Northwest Connecticut
Community Foundation
P.O. Box 1144, Torrington, CT 06790
Ph. 860/626-1245  Fax 860/489-7517

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Women & Girls Fund Supports
Single Working Mothers, Career Planning
The Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has awarded $9,600 in support of local organizations that are working to build economic self-sufficiency for single working mothers and assist young women with career planning and employment skills.

- Bakerville Library was awarded $1,650 in support of program costs for day-long conference Be All You Can Be
“The purpose of the conference is to encourage the girls to think about their plans for the future and to have a better understanding of the opportunities available to them after middle school and high school,” said Bakerville Library Board Chair Kathy Kinane. “The program focus is empowerment so they feel confident enough to follow any career path they are interested in.”

- LARC was awarded $3,000 to support Camp Moe scholarships for children of single mothers
“Affordable childcare that keeps children safe, healthy and engaged is logistically very difficult for many single working mothers,” said LARC Executive Director Larry Cassella. “Many who cannot afford summer programs are forced to put together care from other family members, or leave children alone…Knowing their children are safe and happy, [single] mothers will be able to remain in the workplace during the summer months.”

The following is a comprehensive list of 2017 Women & Girls Fund Grants:
Bakerville Library - $1,650 in support of program costs for day-long conference Be All You Can Be

Housatonic Youth Service Bureau - $700 in support of the Summer Internship program

Kent Community Nursery School, Inc. - $1,750 in support of scholarships for children of single mothers

LARC - $3,000 in support of Camp Moe scholarships for children of single mothers

Northwest Connecticut YMCA - Winsted Branch - $750 in support of the purchase of educational software and textbooks for a mother/daughter English-as a-second-language program

Winsted Area Child Care Center, Inc. - $1,750 in support of scholarships for a preschool program and the BASE summer program for children of single working mothers

Established as a giving circle in 1999 by a small group of women who shared a concern for the real-life needs of local women and girls, the Women & Girls Fund has awarded more than $60,000 to organizations that work to help women and girls develop skills, attain economic security, and improve their quality of life.

In recent years, the Fund has awarded grants to support childcare scholarships for working mothers, assist unemployed women to enter the workforce, provide automobiles to working women who need transportation, enhance economic opportunities and promote self-sufficiency for women leaving abusive relationships, support art therapy for mothers and daughters, and fund leadership and assertiveness workshops for high school girls.

For more information about The Women & Girls Fund or to learn how you can support its mission, visit www.cfnwct.org/womenandgirls

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Nonprofits Receive $92,450 in Spring Grants
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has made awards to 27 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $92,450 during its first grant cycle of 2017. The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants to northwest Connecticut charities three times a year: early spring, late June and late fall.

Noteworthy among the recent include:

$5,000 to Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund to support increased access to free bilingual legal services for low-to-moderate income and marginalized residents in the Community Foundation's service area

"Without CWEALF's unique services, many residents would be left to navigate the legal system on their own," said Kate C. Farrar, executive director.

"A high percentage of clients who call us from the Northwestern area are low-income women with concerns regarding divorce, child support, sexual harassment at work, employment discrimination, housing, immigration, and domestic violence.

"The ability to understand and pursue rights and follow a concrete path to resolve their issues can be the difference between poverty and economic stability."
$1,400 to David M. Hunt Library to support he construction and maintenance of a Little Free Library in Falls Village

"Promoting literacy; cultivating a 'sharing culture', one where money is not needed to access informational and educational resources; and fostering community relationships are all central to the goals of both the Hunt Library and the Little Free Library movement," said Meg Sher, assistant director.
$1,500 to Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut, Inc. to support the Brush with Kindness program which provides free interior and exterior painting services

"The goal is to create a new program to aid our local communities' less fortunate residents in maintaining the interior and exterior of their homes from a paint perspective, and to provide volunteer opportunities for the multitude of eager (but perhaps less skilled in construction) individuals who are always offering their services," said Bob Whelan, executive director.

