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A visit to Gifts of Love was just one of several surprise visits Farmington Bank made to deliver donations to area nonprofits in December. From left, Gifts of Love Executive Director Susan Pribyson andFarmington Bank employees Dena Martinelli, Beth Dunphy and Jaclyn Gouvin. (photo courtesy of Farmington Bank)

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On World AIDS Day weekend in December, New Haven-based Health Care Advocates International launched its new humanitarian initiative, HIV Advocates, with support from collaborative partners International Association of Providers of AIDS Care and UNAIDS. From left, Halloran & Sage attorneys Mark Perkins and Nicole Tung, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Halloran & Sage attorney Fred Trotta. (photo by Thomas Evans)

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In October, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary at a gala at Grace Farms in New Canaan. Pictured are board member Gerry Fox and his wife Kathy, left, with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4) and his wife Mary. (photo by Marilyn Roos)

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In October, the 21st Kelser Charity Challenge golf tournament at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington kicked off fundraising for the Hospital for Special Care’s new center for memory disorders, raising over $16,000. Pictured are Dr. John Votto, left, former president and current board member of the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, and Kelser Corp. CEO and President Barry Kelly. (photo courtesy of Kelser)

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More than 120 guests attended Stepping Stones Museum’s second annual FriendsGiving event in Norwalk, which raised over $100,000 for the nonprofit museum’s Open Arms Accessibility Initiative, which helps provide museum resources to children, families and teachers. From left, president and CEO of Stepping Stones Museum for Children Rhonda Kiest, Lucia Rilling, and Norwalk first lady and board Chairwoman Sandra Miklave. (photo by Heather Prescott Photography)


This article appeared in the February 2018 issue of Connecticut Magazine. 

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