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MANCHESTER, CT -- Since 2001, the H. Louise Ruddell Charitable Fund at the Hartford Foundation has been providing support to an array of organizations offering programs and services to the citizens of Manchester and institutions working for the prevention of cruelty to animals. This year, 17 organizations are receiving nearly $92,000 in grants from Ruddell Fund.
NEW BRITAIN, CT -- Jim Williamson, who as president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain for the past 12-plus years led the organization through a transformative period of growth, change and influence, has announced his retirement. The Strategy Group, LLC of Darien has been retained to lead the executive transition process.
NEW CANAAN, CT -- The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Beeta Jahedi has joined its team as the Director of Strategy and Communications.
NORWALK, CT -- On April 20, 2017, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls will host Andrea Jung as the keynote speaker at the annual luncheon to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, CT. The theme of the luncheon is ‘Nurturing Seeds Of Opportunity’.
QUINCY, MA -- According to the results of a new poll, New Englanders overwhelmingly believe that at least half of high school students across the region graduate unprepared for college and a career, and that student-centered learning environments are part of the solution to this readiness problem. The poll, released by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation (Nellie Mae) and conducted by the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, surveyed 2,400 individuals across the region from August 5-31, 2016.
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A blog post by Davis Biemesderfer, President & CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers (FORUM). David continues to highlight the importance of philanthropy to be a voice for the issues and values it cares about regardless of political affiliation and the role some regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations (PSO) have taken. He also discusses the Forum’s role in this work and the value of Foundations on the Hill to bring philanthropy’s collective voice to the Hill.
HARTFORD, CT -- In response to Greater Hartford's transportation changes, the Hartford Foundation has awarded a one-year $102,449 grant to the Center for Latino Progress to replicate and adapt a community engagement program originally introduced in Denver, Colorado. The Transport Hartford Academy will seek to deepen resident engagement and create a group of active and informed residents who will provide input into the future transportation developments in the Hartford region.
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