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The Black Giving Circle Fund Announces Successful Fundraising Campaign

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HARTFORD, CT -- The generous members and supporters of the Black Giving Circle at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving have successfully completed a $25,000 fundraising campaign making the Fund eligible to receive a $25,000, dollar-for-dollar matching contribution to support the needs of Greater Hartford’s Black community.

Carlton Highsmith Receives Award

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BRIDGEPORT, CT -- The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (GNEMSDC) will induct entrepreneur and philanthropist Carlton L. Highsmith into the GNEMSDC Hall of Fame at the West Putnam Club at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts at the Council’s 2018 Business Conference and Expo on Friday September 21, 2018.

Behind a Community Funder's Foray into Voter Engagement

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NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County's Community Foundation (FCCF) in Connecticut, is pairing mini-grants to local nonprofits with programming to encourage voter registration prior to November 6. FCCF’s Get Out the Vote program is its first foray into voter engagement, and it reflects this community funder’s new commitment to advocacy and public policy work. Inside Philanthropy reviews FCCF's Get Out the Vote program and mentions the new statewide funder collaborative for civic engagement currently being driven by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. 

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