FUNDS

This fund was established in 2000 to assist families in need with children wishing to attend St. Matthew School in Bristol.

This fund, transferred to Main Street Community Foundation in 2014, was established to support the acquisition and purchase of books for the Bristol Public Library.

This trust, transferred to the Main Street Community Foundation in 2013, was originally established by bequest in 1973 by Samuel J. Goodsell. Distributions from this fund will be used for the care, maintenance, improvement, acquisition and extension of parks and playgrounds in Bristol, CT.

Established by local orthopedic surgeon Scott Organ in 2000 to support student-athletes from single parent families who wish to pursue post-secondary education.

Established in 2007 by the Landry family to honor the memory of Sean Landry, who died in a tragic automobile accident. This scholarship fund will benefit current and past graduates of Terryville High School (THS) who were members of the THS basketball team and exemplify what it means to be a team player and a part of the Terryville community.

Established in 2013, this fund honors the memory of Sid Bernard, a visual arts teacher who taught in the Bristol Public Schools for 25 years. The fund provides grants to nonprofit, nonreligious organizations that offer visual arts education programs for students from Bristol. Offering opportunities to primary and middle school age students, the donor’s wish is to support programs and projects that teach innovative or traditional art education skills to students from Bristol.

This permanent designated fund was established by Sky Bight Foundation in 2011 to support ongoing maintenance of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center. The Club serves youth ages 6-18 with programs that focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship. 

Created in December 2004 by longtime Bristol residents and community volunteers Ed and Mary Smith to support a variety of charitable causes.

The Southington Arts Council retired its operations in 2018 and established this fund as a legacy to the community of Southington. During its 36 years of operation, the Southington Arts Council worked diligently to build community awareness for and participation in the cultural opportunities in Southington. The Southington Arts Council was founded in 1982 by Carole S. Milano in order to make the cultural arts accessible to the residents of Southington.

This scholarship was established in 2005 by the management of this area newspaper to give annual awards to Southington residents who wish to pursue post-secondary education.

This fund was established in 2009 by St. Andrew Evangelical Lutheran Church to provide ongoing support for the Bristol church.

In memory of Stanley P. Bitel, the founder of Rowley Spring and Stamping Corporation in Bristol, CT, this scholarship fund was established in 2015 by his family and friends. Stan personified entrepreneurial spirit, continual learning and self-achievement, and this fund is created for students who embody these characteristics. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a resident of Connecticut who is a graduating high school senior or adult learner seeking qualifying skilled training in the manufacturing trade.

This fund was established in 2015 to honor the request of Peter Saman, who passed away on November 21, 2012, to establish a fund in honor of his paternal grandparents, Stephen and Katherine Saman. This fund will support a variety of charitable organizations with preference for historical preservation including preservation of older buildings.

This fund was established by the family and friends of Sylvia Bodak with assistance from the Women’s Cancer Care Foundation in 2001. The fund was set up to honor the life of this courageous woman by supporting students who are pursuing a career in cancer research, oncology or a related field.

Created in 2005 by former Bristol residents Bill and Jean Johnson to support projects which will enhance the quality and reputation of technical education in the greater Bristol Community and support students who wish to pursue a career in a technical field.

This fund was established in 2004 to honor the families of former Bristol residents and business owners Fred and Carol Tedesco by providing unrestricted funds to meet the changing needs of the Bristol community over time.

Established in 2007 by family, friends and employees to honor Terry Fletcher on the occasion of his 50th anniversary with The Fletcher-Terry Company which was founded in 1868. Annual distributions will support worthy charitable endeavors in the Foundation’s service area.

Established in 2016 by Bristol residents, Bob Alim, Bob Boudreau and Kevin Prior, collectively known as BBK, this advised fund will support charitable organizations at the recommendation of the donors. Of importance to the donors are opportunities to support emerging issues and social needs of the diverse cultures of Bristol residents.

Proceeds from BBK’s annual gathering Cocktails @ Eight, will be donated to the Fund and granted annually to benefit local initiatives in Bristol.

Anthony and Judie Lodovico of Bristol established this fund in 2009 to honor the memories of Mike and Kate Formagioni, Carl and Laura Formagioni, and Carmen “Nucci” and Jennie Lodovico. Grants are awarded from this unrestricted fund to meet the changing needs of the Bristol community.

Established at the Main Street Community Foundation in 2000 to support the work of local 501(c)(3) organizations in the Greater Bristol area.

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