Giving Stories

Giving Stories

Donors are very special people. Ours are no exception. Where others see problems, they see opportunities - using their personal resources to advance causes they care about and create a stronger community.


New Haven Teacher Gives Back

Dec 29, 2016
Mary Lowery spent 35 years as an educator. The Lowery Family Fund, which she established in honor of her parents, will support the New Haven Scholarship Fund, an all-volunteer organization that provides college scholarships for New Haven students. Read More »

Fund Honors Life Work of Pediatrician

Jun 23, 2016
Dr. Robert LaCamera spent forty years practicing “the care of the whole child” as a pediatrician, alongside Drs. Morris Wessel and Robert Anderson on Howard Avenue in New Haven. Their philosophy: that the physical health of the child was directly related to the stability and wellbeing of the family as a whole. Read More »

Advisory Board Spotlight: Susan Garcia Nofi

Jun 10, 2016
Learn more about the Community Fund for Women & Girls Advisory Chair. Read More »

MakingWaves in Honor of Friends and Loved Ones

Jun 10, 2016
The MakingWaves Leadership Giving Program launched in 2015 to grow the Community Fund for Women & Girls endowment. Read More »

Anthropology, Architecture and Giving Back

Feb 24, 2016
The Nicholas D. Ohly & Sara Huntington Ohly Fund reflects donors' passions and commitment to community. Read More »

Casher: A Public Servant's Life Memorialized

Nov 23, 2015
Clare Coe Casher's legacy will live on through the memorial Fund established by her husband Sherwin and her children at The Community Foundation. Read More »

Sarah M. Ferguson Fund

Oct 19, 2015
The Sarah M. Ferguson Fund continues the legacy of a vibrant woman committed to the environment and education. Read More »

A Champion of the "Little People"

Aug 26, 2015
In celebrating Black Philanthropy month, we pay tribute to one of our donors who, with her husband, was a passionate supporter of our community Read More »

20 years of Sowing Seeds, Encouraging Growth

Aug 03, 2015
For 20 years, the Community Fund for Women and Girls has thoughtfully awarded grants to seed quality programming and support programs and services for women and girls to be successful. Read More »

Providing Shelter from the Storms of Abuse

Jul 20, 2015
BHcare, a state-licensed nonprofit, offers individuals and families hope, dignity and respect as they battle mental illness, domestic violence and substance abuse. Read More »


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