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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Fund Announces New Mission

HAMDEN, CT -- The trustees of the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund have announced the adoption of a new mission.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Lessons in Philanthropy from Paul Newman

WESTPORT, CT -- Blog Post from Clea Newman about lessons learned from her father: "My father, Paul Newman, was an actor, a race car driver, a jokester, a philanthropist, and to a newer generation, he is the face on our Newman’s Own food products. But to me, he will always be my mentor, my hero, and just my Dad."

Friday, May 1, 2015
Greenwich’s Barbara Netter, President and Co-Founder of Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), Honored with John H. Filer Award

STAMFORD, CT -- Barbara Netter — the President and Co-Founder of Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), a Stamford-based nonprofit devoted to advancing cancer research and treatment — has been awarded the John H. Filer Award by the Connecticut Council of Philanthropy. Ms. Netter, who co-founded ACGT with her late husband Edward Netter in 2001, received the honor at the council’s annual meeting on April 30th.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Event to Feature CT’s Philanthropic Leadership

NEW HAVEN, CT -- More than 200 philanthropists, grantmakers and community leaders will gather on April 30 at the Omni Hotel in New Haven for the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy’s Annual Meeting and Philanthropy Awards, Philanthropy’s Role in Empowering Change--in recognition of the 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965--and honoring leaders in the philanthropic field.

Monday, February 16, 2015
Philanthropy Conference Attracts Hundreds

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Roughly 300 people came together on February 13 for the Yale School of Management's 10th Annual Yale Philanthropy Conference, to discuss the latest strategies and developments in the field of philanthropy. This article contains quotes about data from Connecticut Council for Philanthropy President Maggie Osborn conference presentation.