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(WESTPORT, CT) Newman’s Own Foundation, the organization started by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, has made grants totaling $950,000 to 11 organizations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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FARMINGTON, CT -- Few people have a second act as successful as movie star Paul Newman, whose Newman's Own Foundation will give the most it ever has, $30 million, to charitable causes this year —100 times the amount donated in the first year of Newman's Own.

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Betty Hale has been named the recipient of the 2012 John H. Filer Award by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy for her leadership in promoting private action for the public good.

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(HARTFORD, CT) Kate Miller, executive director of The Fund for Greater Hartford, has been named recipient of the 2012 Martha S. Newman Award by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.

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BERLIN, CT -- Twenty-four high school teams from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and Yankee Gas' service territories have been awarded a total of $15,500 in grants to help fund their efforts in the upcoming 2012 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition Northeast Utilities FIRST Connecticut Regional.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Connecticut foundations and corporate grantmakers have unveiled new guiding principles for their sector that demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the public. Developed through an initiative of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, the Guiding Principles and Effective Practices for Connecticut Grantmakers define high ethical standards for all grantmakers in the region.

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