Giving Day philanthropic event kicks off in Fairfield

By Phil Hall

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Fairfield County’s Community Foundation kicked off its fourth annual Giving Day event this morning with a fundraising breakfast held at The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company.

Kevin Begley

The Giving Day endeavor, which is billed as “the region’s biggest philanthropic event,” encourages corporate and individual donations of $10 or higher that are distributed among 432 local nonprofits. Online donations are being accepted today until 11:59 p.m. Kevin Begley, DJ at Bridgeport’s WEZN-FM, hosted the morning event, which included corporate sponsorship from Bank of America and Whole Foods Market.

Last year’s Giving Day generated $1.24 million that was donated by more than 11,000 individuals and distributed to 410 nonprofits.

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Phil Hall
Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of seven books, the host of the SoundCloud podcast "The Online Movie Show" and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News and Wired.

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