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Organizations Seeking Volunteer Board Members

For more information on volunteer opportunities with The Community Foundation or other nonprofits in the region, please contact Jackie Downing at jdowning@cfgnh.org or view the list of local nonprofits (below) actively seeking volunteers for service on their Boards.

By Name

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Organization: AIDS Project New Haven
Mission: AIDS Project New Haven provides education, non-judgmental comprehensive and holistic services to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Christopher A. Cole, Executive Director 203-624-0947 x 230; chris.cole@apnh.org

Organization: The Animal Haven
Mission: The Animal Haven, Inc.is a no-kill animal shelter whose mission is to provide a temporary, safe, caring and humane refuge for homeless, adoptable cats and dogs and to subsequently place these animals in quality, adoptive, permanent homes.

Desired Skill Sets:Fundraising, Networking, Marketing and Communications, PR experience, Grantwriting

Board Meeting Frequency: monthly, every third Tuesday at 6:00pm  (holiday exceptions)

Contact for Board service: Linda Marino, Board Chair,lmarino60@gmail.com

Organization: Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Mission: Expanding the arts; enriching the region
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Personnel
Board Meeting Frequency: 7 times per year
Contact for Board service: Cindy Clair, 203-772-2788; cclair@newhavenarts.org

Organization: Arts for Learning Connecticut, an affiliate of VSA
Mission: Through Young Audiences of CT VSA's diverse roster of artists, our mission is to engage participants of all ages and abilities in learning creatively through the arts.
Desired Skill Sets:  Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency:  Every other month
Contact for Board service:  Eileen Carpinella, Executive Director  203-230-8101; ecarpinella@yaconn.org 

Organization: Artspace
Mission: To connect artists, audiences, and resources; To catalyze artistic activity To redefine art spaces.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 5 times per year
Contact for Board service: Bill Kalinowski, Treasurer/Nominating Committee, 203-468-8133 x116

Organization: Audubon Connecticut
Mission: The mission of Audubon Conencticut is to further the protection of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through science, education, advocacy and conservation, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly
Contact for Board service: Stewart Hudson, Executive Director 203-869-5272; shudson@audubon.org

Organization: Beth-El Center, Inc.
Mission: To alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations
Desired Skill Sets: Networking, Financial Management, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Toni Dolan 203-876-0747; tdolan@bethelmilford.org

Organization: Beulah Heights Social Integration Program
Mission: Beulah Heights Social Integration Program is committed to providing diverse and creative supportive services, resources and training to the chronically homeless, "returning citizens" substance abusers and unemployed individuals throughout the Greater New Haven area and surrounding communities. To ensure that each client reaches their fullest potential that will allow them to become independent and self-sufficient.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Financial Management, Accounting, Marketing, Special Events. Currently looking for individuals that can help develop our “Sustainer’s Club” that will produce ongoing funding within the community near the program.
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly
Contact for Board service: Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr. 203-787-3393

Organization: Boys & Girls Club of New Haven
Mission: To inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Education Social Work  
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Stephanie Barnes 203-787-0187, x17

Organization:  Bridges
Mission:  
To provide a broad range of community-based behavioral and healthcare services to the residents of our area. We respond effectively to the needs of adults, children and families with a comprehensive range of prevention, mental health and addiction recovery programs. We are committed to creating a Healthcare Home for all the people we serve.
Desired Skill Sets:  Fundraising, Financial Management, Networking, Advocacy 
Board Meeting Frequency:  Monthly, except July and August
Contact for Board service:  Marcy Hotchkiss, 203-878-6365, ext. 359; mhotchkiss@bridgesmilford.org

Organization: Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut
Mission:
The mission of Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community so that no one faces cancer alone. All services will be FREE of charge and held in a comfortable, non-medical setting. CSC programs are designed for anyone affected by cancer -- men, women, children, teens, patients, survivors, caregivers, friends and loved ones. By offering a an array of support services that include support/education groups, healthy lifestyle, social activities, and information and referrals, CSC licensed professionals help each person design a customized plan.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Matthew Lesser, 203-433-2721

Organization: Casa Otoñal
Mission: The mission of Casa Otoñal is to create a community which functions as an extended family by providing an array of housing, social, cultural and educational services with a focus on strengthening the Hispanic community.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Special Events, Education: After School Programs for Youth; Child Care Training for future child care employment, the Teaching of English as a second language. Care of minority elderly.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly in the middle of the month; generally after 4:30 PM.
Contact for Board Service: Linda S. Kantor, 203-671-5414; lskantor@snet.net or Tomas Miranda, 203-530-6620; tomastmir1818@aol.com

Organization: Center for Children's Advocacy
Mission: CCA improves the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, health and education systems' responses to the needs of poor children by 1) providing holistic legal services to poor children in their communities and 2) improving legal representation of poor children.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Four times per year in person + additional meetings by telephone
Contact for Board service: Stacey Violante Cote 860-570-5327 x 227; sviolant@kidscounsel.org

Organization: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Marketing, We are particularly interested in recruiting community leaders in New Haven who can help us in expanding our mission.
Board Meeting Frequency: Ten times per year
Contact for Board service: David Stevenson President/CEO 203-777-9622 x 2102

Organization: Children In Placement - CT, Inc.
Mission: The goal of Children In Placement, a statewide child advocacy and youth empowerment program, is to see every child in Connecticut in a safe and permanent home preparing for life outside of a state system.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: John H. Kelley, JD 203-784-0344 ext. 202; jhkcip@sbcglobal.net

Organization: Citywide Youth Coalition
Mission: Citywide Youth Coalition is building a courageous community in which all youth can succeed.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 11 times per year ( not in August)
Contact for Board service: Addys Castillo, 203-464-7838; director@cwyc.org

Organization: College Summit
Mission: College Summit increases the college enrollment rate of low-income youth by working with high schools to build their college-going culture and capabilities. We train principals, teachers, and the most influential students in the school to put every student on the path to higher education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Accounting, Marketing, Special Events, Higher Education
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly
Contact for Board Service: Veronica T. DeLandro – 203-776-0666; vdelandro@collegesummit.org

Organization: Columbus House, Inc
Mission: The mission of Columbus House is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their growth and independence.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Financial Management, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: The Board meets monthly, except December and August
Contact for Board service: Alison Cunningham 203-401-4400 x 105

