Valley Community Foundation Welcomes Gregory Stamos, Esq. to Board of Directors for Second Term

Greg Stamos

Derby, CT (July 9, 2021) - The Valley Community Foundation’s (VCF) Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Gregory (Greg) Stamos, Esq. as a returning Board member. Greg is a resident of Woodbridge with deep roots in his hometown of Ansonia and throughout the Valley. He and many of his family members have served in a range of roles with Valley organizations over the past several decades.

Sharon Closius, VCF President and CEO, said, “On behalf of the VCF Board of Directors, we are thrilled to welcome Greg back to the Board. Greg comes from a long-standing family tradition of civic-minded individuals who have worked alongside Valley community members and nonprofits alike. As a former VCF Board Chair, he is extremely knowledgeable of the Valley’s needs and opportunities as well as our long-term vision of building philanthropy in the region. We look forward to having him join us at the table.”

New VCF Board Member:

Gregory (Greg) J. Stamos, Esq.

Greg Stamos has been an attorney for four decades with a law practice in his home town of Ansonia. His involvement in Valley-serving organizations has been wide-ranging and diverse.

He has served in various civic capacities, which include: Corporator for both the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Hospital, President of the Board of Directors for Valley United Way, and, for the City of Ansonia as a member of the Historic District Commission and Commissioner of the Housing Authority. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Valley YMCA, Birmingham Mental Health Center (now BHcare), and most notable, was a former Board Chair for the Valley Community Foundation, where he now is fulfilling a second term.

A Gold Seal Award recipient presented by the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce for civic contributions, Greg has additionally been recognized as a Valley YMCA Volunteer of the Year.

Greg is a graduate of Ansonia High School, the University of Connecticut, and Villanova Law School.

About the Valley Community Foundation

Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation (VCF) distributes over $1.9 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