FUNDS

Bristol residents Pat and Bob Wollenberg have always supported charitable causes in their local community and throughout Connecticut. Through this advised fund, they will continue fulfilling their charitable goals by supporting a variety of charitable organizations at their recommendation.

This fund was established in 2018 by Pat and Bob Wollenberg to support the emerging and changing needs of the communities served by the Foundation. When possible, grants will be made in the fields of music, theater and the arts (visual and/or performing).

Bristol residents Pat and Bob Wollenberg established this fund in 2018 in support of Bristol Adult Resource Center, Inc. (BARC) of Bristol, CT. Grants will aid the organization's capital projects and capital repairs.

Established in 2018 by Bristol residents Pat and Bob Wollenberg, this fund will provide support to Opportunity House, Inc. of Hamden, CT. Opportunity House provides residential and day service programs for adults within the autism spectrum.

This scholarship fund will assist students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Special Education. Longtime Bristol residents Pat and Bob Wollenberg established this fund in 2018 and scholarships will be awarded annually to graduates of Bristol Central High School, Bristol Eastern High School or St. Paul Catholic High School. Undergraduate applicants must have completed one full year of college and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a declared major of Special Education.

Established by Pat and Morrie Laviero in 2015 to support a variety of charitable organizations primarily in the communities served by the Main Street Community Foundation.

Established by Pattie and Bill Dunn in 2011 to support a variety of charitable organizations primarily in the communities served by the Main Street Community Foundation.

Established in 2000 by the family of Peg Coughlin to honor her lifelong commitment to nursing, this fund supports area citizens who are interested in pursuing nursing studies.

This scholarship fund was established by members of the Walsh family and transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2011. It will provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors at Bristol Central High School or Bristol Eastern High School pursuing post secondary education at a four-year college or university.

This fund was established in 2003 by Marjorie Bossi to fulfill her late husband’s wish to provide scholarships to help young people. Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Bristol Central High School who wish to pursue further education, with preference to those who are interested in music.

This fund was established in 2000 to promote home ownership for low and moderate income people within the town of Plainville.

This fund was established in 2006 by a group of committed community leaders in Plainville to provide funding for charitable projects and programs that will enhance the quality of life for Plainville citizens.

This fund was established in 2019 to assist low income residents from Plainville, Connecticut in need of assistance to secure affordable housing.

Established in 2006 by the members of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and the Plymouth School-to-Career Business Partnership, grants from this fund provide support for creative and innovative instructional practices not funded by the Plymouth Board of Education’s annual budget. Grants are awarded annually to teachers, principals, guidance counselors and other school personnel who seek to enhance student learning in the Plymouth Public Schools.

This fund was transferred to the Community Foundation from Terryville High School in 2003 to assist a graduating high school senior who is in good academic standing and is involved in community and school activities.

The Plymouth Library Association Fund was established by the Friends of the Plymouth Library in 1999 to provide ongoing support of the library and its programs.

Established by Donald and Betty Radcliff in 2002 to share their belief in the value of education by assisting high school graduates from the towns of Bristol and/or Plainville who are looking to further their education but are in need of financial assistance to do so.

Established in late 2006 with a charitable roll-over gift from retired Bristol businessman Donald Radcliff. The fund will assist male students from the senior class at Plainville High School who need financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education. Mr. Radcliff is most interested in helping the student who has a dream but may need help to achieve it.

This scholarship fund honors the memory of Ralph Papazian who passed away unexpectedly in 1995.  Ralph was the former supervisor of athletics for the Bristol School System, a coach and physical education teacher. This fund, established in 2013, awards an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from Bristol Central High School or Bristol Eastern High School, on a rotating basis.

Ray Lassy, a longtime resident of Plymouth, established this scholarship fund in 2017 to assist students who have the same passion he did. Working for over 50 years in a field he loved, Ray started a small tool and die business in the basement of his parents’ house while working at a machining manufacturer. He eventually opened his own shop in Terryville before expanding the business to Ray Machine Corporation, also located in Terryville. Ray held several patents for parts he designed and tooled and was passionate about the work he did.

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