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GOSHEN, CT -- On October 13, 2018 at the Clubhouse at Woodbridge Lake in Goshen, Karla Fortunato, president of Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, delivered the keynote for Connecticut Community Foundation's celebration honoring 25 years of women's philanthropy.

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NORWALK, CT -- Nancy Tartaglia, director of Gift Planning & Philanthropic Services, at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, writes on the topic of estate planning  during National Estate Planning Awareness Week (Oct. 15-21), adopted by Congress in 2008.

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BLOOMFIELD, CT -- The Cigna Foundation is donating $100,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Michael relief efforts and will match Cigna employee donations made to the American Red Cross.

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HARTFORD, CT -- CCP gives an update about news of proposed regulations that would curtail the right to assemble on federal land.

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HARTFORD, CT -- With a $125,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation, the Open Communities Alliance will work to create better links between housing and health care and set the stage for a two-year pilot program to enable interested families of children with acute asthma to move to healthier neighborhoods.

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WESTPORT, CT -- Bob Forrester, Newman's Own Foundation CEO, discusses the packaged food company's charitable mission.

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HARTFORD, CT -- Aetna (NYSE: AET) is offering resources to members who may be impacted by Hurricane Michael in Alabama, Florida and Georgia. In addition, the Aetna Foundation will be making a $100,000 disaster relief contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund to support those who are impacted by Hurricane Michael.

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NEW YORK, NY -- The Melville Charitable Trusts' work in reducing homelessness in Connecticut is included in this article about how small foundations can make a big impact in their grantmaking. Janice Elliot, Executive director is quoted as she explains their startegy of inviting larger foundations to collaborate and pool funds for the A Way Home America, national group working to end homelessness among the young.

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WELLESLEY, MA -- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced its 2019 Healthy Food Fund Grant Guidelines and RFP. The Foundation is looking to support 25 local nonprofit organizations located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire that are primarily volunteer-powered to grow, glean or distribute fresh, free produce to low-income families and older adults. Grant awards will be up to $25,000 per year and are eligible for renewal for up to three years. A total of $625,000 will be awarded throughout the region in 2019.

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NEW HAVEN, CT -- Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Quinnipiac River Fund Advisory Committee recommended seven organizations to receive a total of $120,600 in competitive grants in 2018.

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