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United Way Promotes Financial Literacy with New Program 

Greenwich United Way launched a financial literacy program, a six-week pilot course called Finance Champions at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich on Nov. 1. The program is modeled after the Greenwich United Way Reading Champions reading fluency program and aims to provide local youth with the required education on personal finance. Finance Champions is sponsored in part by U.S. Trust and targets a pre-teen audience. Students for the pilot were selected by the Boys & Girls Club based on need and interest. read more...

United Way Community Planning Council’s Legislative Breakfast

The Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council’s Annual Legislative Breakfast will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 in the Greenwich Town Hall Meeting Room. The event takes place from 7:30 (program starts at 8) to 9 a.m. and is open to all, including residents, local organizations and service agencies, town government employees, and other community leaders involved in local health and human services. read more...

United Way Grants GADC with $18,000 for Transportation Program

The Greenwich United Way (GUW) Board of Directors approved a second grant this year for River House Adult Day Center, totaling $18,000The grant is an extension through the Greenwich United Way Community Investment Process (CIP) and was awarded on June 28. The Extension Grant will be used to support the Door-to-Door Transportation program which will offset the costs associated with transportation for Greenwich-based clients. The distribution of funds for this program reflects the recommendations of the volunteers who participated in the 2017-2018 Community Investment Process and the Greenwich United Way Grants Committee. read more...

United Way Screens ‘Resilience’ to Promote ECAGS Program

On Sept. 26, the Greenwich United Way (GUW) along with Direct Impact partners; Family Centers, YMCA of Greenwich, and Greenwich Public Schools, hosted an event to promote the new Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions (ECAGS) program. GUW launched their research-based approach to narrow the achievement gap which focuses on two approaches: (1) Greenwich Parents as Teachers and (2) Pre-school Instructional Coaching. 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’s Golf Tournament Raises Much Needed Funds

The Greenwich United Way had their 2nd Annual Golf Tournament May 21 at Burning Tree Country Club. This year’s event directly benefited the organization’s soon to be launched Human Services Technology Solutions (HSTS) program that is part of the organization’s three Direct Impact Programs. The organization launched its “dual-philanthropic” option for donors earlier this year after a quiet phase of fundraising that launched in 2016. Youth Impact Programming and Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions are the other two collaborative programs categorized under Direct Impact. This was the first public fundraiser for the HSTS program. 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...

‘Reading Champions’ Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

The Greenwich United Way volunteer program, Reading Champions, turns ten this year. The program was inspired by Greenwich resident and retired teacher, Joan Lowe who guided the program in collaboration with Greenwich Public Schools during the fall of 2008 at North Mianus School. Today, the program has expanded to engage over 100 active volunteers who reach over 400 students each year in all Greenwich elementary schools, the YWCA of Greenwich, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich and the after-school program at Byram Archibald Neighborhood Center (BANC). read more...