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Community Foundation of Middlesex County

New Adventures To Be Had at Local Summer Camps

Oh the joys of summer and being a kid!  For most children the last day of school signals the beginning of new adventures.  Many head off to camp to explore the great outdoors, discover the arts, and just have lots of fun.  A great camp experience can boost self-confidence, enhance emotional development, and teach valuable Read More →


Thank You for Doing More, Giving More, and Helping More in 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 2015 Event Committee and the CFMC Development Committee put their heads and hearts into preparing a fabulous week of high stakes celebration this year. They Read More →


Colter Abely Fund featured on FoxCT’s “Mommy Minute” with Sarah Cody

Colter Abely had three passions in life – wrestling, golf, and his family and friends. After his tragic death in a car accident, his parents, Chaleen and Brian Abely established the Colter Abely Achievement Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County in 2012. The Fund supports the wrestling programs at Xavier High School and Read More →


Leave A Legacy

Honoring Two Couples Whose Legacies Endure

Philanthropy.  Leadership.  Legacy. These are the tenets of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the qualities of the many individuals we celebrate and honor throughout the year. We are privileged that donors have chosen to put their dollars to work through the Community Foundation, both during their lifetimes and through planned gifts. These wonderful Read More →


Leaving the Future in Good Hands

A Conversation with Bea Holt Bea Holt is a resident of Middletown and Florida, and is very active in her communities. She loves the outdoors and can often be found leading hikes and environmental programs for children and adults. She is also an avid patron of the arts, attending performances at all of the local Read More →


CFMC — Strikes a Chord

Middletown students in the Swaim After School Strings Program perform in concert, thanks to support from the Elizabeth Swaim Arts Enrichment Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life Read More →


Camp Hazen

CFMC — Nurtures Campers

Camp Hazen YMCA youth summer camps and outdoor educational experiences are just some of the many programs supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we Read More →


Common Good Gardens

CFMC — Common Good Gardens Feeds Shoreline Food Pantries

Volunteers at Common Good Gardens in Old Saybrook gather fresh produce for shoreline food pantries, just one of the many projects supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of Read More →


Community Foundation of Middlesex County

Power of Compassion and Collaboration

Helping to build healthy, compassionate communities is one of our primary goals at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.  With so many issues facing all of us each day, we know that it truly “takes a village” to find solutions and take action that has real impact. This month, in honor of National Mental Health Read More →


All Pro Dads

CFMC — Bringing Dads and Children Together

A dad and daughter at an All Pro Dads breakfast, a school based program that brings fathers and children together for positive bonding activities with support from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and Read More →


You Make Great Things Happen in Middlesex County

CFMC Leadership Society President’s Society – Chairman’s Circle – Community Benefactors It’s the little things that matter. Sometimes those “little things” remain invisible, or just taken for granted. So we send a hearty “Thank you” to the Community Foundation’s Leadership Society for supporting those little things that matter;


The Bully at Ivoryton Playhouse

CFMC — Antibullying Campaign Through the Arts

The Ivoryton Playhouse’s recent production of The Bully is just one of the many programs that teach important lessons through the arts with support from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the Read More →


Food For All Community Garden

CFMC — Student Volunteers Tend the Food for All Community Garden

Student volunteers help tend to the Our Community Cares’ Food for All Garden in Clinton, just one of the many projects supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life Read More →


Gilead Services

CFMC — Supports Gilead Community Services

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we feed the hungry, shelter families, teach young and old to read, preserve local history and land, help people of all ages explore the arts, Read More →


When a Grant Becomes Something More

Finding Strength and Gratitude Through Art A Gift from Maria Louise A grant from the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls made it possible for Maria to have an artist mentor her as she explored her own talents and gifts. For her final project, she chose to paint a portrait of Community Foundation Read More →


Community Service Personified

For those who knew Old Saybrook resident Cheryl Mehalik Luyster, it will come as no surprise that we have chosen this month, National Community Service Month, to share her legacy as an inspiration for us all. Before her passing in August 2012, Cheryl, a busy shoreline realtor, always found time to volunteer; as a cook Read More →


Middlesex Habitat for Humanity

CFMC — Middlesex Habitat for Humanity Breaks Ground

Community volunteers break ground on a new home with the Agulilar family and Middlesex Habitat for Humanity, just one of the many projects supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality Read More →


HighHopes

CFMC — Saddles Up with High Hopes Therapeutic Riding

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. is just one of many programs supported by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve the quality of life for all. TOGETHER we feed the hungry, shelter families, teach Read More →


CFMC and Westbrook YMCA GirlsOutside

CFMC — Supports The Middlesex YMCA’s Girls Outside Program

The Middlesex YMCA’s Girls Outside program is just one of many educational initiatives made possible by the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund For Women and Girls at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County.  At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County we know that it’s the little things that count, that can change a community and improve Read More →


Community Music School

Music In Our Schools Month — Featuring Community Music School

At the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, we know that by working TOGETHER great things can be accomplished.  Every day, we see the impact that true partnerships have on our communities and on improving the quality of life in each and every town. Here we celebrate those people and organizations that embody the collaborative spirit, Read More →


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