Community Impact


A Family Tradition of Giving - The Formagioni - Lodovico Family Fund

Feeling a deep sense of family connection, roots, loyalty, and commitment to Bristol, Tony and Judie Lodovico, life long residents, believe in the city that has been their home and community for more than 65 years. To carry on the tradition of giving — time, energy, and financial commitment to the city of Bristol, they chose to establish a fund to honor their parents, family members and extended family. The Formagioni - Lodovico Family Fund is an unrestricted fund, established in late 2009 and honors the memory of Mike and Kate Formagioni, Carl and Laura Formagioni, and Carmen “Nucci” and Jennie Lodovico.

Judie and Tony are now retired. Judie was employed for 28 years at the Northwest Village School of The Wheeler Clinic in Plainville. It was here, Judie admits, that she developed a “soft spot” for private, non-profit organizations, and the good that they do. Tony retired from St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol where he spent 30 years serving as a teacher, Athletic Director, and Boy’s Soccer Coach. The couple fondly remembers the days when they walked Bristol’s Main Street — the “Good Old Days.” It was this nostalgia that led them to the Main Street Community Foundation as the perfect place to honor the memories of their family.

In keeping within their family history and philosophies of charitable giving, they chose to establish an unrestricted community fund because they firmly believe in the mission of the Main Street Community Foundation. Coupled with that conviction, they realize that this type of fund will allow the foundation to be flexible, diverse and responsive to the community’s emerging and changing needs over time. When combined with the foundation’s other undesignated funds, their gift will continue to make an impact in our community — forever.