Publication: The Community Report

2018 Community Report

June 26, 2018

Melva Bucksbaum Family Foundation
New Hartford Village Cemetery*

Estate of Steven Garbin*

Temkin Family LLC*

Mary and Patrick Scanlan*

Diane and Jeff Johnson
Cheryl and Robert Pauls

William and Mary Greve Foundation, Inc.*

Pamela Kinsey*

Allan Borghesi
The Canaan Foundation, Inc.
Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group*
A. Reading Van Doren Jr.

Mary Adams
Margaret & Adrian Selby Fund
Dennis Sherva

Anne Sutherland Fuchs
Estate of Edna Roy
Helen and Anthony Scoville

Joan and Stephen Altschuler, Arconic Management Staff, Scott Asen, The Asen Foundation, Barron Financial Group in honor of Barron Financial Group Clients, The Benevity Community Impact Fund, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Carl’s True Value in honor of the Muller grandchildren: Cole, Layla, Avery & Callie and in memory of Angelo “Cuddy” Boscarino, Roger Mahieu Sr., Louis Trappaneze, Laurette Begin, Howard “Bill” Ross, John Pollutro, Richard Henderson, Joseph A. Lamanna Sr., Winnie Washburn, Richard Buchanan, Patrick Cordani, and Brent Lafferty, Annemarie Bushka, Steve Bennett, and Charles Usher, Hope Childs, Connecticut Online Computer Center, Dr. Roger Coutant, Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation, Elaine and Paul Dinto in memory of Frances Ducci, Paul Dinto in memory of Frances Ducci, Barbara Dughi, Barbara Garside, Carole Gibney, Betsy and Bill Goff, William B. Hall Jr., Mike Handler for Governor, Maureen Hannon and Randall Patterson, Barbara and Gene Kohn in honor of Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Richard Leone, Betsy and Christopher Little Fund, The Loyola Foundation, LSJ Charitable Corp., Carol Lugar, Maria and David Mazzarelli, Judy and Peter Menikoff, Linnea and James Mescall, Marta Nerin State Farm Insurance, The Francis J. & Louisa J. Oneglia Foundation, Inc., People’s United Bank, Wealth Management, Ellen and Sam Felton Posey, The Lawrence Power Charitable Foundation, Elizabeth R. Rea, Rudy and Ronald Rosenstein, Joseph & Virginia Ruwet Memorial Fund, Philip Samponaro, Judy Staubo, Torrington Savings Bank gifts and employee matches, United Nations Association of Connecticut*, United Nations Federal Credit Union, Wall, Wall & Frauenhofer, Warner Theatre

Mary Ackerly and Michael Sconyers, Anita and William Baxter, Elizabeth and Martin Brayboy, Christopher Brigham, Nancy Marple Carter Charitable Trust, Ellen Childs, Marlene Childs, Janice and Andrew Chupka, Pam and Alan Colavecchio, Hon. Margaret Cooley, Emily Dalton and Matthew Karpas, The Lea Davies Charitable Foundation in honor of Guy Rovezzi, Susan Dean, Fran and Richard Dichillo, Doolittle Lake Company, Marcia Doyle, Lucy Fenn in memory of Albert H. and Albert R. Fenn, Founders Capital Management, Home Depot employee match, Vincent Inconiglios and Donna Rafftery, Josephine Jones, Dwight Keeney, Katherine Kinane, Mary and Richard Lanier, Mark Malloy, Ellen Marino, Madeline McClave and Richard Frieder, Barbara and Richard Moore, Gayle and Lois Moraski, The Neary Family Charitable Fund, Northwest Connecticut YMCA, Linda and Doug O’Connell, Roderic Oneglia, Andrew Pace, Cathy Perga in honor of Chris Wall, Janet and Robert Petricone, Maletta Pfeiffer & Associates, LLC, Patricia and John W. Pickard, Lynn Pike in honor of Shirley MacCallum’s birthday, Colleen and Robert Poole in memory of Gracie, Nancy and Norman Rogers, Myron S. Rolfe, Dale and Quentin R. Ryan, Saver’s, Joyce S. Schwartz Advised Fund, Gregory Susla, Carol and Louis Timolat, Lawrence Van Valkenburgh, Kathleen and Michael Voldstad, Nancy Wadhams, Sukey Wagner, Jane Whitney

