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Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Community Foundation Welcomes New Board Members New Britain, Conn., February 13, 2020– The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has elected two new board members to join the Foundation’s already-strong team of volunteers. Elected to serve new multi-year board terms were Jerrell Hargraves and Pastor Thomas Mills. Jerrell Hargraves Jerrell Hargraves serves as [...]

2020-02-13T15:04:31+00:00

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Grant

Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Grant Teams of veterans and first responders from Veterans Response surveying damage and providing support to local residents in the southwestern portion of the island in the form of tents, air mattresses, clean water and solar lights. Their work on this trip in late January 2020 was supported in [...]

2020-01-29T19:44:05+00:00

Tomasso Buzz Fund

Tomasso Buzz Fund A division of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce, the Buzz invites young professionals to connect, collaborate, and build relationships. The Buzz’s networking opportunities, humanitarian efforts, and educational programs allow members to enhance their personal and professional growth. Robert Smedley (NBHS), Heidi Holt, Albert Tomasso, Mayor Erin Stewart, Michael [...]

2020-01-29T18:50:26+00:00

Suzanne Beckius Scholarship Fund

Suzanne Beckius Scholarship Fund The Suzanne Beckius Scholarship Fund was established to remember Sue Beckius, a life-long supporter of community and youth theater and a founding member of the Plainville Choral Society. She worked for years with the Southington Youth Summer Theater Program and was an invaluable part of the team. Her energy, positive attitude, [...]

2020-01-22T14:35:51+00:00

Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship

Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship The Mitchell J. Porydzy II Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by the Porydzy family to honor husband and son, Mitchell James Porydzy, who died in 1985. Mitchell was only 30 years old when he died and was a businessman with his father in Southington. His family [...]

2020-01-21T17:39:23+00:00

James W. McDermott, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

James W. McDermott, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund "Our sixteen year-old son, James W. McDermott, Jr. died on August 9, 1990 in an automobile accident in Berlin, CT. He was to enter his junior year at Berlin High School. He was a beloved son, brother, loyal friend, eagle scout. Our family chose to establish a scholarship [...]

2020-01-29T16:37:47+00:00

2019 Foundation Grants Over $1.3 Million

2019 Foundation Grants Over $1.3 Million New Britain, Conn., January 15, 2020 – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has wrapped up its 2019 grant-making year, in total authorizing more than $1,314,681 in grant awards including over $430,000 in awards designated as Community Response Grants. The Foundation also awarded over $225,000 in scholarships to [...]

2020-01-16T16:02:39+00:00

Pro Bono Partnership Presentation in New Britain

Pro Bono Partnership Presentation in New Britain New Britain, Conn., January 15, 2020 – As part of its Capacity Building Initiative which provides training and other resources to local non-profits to increase and strengthen their organizational capacity, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is hosting an informational breakfast presentation featuring the Pro Bono Partnership, [...]

2020-01-16T15:59:22+00:00

The Vicenta Alverio Memorial Fund

The Vicenta Alverio Memorial Fund Front: Vicenta Alverio, Diana Alverio, and Yvonne Alverio, Back: Gerardo Alverio, Marilyn Alverio, and Geraldo Alverio The Vicenta Alverio Memorial Fund was established in January 1998 by sisters Diane, Marilyn, and Yvonne Alverio to honor their mother. “Our family has always had immense pride in creating a [...]

2020-01-14T15:36:47+00:00

Relief Efforts Following Puerto Rico Earthquakes

Relief Efforts Following Puerto Rico Earthquakes New Britain, Conn., January 6, 2020 - The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) has announced that following up on its previously successful fundraising and granting efforts in response to Hurricane Maria it is accepting monetary donations to assist residents on the island of Puerto Rico in the [...]

2020-01-08T20:58:07+00:00