Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Granting

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Philanthropy Leaders Urge Congress to Strengthen Charitable Giving

WASHINGTON, DC — More than 250 philanthropy leaders from across the nation, including five representing Connecticut philanthropy, are gathering on Capitol Hill starting today to urge lawmakers to value and strengthen charitable giving in America. Their meetings are part of Foundations on the Hill, a multi-day event presented by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers in partnership with the Council on Foundations and the Alliance for Charitable Reform.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Webster Bank Receives Healthy Workplace Award

WATERBURY/STAMFORD, CT -- Webster Bank is pleased to receive a Healthy Workplace Award. The Gold Award for outstanding achievement in implementing employee wellness programs was presented by The Business Council of Fairfield County.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Charity That Begins With Spaghetti Sauce

WESTPORT, CT -- Newman’s Own food brand has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charity. The foundation gave away $260.8 million before Mr. Newman’s death and $224.4 million since then, and has benefited more than 7,600 charities. But even more, Mr. Newman has inspired other celebrities to give back, including Hugh Jackman, Ryan Devlin, Edward Norton and Kevin Bacon.