BERLIN: The Comcast Foundation has awarded nearly $740,000 in grants to 23 nonprofit organizations in New England in 2016. According to the foundation it focuses on “expanding digital literacy, promoting service, and building tomorrow’s leaders.”

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in 1999.

 In Connecticut the following groups received grants, totaling $134,000.

 ARC New London County, Norwich - $10,000

 Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, Bristol - $10,000

 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury, Waterbury - $12,470

 Center for Latino Progress, Hartford - $10,000

 Easter Seals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, Windsor - $20,000

 Easter Seals Goodwill Industries, New Haven - $15,000

 Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Hartford - $30,000

 Urban League of Greater Hartford, Hartford - $21,800

Urban League of Southwestern Connecticut, New Haven - $15,000


 

Will GinsbergGreater New Haven’s Community Foundation Leader Says Connection is Key

Will Ginsburg is President of The Greater New Haven Community Foundation. The foundation supports a diverse of programs and non-profits throughout greater new haven.  Since its inception in 1928 it is the largest foundation in greater New Haven.

The Foundation manages  a general endowment from the donations of individuals and the growth of those investments as well targeted endowments for individuals that bequeathed sums directed for specific purposes such as education, the environment or health.

 MERIDEN — The Franciscan Sports Banquet & Silent Auction to benefit the Franciscan Life Center and Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 8 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event will honor Quinnipiac head men’s basketball coach Tom Moore, as well as Luisa Kuhn, widow of former Major League Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. UConn men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun will present the Jim Calhoun Community Service Award to former UConn star and current assistant coach Kevin Ollie. Central Connecticut Acoustics Inc., will receive the corporate sponsorship award. Special recognition will be given to the Central Connecticut State University football team and its head coach, Jeff McInerney, as well as athletes from Special Olympics Connecticut.  

WFSB-TV anchor Al Terzi and Tony Terzi, director of corporate relationships for Special Olympics Connecticut, will co-emcee the event. To learn more phone 203-237-8084 or visit flcenter.org.