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The Community is where we work, where we play, where we raise our children, where we call home. It is our responsibility as citizens to exercise good stewardship within our communities. Live locally and give locally to preserve the quality of life in our towns through these challenging times. The economic climate has impacted nearly everyone in some way. As the financial security of local citizens wavers there is a rippling effect in the community. Nonprofit organizations and small local businesses alike suffer as cash flow fluctuates. We need to shop locally or the small businesses that are the fabric…

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Philanthropy Matters. Philanthropy Works. Anyone can be a philanthropist at any time, in any amount. Established by the Board of Directors in 1997, the Middlesex Enhancement Fund is available to all donors to make gifts of any size. Over the years the Fund has grown substantially with memorial, anonymous and other gifts. Grant making is the most direct and effective way the Community Foundation works with donors to support the community in which we live, work and play. This Fund supports grants to meet current needs and improve conditions in the county. The Community Foundation is limited only by your…

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Honoring Q (Quentin) Williams We are all deeply saddened at the tragic and untimely death of Q Williams. The outpouring of stories and memories from family, friends, and colleagues emphasizes how many lives Q touched in his 39 years and how dear his community was to his heart. Q’s light, leadership, and passion will continue to guide us all forward, though. The community has rallied to honor his life by supporting both his family and the charitable causes he cared deeply about. Partnering with CFMC, friends and family have established a Fund at the Community Foundation to keep Q’s “philanthropic…

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A Family Birthday Celebration Becomes a Gift to the Community … Forever! We are sure many of you (most of you) know Amy Hollis, the tireless and kind Executive Director of the Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries. Those who know her admire her joy, dedication, and her love of community. You may not have met her husband, though. It is no surprise when we say … the same can be said about Scott. Together their kindness and goodwill truly know no bounds. Scott and Amy, with their daughters Katie and Sarah, began brainstorming meaningful ways to celebrate their 50th birthdays…

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Our Community Is Always There to Lend A Helping Hand Sometimes things are just beyond our control and circumstances present unexpected challenges for our friends and neighbors. You are always there to help. You find ways to make things better, to make things right, to help one another. You, our friends and neighbors, have come to the aid of individuals and businesses to lend a helping hand through the Community Foundation of Middlesex County. When the Connecticut River Museum suffered severe damage during a fire, you came to their aid and provided much needed funds to replace the windows. When…

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Times change and evolve, issues and needs arise – and having the ability to adjust is imperative in business and in the nonprofit world. That is why Clio and Philip Coles chose an Unrestricted Named Fund when they were working with the Community Foundation. They wanted to be sure that the Community Foundation, through its grants process, could adapt and address whatever may be impacting the community they call home. Clio and Philip established the Coles Family Fund as a meaningful way to help build a strong, healthy community in Middlesex County.  They knew as ex-owners of a small business…

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Philanthropy matters. Philanthropy works. Philanthropy does not have a set schedule. Enter one anonymous donor who realized that there are times when emergencies arise and immediate action is required. This donor established the President’s Discretionary Fund to allow for immediate responses to unforeseen situations and to assist those in need when they need it most…NOW! The Fund may be added to at any time to augment the good works started by one quiet, caring individual. “We are grateful for the thoughtfulness and kind consideration of this donor who realizes that Philanthropy is 24/7.” ~ Cynthia H. Clegg, President & CEO,…

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Community… youth… sports… all passions of Buzzy and Harriet Levin. The Levin family has a long history of working to support their community, finding ways to help families and youth lead better lives. Buzzy Levin was well known for his generosity. Though he championed many organizations, events, and issues, what most of his friends and family recall were the quiet, behind the scenes things he did for neighbors and customers – the small, thoughtful “gifts” of recognition to say “job well done.” Buzzy and Harriet know the importance of community in our daily lives, and they passed on this belief in…

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Each and every day unexpected needs arise throughout the Middlesex County community. It may be something small that requires special attention.  It may be a larger emergency that brings a community-wide call for help. It may be an opportunity for a special donation “just because” a nonprofit organization is doing a terrific job in fulfilling its mission. Art Director was well known for his generosity and his belief in the nonprofit organizations serving Middlesex County. His passion and his commitment to our community is shared with his children and grandchildren. The Director Family General Community Fund provides the family and the Community…

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Our friends and neighbors have a deep and heartfelt commitment to Middlesex County and work tirelessly together to find so many ways to help their community today … and forever. One way these remarkable individuals are helping our community is establishing an Unrestricted Fund at CFMC. Unrestricted Funds allow the Community Foundation to respond to and support the ever-changing needs and issues that arise and thus help our community thrive in perpetuity. Jeff and Sonya Madoff were conscientious contributors to many worthwhile charities and causes. Familiar with community foundations from supporting a fund in memory of Jeff’s sister in another…

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In 1954 William McCann, Jr. was looking for a community to launch a new business and to call home. With his arrival in Middletown and the purchase of a dry cleaning business renamed Best Cleaners, Bill and his wife, Esther, built a lasting relationship with their community. Supporting the community and their employees has always been a high priority for the McCann family and Best Cleaners. Esther established this unrestricted fund in Bill’s memory in appreciation of the community where their family has lived and enjoyed doing business since the 1950s. Unrestricted funds allow the Community Foundation to meet the changing needs…

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The Clarks established a named family fund in 1999 for the unrestricted benefit of the people and communities of Southern Middlesex County.

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