Organization:  Community Mediation
Mission:  Community Mediation is about creating and sustaining healthy relationships and communities by promoting and supporting effective communication and conflict resolution throughout Connecticut.
Desired Skill Sets:  Advocacy, Legal Advisement, Marketing, Technology
Board Meeting Frequency:  Bi-monthly
Contact for Board Service:  Brenda Cavanaugh, Executive Director 203-782-3504; brenda@cmediation.org 

Organization: Connecticut Experiential Learning Center (CELC) Middle School
Mission:  
A dynamic middle school, CELC of Branford provides small classes that combine exceptional academics with hands-on and real-world learning experiences to fit the academic, social, and developmental needs of the 5th – 8th grade student. The intention of the CELC is to challenge students and nurture their highest potential. By providing a learning community based in the guiding principles of respect, integrity, responsibility and individual learning, the innate desire of all children to learn, grow, communicate, and create is honored.
Desired Skill Sets: Special Events, Marketing, Legal Advisement, Networking, Fundraising
Board Meeting Frequency: not yet established – Board is newly forming
Contact for Board Service: Melinda Alcosser or Maria Mortali 203-433-4658; mandm@CTExperiential.org

Organization: Continuum of Care Inc.
Mission: To enable people who are challenged with mental illness, developmental disabilities and/or substance abuse to recover, rebuild, and thrive in the community.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, and have a broad reach in the community.
Board Meeting Frequency: Board meets monthly, and each member is also asked to participate on one committee which may meet monthly.
Contact for Board service: Patti Walker, President/CEO 203-562-2264 x 131; pwalker@continuumct.org

Organization: Corporation for Supportive Housing
Mission: Helping communities to create supportive housing to end and prevent homelessness.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Accounting , Medicaid financing
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly. (Four times in person and one by phone with committee meetings by phone conducted in between board meetings.)
Contact for Board service: Deborah De Santis info@csh.org

Organization: Covenant to Care for Children
Mission: CCC mobilizes caring and faithful people to advocate for, mentor and provide direct assistance to the chidlren and youth of Connecticut who are abused, neglected or at-risk.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Personnel, Special Events. The #1 priority for us is jumpstarting fundraising activites by the Board in all forms.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly for now
Contact for Board service: Caryl Hallberg, Executive Director 860-243-1806 x 18; challberg@covenanttocare.org

Organization: Creative Arts Workshop
Mission: Creative Arts Workshop is an educational and cultural resource center devoted to fostering creativity through participation in and appreciation of the visual arts.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Operations/Physical Plant (Of these fundraising and physical plant head the list)
Board Meeting Frequency: 6 times a year, every other month.
Contact for Board service: Daniel Fitzmaurice, Director, dfitzmaurice@creativeartsworkshop.org 

Organization: DataHaven
Mission: DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality public information for effective decision making. 
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events, Data use and analysis, Surveys. Interest, knowledge and/or use of public data sources. Geography limited to Greater New Haven area.
Board Meeting Frequency: 4-5 times per year (quarterly)
Contact for Board service: Mark Abraham 203-500-7059; info@ctdatahaven.org

Organization: D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D to Succeed
Mission: D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed enriches the lives of young people and families in Hamden through affordable, creative, quality program opportunities. Our program will focus on increased proficiency in academic areas, extra-curricular activities, and a commitment to engage families in their children's education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Grantwriting
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board Service: Yvonne E. Jones, 203-389-2142; volunteers@destined2succeed.org

Organization: Domus
Mission: No child shall be denied hope, love, or a fair chance in life.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Operations, Personnel, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: 5 times a year
Contact for Board Service: Alison Soler, 203-324-4277 x 25; asoler@domuskids.org

Organization: Elm Shakespeare Company
Mission: The Elm Shakespeare Company is a professional, multicultural, nonprofit theatre company committed to establishing a discourse with the New Haven community through the medium of Shakespeare’s plays. The essence of the company is its’ innovative educational programs. Furthermore, the Company will present plays from Shakespeare’s canon, free of charge, during the summer in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. The Elm Shakespeare Company will create an atmosphere where actors and audience can come together in an arena as urgent, inclusive and visceral as Shakespeare’s own Globe.
Desired Skill Sets: Computer Programming/IT, Accounting, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: 5 times/year
Contact for Board service: Rebecca Goodheart, rebecca@elmshakespeare.org

Organization: The Elmseed Enterprise Fund
Mission: Elmseed is a 501c3 nonprofit microfinance organization based in New Haven that provides loans, personalized consulting, and basic business training to help local entrepreneurs start or expand small businesses. Our mission is to facilitate the creation of successful small business in New Haven. By providing access to small, low-interest loans and technical assistance, Elmseed seeks to open capital markets to motivated entrepreneurs who lack the capital or resources to grow their businesses.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Marketing, Experience with lending and/or community development
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Jungwon Byun 856-287-9781, jungwon.byun@yale.edu; Harsha Mishra 281-610-5692, hmishra317@yale.edu; Grace Zhang 479-381-5577, grace.zhang@yale.edu

Organization: Family Centered Services of CT 
Mission:
Prevent child abuse and serve those affected through home visiting, parenting education, counseling and advocacy. Goals to improve child health and developmental outcomes. 
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Special Events 
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly with a summer recess 
Contact for Board service: Michelle Lawler, lawlerm1@southernct.edu

Organization: Farnam Neighborhood House
Mission: Farnam Neighborhood House will play a leadership role in helping the community to be cohesive, successful and productive.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except July and August
Contact for Board service: Liz Gambardella 203-562-9191; farnamhouse@eathlink.net 

Organization: Fellowship Place
Mission: To help adults with mental illness lead more meaningful, fulfilling and healthy lives by offering resources, education, and opportunities.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Accounting
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except July and August
Contact for Board service: Priscilla Dannies priscilla.dannies@yale.edu

Organization: FISA Foundation 
Mission: Advancing the well being of women, girls and people with disabilities.
Desired Skill Sets: Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Personnel, Grant review
Board Meeting Frequency: 10 meetings each year, plus committee work
Contact for Board service: Kristy Trautman 412-456-5550

Organization: FISH of Greater New Haven 
Mission: The primary mission of FISH of Greater New Haven, Inc., is to provide emergency food assistance to the home-bound in the New Haven area. We deliver free bags of nutritionally sound groceries to households in New Haven, Hamden and East Haven. 
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Accounting, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Patrick Pearson, Board President 203-710-6876; ppearson@fishofgreaternewhaven.org

