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I am Family Philanthropy: William Graustein

The National Center for Family Philanthropy's new video series, I Am Family Philanthropy, shared the reflections of CCP member William Graustein of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. Bill reflects on his father's legacy and the history of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund. He also shares how the Community Leadership Program in New Haven, CT is helping the community connect and build relationships across boundaries of difference.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Children's Reading Partners Seeks Volunteers for New School Year

WEST HARTFORD, CT -- Children's Reading Partners, an initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council is looking for reading partners and is offering trainings in September. Major grant funding is provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford, SBM Charitable Foundation, the Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation, People's United Community Foundation, and George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation at Bank of America.

Sunday, August 18, 2019
New Canaan Philanthropist Earns Medal Named After Carnegie

NEW CANAAN, CT -- Leonard Tow, Founder and chairman of The Tow Foundation, is one of nine recipients of the 10th class of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. He was named during a ceremony held last week on the 100th anniversary of the death of Carnegie, a who was known for his charitable giving, at the latter’s ancestral home in Dunfermline, Scotland.

Monday, July 29, 2019
New Canaan's Camp LiveGirl Builds Confident Leaders

NEW CANAAN, CT -- The 5th annual Camp LiveGirl brought together 130 girls from across Connecticut, including girls from as far away as the Waterbury Boys & Girls Club and the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants. LiveGirl scholarships were funded by New Canaan Community Foundation, the Connecticut Community Foundation, the Grace J. Fippinger Foundation, and  Refinitiv.