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Charitable Giving Under Threat with New Tax Law

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04/16/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- David Obedzinski, president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, voices his concerns about changes in the federal tax law that may negatively impact charitable giving in 2018. He encourages increased volunteering and giving to nonprofits, "Let's work together to shift the focus to what's best for our community without leaning on a potential tax deduction as a motivator. Let's do it for the right reasons, together, as one generous nation, indivisible and with care for all."

MEDIA ADVISORY: United Way to Host Community Campaign Celebration, Annual Meeting

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03/26/2018

HARTFORD, CT -- United Way is recognizing Nancy Bernstein, President and Chief Operating Officer, Women’s Health USA and President and CEO at Women’s Health CT, with its highest honor, the Community Service Award, given in memory of Dr. Frederick G. Adams for service to our community. 

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MARCH 1st is Fairfield County Giving Day! “Give Where You Live” & Help Your Community Thrive at FCGives.org

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02/28/2018

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County Giving Day starts at midnight on March 1st! This is Fairfield County’s biggest philanthropic day of the year, when everyone has the chance to be a philanthropist and to support causes nearest to their hearts!

Membership Drive Begins for Community Foundation’s Catalyst Fund

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02/20/2018

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Fresh on the heels of having awarded a $10,000 Catalyst Fund grant to Plainville Community Schools to support the school system’s Alternative Learning Center, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain’s Catalyst Fund has opened 2018 membership with new incentives and membership categories.

Fairfield County's Giving Day is Just A Few Days Away - On March 1st, Over 430 Nonprofits Will Appeal To Your Generosity

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02/20/2018

NORWALK, CT -- In just a few days, Fairfield County’s Giving Day, the region’s biggest and most exciting philanthropic event that unites the community while making a difference in the lives of our neighbors will take place. At midnight on March 1st, more than 430 nonprofits will be reaching out throughout the region seeking to boost their funds, create awareness about the amazing work they do and compete for over $100,000 in cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $20,000.

Bracket-Style Fundraising Tournament to Raise Awareness and Funds for Connecticut Charities

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02/13/2018

CONNECTICUT -- Next month, 59 nonprofits in Connecticut will have the opportunity to win $10,000 on top of the money they raise through Brackets for Good – Connecticut, a month-long competitive fundraising tournament that inspires community members to learn about and rally behind charitable nonprofits. 

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Westport Warm Up Fund Continues To Accept Donations

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02/02/2018

WESTPORT, CT -- The Warm Up Fund is a collaborative effort between the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, the Department of Human Services, the Westport Woman's Club (WWC) and the Clergy Association. "We come together to ensure that no one is left out in the cold," Daignault said. "The monies ...

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Nonprofit Organizations Invited To Participate in Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills

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01/30/2018

WATERBURY, CT -- On April 24 and 25, 2018, Connecticut Community Foundation will host its sixth annual online community giving event, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills. Nonprofit organizations who serve the region are invited to register now.  Ion Bank Foundation is the presenting sponsor.

New Accounts at Schwab Charitable Jump 91% in 2017’s Second Half

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01/23/2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The number of new accounts at Schwab Charitable rose 91 percent from July to December last year, over the same period in 2016, the philanthropic-services provider announced Tuesday.  The bulk of the grant making occurred from July to December, when Schwab donors gave $900 million through 230,000 grants.

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