Organization: Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, Inc.
Mission: The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund creates and sustains vibrant neighborhoods and communities. Through its lending and investment, the Fund is the flexible source of alternative financing for affordable housing and community development in the greater New Haven area. The Greater New Haven Loan Fund offers a financially sound opportunity for individuals and organizations to make socially responsive investments in housing and community development and that uses those investments to makes loans to: Developers of Affordable Housing; Nonprofit organizations for cash flow and capital needs; Small minority and women owned contractors for working capital.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Personnel, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Carla Weil 203-789-8690 x 118; carla@gnhclf.org

Organization: Guilford Art Center
Mission: The Guilford Art Center is a nonprofit organization established to nurture and support excellence in the arts. Through educational programs for adults and children, exhibitions, sales of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center continues the traditions of fine artistic work, fosters creativity, and provides opportunities for all to enjoy the process and results of making art.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, the final Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m.
Contact for Board service: debwitten@gmail.com

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Organization: Hamden Land Conservation Trust
Mission: The mission of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust is to protect and preserve open space in Hamden through purchase or easements, and to educate the public about conservation issues.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Volunteer Coordinator
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Andrew Brand, 203-230-1718; biobrand@att.net

Organization: Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.
Mission: The Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. changes the lives of under-represented college bound students and empower, encourage, and equip them to obtain a post-secondary education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, the 3rd Saturday of each month for about 2 hours.
Contact for Board service: Chaka Felder-McEntire 203-859-6647; chaka@higherheightsyouth.com

Organization: Hygeia Foundation
Mission: The mission of the Hygeia Foundation is to comfort those who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child. Hygeia provides programs to educate, counsel, and support families who have lost a pregnancy or newborn child; to advocate for the health care of women and children worldwide; and to promote humanism in the education of tomorrow's health care professionals.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: At least 4 times each year.
Contact for Board service: Gillian Eversman, Executive Director 203-389-7700; gillian.eversman@hygeiafoundation.org

Organization: Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
Mission: To empower young people to own their economic success
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Special Events, Marketing
Contact for Board service: Lou Golden, 860-525-4510 Rev. 11/13/12

Organization: Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut
Mission: To inspire students to own their economic success.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Special Events, Networking, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Bernadine Venditto 203-382-0180 x 13; bvenditto@jawct.org

Organization: The Latina A.R.M.Y. Inc.
Mission: To celebrate and empower young Latinas by providing inspirational role models and introducing powerful life skills for personal excellence.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly except August
Contact for Board service: Yolanda Caldera-Durant 203-727-4980; info@latinaarmy.org

Organization: Leila Day Nurseries, Inc.
Mission: Leila Day enrolls children of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds in a program that fosters children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth within a warm and nurturing environment that is based on sound principles of child development and early childhood education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Gladys Deutsch 203-624-1374; gladys@leiladay.org

Organization: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Connecticut Chapter
Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Accounting
Board Meeting Frequency: 5 times per year
Contact for Board service: Jean Montano, 203-665-1400 x 1453; jean.montano@lls.org

Organization: Liberty Community Services. Inc
Mission: Dignity, Compassion, Respect... Because Liberty Community Services believes housing is a fundamental human right, we are committed to creating opportunity, solutions and change, grounded in respect and self-determination, for individuals and for our community. Liberty Community Services ensures quality housing and support programs for those in need.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 6 times per year
Contact for Board service: John Bradley 203-495-1779; john.bradley@libertycs.org

Organization: Literacy Center of Milford
Mission: The Literacy Center of Milford provides a quality program where people can find the help and support they require to meet their basic literacy needs.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Once a month
Contact for Board service: Tami Jackson 203-878-4800; literacycenter@optimum.net

Organization: Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
Mission: To increase the reading, writing and English speaking skills of adults in the Greater New Haven community so they can participate at higher levels as parents, as employees and as members of their community. Our ultimate goal is to reach 100% literacy in our community.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising. Networking, Legal Advisement, Personnel, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 9 times per year
Contact for Board service: Doss Venema 203-776-5899; DossVenema@lvagnh.org

Organization: Marrakech, Inc.
Mission: To provide residential, employment, support, referral, and advocacy services to people with disabilities and people with similar service needs, to assist them in exercising their human rights as citizens and as contributing members of society. Our Vision is that each person we serve will live and work in the community and be accepted by their neighbors, co-workers, family, friends and acquaintances for their individual qualities and contributions.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year Rev. 11/13/12
Contact for Board service: Heather I. LaTorra, 203-389-2970 x 1004; hlatorra@marrakechinc.org

Organization: Massaro Community Farm, Inc.
Mission: Massaro Community Farm donates fresh organically grown produce to low income persons; provides education in sustainable agriculture and nutrition; and preserves open space, especially farm land.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Cathy Wick 203-387-1356; cwick@optonline.net

Organization: Master's Manna, Inc.
Mission: Master's Manna, Inc is dedicated to helping individuals/families obtsain essential needs. Master's Manna strives to promote food security, supply diapers for babies, provide educational opportunities to learn to access both mental and physical supportive services.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Personnel
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Cheryl Bedore 203-678-3042; cheryl@mastersmanna.org

Organization: Mercy Center
Mission: Rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center welcomes individuals and groups of diverse faiths and backgrounds to a peaceful place of natural beauty for personal, spiritual and professional renewal and growth.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Ecology, Sustainability, Nutrition/Food Services, Creative Arts
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, September through June
Contact for Board service: Charles Frey, 203-245-0401 x 110; charles@mercybythesea.org

Organization: Milford Fine Arts Council, Inc.
Mission: To support and foster artistic, cultural and educational venues for the benefit of the greater Milford Community. To create environments for artists to work and live, as well as to encourage the promotion, development, acceptance and appreciation of the arts.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Personnel, Marketing, Investment Management; We are in need of quite a few skills.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: William Meddick 203-878-6647; milfordfac@optonline.net (H) 203-469-2993 wmeddick@aol.com

Organization: Music Haven
Mission: Music Haven builds a vibrant urban community through performance and music education that empowers young people, their families, and professional musicians.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except during the summer.
Contact for Board service: Marc Mann, 203-623-1836; marcmannmd@gmail.com

Organization: The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut
Mission: To conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year
Contact for Board service: Jill Cancellieri 203-568-6283; jcancellieri@tnc.org

