Olivier Kpognon

Momentous Milestone in the Fight against Alzheimer’s Disease

The Fifth Annual Celebrating Hope took place during an historic week in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. A $400 million increase in Alzheimer’s research funding was signed into law pushing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health to nearly $1.4 billion. Just hours after the news broke, guests gathered at l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Greenwich to celebrate and support the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter. The event raised nearly $450,000 to benefit research and support for the 75,000 Connecticut residents who live with the disease and their 177,000 caregivers. read more...

Nonprofit ‘Nurtures Seeds of Opportunity’ at Luncheon

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s Fund for Women & Girls hosted hundreds of friends and supporters from Connecticut and beyond at their 18th Annual Luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich April 26. The theme of the luncheon, ‘Nurturing Seeds Of Opportunity’ was reflected throughout the event that featured two students from the Fund’s successful Family Economic Security Program at Housatonic Community College, as well as the keynote speaker, noted businesswoman and President and CEO of Grameen America, Andrea Jung. read more...