Judy and David Addazio, Assured Partners Northeast, Bardel Family Fund, Sally Bergad, Victoria and Jonathan Biller, Deborah and Girome Bono, Susan and Bradley Bremer, JoAnn and Harry Briggs, Brooks, Todd and McNeil, Peggy and Ralph Brown, Susan and Mark Caufield, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Administration, Jean Darlington and Eduardo Marchena, Katharine Desai, Anne and Edward Dodge, Claire and Robert Dombi, Dan Dwyer and Jim Montanari, Dymax, Michael Emont and Margo Rappoport Fund, Stephen Getz and Peter Coffeen, Elisabeth Gill, John Green, Diana and Edward Greene, Julia and Barney Hallingby, William G. Harding, Anna Heys, Roberta and John E. Janco, Debby and Barton Jones, Matthew Karpas & Emily Dalton, Melanie Kirkpatrick and Jack David, Klemm Real Estate, Inc., Barbara Kohn, Joan Kunsch, Jonathan Landman, Roxana and Ledlie Laughlin, Corky and John Lavieri in memory of William P. Exner, Robin and Kevin Ledversis, Fritz and Lee Link, The Litchfield Bancorp, David Low and Dominique Lahaussois, Judith and Peter Lynch, Frederick Machuga in honor of Shirley MacCallum’s birthday, Robert and Carolyn Mattoon Fund, Barbara Millar, John Morris, Sheila and Paul Moses, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Margo and Russell O’Connor, Jr. in memory of Edward J. and Josephine M. Schmitt, Jennifer Perga and Mike DeClement, John Perkins and Dana Hope, Stephen Petricone, Susan Pinsky and Marc Rosen, Rose Ponte, Progressive Paving and Construction, Susan Rea in honor of Sandy Zielinski, Roberson Tierney & Associates, Sandra Roberts, Margaret P. Roraback Charitable Account, Caren and Gordon Ross, Linda and Douglas Roth, Patty and Guy Rovezzi in honor of Tom Bechtle and Vickie Patrick, Terrence Ryan, M.D. and Elizabeth Whalen, M.D. in memory of Michael Chupka, Sand Road Animal Hospital, Edith and Kenneth Schechter, Edith Scopino in memory of Michael Scopino, Elaine and Robert Sederquist, Mark Shearer Fund, Terina and Michael Smith in memory of Tim Considine, Matthew P. Smyth, Patricia and Kurt Steele, Sterling Sintered Technologies, Inc., Theroux, Nowell & Stoughton, LLC, Tara and Jonathan Thompson, Jane Tremper, Sanda and John Ursone, Melinda and William vanden Heuvel, Vet’s Explosives, Inc., Law Offices of Donna D. Vincenti, Arete Warren in memory of William B. Warren, Kathleen Weinstein, Regina Wexler, Walter and Patricia Williamsen, Toby Young, Sandra Zielinski

Gifts under $249
$38,968.60 in gifts from more than 500 community members
For a complete list of gifts, view the online version of this report at

Other Gifts
$150,884.97 in anonymous gifts from community members
A gift in an anonymous amount from Jennifer Perga and Mike DeClement
More than $147,000 in gifts to The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills
For a complete list of gifts to the Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, please contact The Center for Cancer Care, P.O. Box 1801, Litchfield, CT 06759.

*For the establishment of a fund

Jeff and Susan Lalonde have lived and worked in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut for many years, Jeff as president of Torrington Savings Bank and Susan as owner of a graphic design business. Devoted to community and highly involved with local nonprofits, they met each other through their service on the boards of the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and the Torrington-Winsted Rotary.

“The community provided a livelihood for us,” said Jeff. “And, it’s provided a good life for us, friends and relationships.”

In 2003, Jeff and Susan were newly married and settling into a new home in Goshen. They found that they had the means and the desire to give back to their community and the nonprofits that had brought them together.

“We had always given our time,” said Jeff. “And, that’s valuable too. But, now we were in a position to make a one-time financial contribution. Instead of giving it to one organization, we thought we would establish a fund, so we could give to many organizations for years to come.”

The Lalondes established the Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde Community Betterment Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.

