Valley Community Foundation Welcomes Aleta Miner to Board of Directors

Shelton Economic Development Corporation's Aleta Miner joins the Valley Community Foundation's Board of Directors.

DERBY, CT (November 25, 2019) - The Valley Community Foundation's (VCF) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Aleta Miner, Assistant to the President of the Shelton Economic Development Corporation.

Sharon Closius, VCF President and CEO, said, "On behalf of the VCF Board of Directors, we are thrilled to welcome Aleta. Having spent the past two and a half decades with the Shelton Economic Development Corporation, she brings a level of energy and connectivity that we are very fortunate to have. Her professional and personal involvement throughout the City of Shelton, and the Valley as a whole, speaks volumes to how committed she is to not only this community but the organizations that serve it. We look forward to having Aleta join us as we work towards building the Valley's permanent philanthropic endowment."

New VCF Board Member:

Aleta Miner
Aleta Miner, a Shelton native, has worked as assistant to the President of the Shelton Economic Development Corporation since 1994. She is proud of her contributions to Shelton's dramatic economic growth in both the commercial and residential sectors, especially in the downtown area.

Having served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley for nearly two decades, Aleta has also been involved with several other nonprofits and organizations. She served on the Strategic Planning Committee for Center Stage Theatre, as a Corporator of BHcare, and on the Advisory Board for the Yale University Community Rowing Program. She additionally holds an elected office with the City of Shelton on the Library Board of Trustees.

No stranger to the Valley Community Foundation, Aleta has been involved with VCF's Community Grant Program, Board Advisory Council, and Development Committee. She has also received the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Gold Seal Award in recognition of her many civic contributions.

When not busy improving her corner of the world, Aleta enjoys entertaining friends and family at her home along the Housatonic River with her husband Ed and daughters, Ali and Kate.

About the Valley Community Foundation

Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) distributes $1.6 million in grants each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (TCF), to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton and receives a majority of its discretionary funding as a result of The Gates Fund and other preference funds at TCF that benefit the Valley. To learn how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please visit the website at or contact VCF President, Sharon Closius, at or 203-751-9162.