Fund Highlight: Dr. Thomas H. G. Aitkin Trust

The Branford Community Foundation was the recipient of a charitable remainder trust from the estate of Thomas H. G. Aitkin. Dr. Aitkin requested that the $150,000 trust be used by the Foundation to preserve and promote the improvement of the quality of life in the Branford community. This is the second trust left to the Branford Community Foundation by Dr. Aitkin.

Dr. Aitkin was a distinguished medical entomologist, malariologist, arbovirolgist, and a world-recognized leader in tropical health. Dr. Aitkin retired from Yale in 1983 as a senior research scientist. He died in 2007 at the age of 94. At that time, Dr. Aitkin bequeathed $144,500 to The Branford Community Foundation. The Board of the Foundation is most grateful to Dr. Aitkin and his family for his generosity.