Organization: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc.
Mission: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHS) was incorporated in 1979 with a mission to revitalize and stabilize selected residential neighborhoods in the City of New Haven and to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income families. In 2001 the New Haven HomeOwnership Center (HOC) was opened as an NHS subsidiary to provide prospective homeowners with extensive pre- and post-purchase homebuyer education programs that include financial literacy training as well as several savings programs. More recently, the HOC mission has been to provide foreclosure intervention assistance to homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes. The combined mission of NHS and the HOC is to stabilize and revitalize New Haven’s neighborhoods through increased homeownership; to develop affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families; to provide homebuyer education and financial/credit counseling to prospective homebuyers in New Haven; and to preserve homeownership by providing loss mitigation counseling and foreclosure intervention assistance to homeowners at risk of losing their homes.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except in August and December. Rev. 11/13/12
Contact for Board service: James Paley 203-562-0598 x 14

Organization: Neighborhood Music School
Mission: Neighborhood Music School strives to provide the highest quality instruction in music and dance and to make it accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, economic means and levels of ability.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly throughout the academic year and possibly once over the summer
Contact for Board service: Christin Sandweiss 203-288-9722; csandweiss@aol.com

Organization: New Haven Ballet
Mission: To demonstrate and use the power of dance to change the life of every person in the community through education, performance, physical exercise, artistic aspiration, personal development and social interaction to the fullest of their potential.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Ruth Barker 203-782-9038; administrator@newhavenballet.org

Organization: New Haven Chorale
Mission: The New Haven Chorale presents excellent choral music to the greater New Haven region.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Steve Ullman, Board President 203-314-0647; seutbujdu@aol.com

Organization: New Haven Family Alliance, Inc.
Mission: To foster family well-being by strengthening parent's ability to provide healthy nurturing environments for their children and by providing supportss for children and youth so that they thrive emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Personnel, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Board meets on a quarterly basis or more often depending upon the issues before the Board
Contact for Board service: Barbara Tinney, Executive Director 203-786-5970; barbara.tinney@nhfamilyalliance.org

Organization: New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
Mission: To provide high quality legal services to low-income people in the greater New Haven area
Desired Skill Sets: Financial Management
Contact for Board service: Susan Nofi-Bendici 203-946-4811, ext. 138; SNofi-Bendici@nhlegal.org

Organization: New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Mission: The New Haven Symphony aspires to exceed expectations, to break down walls, to surprise and delight, and to challenge and inspire. Our live performances of classical music and educational programs change lives, for the better.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Education and Community Engagement
Board Meeting Frequency: 10 times per year
Contact for Board service: Elaine C. Carroll 203-865-0831 x12; ECarroll@NewHavenSymphony.org Rev. 11/13/12

Organization: New Life Corporation
Mission: New Life Corporation is a nonprofit organization serving low and moderate income families in the Greater New Haven area. Its purpose is to assist families increase their economic security through a combination of financial education and asset-building services in order to create a more stable and sustainable living enviorment for families and their children.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Presently, the Board meets monthly but will be meeting on a Bi-monthly basis. Commitees meet more frequently on an as needed basis.
Contact for Board service: Mary Ellen McGuire 203-777-0313; memcguire@newlifecorp.org

Organization: Newhallville Academy, Inc.
Mission: The mission of Newhallville Academy Learning Center Food Pantry is to assist and provide supplemental food to the needy in our community. Not only providing food but also education; our mission is based on a compassionate hand out and hand up as we respect the dignity of each person we serve. The Newhallville Academy Food Pantry seeks to collaborate with those who share our mission. Our Food Pantry exists to serve the community by extending a helping hand and providing food, support, and love to those facing dire circumstances beyond their control. We want to encourage the people in our community letting them know that someone cares about their needs
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financila Management, Special Events, Investment Management, Grant Writer
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly
Contact for Board service: Patrick Myrthil, 203-606-1905; pmyrth1@yahoo.com

Organization: Orchard House Medical Adult Day Center
Mission: To restore, maintain or improve our clients' abilities and enhance their quality of life in a home-like setting that encourages independence and friendship. Likewise, we provide peace of mind and respite to families and caregivers.
Desired Skill Sets: Legal Advisement, Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Personnel, Marketing, Advocacy
Board Meeting Frequency:
Monthly
Contact for Board service: Ed Burke, 860-748-8804; ed@sbbs-llc.com

R-Y

Organization: ‘r kids Family Center
Mission: The 'r kids Family Center is committed to providing highly specialized, quality services to children and families. Our objective is to promote permanency, safety and stability for children by providing services to biological, foster, adoptive and relative care families.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Personnel, Special Events. Excitement and enthusiasm for working with children and families involved in out of home care! Personal experience w/ foster care or adoption is very helpful. Multi cultural approaches to marke
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, the third Tuesday of each month at 8 am, excluding July or August.
Contact for Board service: Randi S. Rubin Rodriguez 203-865-5437; randi@rkidsct.org

Organization: Read to Grow
Mission: To improve early literacy for all Connecticut children by providing books, by helping families share books with their babies starting at birth, by encouraging language development, and by promoting awareness of literacy services.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Accounting, Literacy experts, pediatricians or early childhood development experts
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year. All board members are required to be on one committee and we have meetings as necessary depending on the committee.
Contact for Board service: Chet Brodnicki, Interim Executive Director 203-488-6800; cbrodnicki@readtogrow.org

Organization: Squash Haven Inc.
Mission: Squash Haven believes that a focused and disciplined approach to both academics and athletics, in a team environment, allows boys and girls the best chance to reach their full potential and, in doing so, enrich their lives. We provide motivated and committed New Haven students with training in competitive squash, academic support and enrichment, and assistance with high school placement.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year plus subcommittees
Contact for Board service: Julie Greenwood, Executive Director 203-464-8644; julie@squashhaven.org Rev. 11/13/12

Organization: TEAM Inc.
Mission: TEAM envisions a region where everyone is self-sufficient. TEAM’s Mission is to connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community. TEAM achieves its mission by conducting activities that focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals and families residing in the Naugatuck~Housatonic Valley Region including resource mobilization, education, advocacy and service delivery.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Child Development
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month, plus one annual meeting
Contact for Board service: Ms. Ernestine Luise 203-929-8895; tglue@aol.com

Organization: True Colors, Inc. Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services of CT
Mission: True Colors works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership development, mentoring and direct services to youth and those responsible for their well-being.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events. Individuals can also join a committee of their interest (such as events) if they would prefer that to being responsible for other board duties
Board Meeting Frequency: six times a year, with a committee meeting and a phone check-in in the intervening months
Contact for Board service: Robin P. McHaelen, MSW Executive Director 860-232-0050, x 302; Director@ourtruecolors.org

