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CCM Presents Checks To Three Statewide Charities Totaling Nearly $40,000 After First Ever Philanthropic Event

CCM Presents Checks To Three Statewide Charities Totaling Nearly $40,000 After First Ever Philanthropic Event

For Immediate Release
Kevin Maloney (203) 710-3487
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) today (Tuesday, May 15) presented three checks totaling nearly $40,000 to three of the state’s most significant social-service organizations as a result of its first-ever philanthropic event – the Connecticut Charity Triple Crown held in early April in Hartford.  

Leadership from each group — the Channel 3 Kids Camp, Homes for the Brave, and The Village — were presented with their checks at the May 15 meeting of CCM’s 168 member mayors, first selectmen and town managers in Wallingford which assessed the 2018 General Assembly session. 

(In photo to left) Neil O’Leary, Mayor of Waterbury and CCM President (second from left), presents checks totaling nearly $40,000 to (left to right) to Vincent Santilli, Chief Executive Officer, and Kathy Beardsworth, Director of Communications & Outreach, for Homes for the Brave; Susan Baroni-Schaeffer, Corporate Relations Manager, and Denise K. Hornbecker, Chief Executive Officer, from Channel 3 Kids Camp; and Donna Jolly, Vice President for Advancement, for The Village. Also pictured are (far left) State Senator Paul Formica and (far right) Shari Fiveash, Director of Member Services for CCM.

“CCM’s mission is to collaborate for the common good in Connecticut, ” said Joe DeLong, CCM Executive Director. “And our first-ever effort to aid these important organizations  — which we now hope will be an ongoing annual event — will make a real difference in the critical human services that can be provided by each of these long-time, valuable social services organizations that benefit residents in need across Connecticut.”     

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Channel 3 Kids Camp provides educational, recreational and child care services in a completely inclusive environment,

Homes for the Brave provides transitional housing, vocational training, and life skills coaching to help veterans and their families leave homelessness behind, and  

The Village provides foster care and adoption, and a full range of behavioral health treatment and community support services for children, families and adults.

More than 250 state, municipal and business leaders attended and contributed to the event, to help make it a huge fundraising success for these valuable causes.

The CT Triple Crown was held at the Hartford Club on the evening of April 11.  Each $75 ticket included Triple Crown-themed hors d’oeuvres, access to the silent and live auctions, entertainment, and networking; all while contributing to three great local charities. Again, CCM hopes this will become an annual philanthropic event focused on Connecticut’s statewide community.   

