Leah Rondon Fund
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when that loved one is a young child. After a tragic accident took the life of
"Leah was a tiny little thing but she was never shy and always made friends wherever she went," said Colleen. "She loved the arts, sports, school, and was extremely kind-hearted."
Since Leah's sudden passing in 2015, the family has organized an annual Dragonfly Dash 5k in Ansonia and has been amazed by the level of participation. After raising several thousand dollars to support Ansonia's youth, a family friend who was familiar with the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) spoke to Henry and Colleen about establishing a fund in Leah's memory at the Foundation.
"My friend first spoke on our behalf with the staff at VCF. After a few meetings with VCF President and CEO Sharon Closius, we decided to set up a
the Valley like the Valley."
"We are hopeful that we can work with the schools and teachers in Ansonia each year to determine enrichment experiences we can help provide that the students otherwise wouldn't be able to receive," Colleen said. "It's a great way of honoring our special little girl."
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