NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Magdalena Cwintal has joined its team as accountant.
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NEW YORK, NY -- Rahima Nasa, an alum from the Class of 2017, has been selected as the first Newmark J-School fellow for FRONTLINE, PBS’s flagship investigative documentary series. The new year-long journalism fellowship program is funded by The Tow Foundation, which also underwrites the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, the Tow Professorships, and other initiatives at the J-School.
NEW YORK, NY -- Performances begin January 10 at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 for the world premiere of Eddie and Dave by playwright-in-residence Amy Staats. Staats is Atlantic Theater Company's 2017–2018 playwright in residence. Eddie and Dave is the capstone of her yearlong residency, supported by The Tow Foundation.
BROOKLYN, NY -- Thanks to a generous gift from the Class of 1964, the portrait of a young woman now hangs with 12 other paintings restored to their former vibrancy in the new Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts, part of the exhibit “A New Deal for Artists: Connecting Brooklyn College to Its Past, Present, and Future.”
WATERBURY, CT -- The Leever Foundation is delighted to welcome Saran D. White as its inaugural Executive Director effective December 3, 2018.
NEW HAVEN, CT -- From businesses with generations of contributions in the region and state to those who just opened their doors last spring, the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce sought to honor them all at its annual Business Leadership Awards Thursday. The chamber’s highest honor of the day—the Community Leadership award— went to the Tagliatela family who has has given its name and its money, through the Louis F. and Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation.
WILTON, CT -- After a thorough and rigorous application and due diligence process, the Tauck Family Foundation is pleased to announce its Second Investee Cohort.
The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts and the Newell D. Hale Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of Wheels to Learning. This pilot program will fund transportation costs for educational field trips during the 2018-19 school year.
NORWALK, CT -- Norwalk is the latest Connecticut municipality to join Sustainable CT, a statewide initiative that offers detailed array of sustainability best practices, tools and resources, peer learning, and opportunities for recognition. The town of Thomaston joined the initiative in July. Three Connecticut philanthropies – The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program’s development and launch.
NEW HAVEN, CT --The Perrin Family Foundation has launched the Critically Conscious Youth Development (CCYD) grant program. PFF developed this multi-year grant making and capacity building opportunity with the intention of sharing a framework that introduces a new lens for youth development programs, focused on centering identity, lived experience, and political education as a core competency.
DANBURY, CT -- United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce that volunteers in the SAVE (Seniors Add Valuable Experience) Program have completed 8,567 hours in the last year, service valued at $211,519.33 to the city of Danbury.
NEW YORK, NY -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), known for its leadership in musculoskeletal care, is at the forefront of functional genomics for autoimmune diseases thanks to pioneering research being conducted by investigators in the David Z. Rosensweig Genomics Research Center. The Rosensweig Center was established in 2013 through the visionary partnership of The Tow Foundation. The Tow Foundation has pledged an additional $5.6 million to transform the Center's impact by highlighting translational research and expanding its focus from autoimmune disease to more broadly address the major musculoskeletal conditions which are seen every day at HSS. The goals of this new work are to prevent and repair musculoskeletal tissue damage related to acute or chronic injury, aging, and autoimmunity and inflammation.
HARTFORD, CT -- The Hartford Courant reports on James Jeter a year after his early release from prison. Jeter, now 38, plans to attend Trinity College in the fall. He works for Dwight Hall’s Yale Prison Education Initiative, a post funded by the Tow Foundation, organizing workshops and panels about incarceration and re-entry.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Candis Gould has joined its team as Grants Manager.
HARTFORD, CT — Andy Eder of Guilford is one of three philanthropists honored earlier this month by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy at the organization’s annual Connecticut Philanthropy Summit.
MIDDLETOWN, CT -- Reach Out and Read has launched a new research study being conducted in Connecticut. Thanks to the generous support of The Grossman Family Foundation, and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr/ U.S. Bank Foundation, the study, "Rx for Success: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Technology-Based Dialogic Reading Training Incorporated into the Reach Out and Read Program" started enrolling families in April of 2018.
BOSTON, MA -- The Tow Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies have partnered with GroundTruth to support Report for America in its efforts to place 1,000 local reporters in host newsrooms across America over the next five years. The GroundTruth Project, a nonprofit news organization that supports and inspires a new generation of journalists, will receive a total of $650,000 in multi-year funding for its new initiative.
BRIGEPORT, CT -- The Tauck Family Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications from organizations and initiatives committed to equipping the children of Bridgeport, Connecticut with the necessary social and emotional skills to thrive academically and in life. All application materials are due by March 28, 2018.
HAMDEN, CT -- The William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund announces the appointment of William “Billy” Johnson as the Director of Educational Strategy.
GREATER NEW HAVEN and FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT -- Sustainable CT, a new statewide initiative to support Connecticut’s cities and towns, will have its regional launch at two events in the Fairfield and New Haven areas on January 9th, one at the Comstock Community Center, in collaboration with the Western Council of Governments, at 1:00 p.m., and the other in Bowers Auditorium at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at 6:30 p.m. The initiative was developed under the leadership of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Eastern Connecticut State University in partnership with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Three Connecticut philanthropies – the New Haven-based Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Hampshire Foundation, and the Common Sense Fund – have supported the program's development and launch.