Archive for December, 2022

Town Partners with The Guilford Foundation to Disperse ARPA Funds

The Board of Selectmen (BOS) has announced plans to partner with The Guilford Foundation (TGF) to disperse $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. According to officials, the town entered into a subrecipient agreement with TGF, empowering the Foundation to distribute the federal funding.

ARPA funds are the realization of 2020 legislation that is providing billions of dollars to communities across the country as part of pandemic relief efforts. The funding is intended to “address the negative economic impacts caused by the public health emergency,” according to documents distributed to municipalities by the federal government.

TGF, a philanthropic organization with the goal of enabling donors to contribute to projects and community initiatives, is optimistic about its partnership with the town, according to the Foundation’s Executive Director, Liz Petra. Petra said the agreement will allow funding, some of it long-term, to be distributed to a number of local nonprofits to provide critical resources to Guilford residents.

“The Guilford Foundation is incredibly honored to partner with the town to distribute these funds,” Petra said. “It makes a lot of sense because one of our key goals is to support local nonprofits and build relationships with them. We really pride ourselves on those relationships, so this opportunity to receive this significant influx of funding is really exciting.”

First Selectman Matt Hoey said that the Foundation’s reputation made the partnership an easy decision for the Board.

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The Guilford Foundation Welcomes Pam Miller as Communications Specialist

The Guilford Foundation (TGF) is pleased to announce that Pam Miller will serve as the organization’s Communications Specialist. This new role supports a three-year strategic focus to increase the Foundation’s impact through expanded community investment.

“Through the generosity of our donors, we achieved a new record last year by distributing more than $270,000 to 38 non-profit organizations. Our strategic planning told us that broader awareness of TGF’s work and results is critical to growing our endowment to make an even bigger community impact,” explained Liza Janssen Petra, Executive Director of The Guilford Foundation. “Given Pam’s community involvement, extensive marketing communications knowledge, and passion for Guilford, she is the perfect fit for this position. We’re excited she’s joined the team to help us spread the word about our mission and results.”

With 30+ years of corporate marketing communications experience, Miller brings to TGF a wealth of expertise in brand management, messaging, website development, social media, direct marketing, and event planning. She’s a 20-year Guilford resident who served in many volunteer roles, including Community Nursery School Board Member, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Calvin Leete PTO President, and Shoreline Sharks Hockey Director of Marketing.

Board Chair Linda Weber added, “It’s an exciting time for the Guilford Foundation as we work to expand community investment, strengthen our leadership role, and broaden our outreach to meet today’s challenges and emerging opportunities.”

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