of Directors has hired Edson Rivas to the permanent position of Executive Director starting immediately. Rivas, a double major of economics and international relations from the University of Connecticut, comes from a corporate background in proxy and investor relations. He has worked with many publicly…

Stamford’s Americares Marks One Year of COVID-19 Response

Stamford, CT – As COVID-19 infected millions around the world and forced families into isolation, Americares launched into action, responding in more than 30 countries with critically needed protective gear and training for frontline health workers. Since launching its response last February, the health-focused relief and development organization has dedicated every resource to ensure health workers stay…

A Record-Breaking Fairfield County’s Giving Day Raises $2.25 Million for Nearly 400 Local Nonprofits

14,828 Individuals Generously Contribute to Region’s Biggest Day of Philanthropy, Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Norwalk, CT – Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) today announced record-breaking results for its 8th annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day, which was held yesterday, Thursday, February 25, 2021. A total $2,250,154 was raised from 14,828 donors who made 21,187…

American Red Cross welcomes new board members

FARMINGTON, CT – The American Red Cross in Connecticut is proud to announce the recent addition of six new members to its organization’s Board of Directors. Board members are chosen based on their commitment to the Red Cross mission in combination with their individual expertise, experience, and willingness to serve the needs of the board.…