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CCP President Maggie Gunther Osborn's remarks from CCP's 22nd Annual Luncheon and Philanthropic Awards that took place on May 2, 2014.

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WATERBURY, CT — More than 140 local charities and organizations will be part of the Connecticut Community Foundation’s online “Give Local” campaign May 6 and 7.

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HARTFORD, CT -- A bill creating a new competitive grant program that aims to increase access to pre-kindergarten slots across Connecticut is moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.

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BRISTOL, CT -- Earlier this week, the Women & Girls’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation held its annual event, the Wonder of Women (WOW). 350 people attended to not only support women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott, but also to hear a nationally recognized broadcast journalist speak.

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HARTFORD, CT – One hundred years ago, the community foundation concept was born in the Midwest, giving rise to a new philanthropy, a new way of participating in community, and a new vision for the future.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- More than 250 philanthropists, grantmakers and community leaders will gather on May 2 at the New Haven Lawn Club for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s annual luncheon. The event, centering on philanthropic leadership, will feature a panel discussion; presentations of the Council’s annual philanthropy awards; and the introduction of the Council’s new board leadership.

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WATERBURY, CT -- The Connecticut Community Foundation (CCF) will host an online giving challenge, Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills, during a 24-hour period between 12 noon on May 6 through 12 noon on May 7, 2014. The event is designed to celebrate community-wide philanthropy, while raising both funds for and community awareness about participating nonprofit organizations. For more information about Give Local, please visit www.givelocalccf.org.

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WASHINGTON, DC -- One of UNCF’s flagship scholarship programs, the Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, announced this year’s Class of 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars. Seven of the scholars receiving a scholarship are from Connecticut. The scholarships are funded funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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WATERTOWN, CT -- The Falls Avenue Senior Center received a $3,000 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation to continue its Strength, Sculpt and Tone class for area adults 55 years and older through April 2015.

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RIDGEFIELD, CT -- Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation has launched a new extension of their Product Donations Program that will provide a free supply of medication to more than 3,000 eligible uninsured U.S. patients. Under this new program extension, Boehringer Ingelheim has committed to producing a portfolio of critically needed medicines that will be distributed by AmeriCares to free clinics in Connecticut, Florida, West Virginia, Texas and Ohio.

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