CFMC News

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CFMC’s Move

The move is complete and CFMC is settling in at 49 Main Street in Middletown. We are incredibly grateful to the Tomc family for this gift to the community, and the crew of Brown & Wimler for their incredible renovations. We would also like to thank all of the outstanding volunteers who helped make the move Read More →


McHale, Carl Join CFMC

CFMC welcomes two new staff members The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. Paula McHale has been named the new Director of Finance. Paula brings more than thirty years of experience, mostly in the corporate field, to the position.  Paula states “I was looking for Read More →


CFMC Honored at Middlesex United Way Annual Meeting

CFMC receives Tocqueville Award The Community Foundation of Middlesex County was honored and humbled to receive a special recognition on behalf of the community in January. During its annual meeting honoring key supporters, Middlesex United Way named CFMC the 2016 Tocqueville Society Philanthropy Award recipient. The honor is given to organizations or individuals who inspire Read More →


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 Read More →


Sisters’ Legacy to Support Where We Live, Work and Play

Community Foundation of Middlesex County to Receive $8 Million Bequest  The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) received an early 20th anniversary gift this year with news that the nonprofit organization will be the recipient of an $8 million bequest from the trust of the late Mary Janvrin. Ms. Janvrin and her pre-deceased sister Natalie Read More →


IRA Charitable Rollover – A Great Incentive for Philanthropy

The IRA charitable rollover is now a permanent option for individuals age 70½ and older who want to make a gift of a lifetime during their lifetime. Donors are permitted to make a qualified charitable distribution from their IRA directly to a qualifying charity, such as the Community Foundation, without declaring the distribution as income. This is an excellent Read More →


15 Days of “Good People Doing Great Things”

You – our friends and neighbors in Middlesex County – do so much good in our community. It’s awe-inspiring! We think you’re great – and to celebrate National Community Foundation week and this season of gratitude, we are launching “15 Days of Your Giving.“


The Season to Celebrate Community Giving

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that everyone is a philanthropist – we see it every day in its most pure and simple form in each and every town throughout the county. We also know that philanthropy is easy – all it takes is connecting you and your unique passion to the Read More →


Creating a Community of Upstanders at the 2016 Rally

Did you know that one out of five students between the age of 13 and 18 reports being bullied during the school year? And that students who are bullied are more likely to experience low self-esteem and isolation, and suffer from depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety? Bullying has destructive consequences on our young people. We Read More →


A Champion of the Community, Arthur Director

We all lost a community champion when Arthur (Art) Director passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Art led quietly by example, both in his business life and in his community service life. A long-time supporter of our youth, Art gave of his time and his considerable talent to ensure children have every advantage possible Read More →


Local Leaders, Local Legends

CFMC Honors Local Volunteers

They are everywhere – in the house next door, behind the counter at the business down the street, at the board of directors table of your favorite nonprofit – volunteers and leaders who give their time and talents to our community. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is fortunate to be surrounded by “Good People Read More →


Every Day We Have A Choice

  Every day, we have a choice. When you read the headlines or turn on the news, when you scroll through your social media feed, it is easy to think that the negatives far outweigh the positives, that the common bonds that hold us together – compassion, respect, shared responsibility, a belief in service, and a willingness to Read More →


CFMC Competitive Application Cycle NOW OPEN

The Community Foundation is accepting applications from interested nonprofit organizations serving Middlesex County. The Application and instruction materials are AVAILABLE HERE, on our website, in the Nonprofit section. Applications must be submitted no later than 4 P.M. on September 15th in hard copy.   For questions about the Community Foundation application process and grant making Read More →


Camperships for CFMC

Hello, Summer — Camp Is In Session

It’s summer!! Camp is now in session, and all along the shoreline, children are trying different things, making new friends, staying healthy, gaining independence, and most of all, just having fun. A great camp experience can have a positive and life-long impact on those who participate. We are fortunate to have so many diverse and Read More →


Becky Thatcher

Two Nights, One Celebration of Good People and Great Things Impacting Middlesex County

The Board of Directors and staff of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County would like to thank everyone who supported the annual celebration of “Good People Doing Great Things.” The 2016 Event Committee and the CFMC Development Committee put their heads and hearts into preparing a fabulous week of De-Lightful events this year. A trivia-filled Read More →


Celebrating a Mother’s Passion for Helping

As the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) approaches its 20th anniversary, we have been busy revisiting the history of our grassroots founding and all the good work it continues to do today, thanks to those who had the vision and passion for collectively giving back to their community. This month, as we honor our Read More →


CFMC — Legacy Provides for the Future

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we are fortunate to work with many community members who have a deep passion and commitment to improving the quality of life for all, for today and for tomorrow. We help turn their desire to create a legacy of giving into a charitable fund that has a very Read More →


Diana Gregory

Diana Gregory Joins Board of Directors

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 Read More →


CFMC accepting nominations for Local Leaders, Local Legends awards

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we are so fortunate to be surrounded by “Good People Doing Great Things”.  Every day we are reminded that everyone in our region truly cares about our friends and neighbors and where we live, work and play. Late last year the Community Foundation inaugurated its Local Leaders, Local Read More →


Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Living Local, Giving Local with Passion and Partnership   

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we are privileged to know and work with so many local residents who are committed to making a difference and improving the quality of life for all in each and every one of our towns.  We celebrate people like Old Saybrook resident Sally D’Aquila, whose passion for and dedication Read More →


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