Fund Catalog

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  • Avery’s Fund

    CDKL5. A rare disease with no apparent cause, no cure, and a very clinical name. Yet, for Middlesex County and its surrounding neighbors, this disease has a very personal and lovely face – Avery Rose Leopoldino of Westbrook. Avery was diagnosed at two years old with this extremely rare disease. At the age of 6 Read More →

  • Higganum Vision Group Fund

    “The Community is where we work, where we play, where we raise our children, where we call home. Our community has given us so much. It is our responsibility to give back and show good stewardship. As stewards of our towns and protectors of our environment, we need to support our local businesses and services Read More →

  • Herb and Ellen Patterson Memorial Fund

    A Quiet Way – A “Strong” Impact A long-time resident of Durham, Herb Patterson was a kind, quiet man who made a deep, lasting impression on everyone he met. Herb attended Bowdoin College and then joined the Navy, reaching the rank of Captain of a PT boat during World War II. Herb was known as Read More →

  • Butler Family & Friends Fund – Birds of a Feather

    Providing Opportunities for Creative Expression York Butler, a gifted artist and copper craftsman, was fighting a battle with cancer in 2006. His sister Jill, an artist in her own right, was grappling with a sense of uselessness, an inability to do something meaningful to support her brother. As she sat with him, she asked a Read More →

  • Katchen Coley Conservation Fund

    A Legacy of Activism With a journalist’s instinct for information, a global appreciation for life, and a passion for helping today while preserving for tomorrow – it is no wonder Katherine “Katchen” Coley thrived as an activist and advocate. While Katchen’s life took her around the world, it was in Middletown and Middlesex County that Read More →

  • Edward “Reds” L. and Jane S. McMillan-Gilead Endowment Fund

    Improving Lives and Building Futures Mental illness is debilitating. It’s not often discussed, yet its impact stretches well beyond those affected by it. It impacts families, friends, neighbors – the entire community. Quality health care and recovery support services provide for physical and mental wellbeing, independence and community integration. For over four decades Gilead Community Read More →

  • Wiltsie Family Fund

    GIVING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR Rachel Wiltsie is no stranger to the Community Foundation. She, and her late husband, Chuck, believed in giving back. They felt so blessed and had a strong desire to share their good fortune with those in need. They found a way to put their hearts and passions into action by Read More →

  • Sallie and Robert Boody Fund

    Sallie and Robert Boody celebrate all their community has to offer. They know that even the smallest gift can make a big difference in the lives of their neighbors. They believe giving is simple – a box of cereal to a food pantry; a sweater to a shelter; a ticket to a community art show; Read More →

  • Shamrock Fund

    Who hasn’t enjoyed a breakfast or lunch at O’Rourke’s Diner, an institution of Middlesex County! Brian O’Rourke is an institution, too, and is known for his extraordinary generosity and giving ways. Brian vividly remembers how his community came to his aid in a time of crisis. Brian knows how a group of dedicated caring, individuals Read More →

  • Dutch Oil Benevolence Fund

    LIVE LOCAL BUY LOCAL LEADS TO LIVE LOCAL GIVE LOCAL Many companies offer rewards programs but Dutch Oil Company in Moodus is truly unique. A family-owned and operated business, Dutch Oil believes in supporting their customers through services and in thanking them for their business with a customer loyalty program. Customer/business loyalty took a new Read More →

  • Nancy Fischbach and Martin Wolman Fund

    Where we work. Where we live. Where we play. Every donor and every organization has a tremendous impact in sustaining our quality of life. Nancy Fischbach and Martin Wolman of Deep River live local and give local. They believe in supporting the organizations which have a direct and significant effect on the community in which Read More →

  • Phyllis M. McDowell Fund

    PIONEERING VOLUNTEER and COMMUNITY ACTIVIST Phyllis McDowell humbly and quietly will tell you she started her career in volunteerism because she had nothing to do. She just had too much time on her hands and too much energy to waste. Phyllis, a resident of Chester and Fenwick, believes that helping others – and everything around Read More →

  • Griffin Family Fund

    Supporting the Community Foundation can take many forms. The Griffin Family of Durham has found countless ways to support the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, including being our cheerleaders and promoting the work CFMC does throughout the county. The Griffin family established a Donor Advised Endowed Fund at Community Foundation of Middlesex County in 2010. Endowed Read More →

  • Barbara Weeks Hart and George H. Hart Memorial Fund

    Love at first sight is not just a Hollywood cliché. It does happen in real life, and those who knew Barbara and George Hart, will tell you that their love for and dedication to each other was an inspiration for all. Barbara and George Hart spent a lifetime together, living in many communities and working Read More →

  • Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls

    Can women helping women really make a difference? Absolutely! Many of us now find ourselves in a position to help others. We are an untapped resource. We can take the initiative and direct our charitable dollars to help generations of women and girls to live independent and productive lives. Our philanthropy is at work right Read More →

  • John and Irene Bolden, Sr. Educational Award Fund

    Irene and John D. Bolden, Sr., life-long residents of the Albany Community of Georgia, believed that education is key to a bright and financially secure future. Although John and Irene had limited formal education themselves, they were determined their six children, including Middletown’s own Kathy Bolden McRae, would thrive and succeed with a foundation securely Read More →

  • William and Mary Tomc Memorial Fund

    Like so many of their generation, Rich Tomc’s parents were born to immigrants. They were raised in a close-knit, working class neighborhood. The parish church was the heart of the community, and the families in those neighborhoods recognized the importance of family, hard work, and education. Rich and his siblings were raised in a strong Read More →

  • Middlesex United Way Endowment Fund

    Endowments strengthen organizations and help secure their future. The Middlesex United Way recognized this in 2001 when it was the first organization to establish an agency fund with the Community Foundation. In 2010 Middlesex United Way again chose to work with the Community Foundation to establish an endowed fund that will benefit the broader community Read More →

  • Ida M. Masselli Fund

    LASTING MEMORIES – LASTING IMPACT Ida was, according to everyone who knew her, incredible. Her roots were here in Middlesex County, and she instilled that love in her family. Ida also did more, much more. Ida demonstrated that one person can, indeed, make a difference. She believed that living local and giving back to your Read More →

  • Ida M. Masselli NAACP Scholarship Fund

    LASTING MEMORIES – LASTING IMPACT Ida was, according to everyone who knew her, incredible. Her roots were here in Middlesex County, and she instilled that love in her family. Ida also did more, much more. Ida demonstrated that one person can, indeed, make a difference. She believed that living local and giving back to your Read More →