A Berlin woman who by all accounts led a simple, unassuming life has left a million-dollar legacy at the Community Foundation that will benefit area organizations for years to come, surprising even her closest of friends.
For more than 70 years, the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has prided itself on its unparalleled transparency in skillfully managing its community endowment. And now, it is being recognized for its stewardship.
The Community Foundation is putting local college students in the classroom with pre-school children as part of a national early childhood development program, thanks to a partnership with like-minded funders.
The Community Foundation’s leadership is in good hands as new board chair J. Leo Gagne and his fellow electees – including three new board members – take on the task of guiding Foundation work in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington.
A ”State of the Community” study of Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington has affirmed the Community Foundation’s choice nearly a decade ago to inspire change by investing in children and families.
At its annual Hot Stove Luncheon at CCSU, the New Britain Rock Cats honored the good deeds of the Community Foundation.