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CCP's Policy Update includes links and information relevant to the CT philanthropic community, including: Governor Lamont's state budget proposal and the Nonprofit Alliance's analysis, news on Census 2020 in Connecticut, an update on impacts of the new tax law, and information on federal universal charitable deduction bills.

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WATERBURY, CT -- Webster Bank today announced its 2018 Webster United Way Employee Campaign garnered a record-breaking $1.55 million through pledges from bankers as well as fundraising events and a corporate contribution – a $53,000 increase from 2017.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Several nonprofits and state colleges are splitting more than $1 million in grants from a quasi-public funder to spur workforce development in Connecticut. The Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA), an agency that lends tax-exempt capital to nonprofits, on Wednesday awarded several grants aimed at expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programming and job training in the state.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Amid declining revenue streams, the Greater Hartford Arts Council says it's forged a new program with property and casualty insurer The Travelers Cos. to spur more arts investments.

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BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Fairfield County’s Giving Day Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation on Thursday, February 28th, 8 AM – 9:45 AM at The Klein Memorial Auditorium.

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HARTFORD, CT -- The documentary, “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” was shown at a special preview at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, in a showing coordinated by the Amistad Center for Art and Culture, Comcast, and the Smithsonian Channel.  It marked the third year that Comcast has joined with the Amistad Center and Smithsonian Channel to bring a special presentation to Hartford during Black History month.

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CORNWALL BRIDGE, CT -- The Civic Life Project, which has successfully developed civic engagement, cross-cultural understanding, and social responsibility among high school students since 2010, has received a grant of $6,000 from The Buchanan Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation to adapt and expand its existing program for middle schools.

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The Long Island Sound Stewardship Fund (LIS Stewardship Fund) is seeking proposals to restore and protect the health and living resources of Long Island Sound. Proposals are due: Friday, March 15, 2019.

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DANBURY, CT -- This year, for the fifth year in a row, Immaculate High School students have donated children’s books to United Way of Western Connecticut’s Ready, Set, Let’s Read! program.

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