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Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Webster Banker Elected to Chair HBRA Charitable Foundation

WATERBURY, CT -- Webster Bank is pleased to announce that Linda Cote, vice president, Commercial Real Estate, has been elected to a two-year term as chairperson of the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut Charitable Foundation, the organization’s philanthropic arm.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Shop ‘Til You Drop At Whole Foods Market on March 2nd

NORWALK, CT -- Fairfield County’s Giving Day is a powerful 24-hour online fundraising marathon that unites our community around local causes close to their heart.  For the second year, Whole Foods Market is a champion sponsor and will donate five percent of their total revenues on March 2nd from their Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Westport and Milford stores. This revenue will directly benefit local nonprofits participating in Giving Day.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Changing Leadership Atop Leading Philanthropy Organizations

HARTFORD, CT -- Two leading organizations in Connecticut’s philanthropic community are at the crossroads of leadership changes.  The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy (CCP) has announced the end of its national search for a new leader with the selection of Karla Fortunato to be its new president, effective May 1.  The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, one of the nation’s largest community foundations, has embarked on its own national search, and announced that Yvette Meléndez has been appointed interim president, effective March 20, as that search process continues.

Monday, September 26, 2016
CCP Offers Free Workshop, Being Grounded in Philanthropy

HARTFORD, CT -- The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is offering a free workshop on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at the CohnReznick Training Center in Hartford. The workshop, Being Grounded in Philanthropy, is designed for Connecticut elected officials and government officials, their staff, colleagues and other partners as an introduction to the field of philanthropy.