The Board of Directors of The Community Fund is pleased to announce Carrie Bernier has been selected to serve as their new Executive Director effective April 1st.
Thank you to the over 60 community volunteers who are on our 2013 Allocations panels and will be reviewing the 24 agencies invited for funding. These members will review applications and financials, make agency visits and together discuss their recommendations for funding to the Board of The Community Fund.
The Annual Grant Awards Ceremony is Friday, May 31st at 9:00 AM at the DCA, when we will celebrate over $660,000 in grants awarded from The Community Fund to agencies in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford.
The Thriving Youth Task Force kicked off April as ALCOHOL AND ASSET AWARENESS MONTH. The Campaign "Let's Get Talking" encourages conversations and dialogue between and adults and children at all ages. Messaging around town offers topics and discussions around being a role model, setting rules and expectations and standing up for what is right. For more information go to: www.thrivingyouthdarien.org
The Community Fund presented "A Salute to Darien Volunteers" on Friday, May 17th at the Darien Community Association. Sixty individuals and project participants were honored for their outstanding volunteer commitments and service to our community.
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Darien has the highest proportion of its population under 18 of any town in Connecticut. According to census data, 36.8% of Darien's population is under 18 compared with 23.5% statewide.