Community Foundation Leadership Reflects on the Chauvin Verdict


The conviction this past week of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd brings a sense of all-too-rare accountability, but does not of course lessen the tragedy of the death of Mr. Floyd and many others under similar circumstances.

George Floyd’s murder has sparked a broad new awareness that the progress toward racial justice in our time has been inadequate and that a new and stronger commitment across our whole society is needed.

In President Biden’s words, we now have “a chance to begin to change the trajectory of this country.”

It is in that spirit that The Community Foundation envisions a future of greater inclusion and equity in our community, and works each day to translate that vision into a new reality for the people of Greater New Haven.