Category Archives: Board Announcements

CFMC Welcomes Four to 2024 Board of Directors

Please join the Community Foundation in welcoming our newest Board members! We are so pleased to have these four amazing individuals, Scotty Brown, Brett Director, David Glidden, and Todd Pozefsky, join the CFMC Board of Directors in 2024. It is thanks to our volunteers on the Board of Directors, past and present, and our committees that make the work of CFMC possible. Scotty Brown is the Owner of Brown & Wimler Construction, LLC and is a general contractor specializing in construction management and self-performing general trades. Scotty is also the owner of Celtic Cavern gastropub in Middletown and is a…

In the face of challenges, we all have choices

Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Dear Friends, At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we view equity as our responsibility, and we are committed to helping all our friends and neighbors thrive and prosper.  Quite simply, we believe that, while we are all different, we all deserve respect, and we understand that a thriving community cannot exist where all are not welcomed or treated as equals. The circumstances leading to the recent deaths of Mr. George Floyd and too many other people of color underscore the amount of work that needs to – and must – be done

CFMC Welcomes Four to 2018 Board of Directors

Please join the Community Foundation in welcoming our newest Board members! Laura Colebank Laura was co-owner of Tantor Media Inc., a digital audiobook publishing company. She and her husband founded the company in 2000 and sold to Recorded Books in 2014. She served eight years on the Audiobook Publishers Association Public Relations Committee to raise audiobook awareness, and the Audio Publishers Association Board for six years. Her career spanned marketing positions at First Brands Corporation and other consumer product companies. She received a B.A. in Economics and French from Duke University. Laura joined the Community Foundation of Middlesex County Grants Committee in 2015. Her…

Welcome Ferdinand Quayson

We are honored and humbled to have participated in Wesleyan University’s Board Intern Program since its inception. The program offers students and selected nonprofits to partner and share expertise, talents, and skills all for the benefit of Middlesex County. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is thrilled to welcome our 2017-2018 intern, Ferdinand Quayson. As you will read, he has accomplished so much in such a short period of time. Ferdinand is a sophomore at Wesleyan University with a keen interest in youth development. He grew up as an orphan and spent most of his childhood on the streets of…

Extra, Extra… Read All About It!

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County was pleased to welcome the Hartford Courant into our new home at 49 Main Street in Middletown. Thanks to a gift from the Tomc family, CFMC moved its office from South Main Street to a history home on Main Street. The Courant article profiles the rich history of the building – as well as how the move will benefit our community. Our thanks to Shawn Beals for taking the time to talk with us.

CFMC Welcomes McMillian, Moore to 2017 Board of Directors

Make new friends, but keep the old… you know the song. Here at Community Foundation, that’s what’s happening on our board! Andre McMillian was elected to his first term on the CFMC Board at its December meeting. Andre is the Director of Domestic and Aftermarket Business Development at Pratt & Whitney. He has a host of responsibilities which include identifying new business opportunities for the aerospace industry as well as customer communications. When he’s not hard at work, Andre enjoys time with his family in East Hampton, where he has strong ties to his community. Welcome Andre! Originally elected in 2006,…

Diana Gregory Joins Board of Directors

Diana Gregory

Welcome, Diana Gregory. We are so pleased to have Diana on the CFMC Board of Directors. She has extensive business experience and brings a passion for education and commitment to the community. After many years with Southern New England Telephone Company, Diana decided to embark on a career closer to her passion for education — by working as a high school math teacher in New Haven. Diana is actively engaged with the Community Foundation as a valued member of the Development Committee and of the Marketing Committee. Diana is currently the Controller at Essex Boat Works, LLC and in her spare time, she aids…

Only Willard Could …

For each of us, on the day we met Willard McRae, the stars were aligned. To know him, to work with him, to serve with him meant that, for all of us, each day of knowing – and loving – Willard McRae was a day in which life was very good. We learned so much from Willard – Only Willard could teach us the meaning of truly going above and beyond…and then some…and enjoying every minute of it. Only Willard could make you feel that your skills were good enough, that you could – and had to – make a…

New Faces and Longtime Friends at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is fortunate to have an incredibly talented, committed Board of Directors working on behalf of our community. It is always difficult to say farewell when a Director’s term of service comes to an end. At its December 2015 Annual Meeting, CFMC’s Board of Directors celebrated and thanked two members who have given tirelessly of their time and considerable talent to the service of Middlesex County.

New Faces Around the Table

The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Clio Coles, Brian Abely, and Sue Sawchuk. Sue Sawchuk (Clinton) joined the CFMC Board in June 2014. She has been a resident of Connecticut for over 35 years and currently lives in Clinton. Sue brings an understanding of the education system and its needs to the Community Foundation, having retired from a teaching career that spanned 36 years. Sue has been very active in the community, volunteering for a broad range of programs and services, including Middlesex Hospital Hospice,

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