The following is a comprehensive list of 2017 First Cycle Grants:

After School Arts Program, Inc. - $2,625 to support round-trip transportation for 36 at-risk Torrington-based students attending ASAP!'s 2-week summer arts programs (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Connecticut Academy For The Arts (CAFTA) - $5,000.00 challenge grant to support replacement of the flooring in the multi-purpose community room/theatre (from the Edwin M. Stone and Edith H. Stone Fund)

Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund - $5,000.00 to support increased access to free bilingual legal services for low-to-moderate income and marginalized residents in the Community Foundation's service area (from the Keroden Endowed Fund)

Cornwall Historical Society - $2,100.00 to support printing, copying, supplies and promotional costs for an exhibit exploring the history of industry in Cornwall and surrounding communities (from the Marget C. Tupper Fund)

Cornwall Historical Society - $1,800.00 to support speaker fees for a colloquium and exhibit celebrating the bicentennial of the Foreign Mission School in Cornwall (from the Marget C. Tupper Fund)

David M. Hunt Library - $1,500.00 to support the design and implementation of a new website (from the Robert V.Carr Fund)

David M. Hunt Library - $1,400.00 to support the construction and maintenance of a Little Free Library in Falls Village (from the Feliciano and Lydia Turri Zaccheo Fund)

EdAdvance - $5,400.00 to support the purchase of 20 iPads with case and stylus for the School Fuel program for 20 low-to-moderate income families with approximately 60 children who attend Torringford and Vogel-Wetmore Schools in Torrington (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Family Strides, Inc. - $7,200.00 to support a pilot program in Torrington for the One Key Question initiative, a collaboration addressing pre-conception reproductive health in order to improve birth outcomes (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Food Rescue US - $5,000.00 to support the launch of Food Rescue US in Northwest CT, an innovative platform for food rescue and delivery to organizations serving the food-insecure population (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Goshen Historical Society, Inc. - $5,300.00 to support ceiling repairs and insulation (from the Edwin M. Stone and Edith H. Stone Fund)

Goshen Players - $2,500.00 to support replacement of the front walkway (from the Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund)

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut, Inc. - $1,500.00 to support the Brush with Kindness program which provides free interior and exterior painting services (from the General Fund)

Harwinton Ambulance Association, Inc. - $1,660.00 to support the purchase of two scoop stretchers (from the Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund)

Harwinton Land Trust - $1,480.00 to support the purchase of plants for several land trust properties to provide shoreline stabilization, reforestation, and visual buffers (from the Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund)

Helping Hands Chore Service - $1,500.00 to support the cost of transportation services to medical appointments and outpatient facilities for seniors (from the John Brooks Fund and the Fred and Josephine Bruni Fund)

Housatonic Youth Service Bureau - $1,000.00 to support professional development training for local mental health care providers (from the Brooks Bank Fund)

Kent Historical Society - $1,500.00 to support the printing of maps and storyboards as part of an exhibit about the founding of the town of Kent (from the Fleet General Fund and the Marion Isabell Coe Fund)

KidsPlay Children's Museum - $10,000.00 to support additional video monitoring equipment to cover the expanded exhibit and programming space (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Norfolk Land Trust - $920.00 to support the purchase of two iPads and a card reader to take on site donations and help with property monitoring (from the Keroden Endowed Fund)

School on the Green - $1,200.00 to support the purchase of block sets to incorporate more structured block play into the preschool curriculum (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Steep Rock Association - $1,500.00 to support the creation and operation of a M.A.P.S. bird banding station in the Shepaug Forest Block Important Bird Area, in collaboration with Audubon Sharon (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau, Inc. - $1,000.00 to support the cost of childcare and translators to remove barriers for participants in the Parent Project, a free 10-week program provided through DCF to assist parents and teenagers experiencing high levels of conflict (from the Torrington Club Fund)

Torrington Historical Society - $7,000.00 to support the cost of curved window-glass replacement and painting as part of the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum Bedroom Restoration project (from the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund)

Torrington Public Schools - $1,665.00 to support the project coordinator, construction of the finish line and booklets for the KidsMarathon Final Mile culminating event at Torrington High School (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Trout Unlimited, Inc. - $1,900.00 to support planning and implementation of the Salmon Creek Watershed Festival (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Winchester Land Trust - $6,500.00 to support the demolition of a building on TorWin Farm property (from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Winsted Area Child Care Center, Inc. - $3,300.00 to support the purchase of 10 iPad Minis with cases and 4 iTunes cards to acquire educational applications for the Before and After School program (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Winsted Senior Center (through the fiscal sponsorship of the Town of Winchester) - $4,000.00 to support the replacement of 50 chairs in the Senior Center (from the Edward W. Diskavich Fund)

Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 250 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to more than $87 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled more than $4.2 million.

