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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Gerry and Harvey Eckhardt Fund for the Seymour Oxford Food Bank 

Dec 05, 2019
to provide an annual distribution to help purchase nutritionally rich foods and keep the shelves of the food bank stocked on a steady basis Read More »

Featured Donor Advised Fund Story 

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Stengel Family Fund

Dec 27, 2019
Established in 2019 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
Established in 2019 by Harvey and Gerry Eckhardt for the Seymour Oxford Food Bank. Read More »

Featured Scholarship Fund Story 

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Pam Petro Memorial Shelton High School STEM Scholarship Fund

Oct 30, 2019
Est. 2019 in memory of Pam Petro Pawlowski. 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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