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.


Salute to Fellow Nonagenarians

Mar 12, 2018
As The Foundation celebrates its 90th anniversary, we’re honored to be in the company of these amazing 90(plus)-year-old donors: Dag and Nancy Pfeiffer. Read More »

She Gave Her House To Help the Poor

Feb 09, 2018
Donation by 19th-Century African American Seamstress and Anti-Slavery Activist creates a home for poor women that continues today. Read More »

Walter Tischbein Scholarship Fund

Dec 26, 2017
Est. 2017 by the Lee Company in honor of Walter Tischbein. Read More »

A Legacy of Quality, Accessible Care for All

Dec 13, 2017
The Katrina Clark Fund, established in 2017, honors the life and works of Katrina Clark, longtime Executive Director of Fair Haven Community Health Center. Read More »

Bitsie Clark Fund for the Arts

Nov 29, 2017
Est. 2017 by Barbara Lamb, Mimsie Coleman, Robin Golden, Betty Monz and Maryann Ott. Read More »

ECHORN Hurricane Relief Fund

Oct 27, 2017
Est. 2017 to rebuild social services support for millions of affected Carribean people. Read More »

A Responsibility to New Haven

Jun 09, 2017
Fund honors parents and ties to local community Read More »

Honoring a Legacy of Learning

May 24, 2017
Susan Whetstone, Foundation donor and former Board chair, set up The Bishop Family Fund in 2005 in honor of her father, Morris Norvell Bishop, whose life-long love of learning inspired her and her four siblings to want to give back. Read More »

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 »


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