Like the many donations of time and talent the Lalondes shared with their community for many years, the non-endowed donor-advised Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde Community Betterment Fund supports a wide range of programs that improve life for the residents of Litchfield County.

“There are so many good people in this community, and they have so much to offer,” said Susan. “We admire those who come forward and work hard and are so passionate about working within local nonprofit organizations.”

Since it was established, the Jeffrey and Susan Lalonde Community Betterment Fund has awarded more than $35,000 in grants to 25 nonprofits providing emergency services, assisting veterans, supporting the arts, enhancing life for special needs adults, and assisting those struggling with hunger.

Through on-going gifts and prudent investment, the balance of the fund has continued to grow, enabling more grants each year.

“There are veterans and young mothers who come to organizations like FISH of Northwestern Connecticut for help because they are down and out, and they need to get started in their lives,” said Susan. “To be able to support them is such a gift. There are happy endings to a lot of sad beginnings.”

Bank of Boston Fund, Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, Borghesi Family Fund, Brooks Bank Fund, John Brooks Fund, Fred and Josephine Bruni Fund, Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Fund, Marion Isabell Coe Fund, Eva M. Coty Fund, Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund, Edward W. Diskavich Fund, Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund, First National Bank of Litchfield Fund, Fleet General Fund, Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund, Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund, Keroden Endowed Fund, Northwest Connecticut Philanthropy Fund, Pierpont Chapter #49 Order of the Eastern Star Fund, Edwin M. Stone and Edith H. Stone Fund, Torrington Club Fund, Torrington Savings Bank Fund, Torrington Savings Fund, Margaret C. Tupper Fund, Feliciano and Lydia Turri Zaccheo Fund

FIELD-OF-INTEREST FUNDS enable annual grants to address specific issues within communities important to the fundholder. Based on personal philanthropic goals, fundholders determine grant recipient eligibility requirements—geographic area of service or specific community needs, such as arts enrichment, homelessness, or the environment—and the Community Foundation annually provides carefully selected grants in the fund’s name that best reflect fundholders’ charitable goals.

1421 Opportunity Fund
Roberta Lee August Fund
Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund
Caleb J. Camp Trust
Robert V. Carr Fund
Cynthia Conklin & Family Fund For Pets in Need
Critter Fund
The Emeritus Fund
Friends Helping Children Fund
Anson and Caroline Catlin Hungerford Trust Fund
The MacCallum Family Fund for Animal Welfare
The Making Cents Fund