Organization: West Haven Community House
Mission: The West Haven Community House exists to facilitate healthy, productive, independent and meaningful lives for children, adolescents and families, as well as individuals with disabilities.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Accounting, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 9 times a year; once a month, except for December, July and August
Contact for Board service: Patricia Stevens, Executive Director 203-934-5221; pattystevens@whcommunityhouse.net

Organization: Women and Family Life Center
Mission: The Women & Family Life Center, a nonprofit organization, helps women and families meet the challenges of daily living and personal development through education, enrichment, support and referral services.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Major Gifts, Capital Campaigns
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except July.
Contact for Board service: Peggy Britt Executive Director 203-458-6699; pbritt@womenandfamilylife.org Karen Stephens Board President 203-623-4078; kstephens@pagetaft.com

Organization: Young Audiences Arts for Learning Connecticut, an Affiliate of VSA
Mission: Through Young Audiences of CT VSA's diverse roster of artists, our mission is to engage participants of all ages and abilities in learning creatively through the arts.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Eileen Carpinella, Executive Director 203-230-8101; ecarpinella@yaconn.org

By Interest Area

Arts & Culture

Organization: Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Mission: Expanding the arts; enriching the region
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Personnel
Board Meeting Frequency: 7 times per year
Contact for Board service: Daniel Fitzmaurice, 203-772-2788; daniel@newhavenarts.org

Organization: Artspace
Mission: To connect artists, audiences, and resources; To catalyze artistic activity To redefine art spaces.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 5 times per year
Contact for Board service: Bill Kalinowski, Treasurer/Nominating Committee, 203-468-8133 x116

Organization: Creative Arts Workshop
Mission: Creative Arts Workshop is an educational and cultural resource center devoted to fostering creativity through participation in and appreciation of the visual arts.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Operations/Physical Plant (Of these fundraising and physical plant head the list)
Board Meeting Frequency: 6 times a year, every other month.
Contact for Board service: Susan Smith, Director, ssmith@creativeartsworkshop.org
or Sheilah Rostow, President, president@creativeartsworkshop.org

Organization: Elm Shakespeare Company
Mission: The Elm Shakespeare Company is a professional, multicultural, nonprofit theatre company committed to establishing a discourse with the New Haven community through the medium of Shakespeare’s plays. The essence of the company is its’ innovative educational programs. Furthermore, the Company will present plays from Shakespeare’s canon, free of charge, during the summer in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. The Elm Shakespeare Company will create an atmosphere where actors and audience can come together in an arena as urgent, inclusive and visceral as Shakespeare’s own Globe.
Desired Skill Sets: Computer Programming/IT, Accounting, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: 5 times/year
Contact for Board service: Margaret Andreassi 203-393-1436; mandreassi@elmshakespeare.org

Organization: Guilford Art Center
Mission: The Guilford Art Center is a nonprofit organization established to nuture and support excellence in the arts. Through educational programs for adults and children, exhibitions, sales of contemporary crafts, and special events, the Center continues the traditions of fine artistic work, fosters creativity, and provides opportunities for all to enjoy the process and results of making art.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, the final Wednesday of the month at 8 a.m.
Contact for Board service: debwitten@gmail.com

Organization: Milford Fine Arts Council, Inc.
Mission: To support and foster artistic, cultural and educational venues for the benefit of the greater Milford Community. To create environments for artists to work and live, as well as to encourage the promotion, development, acceptance and appreciation of the arts.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Personnel, Marketing, Investment Management; We are in need of quite a few skills.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: William Meddick 203-878-6647; milfordfac@optonline.net
(H) 203-469-2993 wmeddick@aol.com

Organization: Music Haven
Mission: Music Haven builds a vibrant urban community through performance and music education that empowers young people, their families, and professional musicians.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except during the summer.
Contact for Board service: Marc Mann, 203-623-1836; marcmannmd@gmail.com

Organization: Neighborhood Music School
Mission: Neighborhood Music School strives to provide the highest quality instruction in music and dance and to make it accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, economic means and levels of ability.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly throughout the academic year and possibly once over the summer
Contact for Board service: Christin Sandweiss 203-288-9722; csandweiss@aol.com

Organization: New Haven Ballet
Mission: To demonstrate and use the power of dance to change the life of every person in the community through education, performance, physical exercise, artistic aspiration, personal development and social interaction to the fullest of their potential.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Ruth Barker 203-782-9038; administrator@newhavenballet.org

Organization: New Haven Chorale
Mission: The New Haven Chorale presents excellent choral music to the greater New Haven region.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Steve Ullman, Board President 203-314-0647; seutbujdu@aol.com

Organization: New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Mission: The New Haven Symphony aspires to exceed expectations, to break down walls, to surprise and delight, and to challenge and inspire. Our live performances of classical music and educational programs change lives, for the better.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Education and Community Engagement
Board Meeting Frequency: 10 times per year
Contact for Board service: Elaine C. Carroll 203-865-0831 x12; ECarroll@NewHavenSymphony.org

Organization: Arts for Learning CT
Mission: Arts for Learning CT has a diverse roster of artists and a mission to engage participants of all ages and abilities in learning creatively through the arts.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Eileen Carpinella, Executive Director 203-230-8101; ecarpinella@yaconn.org

Basic Needs

Organization: Beth-El Center, Inc.
Mission: To alleviate homelessness and hunger in the Milford area through shelter, support services, advocacy and community education in partnership with the faith-based community and public and private organizations
Desired Skill Sets: Networking, Financial Management, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Toni Dolan 203-876-0747; tdolan@bethelmilford.org

Organization: Columbus House, Inc
Mission: The mission of Columbus House is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their growth and independence.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Financial Management, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: The Board meets monthly except for December and August
Contact for Board service: Alison Cunningham 203-401-4400 x 105

Organization: Continuum of Care Inc
Mission: To provide comprehensive community based residential and support services that enable persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities to live as fully and independently in the community as possible.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing. Individuals with health care experience, particularly home care. Also, individuals with housing development experience. Some exposure to mental illness/autism.developmental disabilities would
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Patti Walker, President/CEO 203-562-2264 x 131; pwalker@continuumct.org

Organization: Fellowship Place
Mission: To help adults with mental illness lead more meaningful, fulfilling and healthy lives by offering resources, education, and opportunities.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Accounting
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except July and August
Contact for Board service: Priscilla Dannies priscilla.dannies@yale.edu