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Community Foundation Relocation
April 5, 2017
The Board of Directors of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has voted to relocate the Community Foundation from 32 City Hall Ave. in Torrington, Connecticut to 33 East Main Street in Torrington, Connecticut. The move is scheduled to take place during the summer of 2017.

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has a rich history of building and facilitating philanthropy in Northwest Connecticut. Remaining in downtown Torrington is a reaffirmation of our commitment to supporting this vital regional commercial center and remaining centrally located for the convenience of Northwest Corner nonprofits, donors and volunteers in our 20- town service area from Salisbury to Harwinton, and New Hartford to Kent that partner with the Community Foundation to improve community welfare.

Founded in 1969 through a $15,000 gift from the Torrington Club, the Community Foundation's assets have grown to $90 million. In 2016 alone, the Community Foundation supported the Northwest Corner with more than $3 million in grants and scholarships. This robust growth comes hand in hand with an immediate need to expand Community Foundation workspace to accommodate ever-increasing grant making, improvements in philanthropic services, and the continued work of convening nonprofit and community leaders to address emerging challenges in our service area. The relocation to 33 East Main Street will provide greater visibility for us in the community and an additional 1,200 square feet of office space.

The 33 East Main Street location was selected by the Community Foundation's Board of Directors after a five-year search that involved a study of requisite Community Foundation operational needs, growth projections, an extensive market analysis, and on-site inspections of thirteen commercial properties in the area. The property is owned by Allen Associates, LLC, a Torrington-based company. Guy Rovezzi, President of the Foundation, is a partner of Allen Associates, but did not participate in either the selection of or the negotiation for the site of the Community Foundation's new location.

The Community Foundation Board would like to acknowledge that the decision to relocate to 33 East Main was made possible largely through the generosity of Allen Associates. The Community Foundation will benefit from a 42% reduction from the historical lease cost; further, Allen Associates has agreed to bear the cost of over $150,000 in improvements to the space. Market studies have confirmed that the square-foot rates that we were offered are significantly below market rates for comparable commercial space. The committee completed extensive market analysis and reviewed more than a dozen commercial properties.

The Community Foundation Board of Directors voted to relocate the Community Foundation offices to the new location based on:
- A desire to recognize and honor its heritage by remaining in downtown Torrington.
- A commitment to being centrally located for the convenience of Northwest Corner nonprofits, donors, and volunteers.
- Financial considerations, including a 42% discount off the historical lease cost for the space and more than $150,000 in lease hold improvements at no additional cost.
- Market studies that confirm that the square-foot lease rates are significantly below market rates for comparable commercial space.

Facts:
- The move provides 1,200 more square feet of space with work space for additional employees as well as two meeting rooms.
- The new location is easier to locate and features convenient parking.
- The larger space and renovation to accommodate the Community Foundation was made possible by the generosity of Allen Associates LLC, which is owned by longtime Northwest, CT community members.
- Occupancy costs associated with the new space are consistent or below occupancy costs for Community Foundations across Southern New England and are less per square foot than the Community Foundation's current location.

Quotes:
"Diligent research resulted in acquiring highly visible space at very favorable lease terms in the current market that will fulfill the current and growing needs of the Community Foundation," said Douglas O'Connell, Community Foundation Board Chair

"Great credit is due to the committee for searching throughout the area seeking appropriate space to accommodate the needs of our growing foundation," said Jeff Lalonde, former president of the Torrington Savings Bank and chair of the Relocation Committee. "It was agreed that the East Main Street location provided a very favorable lease opportunity in the current market and the needed footprint for the growth of the Foundation."

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Community Foundation Awards
More Than $84,400 in Summer Grants
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has made awards to
 21 area nonprofit organizations, totaling more than $84,400 during its
second grant cycle of 2016. The Community Foundation makes grants
 to local charities three times a year: early spring, late June and late fall.

