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Fairfield, CT -- Ciara Leydon, associate professor in Sacred Heart University’s College of Health Professions, has received a $70,000 grant from the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) to benefit students in the speech-language pathology (SLP) program.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Forty-two percent of the 108 nonprofits recently surveyed by the CT Nonprofit Alliance and Connecticut Council for Philanthropy said they saw a decrease in donations in 2018, or expect a downturn this year. Karla Fortunato, president of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, which represents grantmakers in the state, can't say for certain why some people seem to be eschewing their regular donations to local nonprofits, but she believes the 2017 federal tax reform law has a lot to do with it.

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FARMINGTON, CT -- United Technologies Corp., a leader in aerospace and building technologies, announced a strategic partnership with Girls Who Code as part of a comprehensive effort to help address the under-representation of women and minorities in the technology sector.

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HARTFORD, CT -- United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is once again the Presenting Sponsor of FIRSTNew England Hartford Event and the New England District Championship. This is UTC’s 24th season sponsoring FIRST providing support and mentors to hundreds of teams across in the United States and across the world.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA)  has set a May 10 deadline for college-bound pupils and those seeking health and manufacturing certifications to apply for scholarships.

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A monthly benefit of CCP membership, the MARCH 2019 Member eBrief features: CCP Updates; Member News & Releases; New Resources; Colleague News and Other Events. Remember to login to access this member benefit!

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WATERBURY, CT -- John “Jack” Staver of Watertown, Connecticut, who passed away at the age of 80 in January 2018,  has bequeathed more than $4 million to establish a permanent charitable fund at Connecticut Community Foundation.

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NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF), the largest provider of college scholarships in the region, has extended the deadline for 2019 scholarships to Sunday, March 31st.

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TORRINGTON, CT -- The Building Healthier Communities Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, invites nonprofits to apply for program grants that support early childhood education and development by enhancing home visitation in the Greater Torrington and Winsted areas. The application deadline is May 1, 2019.

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