For more information on the event, including sponsors and partners, visit



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03/22/18 Raymark in Stratford Makes Short List For Redevelopment
12/19/16 Reaching Across Borders Can Be A Win For Towns, Cities
08/25/17 Report From Malloy Seeks To Re- Frame Debate Over Changes To, Need for, State Aid
07/18/16 Report: CT, New England States Lag Nation In Capital Spending
03/16/16 Republicans pitch furloughs, restore hospital aid, put municipal revenue sharing at risk
03/10/15 Resident state trooper proposal would cost 29 towns $3.1 million; total for all towns would exceed $5 million
05/10/19 Rising Local Recycling Costs Putting Pressure On Lawmakers To Pass Plastic Bag Ban, Expand Bottle Deposit System
04/26/17 Sales Tax Proposal Contingent On Cost-Control Measures Being Adopted
02/07/18 See-Click-Fix! Hamden Joins Growing Number Using Mobile App
05/17/18 SeeClickFix Grows Into Role Helping Towns Manage Storm Response
05/25/16 Senate Leader Pledges Commitment to Capping ‘Unfair’ Car Tax
05/17/19 Seymour Collaborates With CT Economic Resource Center
09/17/18 Single-Use Plastic-Bag Ban Instituted In Greenwich
05/24/16 Some Win, Some Lose In State Aid Allotments
03/19/15 Special appropriations forum with municipal leaders on Governor proposed budget
02/09/16 Speed DMV lines by shedding collection role; problematic for towns
08/23/18 Stamford High School Health Center Is A Model For Student Health
02/17/17 State Budget Fallout Slams Fairfield
05/27/16 State Handing Towns Responsibility For Unclaimed Human Remains
12/06/18 State Mandates: Fiscal Note Impact Not ‘Potential Minimal’
07/05/17 State To Allow More Input on Cellphone Antenna Placement
08/09/18 State’s first cohousing community to be built in Bethany
10/13/17 Still No Budget: CCM Doesn't Want Pensions Pushed on Towns
01/18/18 Supreme Court: CT's Education System Is Flawed, But Not Unconstitutional
01/03/19 Take Care of Pensions Now
06/27/19 Teacher Pension Cost Debate May Not Be Over Yet
04/21/17 Teachers Union, Local Leaders Speak Out Against Pension Cost-Shift Proposal
05/24/18 Telecom Industry, Towns Continue Fight In Municipal-Broadband Case
12/06/18 The Pension Buck Stops Here
09/14/17 The Time for Municipal Line-Item Veto of Education budgets Has Come
03/01/18 Timber! – at Sharon's Housatonic State Forest
11/28/18 To Report Bullying And Bad Student Behavior, CT Schools Turn To Anonymous Reporting Apps
01/18/19 Tolls, Special Ed. Funding, Shared Services On Same Page for Mayor & Senator
08/09/16 Town Declines State Grant Over Objections To Municipal Spending Cap
02/22/19 Town Officials Concerned About Aid Levels, Shift In Teacher Pension Costs In Lamont Budget
04/13/18 Towns and Cities Adamantly Oppose Costly, Unnecessary, New Benefit For Police And First Responders
05/11/17 Towns Ask Why CT Officials Won’t Touch Teachers’ Pensions
02/23/18 Towns Face Tax Pressures After Slow Recovery From Great Recession
03/02/16 Towns Look To Fend Off Budget Cuts
06/08/17 Towns Rattled By State's Budget Uncertainty
03/22/18 Towns Told To Make Up For State Education Cuts
08/26/16 Towns Wary of Local Spending Cap As State Begins Revenue Sharing
03/01/16 Transportation Committee Debates Merits Of DMV Bill, Delinquent Motor Vehicle Taxes
12/14/18 Trash diversion Looks For A Smarter Way In New Haven
04/12/19 Triple Crown Charity On Tap
04/27/18 Trumbull Day is Back!
03/17/17 Trump’s Education Budget: 4 Things To Know For CT Schools
07/05/17 Truth – House Dems Sales Tax Fairer Than Onerous Property Tax Hike
12/14/18 TV news, newspaper websites lead pack for citizens seeking info
05/31/18 Unallocated FY 18 Town Aid Road (TAR)
02/01/19 Underfunded Teacher Pension Fund could hinder future budgets
04/18/18 Understanding the Great Connecticut Taxpocalypse
07/10/19 Upheaval In Recyclables Market May Cause CT Towns To Lose Serious Bucks
06/22/18 Vexatious FOI complaints Subject Of New Law
01/15/16 Video on CTN: CCM Capitol News Briefing on the Launch of Statewide Media Campaigns
12/05/16 Walker: ‘Devastating’ Cuts Cannot Solve CT’s Budget Woes
04/13/18 Wall Street Firm Says Federal Tax Limits Could Hurt CT Towns
05/24/19 Waterbury Looks To Brand Cities Recent Growth
11/08/17 Welcome to CT's Newly Elected Mayors And First Selectmen
03/01/19 West Hartford Makes Extensive Use Of Free CCM Service To Save Money On Prescriptions
08/30/18 West Haven is one step closer to seeing The Haven Shopping Center Open
08/25/17 Westport Police Gear Up For Citizen Police Program
10/27/17 Wethersfield Remembers Its Seniors: Town Offers Many Programs for Elderly
03/29/19 What One Local Government Did Right
06/05/18 Who Rescued Who? North Haven Invests in its Pets
05/10/19 Wilton Brings Departments, Organizations In The Know On Tax Credits
01/03/19 Wilton Prepares For Snowfalls By Optimizing Routes
05/18/15 With major cancer presumption bill reaching critical stage, CCM begins airing radio messages calling on legislators to turn aside this costly unfunded state mandate
06/15/17 Without a CT Budget by July 1, The Options Are All Bad
06/29/17 Without State Budget, Towns Could See Steep Cuts Under Malloy’s Executive Order
01/18/18 Woodbridge Budget Presentation Second To None