Organization: Liberty Community Services. Inc
Mission: Dignity, Compassion, Respect... Because Liberty Community Services believes housing is a fundamental human right, we are committed to creating opportunity, solutions and change, grounded in respect and self-determination, for individuals and for our community. Liberty Community Services ensures quality housing and support programs for those in need.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 6 times per year
Contact for Board service: John Bradley 203-495-1779; john.bradley@libertycs.org

Organization: Master's Manna, Inc.
Mission: Master's Manna, Inc is dedicated to helping individuals/families obtain essential needs. Master's Manna strives to promote food security, supply diapers for babies, provide educational opportunities to learn to access both mental and physical supportive services.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Personnel
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Cheryl Bedore 203-678-3042; cheryl@mastersmanna.org

Organization: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc.
Mission: Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven (NHS) was incorporated in 1979 with a mission to revitalize and stabilize selected residential neighborhoods in the City of New Haven and to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income families. In 2001 the New Haven HomeOwnership Center (HOC) was opened as an NHS subsidiary to provide prospective homeowners with extensive pre- and post-purchase homebuyer education programs that include financial literacy training as well as several savings programs. More recently, the HOC mission has been to provide foreclosure intervention assistance to homeowners who are at risk of losing their homes. The combined mission of NHS and the HOC is to stabilize and revitalize New Haven’s neighborhoods through increased homeownership; to develop affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families; to provide homebuyer education and financial/credit counseling to prospective homebuyers in New Haven; and to preserve homeownership by providing loss mitigation counseling and foreclosure intervention assistance to homeowners at risk of losing their homes.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except in August and December.
Contact for Board service: James Paley 203-562-0598 x 14

 

Civic Vitality

Organization: Center for Children's Advocacy
Mission: CCA improves the child welfare, juvenile justice, mental health, health and education systems' responses to the needs of poor children by 1) providing holistic legal services to poor children in their communities and 2) improving legal representation of poor children.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Four times per year in person + additional meetings by telephone
Contact for Board service: Stacey Violante Cote 860-570-5327 x 227; sviolant@kidscounsel.org

Organization: Corporation for Supportive Housing
Mission: Helping communities to create supportive housing to end and prevent homelessness.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Accounting , Medicaid financing
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly. (Four times in person and one by phone with committee meetings by phone conducted in between board meetings.)
Contact for Board service: Deborah De Santis info@csh.org

Organization: DataHaven
Mission: DataHaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the Greater New Haven and Valley Region by compiling and sharing high-quality public information for effective decision making.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events, Data use and analysis, Surveys. Interest, knowledge and/or use of public data sources. Geography limited to Greater New Haven area.
Board Meeting Frequency: 4-5 time per year (quarterly)
Contact for Board service: Mark Abraham 203-500-7059; info@ctdatahaven.org

Organization: Gesell Institute of Child Development
Mission: Gesell Institute's mission is to promote the principles of child development as the basis for all decision making for young children.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Financial Management, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year. However, our Board is also a compilation of committees (i.e. Strategic Planning, Financial, Development) and they meet more frequently when needed.
Contact for Board service: Jennifer Pelton, Director of Marketing & Communications 203-777-3481 ext 718; jennifer@gesellinstitute.org

Organization: New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc.
Mission: To provide high quality legal services to low-income people in the greater New Haven area
Desired Skill Sets: Financial Management
Contact for Board service: Susan Nofi-Bendici 203-946-4811, ext. 138; SNofi-Bendici@nhlegal.org

Organization: Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund, Inc.
Mission: The Greater New Haven Community Loan Fund creates and sustains vibrant neighborhoods and communities. Through its lending and investment, the Fund is the flexible source of alternative financing for affordable housing and community development in the greater New Haven area. The Greater New Haven Loan Fund offers a financially sound opportunity for individuals and organizations to make socially responsive investments in housing and community development and that uses those investments to makes loans to: Developers of Affordable Housing; Nonprofit organizations for cash flow and capital needs; Small minority and women owned contractors for working capital.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Personnel, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Carla Weil 203-789-8690 x 118; carla@gnhclf.org

Organization: True Colors, Inc. Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services of CT
Mission: True Colors works to create a world where youth, adults and families of all sexual orientations and gender identities are valued and affirmed. We challenge all forms of oppression through education, training, advocacy, youth leadership development, mentoring and direct services to youth and those responsible for their well-being.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events. Individuals can also join a committee of their interest (such as events) if they would prefer that to being responsible for other board duties
Board Meeting Frequency: six times a year, with a committee meeting and a phone check-in in the intervening months
Contact for Board service: Robin P. McHaelen, MSW Executive Director 860-232-0050, x 302; Director@ourtruecolors.org

Organization: West Haven Community House
Mission: The West Haven Community House exists to facilitate healthy, productive, independent and meaningful lives for children, adolescents and families, as well as individuals with disabilities.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Accounting, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 9 times a year; once a month, except for December, July and August
Contact for Board service: Patricia Stevens, Executive Director 203-934-5221; pattystevens@whcommunityhouse.net

Organization: Women and Family Life Center
Mission: The Women & Family Life Center, a nonprofit organization, helps women and families meet the challenges of daily living and personal development through education, enrichment, support and referral services.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Major Gifts, Capital Campaigns
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except July.
Contact for Board service: Peggy Britt Executive Director 203-458-6699; pbritt@womenandfamilylife.org Karen Stephens Board President 203-623-4078; kstephens@pagetaft.com

Economic Success

Organization: Beulah Heights Social Integration Program
Mission: Beulah Heights Social Integration Program is committed to providing diverse and creative supportive services, resources and training to the chronically homeless, "returning citizens" substance abusers and unemployed individuals throughout the Greater New Haven area and surrounding communities. To ensure that each client reaches their fullest potential that will allow them to become independent and self-sufficient.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Financial Management, Accounting, Marketing, Special Events. Currently looking for individuals that can help develop our “Sustainer’s Club” that will produce ongoing funding within the community near the program.
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly
Contact for Board service: Bishop Theodore L. Brooks, Sr. 203-787-3393

Organization: The Elmseed Enterprise Fund
Mission: Elmseed is a 501c3 nonprofit microfinance organization based in New Haven that provides loans, personalized consulting, and basic business training to help local entrepreneurs start or expand small businesses. Our mission is to facilitate the creation of successful small business in New Haven. By providing access to small, low-interest loans and technical assistance, Elmseed seeks to open capital markets to motivated entrepreneurs who lack the capital or resources to grow their businesses.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Marketing, Experience with lending and/or community development
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Jungwon Byun 856-287-9781, jungwon.byun@yale.edu;
Harsha Mishra 281-610-5692, hmishra317@yale.edu; Grace Zhang 479-381-5577, grace.zhang@yale.edu

