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HARTFORD, CT -- The philanthropic arm of Hartford health insurer Aetna on Thursday announced it will donate $500,000 to the Boys & Girls Club (BGHH) of Hartford to promote healthy living. Funding from the Aetna Foundation, an independent charitable affiliate of Rhode Island-based CVS Health Corp., will be awarded to BGHH over the next five years to ramp-up programs aimed at preventing underage substance abuse of alcohol, tobacco and vaping products and improving the overall health of youth.

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Waterbury, CT -- Connecticut Community Foundation is looking for an experienced, dynamic and strategic development professional who will build the Foundation’s capacity to support our community by securing philanthropic support from individuals, businesses and private foundations.

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New Haven, CT -- The United Way of Greater New Haven seeks a passionate marketing leader as its new Senior Director of Marketing and Engagement.

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The News-Times has partnered with United Way of Western Connecticut each holiday season since 2011 to help families families in need with the Giving Fund. Since then, The Giving Fund has raised more than $500,000 for families in need. 

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HARTFORD, CT -- This op-ed by Phil Buchanan, author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count, and president of Center for Effective Philanthropy, warns about big donations to solve public education woes. He describes four common mistakes of big dodnors to public education.

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DERBY, CT -- The Valley Community Foundation’s (VCF) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Aleta Miner, Assistant to the President of the Shelton Economic Development Corporation.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) is pleased to announce the FY 2020 Client Grant awards.

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BRISTOL, CT -- Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Liberty Bank Foundation for “Imagine Nation with STEAM.”

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