Michael J. Adanti Memorial Community Fund
The Adanti family established this Fund with the many gifts given in memory of Michael J. Adanti. Linda Adanti, Michael's wife, and their daughter, Kristen Adanti-Pedersen advise the Fund.
When his grandson J.J.'s kindergarten teacher needed male volunteers, Poppy—Michael Adanti—was there. Tie flipped back over his shoulder, an apron tied about his waist, the retired Southern Connecticut State university president was ready to go shoulder to shoulder with his little charges on whatever was the craft du jour.
"He never said 'no'," says Linda of the man who loved the Valley where he began his successful career in education as a teacher at his alma mater, Ansonia High, and who served as that city's mayor from 1973-1977. If anyone called him for a favor or needed something, he always figured out a way to help them. I know he'd be happy to support the Valley Community Foundation in its cause to help the Valley."
The Fund has been set up to make grants for general charitable purposes because "Michael's whole life was about giving kids and others a break, a helping hand," says Linda.
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