FUNDS

Created in 2013 by the Joe & Kay Calvanese Foundation, this fund is being established to honor the memory of the children and adults who lost their lives in Sandy Hook, CT due to a school shooting on December 14, 2012. The fund will provide support to adults and children residing in Southington who are in need of mental health and/or substance abuse treatment services.

This trust, transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2007, was originally established in 1936. Annual distributions provide for the maintenance and upkeep of the Carlyle F. Barnes Memorial Chapel so that no fees are requested for the use of the chapel for funeral purposes.

Transferred to the Community Foundation from Terryville High School in 2003, this fund provides assistance to a senior planning to attend college who is interested in pursuing a career in education.

Transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2006, this fund was originally established 30 years before in memory of community business leader Charles Kushlan to provide an annual award to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center Youth of the Year recipient.

This fund was established in 2007 by the Main Street Community Foundation Board of Directors to honor Cheryl for her eleven years of service to the Foundation. Cheryl served as the Foundation's first Executive Director from 1996 to 2004 and its founding President and CEO from 2004 to July 2007. This permanent fund will support a variety of community-based projects in the Foundation’s service area, with preference given to the ongoing administrative support of the Foundation.

Established in 2006 through a bequest from the estate of Christian Arndt to support scholarships for Terryville High School students who show academic promise, particularly in the area of science. Born in Germany in 1953, Christian and his family lived for many years in Terryville, where he pursued a wide variety of interests and went on to pursue a successful engineering career.

Established by local physicians Armann Ciccarelli and Valerie Vitale in 2001, this fund provides distributions in the fields of education, the environment and assistance to those in need in the City of Bristol.

Established in 2012 by the City of Bristol Treasurer, Tom Barnes, Jr., this fund will foster a pilot project to promote financial awareness among middle school age students in Bristol.

This fund was established in 2010 by Bristol residents Tony and Sondra Clement together with their children Jeff, Kristie and Kimberly. The fund will provide support to worthy charitable organizations with preference given to human services, education and sports-related programs in the communities served by the Foundation.

Created in 1976 by teachers at Bristol Eastern High School to honor the memory of Clement J. Roy, this fund was transferred to the Community Foundation in 2012. This scholarship will provide assistance to a graduating high school senior from Bristol Eastern High School who has demonstrated high academic achievement as well as participation in the athletic/sports field and is pursing post-secondary education.

Established in early 2006 by Conn Acoustics President Peter LeBlanc to assist employees with post-secondary education costs for their dependents. Future funding for this award will be provided by both management and employees of Conn Acoustics, a private company that has provided interior design and construction work in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts for over 50 years.

Established by the Connecticut Quilt Search Project in 2002 to provide maintenance and upkeep of the extensive documentation forms, database, slides and all other items donated to the Connecticut Historical Society as a result of the Connecticut Quilt Search Project.

This designated fund was established to honor Carol Corliss and all the families she served during her 17 years as a Lead Parent Educator for Bristol Family Resource Centers (FRCs). She wanted to ensure that there would always be funds available to support families. FRC services are available to parents beginning at the birth of their child through eighth grade with the mission to create strong school-family-community partnerships to ensure children thrive. Families come from all income levels including many families living at or below the poverty level.

Established by the family of Dante Dominic Cistulli II (Dan) after his sudden passing in January 2004, this fund assists young people in Bristol with a love for music, who might need financial assistance with lessons and/or instruments.

This fund was established by long time Bristol residents John and Susan Scarritt in December 2004 to honor the memory of John’s parents, David and Edith Scarritt. Dave and Edith Scarritt were lifelong Bristol residents and owners of the Scarritt Lumber Company. Proceeds from the fund will be used primarily to support the work of the Main Street Community Foundation.

This fund was established by the friends and family of Dave Lepore to honor his life, work and community commitment after Dave’s passing in 2003. The scholarship will support a Bristol resident who wishes to pursue a career in journalism.

This scholarship fund was established in 2018 to honor the memory of Dave Mongillo, a lifelong Southington resident and member of the Southington Weed Wackers Golf League. Dave was often referred to as the King of Concrete, dedicating most of his life to his own foundation business. He was highly regarding in the industry as a master craftsman know for his work ethic, quality and attention to detail.

This fund was established in 2015 to support a graduating Bristol Central High School senior who is ranked academically in the top 10 of the class. The award is named in honor of a longtime mathematics teacher at Bristol Central High School who has taught the subject since 1973. He is an avid sports fan, coaching various sports at Bristol Central High School and freelancing for the sports section of The Bristol Press.

Established in 2003 by Attorney and Mrs. Anthony Denorfia to assist families in need and to support educational institutions and other charitable causes which will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Southington and other geographic areas as recommended by the donor.

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.

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