FUNDS

This fund was established in 2015 in memory of Donna Borysewicz by her family and friends upon her passing after a courageous fight with chronic illness. In remembrance of her passion and love for helping others, especially women and children, distributions from the fund will support those initiatives identified by the Women & Girls’ Immediate Response Fund.

This fund was established in 1961 through a bequest from Dora Schubert and was transferred to Main Street Community Foundation in 2017. Dora’s desire was to establish a named scholarship to defray the expenses of education for deserving students. She was a longtime Plymouth resident and member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Terryville.

This fund was established in 1999 by the family of long-time area music teacher Dorothy Picard to support classical music studies by students and residents in the towns served by the Main Street Community Foundation. Eligibility includes students already enrolled in a music school and individuals wishing to take part in special camps or other instructional opportunities outside the regular school curriculum.

Established in 1998 by area residents and business owners Doug and Noreen Schumann, this fund supports community programs focused on building self-esteem, confidence and strong values in young people.

This fund was established in 2009 with a gift from Ralph and Linda Roland of Vermont, formerly of Bristol, in memory of their late son. This scholarship fund will provide financial assistance to applicants entering career training programs to achieve specific occupational goals.

This fund was established in 2014 to recognize and promote excellence in all areas of the English language arts by Dr. Wallace, the first coordinator of English Language Arts in Southington Public Schools. A scholarship will be awarded annually to the graduating senior at Southington High School with the highest GPA in English/Language Arts who is pursuing post-secondary education at a college or university.

This fund was established in 2000 by local businessman Roland Dumont to support charitable causes in the area served by the Foundation, with special emphasis on programs that give opportunities to disadvantaged youth as well as to other charitable projects the family would like to support.

Friends and admirers of Mr. Barnes created this fund in 1980 to honor him for his lifetime achievements in the field of journalism. Mr. Barnes added substantially to this fund once it was transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 1999. The award is available to students from Bristol, Burlington or Plymouth with interest in pursuing a career in journalism, media-related communications, creative writing and/or related studies. E. Bartlett Barnes passed away in February 2004.

Early Learning - A PET Project Fund, a designated fund, was established in 2018 by Mary-Alice Petrucelli-Timek to honor the memory of her brother, John R. Petrucelli. Grants will be made to Bristol Preschool Child Care Center, Inc. of Bristol, CT and Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center of Bristol, CT for the organizations’ general operating uses and program support purposes.

Local industrialist Edward Ingraham was a long-time supporter of the Boys Club of Bristol serving as its President twenty-two years. He was instrumental in establishing the former Camp Wangum, a popular camp for boys as well as the Forestville Boys’ Club. Established in 2011, this fund honors the memory of Edward Ingraham and will provide support to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center for summer camp expenses or to provide a summer camp experience for the youth of Bristol.

This fund was established in 2000 by the children of Audrey Mink to support charitable needs in the towns served by the Main Street Community Foundation.

Established in 2006 by a charitable roll-over gift from Elizabeth I. Matt of Wethersfield, this fund provides for the care and support of animals in need in the state of Connecticut, with some emphasis on the area served by the Main Street Community Foundation.

Established in 2007 by Elizabeth I. Matt, a retired nurse, to assist students who need financial assistance to pursue education in the medical field. Mrs. Matt is most interested in support to students who have shown academic commitment as well as a true interest and passion for some area of the clinical medical profession.

This fund was established in 1999 to provide support for the programs of the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut, which includes Indian Rock Nature Preserve and the Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center.

This fund was established by retired banker and community leader Ercole Labadia and his wife Pam in 2017 to provide an annual grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center located in Bristol, CT to support the Cambridge Park Clubhouse.

This fund, established in 2012 by Kevin Estela, a high-school teacher in Bristol, will provide support for camperships, program development and trail maintenance at the Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut (ELCCT).  ELCCT is a non-profit organization that provides environmental education experiences to young people and adults, encourages the conservation and enjoyment of the natural environment throughout Connecticut, and serves as a land trust in the vicinity of Bristol, Connecticut.

This scholarship was established in 2004 by the children of Walter and Estelle Peterson at the request of their father. Estelle was the first police woman in Terryville and served as the town’s public health nurse for many years. The Petersons moved to Terryville after meeting during World War II when Walter was recuperating from a head wound and Estelle was the nurse.This scholarship will be given to a senior from Terryville High School interested in pursuing a career in nursing or a health-care related field.

This fund was established in 2015 by the friends of Eva Brodowicz Wickwire to honor her memory and all that she stood for. Before she passed away in April 2015 at the age of 53, Eva was the Chief Development Officer at Bristol Hospital where she was closely involved with the volunteers. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career in the health care field.

Eva Pierce, a friend to many, wanted to leave a legacy to the future citizens in the greater Bristol community. Upon her death in late 2007, her bequest was realized to establish a permanent fund to provide support for local charitable projects such as Meals for the Needy, Meals on Wheels, St. Vincent DePaul Society of Bristol, the Prudence Crandall Center and The Cancer Center at Bristol Hospital.

This fund was established in 2001 by local resident and retired Phoenix Insurance Company CEO Bob Fiondella and his wife Carolyn to be used primarily for charitable purposes of their choice in our area. Some preference is given to youth related projects.

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