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 Nettie J. Dayton Circle

Shelly Saczynski, member of The Community Foundation's Board of Directors and Nettie J. Dayton Circle

Nettie J. Dayton’s bequest made her the leading figure in the development of The Community Foundation as we know it today. Her lasting legacy to our community makes her part of our collective history as residents of Greater New Haven. We have searched, but never found, a photo of her, but her identity lives on as the namesake for our Nettie J. Dayton Circle.The Nettie J. Dayton Circle honors individuals and families who have chosen to leave a legacy through The Community Foundation—in their wills, personal trusts, retirement plans, life income gifts, or other deferred gift arrangements. It is because of our Nettie J. Dayton Circle members that New Haven and surrounding communities will have the philanthropic resources they need in the coming years—to solve problems and seize opportunities to strengthen the New Haven area as a vibrant,socially and culturally enriched, place to live and work. Thank you for considering your membership in the Nettie J. Dayton Circle.

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“I give and bequeath…in trust for the public, charitable and educational uses and purposes…subject to all of the provisions of the Resolution and Declaration of Trust…creating The New Haven Foundation….”    - The Nettie J. Dayton Fund, 1928

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