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HARTFORD, CT -- Bank of America graduated another class of Student Leaders (#BofAStudentLeaders) in its first ever Virtual Student Leaders program.

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WATERBURY, CT -- Webster Bank today announced it is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster recovery efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. This donation will assist American Red Cross chapters throughout Webster’s footprint as they assist families and communities with recovery efforts. This donation will also provide necessary funds as the hurricane season continues.

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WATERTOWN, MA -- Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced it has committed $1 million to support investments on issues facing diverse communities. The funds will go to the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund, the Latino Legacy Fund and the Asian Community Fund. 

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NEW BRITAIN, CT -- An American Savings Foundation grant allowed 30 youth to join the workforce and earn their first paychecks this summer. The $75,000 grant supported the New Britain Summer Youth Employment and Learning Programs and paid summer internship programs for college students, providing them with job readiness and career experience.

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NORWALK, CT -- On Monday, the City of Norwalk announced the Connectivity Initiative to try and help the 7-8 percent of children who did not have high-quality, reliable internet service. Dalio Education is the lead supporter of the initiative, providing $315,000 to Norwalk Public Schools which will contract with Altice/Optimum to provide high-speed internet to the 1,000 Norwalk families. This will be supplemented with a $50,000 grant from the Be Foundation. The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation and The Ritter Family Foundation have each provided grants of $125,000 to support the Community Services Department and the Family Navigators. 

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WALLINGFORD, CT -- Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a rehabilitation-focused nonprofit healthcare organization, announces that it has received a $40,800 COVID-relief grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to help purchase COVID-related equipment.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Connecticut Humanities (CTH) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $100,000 to partner with the CT Office of the Arts (COA) to provide support for arts and cultural organizations in Connecticut.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Congratulations to Erika Frank, Senior Community Investments Officer with the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, for being named as one of the Hartford Business Journal's 2020 40 Under Forty honorees.

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WEST HARTFORD, CT -- In light of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis, blumshapiro, the largest regional business advisory firm in New England, is giving back to the communities it serves by donating a total of $24,000 to non-profit organizations operating in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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