Organization: Literacy Center of Milford
Mission: The Literacy Center of Milford provides a quality program where people can find the help and support they require to meet their basic literacy needs.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Financial Management, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Once a month
Contact for Board service: Tami Jackson 203-878-4800; literacycenter@optimum.net

Organization: Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven
Mission: To increase the reading, writing and English speaking skills of adults in the Greater New Haven community so they can participate at higher levels as parents, as employees and as members of their community. Our ultimate goal is to reach 100% literacy in our community.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising. Networking, Legal Advisement, Personnel, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 9 times per year
Contact for Board service: Doss Venema 203-776-5899; DossVenema@lvagnh.org

Organization: New Life Corporation
Mission: New Life Corporation is a nonprofit organization serving low and moderate income families in the Greater New Haven area. Its purpose is to assist families increase their economic security through a combination of financial education and asset-building services in order to create a more stable and sustainable living enviorment for families and their children.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Presently, the Board meets monthly but will be meeting on a Bi-monthly basis. Commitees meet more frequently on an as needed basis.
Contact for Board service: Mary Ellen McGuire 203-777-0313; memcguire@newlifecorp.org

Organization: TEAM Inc.
Mission: TEAM envisions a region where everyone is self-sufficient. TEAM’s Mission is to connect individuals and families with solutions that lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community. TEAM achieves its mission by conducting activities that focus on the needs of economically disadvantaged individuals and families residing in the Naugatuck~Housatonic Valley Region including resource mobilization, education, advocacy and service delivery.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Financial Management, Child Development
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month, plus one annual meeting
Contact for Board service: Ms. Ernestine Luise 203-929-8895; tglue@aol.com

Education

Organization: College Summit
Mission: College Summit increases the college enrollment rate of low-income youth by working with high schools to build their college-going culture and capabilities. We train principals, teachers, and the most influential students in the school to put every student on the path to higher education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Accounting, Marketing, Special Events, Higher Education
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly
Contact for Board Service: Veronica T. DeLandro – 203-776-0666; vdelandro@collegesummit.org

Organization: Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc.
Mission: The Higher Heights Youth Empowerment Programs, Inc. changes the lives of under-represented college bound students and empower, encourage, and equip them to obtain a post-secondary education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, the 3rd Saturday of each month for about 2 hours.
Contact for Board service: Chaka Felder-McEntire 203-859-6647; chaka@higherheightsyouth.com

Organization: Leila Day Nurseries, Inc.
Mission: Leila Day enrolls children of diverse economic and cultural backgrounds in a program that fosters children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth within a warm and nurturing environment that is based on sound principles of child development and early childhood education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Gladys Deutsch 203-624-1374; gladys@leiladay.org

Organization: Read to Grow
Mission: To improve early literacy for all Connecticut children by providing books, by helping families share books with their babies starting at birth, by encouraging language development, and by promoting awareness of literacy services.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Accounting, Literacy experts, pediatricians or early childhood development experts
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year. All board members are required to be on one committee and we have meetings as necessary depending on the committee.
Contact for Board service: Anthony DiLauro Executive Director 203-488-6800; adilauro@readtogrow.org

Environment

Organization: Audubon Connecticut
Mission: The mission of Audubon Conencticut is to further the protection of birds, other wildlife and their habitats through science, education, advocacy and conservation, for the benefit of humanity and the Earth's biological diversity.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Quarterly
Contact for Board service: Tom Baptist, Executive Director 203-869-5272; tbaptist@audubon.org

Organization: Hamden Land Conservation Trust
Mission: The mission of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust is to protect and preserve open space in Hamden through purchase or easements, and to educate the public about conservation issues.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Volunteer Coordinator
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Andrew Brand, 203-230-1718; biobrand@att.net

Organization: Massaro Community Farm, Inc.
Mission: Massaro Community Farm donates fresh organically grown produce to low income persons; provides education in sustainable agriculture and nutrition; and preserves open space, especially farm land.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Cathy Wick 203-387-1356; cwick@optonline.net

Organization: The Nature Conservancy of Connecticut
Mission: To conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year
Contact for Board service: Jill Cancellieri 203-568-6283; jcancellieri@tnc.org

Health & Wellness

Organization: AIDS Project New Haven
Mission: AIDS Project New Haven provides education, non-judgmental comprehensive and holistic services to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Christopher A. Cole, Executive Director 203-624-0947 x 230; chris.cole@apnh.org

Organization: Cancer Support Community of Southern Connecticut
Mission:
The mission of Cancer Support Community (CSC) is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community so that no one faces cancer alone. All services will be FREE of charge and held in a comfortable, non-medical setting. CSC programs are designed for anyone affected by cancer -- men, women, children, teens, patients, survivors, caregivers, friends and loved ones. By offering a an array of support services that include support/education groups, healthy lifestyle, social activities, and information and referrals, CSC licensed professionals help each person design a customized plan.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Investment Management
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Robert Carraro, 203-212-6799 rcarraro@cancersupportcommunitysct.org

Organization: Casa Otoñal
Mission: The mission of Casa Otoñal is to create a community which functions as an extended family by providing an array of housing, social, cultural and educational services with a focus on strengthening the Hispanic community.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Special Events, Education: After School Programs for Youth; Child Care Training for future child care employment, the Teaching of English as a second language. Care of minority elderly.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly in the middle of the month; generally after 4:30 PM.
Contact for Board Service: Linda S. Kantor, 203-671-5414; lskantor@snet.net or Tomas Miranda, 203-530-6620; tomastmir1818@aol.com

Organization:  Community Mediation
Mission:  Community Mediation is about creating and sustaining healthy relationships and communities by promoting and supporting effective communication and conflict resolution throughout Connecticut.
Desired Skill Sets:  Advocacy, Legal Advisement, Marketing, Technology
Board Meeting Frequency:  Bi-monthly
Contact for Board Service:  Brenda Cavanaugh, Executive Director 203-782-3504; brenda@cmediation.org

Organization: Hygeia Foundation
Mission: The mission of the Hygeia Foundation is to comfort those who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child. Hygeia provides programs to educate, counsel, and support families who have lost a pregnancy or newborn child; to advocate for the health care of women and children worldwide; and to promote humanism in the education of tomorrow's health care professionals.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: At least 4 times each year.
Contact for Board service: Gillian Eversman, Executive Director 203-389-7700; gillian.eversman@hygeiafoundation.org

