NEW HAVEN, CT -- From businesses with generations of contributions in the region and state to those who just opened their doors last spring, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce sought to honor them all at its annual Business Leadership Awards Thursday. The chamber’s highest honor of the day—the Community Leadership award— went to the Tagliatela family who has has given its name and its money, through the Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation.
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts and the Newell D. Hale Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of Wheels to Learning. This pilot program will fund transportation costs for educational field trips during the 2018-19 school year.
NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition. The town of Thomaston joined the initiative in July. Three Connecticut philanthropies – The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program’s development and launch.
NEW HAVEN, CT --The Perrin Family Foundation has launched the Critically Conscious Youth Development (CCYD) grant program. PFF developed this multi-year grant making and capacity building opportunity with the intention of sharing a framework that introduces a new lens for youth development programs, focused on centering identity, lived experience, and political education as a core competency.
WILTON, CT -- After a thorough and rigorous application and due diligence process, the Tauck Family Foundation is pleased to announce its Second Investee Cohort.
DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce that volunteers in the SAVE (Seniors Add Valuable Experience) Program have completed 8,567 hours in the last year, service valued at $211,519.33 to the city of Danbury.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Candis Gould has joined its team as Grants Manager.
NEW YORK, NY -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), known for its leadership in musculoskeletal care, is at the forefront of functional genomics for autoimmune diseases thanks to pioneering research being conducted by investigators in the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center. The Rosensweig Center was established in 2013 through the visionary partnership of The Tow Foundation. The Tow Foundation has pledged an additional $5.6 million to transform the Center's impact by highlighting translational research and expanding its focus from autoimmune disease to more broadly address the major musculoskeletal conditions which are seen every day at HSS. The goals of this new work are to prevent and repair musculoskeletal tissue damage related to acute or chronic injury, aging, and autoimmunity and inflammation.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Courant reports on James Jeter a year after his early release from prison. Jeter, now 38, plans to attend Trinity College in the fall. He works for Dwight Hall’s Yale Prison Education Initiative, a post funded by the Tow Foundation, organizing workshops and panels about incarceration and re-entry.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Reach Out and Read has launched a new research study being conducted in Connecticut. Thanks to the generous support of The Grossman Family Foundation, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/ U.S. Bank Foundation, the study, "Rx for Success: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Technology-Based Dialogic Reading Training Incorporated into the Reach Out and Read Program" started enrolling families in April of 2018.