American Friends Service Committee, American Mural Project, American Whitewater, Amnesty International, Angioma Alliance, Susan B. Anthony Project, ASAP!, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Asian Law Caucus, Aton Forest, Inc., Author’s Guild Foundation, Bakerville Community Nursery School, Bank Street College of Education, Barkhamsted (town of), Barkhamsted Senior Center, Batcheller Early Education Center, Beardsley & Memorial Library, Bethlehem Ambulance Association, Inc., Botelle Elementary School, Bronc Callahan Community Fund, Inc., Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial, CAFTA, Cameron House Foundation, Canaan Child Care Center, Inc., Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Caring For Bethlehem, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Casting For Recovery, Catholic Charities, Inc., Family Service Center, CCSU Foundation, Inc., Center for Children’s Advocacy, Inc., Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Administration, Chinese Museum Foundation, Chinese Progressive Association, Chore Service, Inc., Church of Christ Congregational Norfolk, Civic Life Project, Clinic for Special Children, CMHA/ Northwest Center for Family Service & ME, Colebrook Associates, Inc., Colebrook Congregational Church, Colebrook Historical Society, Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, Community Food Bank, Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington, Community Kitchen of Torrington, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, Connecticut Farmland Trust, Connecticut Food Bank, Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach, Inc., Connecticut Legal Services, Colebrook (town of), Cornell University for the Cornell Feline Health Center College of Vet Medicine, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Corner Food Pantry, Cornwall Child Center, Cornwall Conservation Trust, Cornwall Food and Fuel, Cornwall Foundation Fund, Cornwall Historical Society, Cornwall Library Association, Cornwall Social Services, Covenant to Care for Children, Crescendo, Inc., CT Credit Union Charitable Foundation, CT Public Affairs Network, Ding Sum, Inc., Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres,, Douglas Library, EdAdvance, Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, Eth-Noh-Tec, Explorations Charter School, FairVote, Falls Village Children’s Theater Company, Falls Village Emergency Relief/Fuel Fund, Falls Village Senior Center, Falls Village Volunteer Fire Department, Family & Children’s Aid, Inc., Family Strides, Inc., First Congregational Church of Barkhamsted, FISH of Northwestern Connecticut, Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry, Food Rescue US (Community Plates), Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc., Friends of Goshen Public Library, Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway, Inc., Geer Corporation, Germantown Friends School, Germantown Monthly Meeting, Goshen Center School, Goshen Community Care & Hospice, Goshen Good Neighbor Fund, Goshen Public Library, Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Greenwoods Scholarship Foundation, Inc., Hands of Grace, Harwinton Historical Society, Harwinton Land Conservation Trust, Harwinton Public Library, Healing Meals Community Project, Heartspace LLC, Helping Hands Chore Service, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Housatonic Valley Association, Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Housatonic Youth Service Bureau, David M. Hunt Library, Immaculate Conception Church, Institute for American Indian Studies, Institute for Justice, International Students, Inc., Junior Achievement of SW New England, Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills, Kent Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Kent Community Nursery School, Inc., Kent Library Association, Kent Social Services, KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Lakeville Hose Company, LARC, Inc., Last Post Cat Refuge (Vivisection Investigation League), Litchfield Community Center, Inc., Litchfield County Opiate Task Force, Litchfield Education Foundation, Litchfield Hills Chore Service, Litchfield Hills Elderly Nutrition Program, Litchfield Performing Arts, Little Britches Therapeutic Riding, Little Guild of St. Francis, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Make It Clear Ministries, Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial, McCall Center for Behavioral Health, Mental Health Connecticut, Museum of Chinese in America, Music Mountain, National Education for Assistance Dog Services, Inc., National Geographic Society, New Beginnings of Northwest Hills Litchfield County, Inc., New Hartford Historical Society, Norfolk (town of), Norfolk Connecticut Children’s Foundation, Inc., Norfolk Land Trust, North Canaan Social Services, Northwest Community Learning Center, Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, Northwest Connecticut Chamber Education Foundation, Inc., Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, Northwest Conservation District, Northwest Hills Council of Governments Fuel Bank, Northwest Music Association, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory for the Arts, Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Shansi, Old Friends, Inc., Ox-Fam America, Partners for Sustainable Healthy Communities, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, Inc., Pipers’ Gathering, Inc., Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Prime Time House, Project A.L.S., Quahog Bay Conservancy, RAICES, RC Productions, LLC, Reason Foundation, Rivers Alliance of Connecticut, Running Start - Bringing Young Women to Politics, Salisbury Family Services, Inc., The Salisbury Forum, Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association, Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service, Salvation Army, Sand Road Animal Hospital, LLC, Scoville Memorial Library Association, Sharon Community Foundation, Inc., Sharon Day Care Center, SOAR Educational Enrichment, Inc., St. Martin of Tours Parish, St. Michael’s Parish, The Episcopal Church, The Food Pantry, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Steep Rock Association, Inc., Edward E. Sullivan Senior Center, Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau, Torrington Historical Society, Torrington Library, Torrington Police Department, Torrington Public Schools, Torrington Raider Football, Inc., Torrington Varsity Alumni Club, Torrington Winsted Area Rotary Club, Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity Lime Rock Episcopal Church, Tri-State Center For the Arts, Inc., Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinarian Medicine, United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, United Church of Christ in Cornwall, United East Athletics Association (UEAA), United Nations Association of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc., University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, Veterans Service Office & Museum, Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut – Torrington, VNA Northwest, Inc., W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation, Warm the Children, Warner Theatre, Warren Church Community Childcare, Warren Congregational Church, Warren Social Services, Washington Community Fund, Inc., Washington Environmental Council, We Adopt Greyhounds, Inc., Weantinoge Heritage Land Trust, Wellspring Foundation, Inc., West Hartford Public Schools Foundation, Inc., Winchester Center Congregational Church, Winchester Public Schools, Winchester Youth Service Bureau, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Winsted Area Child Care Center, Winsted Health Center Foundation, Winsted Senior Center and Senior Enrichment Program, Winsted United Methodist Church, Women’s Support Services, Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, YMCA Camp Mohawk, Inc

“Through the tablets [provided by a grant from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund] home visitors can connect parents with employment, and help them access benefits from other community, state, and national resources.” –EdAdvance

“It is only through the continued support of local businesses, community members and grants, such as this one [from the Draper Foundation Fund], that we are able to maintain our current level of service, providing meals to homebound seniors in our local communities. We are so grateful!” –Litchfield Hills Elderly Nutrition Program

“Thanks again from all of us at the Northwest Music Association for so many years of support [from the Edward W. Diskavich Fund in 2018] for our summer Baroque Concerts!”