Organization: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Connecticut Chapter
Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Accounting
Board Meeting Frequency: 5 times per year
Contact for Board service: Jean Montano, 203-665-1400 x 1453; jean.montano@lls.org

Organization: Marrakech, Inc.
Mission: To provide residential, employment, support, referral, and advocacy services to people with disabilities and people with similar service needs, to assist them in exercising their human rights as citizens and as contributing members of society. Our Vision is that each person we serve will live and work in the community and be accepted by their neighbors, co-workers, family, friends and acquaintances for their individual qualities and contributions.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year
Contact for Board service: Heather I. LaTorra, 203-389-2970 x 1004; hlatorra@marrakechinc.org

Organization: Mercy Center
Mission: Rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Center welcomes individuals and groups of diverse faiths and backgrounds to a peaceful place of natural beauty for personal, spiritual and professional renewal and growth.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Ecology, Sustainability, Nutrition/Food Services, Creative Arts
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, September through June
Contact for Board service: Charles Frey, 203-245-0401 x 110; charles@mercybythesea.org

Organization: Orchard House Medical Adult Day Center
Mission: To restore, maintain or improve our clients' abilities and enhance their quality of life in a home-like setting that encourages independence and friendship. Likewise, we provide peace of mind and respite to families and caregivers.
Desired Skill Sets: Legal Advisement, Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Personnel, Marketing, Advocacy
Board Meeting Frequency:
Monthly
Contact for Board service: Ed Burke, 860-748-8804; ed@sbbs-llc.com

Youth

Organization: Boys & Girls Club of New Haven
Mission: To inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Operations/Physical Plant, Personnel, Marketing, Education Social Work
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board service: Stephanie Barnes 203-787-0187, x17

Organization: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Marketing, We are particularly interested in recruiting community leaders in New Haven who can help us in expanding our mission.
Board Meeting Frequency: Ten times per year
Contact for Board service: David Stevenson President/CEO 203-777-9622 x 2102

Organization: Children In Placement - CT, Inc.
Mission: The goal of Children In Placement, a statewide child advocacy and youth empowerment program, is to see every child in Connecticut in a safe and permanent home preparing for life outside of a state system.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Accounting, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Joan B. Jenkins - 203-784-0344 ext. 202; jbjcip@sbcglobal.net

Organization: Citywide Youth Coalition
Mission: Citywide Youth Coalition is building a courageous community in which all youth can succeed.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 11 times per year ( not in August)
Contact for Board service: Rachel Heerema, 203-464-7838; rachel@cwyc.org

Organization: Covenant to Care for Children
Mission: CCC mobilizes caring and faithful people to advocate for, mentor and provide direct assistance to the chidlren and youth of Connecticut who are abused, neglected or at-risk.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Personnel, Special Events. The #1 priority for us is jumpstarting fundraising activites by the Board in all forms.
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly for now
Contact for Board service: Caryl Hallberg, Executive Director 860-243-1806 x 18; challberg@covenanttocare.org

Organization: D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D to Succeed
Mission: D.E.S.T.I.N.E.D. to Succeed enriches the lives of young people and families in Hamden through affordable, creative, quality program opportunities. Our program will focus on increased proficiency in academic areas, extra-curricular activities, and a commitment to engage families in their children's education.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Financial Management, Personnel, Marketing, Special Events, Grantwriting
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly
Contact for Board Service: Yvonne E. Jones, 203-389-2142; volunteers@destined2succeed.org

Organization: Family Centered Services
Mission: Prevent child abuse and serve those affected through home visiting, parenting education, counseling and advocacy. Goals to improve child health and developmental outcomes.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Accounting, Operations/Physical Plant, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly with a summer recess
Contact for Board service: Michelle Lawler lawlerm1@southernct.edu

Organization: Farnam Neighborhood House
Mission: Farnam Neighborhood House will play a leadership role in helping the community to be cohesive, successful and productive.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, except July and August
Contact for Board service: Liz Gambardella 203-562-9191; farnamhouse@eathlink.net

Organization: Junior Achievement of Southwest New England
Mission: To empower young people to own their economic success
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Special Events, Marketing
Contact for Board service: Lou Golden, 860-525-4510

Organization: Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut
Mission: To inspire students to own their economic success.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Special Events, Networking, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Every other month
Contact for Board service: Bernadine Venditto 203-382-0180 x 13; bvenditto@jawct.org Organization: The Latina A.R.M.Y. Inc.
Mission:
To celebrate and empower young Latinas by providing inspirational role models and introducing powerful life skills for personal excellence.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly except August
Contact for Board service: Yolanda Caldera-Durant 203-727-4980; info@latinaarmy.org

Organization: New Haven Family Alliance, Inc.
Mission: To foster family well-being by strengthening parent's ability to provide healthy nurturing environments for their children and by providing supportss for children and youth so that they thrive emotionally, socially, academically and spiritually.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Legal Advisement, Personnel, Marketing
Board Meeting Frequency: Board meets on a quarterly basis or more often depending upon the issues before the Board

Organization: ‘r kids Family Center
Mission: The 'r kids Family Center is committed to providing highly specialized, quality services to children and families. Our objective is to promote permanency, safety and stability for children by providing services to biological, foster, adoptive and relative care families.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Financial Management, Personnel, Special Events. Excitement and enthusiasm for working with children and families involved in out of home care! Personal experience w/ foster care or adoption is very helpful. Multi cultural approaches to marke
Board Meeting Frequency: Monthly, the third Tuesday of each month at 8 am, excluding July or August.
Contact for Board service: Randi S. Rubin Rodriguez 203-865-5437; randi@rkidsct.org

Organization: Squash Haven Inc.
Mission: Squash Haven believes that a focused and disciplined approach to both academics and athletics, in a team environment, allows boys and girls the best chance to reach their full potential and, in doing so, enrich their lives. We provide motivated and committed New Haven students with training in competitive squash, academic support and enrichment, and assistance with high school placement.
Desired Skill Sets: Fundraising, Networking, Computer Programming/IT, Marketing, Special Events
Board Meeting Frequency: 4 times per year plus subcommittees
Contact for Board service: Julie Greenwood, Executive Director 203-464-8644; julie@squashhaven.org

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Director of Grantmaking and Nonprofit Effectiveness 203-777-7072 Email Jackie

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