This fund was established in 2001 by the family of John Whitcomb to honor his dedication to the teaching profession. This scholarship will assist a graduate of Bristol Eastern High School who is pursuing a career in the area of social studies/education.

Established in 2014, this Fund honors the memory of Julie A. Roche who passed away in December 2013 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. Julie became a nurse in 1987 and spent her nursing career at Bristol Hospital. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a student currently enrolled in a two-year or four-year college with a major in nursing. Applicants must have a passion for the nursing field and must demonstrate leadership skills along with good character and citizenship.

This trust, transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2007, was originally established in 1888 by Mr. Julius D. Bristol for the purpose of purchasing shoes for financially disadvantaged children living in Southington. This trust continues to support the back-to-school needs of financially disadvantaged children from Southington and is administered by Southington Community Services.

This fund was established to honor the short life of baby Kai Alejandro Yagual Betts who passed away at just four months old. Grants from this fund will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide support services to families who suffer an unexpected or untimely death of an infant under the age of two. Services may include: peer bereavement groups, burial/cremation financial assistance to low income parents, educational programs for medical professionals and other services to raise awareness of the effects of infant loss on families.

Susan Kalt Moreau, Ph.D., former Superintendent for the Bristol Public Schools, created the Kalt Moreau Family Scholarship Fund together with her family to pay it forward in recognition of what others did for her. This scholarship fund will help to further the post-secondary educational goals for women graduating seniors from Bristol Central High School or Bristol Eastern High School pursuing a career in education. The scholarship will be awarded annually on a rotating schedule between the two high schools.


Kim Murphy, together with family and friends, established this fund in 2016 to honor the memory of his wife, Karen. Grants from this fund will support the emerging and changing needs of the communities served by the Foundation.

This immediate response fund was established in 2011 by the family and friends of Karen DuCotey, a beloved teacher who died unexpectedly at the young age of 31. Teaching first and second grades at Lake Garda Elementary School in Burlington, Karen’s passion for children was inspirational. This fund will provide grants to assist students attending Region 10 schools who may be in need of immediate assistance due to a particular life situation or unexpected financial hardship.

Established by Burlington residents Karen and Robert Finder in 2003 to support a graduating senior of Hartford’s Sport & Medical Sciences Academy who is planning to attend a two or four year college. Karen was one of the founders, and the first principal, of this Connecticut magnet school.

This scholarship fund honors the memory of Katherine Elizabeth Dobroczynski who passed away unexpectedly in 2013. Established in 2014 by co-workers of Katherine’s mother, Christina Dobroczynski, the first scholarship was awarded in the Spring of 2021, the year Katherine would have graduated from high school. An annual scholarship will be available to graduating high school seniors attending Southington High School with preference given to members of the Southington YMCA.

Established by an anonymous donor through an unexpected and generous bequest, the KAWFY Memorial Fund will support projects and programs that will benefit the community of Southington.

Established by an anonymous donor through an unexpected and generous bequest, the KAWFY Memorial Scholarship Fund will help residents of Southington who are pursuing post-secondary education. Some preference given to students who have a career interest in becoming an author.

Established in 2008 from the estate of Mark J. Keating, this permanent scholarship fund will benefit students attending St. Joseph School in Bristol. Mr. Keating, who, in his will, established the scholarship fund was a proud alumnus of St. Joseph School who valued the benefit of his education obtained at the now 106-year old Catholic elementary school. Mark was devoted to his family and community. He was an unassuming man who left a legacy that encourages faith, family and community service for deserving youth for years to come.

These awards were established in 2002 by retired teacher Dorothy Ives for two reasons. The first, the Ken E. Micloskey Award, was to honor her late son, Ken, by giving an award to a Terryville High School senior who is a member of the school’s track and/or cross-country team to assist them with further education. The second, the Dorothy Micloskey Ives Award, is to support a high school senior from Terryville or Bristol who would like to pursue a vocation or apprenticeship in one of the following areas: dance/gymnastics, drama/stagecraft, music, or some form of creative writing.

This fund was established to honor the memory of Kristen Warner who died in a tragic automobile accident in 2004 at the young age of thirteen. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Southington High School.

The fund was established in 2015 in memory of Kristen Brittany Milano, who died tragically in a house fire caused by fireworks on June 22, 2014 at the age of 19. The fund will provide an annual grant to the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs for the purpose of organizing and facilitating a community-wide fire safety education program which includes information specific to the dangers of fireworks.

Established in 2007 to honor the memory of Kristen Warner who died in a tragic automobile accident in 2004 at the young age of thirteen. Kristen was a vibrant and happy youth whose smile was contagious. This fund will keep Kristen’s generous and loving spirit alive by fulfilling a variety of “wishes” for youth through Southington Community Services.

This fund was established in 2020 by Dr. Davia Shepard. Dr. Shepard founded Ladies Power Lunch, a collective of women from a wide range of businesses that only has one rule: support each other. Ladies Power Lunch offers free educational monthly business or personal development workshops, and throughout the year hosts summits, conferences and retreats. Dr.

Laura Schlesinger Minor established this fund in 2017 to ensure the work of the Women & Girls’ Fund at Main Street Community Foundation continues past her lifetime. Distributions from the fund will support those initiatives identified by the Women & Girls’ Fund. Laura, a participant in the Women & Girls’ Fund’s early focus groups, is including a bequest in her estate plan to further fund this endowment.

This memorial scholarship fund was established by Heidi DellaBianca in 2010 to honor her late husband’s wish to encourage people working at least part-time to pursue post-secondary education. Eligible applicants may be graduating seniors or graduates of Farmington High School currently enrolled in a post-secondary 2-year, 4-year or technical school.

Established in 2010 by the Leading Ladies of Southington, this permanent fund provides a source of immediate response grants to help women and girls in Southington who are in need of assistance with emphasis on basic needs, health, safety, education or employment opportunities.