Noteworthy among the recent include:

$7,000 to Danielle Mailer Gallery, LLC
through the fiscal sponsorship of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
to support the final phase of work and installation of the Fish Tales mural in Torrington.

“The City’s revitalization efforts are only bolstered through this partnership,
and the community benefits by being continuously exposed to high-quality art
that will improve the perception of the City, foster pride, and educate the public
about the creative economy for decades to come,” said Danielle Mailer.

$1,500 to Hotchkiss Library of Sharon
to support the cost of literacy packets presented
to all families of babies born at Sharon Hospital.

“This grant helps us to promote literacy and a lifelong love of reading,”
said Robin Yuran, Co-Executive Director. “Recipients of our packet are
encouraged to visit libraries, read to their children and help their children learn.
Research shows that early literacy is vital for success.
Being read to from the earliest time possible is the most effective
way to attain a larger vocabulary, a predictor of success.”

$1,000 to Torrington Police Activities League
- to support the cost of supplies for the
Dress for Success Back to School Clothing/School Supply Event

“…the average family typically spends about $400-$600 a child in
 back to school supplies and clothes.  For the working poor, especially
single parent families, this is a staggering cost to an
already tight budget,” said Lindsay Raymond, Executive Director.

“Many of the families tell us each year how this little thing-- making
new underwear and socks available, providing book bags with supplies
and the two bags of clothes were the little bit that helped
 their family get through the tough back to school time.”

The following is a comprehensive list of 2016 Second Cycle Grants:

CAFTA (Connecticut Academy For The Arts) - $5,500
to support Summer Art Camp scholarships for low-income
students in the Community Foundation’s service area
(from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Church of Christ, Norfolk - $5,000
to support repair and restoration of Tiffany
stained glass windows in Battell Chapel
(from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund)

Connecticut Council Philanthropy - $10,000
 in two installments, to support the Working Cities Challenge
(from the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund)

Danielle Mailer Gallery, LLC - $7,000
(through the fiscal sponsorship of the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council)
to support the final phase of work and installation of the Fish Tales mural
(from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

FIRST Robotics Team NRG 4055 - $5,400
(through the fiscal sponsorship of the Northwest Regional 7 High School)
to support the cost of parts and refurbishment for a milling
machine and replacement drill press and band saw
(from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Goshen Community Care and Hospice - $2,000
to support the cost of two portable folding aluminum
wheelchair ramps and two walkers with wheels and baskets
(from the Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund)

Harwinton Public Library - $3,775
(through the fiscal sponsorship of the Town of Harwinton)
to support the purchase of a second
A.W.E. Early Literacy station computer
(from the Miriam Mason Cable Trust Fund)

Hotchkiss Library of Sharon - $1,500
to support the cost of literacy packets presented to all families of
babies born at Sharon Hospital (from the Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Fund)

Little Red Schoolhouse Association of Winchester - $2,500
challenge grant to support the cost of roof
replacement (from the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund)

Norfolk Land Trust - $5,000
to support part of the acquisition costs
of a 25-acre parcel on Hall Meadow Brook
(from the Keroden Endowed Fund and the
Pierpont Chapter #49 Order of the Eastern Star Fund)

Northwest CT YMCA - $1,500
to support the cost of Fit Together's 5-2-1-0
and farm-to-school program initiatives for
 grades K-5 in the Torrington Public Schools
(from the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund)

Partners For Sustainable Healthy Communities - $10,000
to support preparation of a detailed
 implementation plan for a regional food hub
(from the Khurshed Bhumgara Fund; total grant $50,000
 with $40,000 from the Draper Foundation Fund)

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England - $5,000
to support the cost of healthcare services for low-income patients
who qualify for Planned Parenthood's Torrington Fund for Access
(from the Marion Wm. and Alice Edwards Fund)

SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding Center of Canton, Inc. - $1,500
to support therapeutic riding lessons for children in the Community Foundation's
service area (from the Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund)

St. Francis Church - $1,500
to support the cost of plumbing valves and
other plumbing parts in their community buildings
(from the Feliciano and Lydia Turri Zaccheo Fund)

