CCP News

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Despite Tax Changes, Charities Keep the Faith

HARTFORD, Susan Campbell writes about the possible effects the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on charitable giving by individuals. She quotes CCP President Karla Fortunato and CCP's 2018 Connecticut Giving Report, and CCP Board Members Richard Porth, CEO of United Way of Connecticut, and Frances G. Padilla, president of Universal Health Care Foundation of CT.

Monday, October 15, 2018
CCP President Keynotes Women Give Event

GOSHEN, CT -- On October 13, 2018 at the Clubhouse at Woodbridge Lake in Goshen, Karla Fortunato, president of Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, delivered the keynote for Connecticut Community Foundation's celebration honoring 25 years of women's philanthropy.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
CCP is a Comcast Newsmaker

View the Comcast Newsmakers interview with Eric Clemmons and CCP President Karla Fortunato.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Total Charitable Donations In Connecticut Rises; Number Of Individuals Giving Falls

HARTFORD, CT -- Total charitable donations are on the rise in Connecticut, but fewer people are giving, a report released last week from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy found. In its Connecticut Giving Report, the council shared how both individuals and foundations gave more money in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Giving from foundations rose from $1.02 billion in 2014 to $1.2 billion in 2015, while individual donations rose from $3.4 billion to $3.48 billion over the same period.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
CT Reaches New Philanthropic High, But Fewer Residents Are Giving

HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut residents donated an all-time high of $5 billion to charity in 2015, according to a recent report from the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy. However, the number of residents that donate is decreasing, raising questions about the sustainability of these gifts. This article also includes quotes by Julie Loughran, President and CEO of the Connecticut Community Foundation.