Branford Community Foundation, founded in 1980, is a
public, nonprofit, tax exempt, charitable trust It provides
an administrative, philanthropic service -a means by
which public-spirited citizens may make gifts or bequests,
the income from which is distributed for educational,
cultural, health, social and civic needs.
To preserve and promote the improvement of the quality of life in the Branford community for the benefit of all its inhabitants, and to preserve and promote the improvement and beautification of all public areas of the Branford community.
The Branford Community
Foundation is overseen by the Board of Directors comprised
of community leaders who serve without compensation
and who have been selected for their knowledge, interest
and integrity of judgment.
John E. Donegan
Christian P. Edmonds
Victor J. Cassella
Financial information is available in the Foundation's 2010 and 2009 independent audits. For a summary of the Foundation's
finances, see page 2 of our newsletter.
BRANFORD'S EDUCATION HALL OF FAME
A donation from the Branford Community Foundation to the Susan Spear School Library Book Project allowed Branford’s Education Hall of Fame to increase the number of books supplied to Branford school libraries. Since its inception, the Book Project has donated approximately 800 books to school libraries. Photo of Matt Hally by Catherine Kiernan.
BRANFORD FESTIVAL FATHER OF THE YEAR
Each year the Branford Festival offers a Father of the Year Essay Contest. In 2010, winner Manik Soomro wrote about his father, Farhan Soomro, pictured above. The Branford Community Foundation donated a bicycle and helmet from Zane’s Cycles to the essay winner. Photo by Bill O’Brien.