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Newman’s Own Foundation reaches $500M mark for charitable grants

To date, the Westport-based foundation has provided grants to more than 7,600 charitable organizations, averaging about $30 million in grants per year.

Latino Scholarship Fund seeks to expand its mission

“Our goal more recently is to have a higher monetary amount per scholarship and have a longer impact,” said Abigail Kopp, fund president.

Ex-Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch named executive director of Discovery Museum

In addition to his new job, Finch will maintain his duties as a climate fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government in Albany, New York.

SmartMove brings first-time homebuyers to homeownership

Begun in 1989 as a nonprofit lender to multifamily housing developers, the Stamford nonprofit expanded into counseling and lending for new homebuyers.

Disability Solutions recruits, trains companies to hire disabled Americans

“I’ll get calls sometimes about what kinds of jobs can a person with a disability do,” said Kristine Foss. “It’s not necessarily a bad question."

At 90, Stamford’s Palace Theatre still packs the house

The legendary rock band Chicago sold out the 1,590-seat theater in late September, while this month will see such diverse offerings as stand-up comic Lewis Black and Food Network personality Alton Brown.

Community Foundation promotes Joseph R. Baker to CFO

“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.

In Norwalk, nation’s standards keepers account for cloud computing

FASB is deliberating on creating accounting standards that apply to how the private sector itemizes the cloud-computing software solution.

Alliance for Gene Cancer Therapy funded pioneering cancer treatment research

Dr. Carl June of the University of Pennsylvania, the lead researcher in developing the CAR-T therapy, received $1 million in AGCT funding in 2004 and $800,000 in 2008.

Artwork from Arch on exhibition

A collection of paintings by young artists supported by The Arc of Ulster-Greene is on display through Aug. 3.

Patrick Comins named executive director of Connecticut Audubon Society

Comins is the director of bird conservation for Audubon Connecticut, the state office of the National Audubon Society; the Connecticut Audubon Society is an independent entity that predates the national organization.

United Way of Western Connecticut provides $635K for childhood, education programs

The grants are aimed at programs supporting families living within the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) income threshold.

Up to $25K match for LW20

All proceeds from LW20 will be set aside to support the continuation of this program for future generations of leaders.

Yonkers Partners in Education receives $10K

Forest City awarded the organization for its experience programs for high school students.

Former FEMA official named CEO at Keep America Beautiful

The Stamford-based nonprofit Keep America Beautiful has named Helen Lowman as its new CEO. She replaces Jennifer Jehn, who resigned in October to become...