Karen Keegan

Moffly Media’s Light a Fire Awards Honors Local Philanthropists

Moffly Media celebrated the 11th annual Light a Fire Awards on Thursday, Nov. 29. The event, designed to celebrate our community’s nonprofit and philanthropic leaders, was held at the an all new venue at the Kings School Performing Arts Center Theater and was hosted by Tony Award-winning actor, director and longtime Weston resident James Naughton. The evening’s festivities included a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres by Marcia Selden Catering and Events. A portion of the night’s ticket proceeds benefited Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. read more...

United Way to Host 85th Anniversary Celebration

Greenwich United Way will host its 85th Anniversary Celebration, “Pearls & Prohibition,” on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Greenwich Country Club, 19 Doubling Rd. The event, will honor past Board Chairs and pay tribute to the year 1933 when the Greenwich Community Chest & Council was founded. The Greenwich Community Chest & Council became the Greenwich United Way in 1975. Funds raised will support critical programs that meet the health, education and self-sufficiency needs in the Greenwich community. The Celebration co-chairs are Karen Keegan, Nicole Kwasniewski, and Sabrina Pray Raquet. read more...

United Way Announces New Program, Board Members

The Greenwich United Way Board of Directors Annual Meeting happened on Jan. 24, at the Innis Arden Golf Club. Members of the organization’s staff and Board welcomed five new Board members; Karen Chaplin, Grace Lockhart Djuranovic, Jaime Eisenberg, Mario Forlini and Eva Maria Janerus. Four members retired from the Board; Richard Porter, Jill Weiner, Marie Woodburn and the Organization’s Board Chair, Karen Keegan. Anne Sherrerd was appointed as the new Board Chair. Sherrerd has served on the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors for six years, three of those years on the Executive Committee. Her roles have included Co-Chair of the CEO Search Committee, Vice Chair for Stewardship and Co-Chair of the Sole Sisters Luncheon. Sherrerd currently serves on the Princeton University Board of Trustees and the Princeton University Art Museum Advisory Council. “The Greenwich United Way is appreciative and grateful for the incredible talent and dedication that Karen Keegan brought to the role of Board Chair for the last three years,” said Sherrerd. She continued, “She led the organization through a period of significant change with skill and wisdom — and an extraordinary work ethic driven by a passionate devotion to the organization and its mission. I’m really looking forward to continuing this work with the entire Board of Directors and Advisory Board – as well as David and our great staff – in the coming year!” read more...

United Way Seeks Community Investment Process Volunteers

Greenwich United Way will launch the 2017-18 Community Investment Process (CIP) later this month and currently has volunteer opportunities available for Greenwich residents. Each year, volunteers serving on the Community Investment Process Committee review grant applications from human services agencies that serve Greenwich residents. The process involves reviewing grant-proposals from local agencies and visiting program sites. Following this intensive dive into the community, trained volunteers use their knowledge and expertise to help determine the most effective uses for Greenwich United Way funds. The Community Investment Process volunteers are guided by the research of local needs as published in Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment Report and Executive Summary. read more...

Greenwich United Way Sells Headquarters Building

Greenwich United Way closed on the sale of the organization’s building and office space at 1 Lafayette Court on April 25. The building was purchased by 1 Lafayette Court, LLC for $2,495,000. Proceeds from the sale will help secure the future financial stability and development of the organization in serving its mission. “Since 1933, the Greenwich United Way has led the community in identifying unmet human services needs, raising awareness and support for those needs, and creating meaningful solutions,” said Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin. “We are currently looking for leased space that will best position us to meet the needs of our community,” he added. read more...

Greenwich United Way Welcomes New Board Members

“Local Insights. Lasting Results, the Greenwich United Way tag line says it all,” declared Greenwich United Way Board Chair, Karen Keegan, following a passed motion to elect five new members to the organization’s Board of Directors: Anne Franscioni, Diane Viton, Frank Carpenteri, Joui Hessel and Nancy Kail, and four members to its Advisory Board: Ken Mifflin, Lisa Baird, Frances Deutsch and Mary Laughlin during the organization’s Annual Meeting at Innis Arden Golf Club. read more...

United Way hosts Tocqueville Society Dinner

Approximately 40 members of the Greenwich United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society met for a private dinner event on June 2 at River House Adult Day Center, a funded agency of the Greenwich United Way. The Tocqueville Society recognizes those whose generous contributions to the Greenwich United Way over the past year total $10,000 and above. As a group, Tocqueville members contribute almost one half of the Annual Campaign funds at Greenwich United Way. read more...