Anthony and William DeMayo Fund
Andrew DeMayo. Photo courtesy of Andrew.
When Andrew DeMayo’s “Uncle Bill” left him $10,000 after his passing, Andrew paid it forward by establishing the Anthony and William DeMayo Fund in memory of his late great-uncle and grandfather.
“I chose to create a preference fund because Grandpa in particular was very involved in the local area, including East Haven’s Hagaman Memorial Library,” Andrew explains.
“I wanted to continue to support that and related projects and areas.”
Anthony, a judge, and William, a personnel director, were both contributors to the library’s expansion.
The brothers’ philanthropy also extended to the area of law.
“My love of reading, which Grandpa in particular shared, might also have influenced me to have the fund
support local libraries and literacy programs,” recalls Andrew, who resides in Sydney, Australia.
Andrew chose to set up his fund through The Community Foundation because he felt that it was an organization in the local area that was probably better able to find the best use for the funds.
“I wanted to focus on the New Haven area as that is where my grandfather and great-uncle lived.”
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