Torrington Police Activities League - $1,000
to support the cost of supplies for the Dress for Success Back to School
Clothing/School Supply Event (from the Fred and Josephine Bruni Fund)

Torrington Police Activities League - $1,500
to support the cost of summer camp for low-income,
at-risk youth (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Torrington Public Schools - $4,800
to support the cost of shelving and other supplies to provide space
for a Community Family Learning Center at KidsPlay Children’s Museum
 (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Warren Church Community Childcare - $4,000
(through the fiscal sponsorship of Warren Congregational Church)
to support the cost of carpet replacement in the infant
and toddler rooms (from the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund)

Wellspring Foundation - $2,000
to support the cost of replacement furniture for the
main reception area (from the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund)

Women's Support Services - $1,500
to support the cost of a new computer server
(from the Ruth and Robert Cron Endowment Fund)

YMCA Camp Mohawk - $2,500
to support camp scholarships for low-income girls
 in the Community Foundation’s service area
 (from the Carlton D. Fyler and Jenny R. Fyler Fund)

Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut.
Its total endowment, comprised of more than 250 funds,
has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to more than $80 million.
Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled more than $4.3 million.

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Northwest Connecticut Students Awarded Scholarships
Area students have been awarded $133,225 in scholarships and awards
 for the 2016-2017 academic year through funds held at the
Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
The following students have been awarded scholarships:

ANTHONY "FRANK" AMICONE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Ciara Pray (Torrington)

RUSSELL ANDERSON, CARMEN BROOKS ANDERSON,
AND HENRY VAIL BROOKS SCHOLARSHIP
Stephanie Bishop (Torrington)
Alexa Capasso (Torrington)
Sima El-Ayoub (Torrington)
Emily Etchegary (Torrington)
Shelby Howe (Torrington)
Christopher Karpeichik (Torrington)
Bang Lam (Torrington)
Adam LaMothe (Torrington)
Ciara Pray (Torrington)
Nasrin Pretty (Torrington)
Andrew Spielman (Torrington)
Payton Welch (Torrington)
Tylar Young (Torrington)

STEPHEN G. ANDRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Matthew Calabrese (Torrington)

REGINA TATE BALFE MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Jennifer Zheng (Torrington)

BETSY L. BERTOLI SCHOLARSHIP
Jacob Galeazzi (Torrington)

KHURSHED BHUMGARA FUND
Roger Aiudi (Winsted)
Jessica Bielefield (Torrington)
Emma Bixler (Goshen)
Trevor Dakers (North Canaan)
Benjamin Hill (North Canaan)
Mackenzie Ives (Goshen)
Mary Kelley (Winsted)
Elena Kennedy (Litchfield)
Abigail LaFontan (Kent)
Adam LaMothe (Torrington)
Nicholas LaMothe (Torrington)
Kendra Madia (Torrington)
Cierra McGowan (Torrington)
Alexander Mendez (Litchfield)
Jeanine Moreau (Litchfield)
Arielle Oemcke (New Hartford)
Shea Reynolds (Torrington)
Kaitlyn Richard (Torrington)
Kasey Roscello (Torrington)
Pamela Anne Solis (Litchfield)
Stephanie Speaker (Torrington)
Lea Vedovelli (Litchfield)

MAE CASALI BONVICINI SCHOLARSHIP
Elizabeth Garcia (Torrington)
Jade Kelly (Torrington)
Jennifer Zheng (Torrington)

JACK & RUTH CALDER SCHOLARSHIP
Rebecca Nordland (Litchfield)

ERMAN CAVAGNERO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Ella Frauenhofer (Torrington)

STEVEN A. CHUPKA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Sarah Buckingham (Washington)

FRED J. COFFIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Christina Prinssen (Torrington)

SHAWN COLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Cierra McGowan (Torrington)

TIM CONSIDINE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Connor Finn (Torrington)
Adam LaMothe (Torrington)

DICK COOKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Connor Finn (Torrington)

EVA M. COTY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Adam LaMothe (Torrington)

HELEN H. DAUTRICH SCHOLARSHIP
Justin Wheeler (Torrington)

