Laura Geffs

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...

Greenwich Alliance for Education Celebrates 10 Years

It all started around a dining room table ten years ago. Concerned about the persistent achievement gap in the Greenwich Public Schools, a group of town parents and leaders approached then-Greenwich Schools’ Superintendent Larry Leverett, with the desire to effect change. Leverett suggested the idea of a local education foundation. He saw that other municipalities had education foundations which were funded by the community and which provided additional programs and benefits to the town’s students. “Why did we bother? We were troubled that large numbers of public school students in our socioeconomically diverse town did not have access to programs and services they needed to be successful in school,” says Nancy Kail, whose dining room table served as the organization’s first conference table, and who herself served as the first chair of what became the Greenwich Alliance for Education, now celebrating its tenth anniversary. read more...