FAIRFIELD, CT -- A challenge grant from Newman’s Own Foundation inspired 745 WSHU Public Radio listeners to donate $76,353 in a single day of on-air fundraising recently. In total, well over $227,000 was raised in support of the station, making June 26th one of the most successful, single days of on-air fundraising in WSHU history.
Arts, Culture & Humanities
GROTON, CT -- Connecticut Humanities (CTH) has awarded the Groton Public Library a $1,500 grant to record and tell the stories of employees who were at Electric Boat (EB) as the Cold War escalated in the 1960s.
HARTFORD, CT -- The renovation of two of Hartford's historic sites – the Amos Bull House and the Butler-McCook Carriage House and Garden – has been completed with the aid of grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Connecticut Humanities has named a veteran history museum director, Sally Whipple, executive director of Connecticut’s Old State House, to chair its board of directors.
Middletown, Conn. – Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a statewide nonprofit that funds, produces and promotes cultural experiences for residents and visitors across the state, today named a veteran public affairs advocate, nonprofit leader and development expert, Douglas G. Fisher, as its new executive director.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- With help from a grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the Milford Fine Arts Council (MFAC) has just completed its first after school music and dance program with the Boys & Girls Club of Milford, providing free weekly instruction to elementary school students interested in music or dance who were identified as being unable to afford classes.