BREAKING NEWS: WE RAISED $40,000 BECAUSE OF YOU!!!

Thanks to everyone that came out for Hometown Harmonies- A Celebration of our Community honoring Eunice Lasala! We had a blast at the Owenego Inn and Beach Club and could not have done it without our amazing sponsors and board members. Thanks to all of the very talented performers and to Colin Sheehan for hosting! We couldn't have asked for a better night.
"It was the one of the best nights of my life." - Eunice Lasala

Pat Bloomquist, John Bloomquist, Cathyann Roding, Greg Nobile, Emmett Cassidy, John Prins, Christopher Lemieux, Maddie Oberempt, Kelsey Mulligan, Melodie Lane O'Connor, Stephanie Donegan Dietz, Liza Janssen Petra, Heather Pierce Hackley, Marissa Smoker, Eric Santagata, Scott Towers, Katie Hainsworth Westrin, Donnie Kehr, David Rosenthal, Stephanie Solomon Farber, Branford High School Performing Arts, Tabor Arts Branford, Walsh Intermediate School Musical, Shoreline Theatre Company, The Friki Tiki, Seaview Productions, Colin Sheehan Events
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Branford Community Foundation
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The mission of the Branford Community Foundation is to connect people who care with causes that matter, for the purpose of preserving and promoting the quality of life in Branford, Connecticut, now and for generations to come.

The Branford Community Foundation (BCF) started in 1980 with a small boy and a swing set. Five-year old Darin Etzel was ill with a rare blood disease. Darin and his family had to travel to NYC for a bone marrow treatment. Friends wanted Darin to have something special to look forward to at the end of his difficult time, so they raised $770 to buy him a terrific swing set, which was hope for the future. Sadly, Darin developed complications and died on January 1, 1980. In his memory, his family wanted to carry the “hope for the future” that their friends had wanted for them into the greater community. The Branford Community Foundation began with the $770 raised for Darin’s swing set.

Today, thanks to the generous support of donors and careful financial investment, BCF maintains over two million dollars in endowed funds and invests over $100 thousand in the community each year. The BCF works everyday to help address the most pressing issues facing our community, including basic needs, health, education, the arts, the environment, youth and civic engagement. In so doing, the BCF impacts lives, solves problems, and improves futures.


NEWS: Impact on the Community

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