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2020 Champion Awards

Foundation Announces 2020 Champion Award Recipients New Britain, Conn., March 1, 2020 – The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) has awarded three Champion Awards for 2020. The CFGNB established their Champion Awards in order to celebrate and recognize individuals, businesses, organizations, civic groups, and others who have supported the activities of the Foundation in a [...]

2020-03-04T20:45:13+00:00

Scholarship Deadline Nears

Scholarship Deadline At Community Foundation Nears New Britain, Conn., February 27, 2020 – Area students and their families are encouraged to act quickly as deadlines approach for more than $280,000 in 2020 scholarship dollars available through scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation Greater New Britain. Scholarships are available to 2020 high school senior class students in [...]

2020-03-04T20:56:08+00:00

An Easy Way to Make a Difference

An Easy Way to Make a Difference New Britain, Conn., February 21, 2020 – The members of the Catalyst Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain want to share a unique and affordable opportunity for local residents to come together and make an impact in their community. Now entering its 17th year, membership [...]

2020-02-27T16:10:47+00:00

Census 2020: Connecticut’s Avoidable Fiscal Problem

Census 2020: Connecticut’s Avoidable Fiscal Problem The following opinion piece was written and signed by multiple Connecticut Community Foundations and appeared recently in multiple newspapers statewide including the New Britain Herald and Hartford Courant. Connecticut is at risk of missing out on billions of federal dollars it should rightfully receive. The reason: many residents will [...]

2020-03-04T20:54:42+00:00

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