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Our Family of Funds

Become one of the many individuals, families, businesses and organizations that are giving back to our community in meaningful ways in partnership with the Community Foundation.

Lee and Tom Terry, fundholders for the Lee & Thomas Terry Fund for Women & Girls in the Windham region.

Honoring People Who Care

For more than 35 years, generous area donors have set up charitable funds here — either during their lifetimes, or in their wills — to improve the quality of life for people in Eastern Connecticut.

Each fund is a personally meaningful reflection of the donor’s intent to make an enduring impact on the issues they see need to be addressed. Many are also a powerful way of honoring the memory of a family member or friend.

Please enjoy these profiles of some of the charitably minded individuals and families whose funds we have helped design and steward over the years.

The Baker Costa Mallette Fund

Helping charitable organizations that support adult and childhood education, economic development and the arts.

The Matthew Chew Memorial Scholarship Fund

Helping Eastern Connecticut students pursue a college degree in the arts.

The Bernard and Alice Chalecki Scholarship Fund

Providing financial support to college students pursuing health-related careers.

The Robert E. Davidson Fund

Building a world where people with mental illness are treated with acceptance and compassion.

The Lisa Thomasco & Darrell Fox Fund

Providing for the welfare of animals and protecting the environment.

The Harold and Miriam Dean Fund

Supporting programs that empower New London youth through literacy and arts.

The David Garbo Jr. Fund

Enabling high school students with financial hardships to pursue college degrees in athletics and the arts.

The Ruben Elijah Reiser Johnson Memorial Scholarship

Helping Eastern Connecticut students with a talent for the arts pursue a college degree.

The Grace Badger Murphy Fund

Helping charitable organizations that affirm life, learning and joy.

The Josephine and Gabriel Sacco Fund for Animals

Supporting organizations that provide care and comfort for animals forever.


The Laura B. Seder Memorial Scholarship Fund

Helping Norwich-area students pursue a college education in the field of law.

The Thomas & Olga Sotir and Walter & Susie Watson Scholarship Fund

Planning ahead for future scholarship recipients.

The Philip A. Turner Fund

Helping New London and Norwich students with a history of community service pursue a business degree.


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