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Youth Philanthropy at Work: 2013 YAG Grant Awards

Members of YAG

Members of YAG at a Guilford High School fund raising event.

The Guilford High School Interact Club Youth Advisory Group (YAG), an initiative of the Guilford Foundation to promote youth philanthropy, recently awarded four grants totaling $10,000 to 5 local organizations:

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April 2013 Grant Awards

The Guilford Foundation Approves $9,850 to 7 Local Organizations

At its March Board meeting, the Guilford Foundation Board of Directors approved $9,850 of funding to 7 local organizations, bringing the total amount granted so far this year to $18,075.

“The Board was once again pleased to support a broad scope of needs in the community, from support for new mothers to walking tours to supporting substance abuse services,” stated Board President John Crawford.

The March 2013 awards are as follows:

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2012 Service Organization of the Year

2012 Service Organization of the Year

The Guilford Foundation's award for 2012 Service Organization of the Year

The Guilford Foundation was surprised and pleased to be recognized by the Guilford Chamber of Commerce as the 2012 Service Organization of the Year.

We were thrilled to be awarded alongside such other worthy honorees, and we accepted the award in January 2013 on behalf of our donors and funds whose vision and generosity drive the good work of the Guilford Foundation.

We hope this is just the beginning of what we can accomplish for Guilford!

Spotlight on Guilford – Guilford Foundation

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Guilford Foundation Awards Gold Project for Girl Scouts

The Guilford Foundation was pleased to present a grant award of $2,500 to Virginia Gresham to support her Girls Scouts’ Gold Award project, which is the highest-ranking award distributed by the scouting organization. A Gold Award, equivalent to the Boy Scout Eagle Award, must meet a need in the community while inspiriting and educating others and must last in perpetuity.

Pictured: The Guilford Foundation Board members Mary Jo Kestner, Stephen Page, Edward Seibert, Executive Director Liza Janssen Petra, and awardee Virginia Gresham, shot on the Green in front of one of the lampposts.

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New Legacy Funds at the Guilford Foundation

The Guilford Foundation (TGF) announces the creation of four new legacy funds to add to its family of funds, including, for the first time, two “donor advised” funds. Three of these funds also represent a new incentive for fund development: an “Acorn Fund” option, which allows the donors time to build up the fund to a meaningful level.

“We hope to grow the number of funds at the Foundation by reaching a broad cross section of Guilford individuals and organizations and encouraging them to create a perpetual legacy that will keep on benefitting Guilford for decades to come,” says Board President John Crawford. “Increasing the number of legacy funds mean more resources for the community.”

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2011 Annual Report

The Guilford Foundation is pleased to announce to release of our 2011 Annual Report, which provides an overview of the activities, financial data, donors, and grant awards made during the fiscal year starting February 1, 2011 and ending January 31, 2012.

Many thanks to Drink Communications for designing this document.

2012 Scholarship Award Presentations

The Guilford Foundation was pleased to award scholarship awards to 9 remarkable seniors from Guilford High School at our Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation on May 31st. The honorees are pictured below.

Elizabeth Adams Fund Scholarship: Matthew Doyle (in absentia) & Amanda Simon.

Joan Shrewsbury presents the Adams Award to Amanda Simon.

Carl A. Balestracci, Jr. Humanitarian Fund Scholarship: Alejandro Betancourt & Emily Ott.

Carl Balestracci presents the award to Emily Ott and Alejandro Betancourt.

Al & Gene Bishop Fund for Vocational and Industrial Arts: Michael Shay.

Al & Gene Bishop present the Bishop award to Michael Shay.

Stuart D. Burt Scholarship: Amanda Shank.

Stephen Page presents the award to Amanda Shank.

Stephen Looney Scholarship: Marissa Mormile & Marco Parisi (in absentia). Pictured with Joan Shrewsbury and Marissa Mormile are Stephen Looney’s niece and nephew, who helped to present the award.

Joan Shrewsbury, Marissa Mormile, Andrew Elsaid, and Olivia Elsaid (l-r).

Elizabeth M. “Lizzie” Schwanfelder Fund: Juan Carlos Lluberes

Elisa Milano and Jennifer Alexander present the award to Juan Carlos Lluberes.

Annual Dinner & Awards Celebration May 31 at 6pm

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Guilford Yacht Club

379 Whitfield Street, Guilford, Connecticut

Reception at 6:00pm

Dinner & Awards at 6:45pm

Admission is $50 per person – $25 under 18

This dinner is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:

  • Guilford Savings Bank
  • Prospector Funds
  • The Guilford Courier
  • Shoreline Financial Advisors, LLC
  • Royal Printing Service
  • Drink Communications

Youth Philanthropy at Work: YAG Announces Grant Awards

The Guilford High School Interact Club Youth Advisory Group (YAG), an initiative of the Guilford Foundation to promote youth philanthropy, recently awarded four grants totaling $4,300 to local organizations:

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