“Thank you for your generous support of our mission [through the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund] to end domestic violence. We cannot do this without your support.” –Women’s Support Services

"Our goal is to develop teaching tools, curricula, lesson plans and teacher training that will allow us to extend the reach of the Civic Life Project. Thanks to the support of the Buchanan Fund and funding from individuals and other organizations, Civic Life has been able to offer its services to hundreds of students and educators." –Civic Life Project.

Mary Ellen Adamo Scholarship Fund, Anthony “Frank” Amicone Memorial Scholarship Fund, Russell Anderson, Carmen Brooks Anderson, and Henry Vail Brooks Scholarship Fund, Stephen G. Andre Memorial Scholarship Fund, Regina Tate Balfe Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund, David R. Bennett Scholarship Fund, Betsy L. Bertoli Scholarship Fund, Khurshed Bhumgara Fund, Mae Casali Bonvicini Scholarship Fund, Russell F. Bruno Scholarship Fund, Jack and Ruth Calder Scholarship Fund, Erman Cavagnero Memorial Scholarship Fund, Steven A. Chupka Memorial Scholarship Fund, Fred J. Coffin Memorial Scholarship Fund, Shawn Collins Memorial Scholarship Fund, Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund, Dick Cooke Memorial Scholarship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Student Grants Fund, Eva M. Coty Memorial Scholarship Fund, Helen H. Dautrich Scholarship Fund, John Denza Memorial Scholarship Fund, Edward W. Diskavich Scholarship Fund, Cornelius Donahue Memorial Scholarship Fund, Robert G. Doyle Memorial Scholarship Fund, Frances H. Ducci Scholarship Fund, East School Robert Kelly Scholarship Fund, Marion Wm. Edwards Scholarship Fund, Elizabeth & Santo Fainelli Scholarship Fund, Joseph Farrington Memorial Scholarship Fund, Bob and Ray Good Scholarship Fund, Florence Hakalski Scholarship Fund, Michael G. Haschak Scholarship Fund

“Thank you for choosing me as a recipient of the Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship. I am very excited and grateful to be able to continue to pursue my academic career.”–nursing major
“Receiving the Edward W. Diskavich Scholarship has helped me continue another year at Central Connecticut State University. Thank you so much for your kindness.” –social work major

Kathleen T. Finn Memorial Scholarship Fund, Charles and Pierina Fossati Scholarship Fund, Health Care Auxiliary Scholarship Fund, Italian-American Republican Club Scholarship Fund, Diane and Jeff Johnson Scholarship Fund, Earle R. Julian Scholarship Fund, Frank Kalinowski Memorial Scholarship Fund, Robert J. Lariviere, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, Robert C. & Margaret G. Lizotte Art Scholarship Fund, Julia McDonnell/Henry Fries Scholarship Fund, Frank “Frankie” J. McGowan, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, John A. and Ann K. Mettling Scholarship Fund, Kenneth K. Mills Scholarship Fund, James Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund, Victor Muschell, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, North School PTO Scholarship Fund, Nursing/Industrial Arts Scholarship Fund, Piemontese Club Memorial Scholarship Fund, Michele Farley Pittler Scholarship Fund, Friends of John Ponte Memorial Scholarship Fund, Leonard Rendino Scholarship Fund, Joseph and Bernice Repas Scholarship Fund, Margaret Ringstad Riefe Scholarship Fund, The Rivera Family Fund for Arts and Music, Dr. Shenoi & Family Scholarship Fund, Alan Silano Memorial Scholarship Fund, Arthur R. Smith Scholarship Fund, Southwest School Scholarship in Memory of Marion Wm. Edwards Fund, Jeff Stannard Memorial Scholarship Fund, Apolonia Stanulis Scholarship Fund, Student Council Scholarship Fund, Torrington, Nellie J. Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Fund, Mariantonia Tate Memorial Allied Health Scholarship Fund, Temkin Family Valedictory Award Fund, Torrington Lithuanian Mutual Benefit Club Scholarship Fund, Torrington UNICO Foundation Scholarships, Albert C. and Rose Turri Scholarship Fund, Westside School Association/Harry Arsego Memorial Scholarship Fund, Frederick J. Wilcox Sportsmanship Scholarship Fund, James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship Fund