EDWARD W. DISKAVICH SCHOLARSHIP
Matthew Calabrese (Torrington)
Ashley Coon (Sharon)
Abigail Cowles (Litchfield)
Christopher Karpeichik (Torrington)
Zachary Mancini (Torrington)
Emily O'Hara (Litchfield)
Elizabeth Ollero (Harwinton)
Nicholas Pedrolini (New Hartford)
Andrew Spielman (Torrington)
Richard Traub (New Hartford

CORNELIUS DONAHUE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Connor Finn (Torrington)

ROBERT G. DOYLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Ashley Dowd (Torrington)

FRANCES H. DUCCI SCHOLARSHIP
Devyn Bartosiewicz (Torrington)
Nicole Boachie (Torrington)
Kalina Lapenta (Litchfield)
Clelia Tufts (Sharon)

EAST SCHOOL PTO ROBERT KELLY SCHOLARSHIP
Mattheu Groebl (Torrington)

ELIZABETH & SANTO FAINELLI SCHOLARSHIP
Nicolette Marinelli (Torrington)

KATHLEEN T. FINN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Nasrin Pretty (Torrington)

CHARLES AND PIERINA FOSSATI SCHOLARSHIP
Paulina Koloda (Torrington)

BOB AND RAY GOOD SCHOLARSHIP
Connor Finn (Torrington)

FLORENCE HAKALSKI SCHOLARSHIP
Nicole Boachie (Torrington)

MICHAEL G. HASCHAK SCHOLARSHIP
Mitchell Gesmondi (Torrington)

DIANE AND JEFF JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
Kristen Kandefer (Goshen)
Andrew Shepherd (Goshen)

ROBERT C. & MARGARET G. LIZOTTE ART SCHOLARSHIP
Emily Mitchell (Torrington)

JULIA MCDONNELL/HENRY FRIES SCHOLARSHIP
Morgan Kolukisa (Torrington)

FRANK "FRANKIE" J. MCGOWAN, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Nicholas West (Torrington)

JOHN A. AND ANN K. METTLING SCHOLARSHIP
Rachel Inman (Torrington)

JAMES MURPHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Tatiana Burke (Torrington)

VICTOR MUSCHELL, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Amore Berger (Torrington)

NORTH SCHOOL PTO SCHOLARSHIP
Nicole Boachie (Torrington)

CHUCK PATAKY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Jennifer Zheng (Torrington)

PIEMONTESE CLUB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Kaylee Lanczycki (Torrington)

MICHELE FARLEY PITTLER SCHOLARSHIP
Adam LaMothe (Torrington)
Nasrin Pretty (Torrington)

FRIENDS OF JOHN PONTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Stefan Laforge (Torrington)
Nathan Manchester (Torrington)
Nicholas McGough (Burlington)
Kara Schatz (Burlington)

LEONARD RENDINO SCHOLARSHIP
Joseph Lucia (Torrington)

JOSEPH AND BERNICE REPAS SCHOLARSHIP
Christina Prinssen (Torrington)

MARGARET RINGSTAD RIEFE SCHOLARSHIP
Rachel Inman (Torrington)

DR. SHENOI & FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
Bang Lam (Torrington)

SOUTHWEST SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP
IN MEMORY OF MARION WM. EDWARDS
Morgan Kolukisa (Torrington)

JEFF STANNARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Tyler Johnston (Torrington)

APOLONIA STANULIS SCHOLARSHIP
Laurie Bessette (Winsted)
Deisy Campoverde (Torrington)
Alexa Capasso (Torrington)
Brandon Charron (Torrington)
Garrett Conaghan (Litchfield)
Bridget Creedon (Litchfield)
Corey Creedon (Litchfield)
Laurie Denenholtz (New Hartford)
Corey DeSanti (Winsted)
Sima El-Ayoub (Torrington)
Breanna Fleet (Warren)
McKayla Ford (Torrington)
Alexandra Franjola (Washington)
Ella Frauenhofer (Torrington)
Jessica Fretto (Torrington)
Olivia Geiger (Salisbury)
Justin Hatch (Morris)
Matthew Heath (Torrington)
Dante Kim (Torrington)
Alana Koser (Litchfield)
Marina Matsudaira (Cornwall)
Sara Mitnik (Litchfield)
Spencer Mourges (Torrington)
Rebecca Nordland (Litchfield)
Michael O'Brien (Torrington)
Emily O'Connor (Salisbury)
Dale Osterman (Torrington)
Catherine Partrick (Litchfield)
Kimberley Pepper (Washington)
Nasrin Pretty (Torrington)
Ellery Rourk (Washington)
Shaelyn Rourk (Washington)
Casey Saade (Torrington)
Miranda Stewart (Torrington)
Arianna Stone (Torrington)
John Swanson (Washington)
Ana Tiul (Litchfield)
Matthew Waldron (Winsted)
Makenzie Welch (Torrington)
Melissa Woodruff (Morris)

