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Nonprofit Notebook — July 9, 2018

The Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, which works to promote women and girls in Greater Hartford, will award grants in 2018 totaling $110,000 to five organizations in Greater Hartford including:

Ex-head of Zezzo House indicted for fraud

Gregory Seay |

The former head of a Hartford nonprofit has been arrested on charges he stole federal money intended to benefit people afflicted with health challenges, authorities say.

CT charitable giving jumps 11% to record high

Matt Pilon |

Despite a slow decline in the number of Connecticut foundations and individuals making charitable donations and grants, giving rose 11 percent to a record $5 billion in 2015, the most recent for...

Charitable giving under threat with new tax law

David J. Obedzinski |

Ours is a generous nation when it comes to philanthropy. When we give our time and gifts to a nonprofit organization on behalf of a worthy cause, we shine.

Brackets for Good tourney draws $157K in donations

Joe Cooper |

A statewide fundraising tournament raised more than $157,700 for nonprofits across the state, officials said.

As tax reform threatens philanthropic giving, Wadsworth CEO focuses on audience development, donor retention

Matt Pilon |

During his first two years as CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Thomas Loughman says he's been pleased by steady support from corporations and individuals and by the Hartford museum's ability to draw...

Boys & Girls Clubs sharpen focus on college, career readiness

John Stearns |

Employers looking for new workers might very well find them coming out of a local Boys & Girls Club in Hartford, or any of the other 4,367 clubs in the U.S.

W. Hartford group launches ad campaign to promote Home Improvement District

Joe Cooper |

A West Hartford-based association of independent home design professionals is unveiling a new TV and digital marketing campaign to excite renovators about making home improvements this spring.

Hartford Foundation's '17 grants a record

Gregory Seay |

The Hartford region's leading community hope chest says last year it dispensed a record $34.5 million via a record number of grants to needy individuals and the organizations that serve them.

Brackets For Good readies statewide nonprofit tournament

Carl Carchia, Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Fifty-eight Connecticut nonprofits are preparing to square off in an NCAA-tournament like competition in an effort to raise money for their causes.

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