“Receiving the James P. and Mildred Gregg Zucco Scholarship greatly helps reduce the financial burden on my family and me, and we are immensely grateful.” –biology and music major

American Legion Post 46 Fund for Goshen Community Care and Hospice, Inc., Susan B. Anthony Project Capital Improvement Reserve Fund, Susan B. Anthony Project Endowment Fund, The Beekley Library Capital Fund, The Beekley Library Future Building Construction Fund, The Licia Beekley Garden and Winar Piano Fund, The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library Endowment Fund, The Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, Chore Service Endowment Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Bennett Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Brokaw Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Cooley Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Dodd Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Endowment Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Fox/Lane Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust General Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Hare Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Hart Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Hofer Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Ives Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Operating Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Prud’homme Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Rattlesnake Preserve Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Reserve Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Rogers Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Selby Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Trinity Forest Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust VanValkenburgh/Burkardt Stewardship Fund, Cornwall Conservation Trust Walker Stewardship Fund, The Cornwall Foundation General Fund, Cornwall Historical Society-Norman Dorsen Fund

Foundation For Community Health supports organizations that work to maintain and improve the physical and mental health of residents served by Sharon Hospital* and organizations that provide community healthcare services within those areas. *Canaan, Cornwall, Cornwall Bridge, Warren, East Canaan, Falls Village, Goshen, Kent, Lakeville, Lime Rock, Norfolk, Salisbury, Sharon, South Kent, Taconic, West Cornwall in Connecticut, as well as the New York communities of Amenia, Ancram, Ancramdale, Copake, Copake Falls, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, Pine Plains, Stanfordville, Wassaic, and Wingdale. In 2018, Foundation For Community Health awarded grants to the following organizations: Maria Seymour Brooker Memorial, Connecticut Oral Health Initiative, Regional Data Cooperative for Greater New Haven/DataHaven, St. Martin of Tours Parish

The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation was created for the purpose of protecting and improving the welfare of animals of all kinds with a focus on cats and dogs, the promotion of veterinary programs, and the protection of wildlife, including endangered species, flora, and fauna. In 2018, The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation awarded grants to the following organizations: Animal Protective Foundation, Bideawee, Connecticut Fund for the Environment, Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc., Kestrel Land Trust, Mohonk Preserve, Inc., Naromi Land Trust, New England Federation of Humane Societies, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Sea Research Foundation

The oversight and assessment of the Foundation’s investments are conducted by its Board of Directors and Investment Committee. Dedicated to the pursuit of strong returns within acceptable risk tolerances, the Investment Committee employs an asset-allocation strategy designed to capitalize on a well-diversified portfolio that performs well during a variety of market and economic conditions. In doing so, the Investment Committee considers past and expected future performance of available asset classes, including investment strategies of other community foundations, nonprofit endowments and charitable funds, along with a variety of widely accepted performance benchmarks.

For a complete set of our audited financial statements, Form 990 or for information on our investment policies and/or our Investment Committee, please visit or contact us at 860.626.1245 or

Thank you to the community leaders who gave generously of their time to serve on the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Board of Trustees and Committees in 2018.

