giving stories

The Valley Community Foundation helps inform, inspire, and engage people like you to take a leadership role in improving the quality of life in the community. 

Here are some great examples of people who have partnered with us by establishing funds to achieve their charitable giving goals.

Featured Designated Fund Story 

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The First Taxing District and the Mulvoy-Tarlov-Aquino VFW Post 603 Cannon Preservation Fund

May 13, 2019
Established in 2018 by The First Taxing District of the City of Norwalk. Read More »

Featured Donor Advised Fund Story 

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Stengel Family Fund

Dec 27, 2019
Est. 2019 as a donor advised fund by Arthur and Deborah Stengel. Read More »

Featured POE Fund Story 

(Permanent Organization Endowment)


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Featured Preference Fund Story 

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Harvey and Gerry Eckhardt Fund for the Seymour Oxford Food Bank

Dec 05, 2019
Est. 2019 as a designated fund by Harvey and Gerry Eckhardt to benefit the Seymour Oxford Food Bank. Read More »

Featured Scholarship Fund Story 

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Pam Petro Pawlowski Scholarship Fund

Oct 28, 2019
Est. 2019 as a scholarship fund by John Pawlowski in memory of his wife, Pam, to benefit graduating female Shelton High School students. Read More »

Featured Unrestricted Fund Story 

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Featured Fund – Raymond F. Mackowski Fund

Mar 02, 2020
Raymond Mackowski spent his life in service to his hometown of Ansonia. His bequest to create an unrestricted fund at VCF was made in memory of his parents, John and Amelia Mackowski. Read More »


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Derby, Connecticut 06418


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