Andy Eder Honored by Council for Philanthropy

Friday, May 10, 2013

HARTFORD, CT -- ANDY EDER was named the recipient of the 2013 John H. Filer Award for his leadership in promoting private action for the public good. Eder, a resident of Guilford, is a partner in Eder Bros. Inc. (West Haven) and president of The Eder Family Foundation. A successful businessman, Andy combines his professional savvy and community knowledge to guide his enduring philanthropic commitment to help mankind.

Sydney Perry, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven describes Andy as “a quiet force that moves our community towards a better place.”

Five years ago, in response to the economic downturn, Andy pulled together a meeting between the United Way of Greater New Haven and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, and was instrumental in creating the Neighbor to Neighbor Lifeline (N2N). With Andy’s leadership as chair of the N2N effort, more than $2.3 million was raised over the last four years and invested to meet Greater New Haven’s critical needs.

“Andy’s significant contributions to all aspects of N2N Lifeline cannot be underestimated – his vision, contributions, and engagement have driven the success of this effort, “ said, Jack Healey, President and CEO of United Way of Greater New Haven.

About the John H. Filer Award
The award honors the life and work of the late John H. Filer, former chief executive of Aetna Life & Casualty Company, who was known for his bold support of corporate citizenship and who helped reassert the American commitment to private philanthropy in the 1970s. Each year, the award recognizes an individual or individuals who embody an entrepreneurial spirit and leadership in promoting the field of philanthropy, and have demonstrated a creative response to solving societal problems. For more information about the Filer Award including previous recipients visit the Council’s website:

About the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy
The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is a statewide association of foundations, corporate programs and other funds whose mission is to promote and support effective philanthropy in Connecticut. With members representing more than 105 private and community foundations, federated funds, corporate foundations and giving programs, the Council is Connecticut’s foremost resource on philanthropy. The organization benefits the larger grantmaking community, the nonprofit sector and the public in the State. For more information about the Council go to



Maggie Osborn
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy


Andy Eder Honored by Council for Philanthropy

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