Board of Trustees
Gayle Moraski, Chair, Anne Sutherland Fuchs, 1st Vice Chair, F. Robert Petricone, 2nd Vice Chair, Victoria Patrick, Treasurer, Christopher Wall, Secretary, Anita Baxter, Thomas Bechtle, James Blackketter, Vincent Inconiglios, Jeffrey Lalonde, Donald K. Mayland, Victor Muschell, Douglas K. O’Connell, Lawrence V. Power, Lori Riiska, Norman “Skip” Rogers, Ronald S. Rosenstein, Adrian Selby, Barbara Spiegel

Executive Committee
Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Gayle Moraski, Douglas K. O’Connell, F. Robert Petricone, Christopher Wall

Development Committee
Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Jeffrey Lalonde, Donald K. Mayland, Lori Riiska, Adrian Selby

Communications and Public Relations Committee
Anita Baxter, Tom Bechtle, Alan Colavecchio, Nicole Carlson Easley, Vincent Inconiglios, Lawrence V. Power, Guy Rovezzi, Robert Rovezzi, Christopher Wall

Grants and Program Committee
Jim Blackketter, Carol Lugar, F. Robert Petricone, Jan Rathbun, Julia Scharnberg, Lisa Lansing Simont, Barbara Spiegel, Christopher Wall

50th Anniversary Committee
Anita Baxter, Nicole Carlson Easley, Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Lawrence V. Power, Adrian Selby, Christopher Wall

Governance Committee
Betsy Goff, Brian McCormick, Victor Muschell, Douglas K. O’Connell, Norman “Skip” Rogers, Ronald S. Rosenstein

Audit Committee
Jeffrey Lalonde, Donald K. Mayland, Lori Riiska

Investment Committee
Robert Geiger, Peter Menikoff, Barbara Millar, Keith Mullins, Marsha Sterling, James Thibault, Stacie Weiner

Scholarship Committee
Anita Baxter, David Bennett, Dorothea Bernbach, Marc Bernbach, Jim Blackketter, Susan Bremer, Frank Buonocore, David Carroll, Dennis Dressel, Nicole Carlson Easley, Jerry Easley, Joel Easley, John Fabiaschi, Malcolm Forbes, Barbara Fradette, Leslie Friscia, Anne Sutherland Fuchs, Betsy Goff, Douglas Haddock, Lorraine Haddock, William Harding, Bradford Hoar, Eli Horowitz, Kathleen Kulig, Elayne Landau, Mary Loyer, Michael Lynch, Donald K. Mayland, Gayle Moraski, Maureen Nikora, Ed Noonan, Mary Pat Noonan, Joan O’Brien, Morgan O’Brien, Lisa O’Neill, Joe Pathe, Dean Pergola, F. Robert Petricone, Guy Rovezzi, Patty Rovezzi, Robert Rovezzi, JoAnn Ryan, Julia Scharnberg, Christina Tranquillo, Tony Tranquillo, Marie Wallace, Dan Whalen, Harriett Weis

Emeritus Society
James C. Allen, Ann Auburn, Roberta Lee August, Thomas Bechtle, Khurshed Bhumgara, Allan Borghesi, Alan Colavecchio, Robert Cron, Miki Duisterhof, Dan Dwyer, Charles Ebersol Sr., Charles R. Ebersol Jr., William G. Harding, Charles Hathaway, Ann Hubbard, John E. Janco, Jeffrey Lalonde, Donald Lewis, Carol S. Lugar, Marvin “Muff” Maskovsky, Brian McCormick, Allen Nixon, Robert O’Connor, Roberta S. Ohotnicky, Ph.D., James O’Leary, Cynthia Oneglia, Francis J. Oneglia, Frank Pascale, Victoria Patrick, E. Frederick Petersen Jr., William Petricone, Rose Ponte, Jan Rathbun, Mary Lou Robinson, Margaret Roraback, Robert Rovezzi, JoAnn Ryan, Helen Scoville, George A. Strogatz, Alan Temkin, Alyson Thomson, Edward Thompson, Raymond Turri, John R. Ursone, Thomas Wall Sr., Thomas F. Wall Jr.

Women & Girls Fund Executive Committee
Barbara Dughi, Chair, Sandra Zielinski, Vice Chair, Judi Armstrong, Maria Gonzalez, Kathy Kinane, Kathy Minck, Susan Payne, Dolores Raimo, Fran Stoffer, Rachel Tway-Grant, Kathi Weinstein, Jane Williams

Guy Rovezzi, President and CEO, Lorraine Haddock, Assistant to the President, Bradford Hoar, Vice President of Philanthropic Services, Nicole Carlson Easley, Communications Director, Christina Tranquillo, Program and Communications Associate, Julia Scharnberg, Grants and Program Director, Leslie Friscia, Finance Director, Dorothea Bernbach, Program Officer, John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation

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