NELLIE J. SULLIVAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Cierra McGowan (Torrington)

MARIANTONIA TATE MEMORIAL ALLIED HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP
Shannon Bate (Torrington)

MOLLIE AND LOUIS TEMKIN VALEDICTORY AWARD
Ella Frauenhofer (Torrington)

THS STUDENT COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP
Olivia Vollaro (Torrington)

TORRINGTON HIGH SCHOOL POOLED SCHOLARSHIP
Rachel Inman (Torrington)

TORRINGTON LITHUANIAN MUTUAL BENEFIT CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
Madeline Hiers (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO PAOLO ABATE GRANT
Sarah Buckingham (Washington)

TORRINGTON UNICO THOMAS M. ACERBI SCHOLARSHIP
Kalina Lapenta (Litchfield)

TORRINGTON UNICO FRANCIS J.
AND DONALD G. ALBREDA SCHOLARSHIP
Angela Fretto (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO RT. REVEREND MONSIGNOR
WILLIAM BOTTICELLI SCHOLARSHIP
McKenzie Byrne (Norfolk)

TORRINGTON UNICO ANTONIO GIOIA SCHOLARSHIP
Johanna Craig (Torrington)
Sarah Dennis (Torrington)
Paulina Koloda (Torrington)
Adam LaMothe (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO ITALIAN HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Megan Calabrese (Torrington)
Tim Considine (Torrington)
Connor Finn (Torrington)
Caroline Teti (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO CARMELA, R.N.,
AND VITA “JENNIE” LOPARDO SCHOLARSHIP
Hannah Munson (Bethlehem)

TORRINGTON UNICO ERICO MAROLA SCHOLARSHIP
Matthew Calabrese (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO ANDREW J. ONEGLIA SCHOLARSHIP
Marina Matsudaira (Cornwall)

TORRINGTON UNICO FIORE PETRICONE SCHOLARSHIP, K.S.G.
Devyn Bartosiewicz (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO BRIAN PICCOLO SCHOLARSHIP (AWARD)
Nate Bresson (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO WILLIAM ROMANI SCHOLARSHIP
Christina Prinssen (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO JOSEPH SCLAFANI SCHOLARSHIP
Brandon Charron (Torrington)

TORRINGTON UNICO JOHN SULLO FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
Nasrin Pretty (Torrington)

ALBERT C. AND ROSE TURRI SCHOLARSHIP
Joann Duman (Torrington)
Matthew Germond (Winsted)
Andrew Marola (Torrington)

FREDERICK J. WILCOX SPORTSMANSHIP SCHOLARSHIP
Matthew Heath (Torrington)

JAMES P. & MILDRED GREGG ZUCCO SCHOLARSHIP
Griffin Berlstein (Norfolk)
Courtney Carrozzo (New Hartford)
Michaela Cisowski (Torrington)
Alexis Delacruz (Winsted)
Angela Fretto (Torrington)
Alyssa Gagnon (Winsted)
Cameron Goulet (Winsted)
Joanne Harrington (Winsted)
Jordan Moon (Winsted)
Kathleen Morton (New Hartford)
Hannah Munson (Bethlehem)
Gina Pedrolini (New Hartford)
Mary Traub (New Hartford)
Taylor Wheeler (Torrington)

2017-2018 Scholarship information will be available
 at www.northwestcf.org/scholarships in January 2017.

Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation
serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment,
comprised of more than 250 funds, has grown from initial assets
of $15,000 to more than $80 million. Last year, combined grants
and scholarships totaled more than $4.3 million.