Preference Funds

With a Preference Fund, gifts address a broad range of local needs - including future needs that often cannot be anticipated at the time a gift is made. VCF evaluates all aspects of community well-being: arts and culture, economic development, education, environment, health and human services, neighborhood revitalization, and more. The flexibility of a preference fund enables the Valley Community Foundation's program experts to respond to the community's most pressing needs, today and tomorrow. 


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 »

Frank and Ann Conroy Fund for the Joy of Music

May 01, 2019
Est. 2019 as a donor advised fund by siblings, Theresa, Edward, Michael, and Kathleen, in memory of their parents, Frank and Ann. Read More »

D'Addario Family Fund for the Benefit of Griffin Hospital

Apr 22, 2019
Est. 2019 as a designated fund by Mary and Thomas D'Addario to benefit Griffin Hospital. Read More »

Henry Shelton Wells and Edith Birdseye Wells Family Fund

May 22, 2018
Est. 2017 by Thomas and Royal Wells on behalf of their other siblings. Read More »

Shelton Congregational Church Endowment Fund

Jun 04, 2012
Est. 2012 as a preference fund to continue the legacy of service of the Shelton Congregational Church. Read More »

Alphonso and Eulalia Vitello Family Fund

Oct 03, 2010
Est. 2010 as a preference fund. Read More »

Anthony F. Savignano Sr. Fund

Aug 26, 2009
Est. 2009 as a preference fund by memorial gifts from family and friends of Anthony ("Sonny") Savignano for the benefit of the students of Shelton High School. Read More »

Herb Rollinson Fund

Nov 15, 2008
Est. 2008 as a preference fund by Linda Rollinson Vincent in memory of her father to aid Valley youth to attend summer camp. Read More »

Angelina and Valentina Vitali Fund

Aug 18, 2008
Est. 2008 as a preference fund by the estate of Valentina V. Vitali to be used for education, health and local charitable needs as may arise for people of the lower Naugatuck Valley. Read More »

Lawrence J. DeTullio, Jr. Fund

Aug 03, 2008
Est. 2008 as a preference fund by Ann DeTullio to benefit the Citizens of the City of Derby and to support but not limited to the following causes: Derby Public Library; Derby Neck Library; The Recreation Camp; Local Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops (including club Scouts and Brownies); Derby Catholic Churches' Summer Festivals; local sports and athletic leagues; City Summer Concert Series on the ... Read More »

Paul & Gloria Konwerski Family Fund

Jan 07, 2007
Est. 2007 as a preference fund in memory of Paul and Gloria Konwerski. Read More »

The Future Fund

Nov 06, 2006
Est. 2006 as a preference fund by Arthur H. Bogen to support projects that help in the restoration and preservation of the environment and/or to help people who have suffered childhood trauma to restore their sense of self. Read More »

Selma L. and Harold B. Yudkin Fund

Sep 12, 2006
Est. 2006 as a preference fund for the benefit of Derby and neighboring Valley communities by Selma L. Yudkin in honor and memory of her husband, Harold B. Yudkin. Read More »


253-A Elizabeth Street
Derby, Connecticut 06418


Email Us

Sign Up for E-news