Men & Boys' Fund - Annual Celebration

The Men & Boys' Fund will be hosting a celebration with a breakfast event on June 8, 2023, at 8a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol. More details to come!

For more information on the Men & Boys' Fund, visit the Men & Boys' Fund page.

Women & Girls Fund - Wonder of Women

The 22nd annual Wonder of Women (WOW) event will be held on May 2, 2023 at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. Seats are $65 per person. In addition to several grantee organizations, the guest speaker this year will be Christine O'Leary. Christine is a self-proclaimed ‘Joy Junkie’, and brings the ‘funny’ to companies, colleges, charitable events, clubs, and prides across the country. O’Leary’s mission is to make a difference and make you laugh until you cry. She is an award-winning stand-up comedian, stand-up comedy workshop teacher, comedy mentor, corporate comedy coach, producer, host, personality, influencer, undercover roaster, keynote and philanthropic auctioneer. Often referred to as a “comedian's comedienne”, Christine takes immense pride in being known as the host that “can make a show out of anything” and “get the funny out of anyone”. She has worked with the top comedians in the business, including Gilbert Gottfried, Joy Behar, Chevy Chase, Sinbad, Tracy Morgan, Janeane Garofalo, JB Smoove, Margaret Cho, Maria Bamford and was hired as the first women ever to host a fundraising event for the CIA (yes, that CIA).

For more information on the WOW event and the Women & Girls Fund, visit the Women & Girls Fund page.

Nonprofit Education

Main Street Community Foundation partners with local organizations and businesses to offer its Nonprofit Education Series. As part of this series, MSCF will offer web/audioconferences on topics of interest to enhance the development and knowledge of nonprofit Board members, professionals and volunteers in collaboration with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Connecticut Chapter (AFP)

All sessions are offered at no charge to local nonprofits.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not expecting to hold any workshops in 2022. More information, including session descriptions and presentations, will be posted once we are able to safely hold workshops. 

If you have any questions or would like to be added to our distribution list please contact Samantha Rajotte, Scholarship & Program Officer, at or by telephone at 860.583.6363.