Ansonia Rotary Club Fund

Est. 2010 as a revocable organization fund by a transfer of assets to benefit the students of the City of Ansonia.

Ansonia Rotary Club

The Ansonia Rotary Club has always supported the community and helped students achieve their goals. Last year, when the decision to merge with the Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club was made, the members wanted to make sure scholarship donations raised over the years would continue to benefit Ansonia students.

The Ansonia Rotary Club Fund at the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) was established to honor donor intent and foster education. In the summer of 2022, the Ansonia Rotary Club formally merged with the Seymour-Oxford Rotary, taking the new name -- The Ansonia-Seymour-Oxford Rotary Club.

“We wanted to ensure that the scholarship money donated to help Ansonia High School students would be there to benefit the community for generations to come,” said Richard Knoll, the Rotary’s treasurer. “By establishing this permanent fund at VCF we can guarantee that these scholarships will be available for Ansonia students in perpetuity.”

The Ansonia Rotary Club Fund at the Valley Community Foundation will provide an annual scholarship to a graduating Ansonia High School student. If the school ever merges or closes, the scholarship will continue to go to a student residing in Ansonia.
The Ansonia Rotary had maintained a fund at VCF for years but wanted to permanently endow the scholarship and create a new Organization Fund with VCF.

“This assures there’s a lasting legacy to benefit students in Ansonia for years to come,” Knoll said. “We believe that education is the key to success, and we’re committed to supporting students in our community. It’s really a long-term investment in the future of our Valley.”

The Rotary is a global organization dedicated to helping others and strives to make communities better. Members contribute their time, energy, and passion to carry out meaningful and sustainable projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, help mothers and children, support education, grow local economies, and protect the environment.

This Ansonia Rotary Club Fund is just one example of the many ways donors and funders help make a difference in the Valley community.

“We’re very proud to offer different types of funds so organizations and individuals can fulfill their philanthropic goals without needing to set up complicated trusts or separate entities,” said Sharon Closius, VCF’s President and CEO.

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Ansonia Rotary Club Scholarship Endowment Fund