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Curtain Call topped the list of participating nonprofits with $135,515 from 1,045 gifts and prizes.
he 6th annual Fairfield County’s Giving Day, on Thursday, Feb. 28, offers businesses of all sizes an easy way to make a difference in the lives of people who live and work in the 23 towns and cities that comprise Fairfield County.
Grants will be awarded to nonprofits for projects or programs that reach underserved populations and highlight unmet needs in the area.
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) is now accepting applications for a new civic engagement grants program designed to fund efforts to increase voter registration and information access for all Fairfield County residents, particularly those who are historically disenfranchised.
“When you can raise over $1 million in 24 hours for area nonprofits, it is a very good day," Fairfield County’s Community Foundation President and CEO Juanita James said.
The 24-hour event kicks off at midnight on March 1 and encourages donations of as little as $10 to nonprofits serving the social, economic, educational and cultural needs of the region.
The group anticipates awarding up to two grants of $100,000 each on May 2, 2018.
“Joe is a critical partner for me and our leadership team when we are assessing risk and opportunities while evaluating our community impact initiatives and programs,” said Juanita James, president and CEO of the foundation.
Liz Lazarus of Greenwich, Preston Tisdale of Trumbull and Johnna Torsone of Stamford have been elected to the board.
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