Foundation Supports Community Events

Local Community Events Earn Financial Support From Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

First-Ever Community Sponsorship Awards Made to Eight Local Events

New Britain, Conn. (August 1, 2014) – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) has awarded more than $5,000 in financial assistance to eight local events as part of its Community Sponsorship Awards pilot program.

The program marks the Foundation’s first foray into the arena of event sponsorship. In testing the program Community Foundation Vice President, Operations Bob Trojanowski noted the importance of successful community events to the overall health and vitality of the region and how that goal aligned with the Foundation’s mission.

“We understand the importance of community events in making our towns great places to live,” said Trojanowski. “We are pleased to provide assistance to those who work so hard to make these events successful, and at the same time raise awareness of the important work of the Foundation.”

Those receiving 2014 Community Sponsorship Awards include:

•    Apple Harvest Festival of Southington. $1,000 to support the 46th year of the community festival to be held October 3-5 and 10-12 in Southington.
•    New Britain-Berlin YMCA. $750 to fund the Tinsel Fun Run in Berlin on December 6.
•    New Britain Downtown Halloween Trick or Treat Safe Zone. $500 to help provide New Britain youth with a safe area to go trick-or-treating in Downtown New Britain on October 31.
•    New Britain High School Marching Band. $500 to fund the 2014 BENefit at Trinity-on-Main, bringing the community together in memory of NBHS graduate, Ben Cheny, on September 6.
•    New Britain Symphony Society. $750 to fund the Vienna Themed Family Concert at CCSU on November 2.
•    New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park. $750 to fund the Pumpkin Palooza Trail Walk on October 18.
•    Oneida Health Foundation. $680 to fund the Fall Wellness Fair at the Plainville Loop on October 18.
•    Southington Education Foundation. $750 to support the Fan of the Foundation community event celebrating education and the foundation’s work in Southington on October 24.

Established in 1941, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain connects donors who care with causes that matter in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. It does this by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable improvement in the quality of life in each of these communities. For more information, visit