With Your Help, We’ve Made a Difference

A Coat, A Hat and Gloves It’s hard to imagine not having a warm pair of boots or a winter coat that fits, but for many children in our communities this is the challenge they face each winter. For more than 20 years, volunteers and donors have been working through the Kiwanis Club of Middletown Read More →


“No Bully Zone” at The Country School in Madison

Creating positive communities through youth empowerment is the goal of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s Council of Business Partners. The “No Bully Zone,” developed in partnership with Rushford prevention specialists, provides tools and programs for schools and community groups to address bullying and help children stand up to bullying. Donny Marshall, a former UConn Read More →


Leading the Way – Four Individuals Elected to CFMC Board of Directors

The CFMC Board of Directors Class of 2014 welcomes four individuals who bring passion and a broad range of skills to the Community Foundation’s leadership team. John L. Boccalatte of Middletown was first elected in August to complete past board member Lyn May’s term. President and Manager of the law offices of Farrell, Geenty, Sheeley, Read More →


New Fund Changing Lives for At-Risk Boys

In 2013 a group of volunteers with the support of generous donors created a new fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County — At-Risk Boys Fund. The goal for the men and women on the all-volunteer committee was simple. They wanted to make a difference. Together, they wanted to support programs and projects that Read More →


Impacting Lives with just $1 a Day

365 Fund Welcomes New Members Philanthropy is as simple as $1 a day – $365 a year. The idea is simple. You give $365 – a dollar a day – to make our community better. You pool those daily dollars with others. Then you decide together which organizations you want to receive the money. 365 Read More →


CFMC Honors Chatman, Kalayjian, Pastorello, and Royston for service

CFMC celebrated and thanked four Board members for their years of service to the community at its December meeting. William Chatman (Essex), Marcia Kalayjian (Clinton), Tom Pastorello (East Hampton), and David Royston (Old Saybrook) completed their terms as members of the Board of Directors in December 2013. “These individuals have each helped to move the Read More →


With Your Support, We’ve Made Music

Carolyn Greenleaf’s Legacy Supports Talented Young Musicians Donald Dione has been named the Spring 2014 Carolyn Greenleaf Music Award recipient. Donald is a Junior at Valley Regional High School. He is an oboist and will be studying with Johanna Lamb at the Community Music School in Centerbrook.


Let’s Hear It for the Boys! Fund Prepares for its 5th Annual Event

The Let’s Hear It for the Boys! Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County supports programs and projects that will enhance positive educational, work and life experiences for boys and men. The fifth annual Let’s Hear It for the Boys! Event will be held at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek on April 12, 2014. Read More →


Furniture Donations Help Families Start New Lives

Bob’s Discount Furniture Partners with Simply Sharing to Help Connecticut’s Homeless Population Transition into Sustainable, Supportive Housing  Bob’s Discount Furniture today announced a partnership with Simply Sharing, an Essex, Conn.-based organization, under the sponsorship of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, whose mission is to provide basic furniture, household goods and occasional interior design input Read More →


Middletown Commission on the Arts

Community Foundation of Middlesex County Receives Arts Advocacy Award

The Community Foundation of  Middlesex County was honored by the Middletown Commission on the Arts Tuesday, April 9 with the 2013 Arts Advocacy Award. Mayor Dan Drew presented the proclamation to Cynthia Clegg, president & CEO, and John Biddiscombe, Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation.  In his remarks, Mayor Drew commended the Community Foundation Read More →


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