Lynne Bassett Perry was responsible for international and domestic operations, importing and logistics at W.E. Bassett Company which her grandfather founded 1939. The company manufactured personal care products in Derby and Shelton, marketed under the TRIM brand name. After the company was sold in 2012, Lynne started her own small business consulting firm to share her extensive business expertise.
Strategic philanthropy comes naturally to Lynne. “My great uncle Harry really pushed philanthropy,” says Lynne. Following Harry’s lead, Lynne’s father Bill Bassett and The Bassett Company supported many local nonprofits; management was encouraged to be involved on local boards. The Bassett Family has a fund at VCF to continue the family legacy of giving. Lynne’s husband Craig works for a graphics and printing company; the couple have two children.