2022 Annual Reception
The 2022 Annual Reception brought the community together to celebrate the work to make the Valley a place where everyone thrives.
On May 17, The Valley Community Foundation welcomed community members to its first live, in-person annual reception held in three years. The reception took place at Race Brook Country Club, and highlighted work inspiring work in the community as well as new funds established at VCF. A livestreamed video broadcast of the event was also available for those unable to attend.
Watch the entire event here:
View different segments of the evening in the videos below. Videography by Glenn Andrew Productions.
Opening Remarks: Jack Walsh, Chair of the Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Welcome first guest speaker: William Ginsberg, President and CEO of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
Welcome next guest speaker: Eugene Driscoll, Editor and Reporter for the Valley Independent Sentinel.
Recognition of Don Smith Jr. Chair of the Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors.
Sharon Closius, President and CEO of the Valley Community Foundation, presents the new funds and people who established them.
Closing Remarks by Sharon Closius, President and CEO of the Valley Community Foundation; and Jen Magri, VCF Board of Directors.