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HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is pleased to introduce a new logo and tagline for the state’s largest community foundation serving the 29-town region in Greater Hartford.

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NEW CANAAN, CT -- On May 7th, the Foundation is hosting a benefit luncheon to raise funds for their Touch A Life program, which helps New Canaan residents with urgent financial needs.

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HARTFORD, CT — Philanthropists, corporations and local agencies contributed $25 million to Hartford school initiatives in 2012-13, a $10 million jump from the previous school year, according to a district report released this week.

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BRISTOL, CT -- The 13th Annual Wonder of Women (WOW) event, held by by the Women & Girls’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation, will be Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. The event will feature guest speaker Cari Champion of ESPN.

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HARTFORD and SUFFIELD, CT -- Construction is expected to begin this summer on a handicapped-accessible addition to the Kent Memorial Library in Suffield, thanks, in part, to a $200,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

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MIDDLETOWN, CT — Students and faculty from Wesleyan University and Middlesex Community College, with The Rockfall Foundation and U.S. Climate Plan, are sponsoring a day-long Climate Justice Conference of Solutions on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Exley Science Center at Wesleyan.

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COLUMBIA, CT -- The Saxton B. Little Free Library in Columbia has been awarded a $10,000 grant from New Alliance Foundation. The grant will be used to assist with the planned renovation and expansion of the library.

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Washington, DC -- House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., recently unveiled a draft comprehensive tax reform plan that seeks to broaden the tax base while lowering corporate and individual income tax rates. The draft makes significant changes to federal tax rules connected to housing and homeowning.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Through its 2013 Regional Grants Program, the Aetna Foundation made grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to nonprofit organizations in communities across America.

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HAMDEN, CT -- Twenty-two volunteer judges from across United Technologies’ businesses were on hand at the 2014 Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. UTC was presenting sponsor of the event and provided funding to support student awards, which will be presented at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in May.

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