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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.”     

Three Great Charities back to top

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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10/13/17 Still No Budget: CCM Doesn't Want Pensions Pushed on Towns
10/13/17 Fairfield Goes “Electric” -- Cars and Bikes on Display
10/05/17 CCM Board calls on Governor and General Assembly to establish a new Pension & Retirement Benefits Reform Commission and not transfer any teachers’ retirement costs to towns until commission assesses matters
10/05/17 Municipal aid hits multiply as big grants are cut
09/28/17 CCM Statement In Response to New Report By Municipal Market Analytics
09/28/17 Branford RR Station Is Path for Development
09/22/17 Local Officials Continue To Worry About Budget Stalemate As Oct. 1 Nears
09/22/17 Helping Those In Need: Volunteers help feed Hartford, West Hartford Residents
09/16/17 CCM Statement on Budget Bill Adopted by the General Assembly
09/14/17 The Time for Municipal Line-Item Veto of Education budgets Has Come
09/13/17 CCM and COST Joint Statement on Budget Proposal by House and Senate Republicans
09/08/17 CCM Responds to Governor's Latest Budget Proposals
09/08/17 Municipal Leaders Have Shown You Our Sustainable Plan — What Is Yours?
08/30/17 Higher Income Taxes For CT’s Wealthy May Still Be in Play
08/30/17 How Many Cities & Towns Face Insolvency Over Budget Stand-0ff? Malloy Begins Counting
08/25/17 Westport Police Gear Up For Citizen Police Program
08/25/17 Report From Malloy Seeks To Re- Frame Debate Over Changes To, Need for, State Aid
08/17/17 CT&C August 2017
08/17/17 Growing Number of Towns Consider Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Addiction
08/17/17 Municipal Fund Balances At 5 percent Fall Far Short Of Needed Financial Buffer
08/09/17 Municipal Officials Fear Info Sought By Malloy Could Lead To Slashed Aid
08/09/17 Connecticut Towns Mull Shrinking Fiscal Options As They Wait For State Budget
07/28/17 Municipalities Are Increasingly Struggling Without Budget Deal In Place
07/24/17 Over 60 Towns & Cities Respond to CCM Survey Illustrating Service & Fiscal Constraints Imposed On Local Governments As New Fiscal Year Begins Amidst Continuing State Budget Impasse
07/21/17 Groton Fire Department Begins New Outreach Effort
07/21/17 Group of CT Municipalities Explore Lawsuit Against Opioid Drugmakers
07/14/17 CCM: Time For Dueling Press Conferences on Budget Proposals Is Over
07/05/17 State To Allow More Input on Cellphone Antenna Placement
07/05/17 Truth – House Dems Sales Tax Fairer Than Onerous Property Tax Hike
06/30/17 Democrats Call For Sales Tax Increase; Possible Vote July 18
06/30/17 CCM Response To Revised Two-Year Proposed State Budget From House Democratic Leaders
06/29/17 Without State Budget, Towns Could See Steep Cuts Under Malloy’s Executive Order
06/21/17 Cities, Towns Ask State Leaders in TV Ad, ‘Are You listening?’
06/15/17 Without a CT Budget by July 1, The Options Are All Bad
06/15/17 Lack Of State Budget Brings Uncertainty To Cities, Towns
06/08/17 Towns Rattled By State's Budget Uncertainty
05/31/17 Lawmakers 'Growing Tired' Of Local Leaders Blaming Legislature For Fiscal Woes, Speaker Says
05/25/17 CCM Again Pushes Its Sweeping Plan As Budget Talks Intensify
05/18/17 Cities and Towns Face Massive State Aid Cuts Under Revised Budget Plan
05/11/17 Towns Ask Why CT Officials Won’t Touch Teachers’ Pensions
05/11/17 Malloy Proposes Immediate Budget Cuts, Would Withhold June Local Aid Payments
05/05/17 Punishing Property Tax Just Keeps Growing
04/26/17 Sales Tax Proposal Contingent On Cost-Control Measures Being Adopted
04/21/17 Teachers Union, Local Leaders Speak Out Against Pension Cost-Shift Proposal
04/13/17 Northeastern CT Town Leaders Struggle With Creating Firm Budgets This Year
04/07/17 Legislators Hear From Mayors, First Selectmen; Unknowns in State Budget Causing Worries
04/07/17 CCM Launching New Video Ad to Support HB 7293 and 6937 – Key Cost Containment Proposals Highlighted in CCM’s “This Is Different” Report
04/07/17 Gov’t Sector Bleeding Jobs in Connecticut
03/31/17 Raising The State Sales Tax Not Off The Table
03/24/17 Labor Agreements Impede Shared Services, Cities Say
03/24/17 Democrats Eyeing Sales Tax Hike To Plug Holes In Next CT Budget
03/17/17 Milford Seminars: Small Businesses Begin With Big Dreams
03/17/17 Trump’s Education Budget: 4 Things To Know For CT Schools
03/10/17 Leadership Unable To Get Municipal Relief Vote Over Finish Line
03/03/17 Has Regionalism’s Time Finally Come?
02/24/17 Battles Over Labor’s Wages Heat Up At Capitol
02/17/17 State Budget Fallout Slams Fairfield
02/17/17 Lawmakers Renew Debate Over Workers’ Comp Coverage For PTSD
02/10/17 No One Wants A Share of CT’s Teacher Pension Bill
02/03/17 CCM Executive Director: State Should Act Outside ‘Comfort Zone’ To Create Economic Stability
02/03/17 Gov. Malloy Proposes Financial Oversight Board to Monitor Troubled Municipalities
02/03/17 Malloy Proposes Easing Mandates On Cities And Towns
01/27/17 Governor, House Speaker Commend CCM and Municipal Leaders for New, Intriguing and Thoughtful Proposals
01/27/17 CCM Recommends Sweeping Changes To Buttress Municipal Finances
01/24/17 CCM To Release Major Report on a "New Way Forward" for CT Cities and Towns; Executive Director DeLong says "This Report is Different"
01/06/17 CCM, CBIA and CT AFL-CIO reconvene Project B.E.S.T. economic summit: Report released on new findings from work groups at 2016 CCM Convention
01/05/17 Malloy's Feb. 8 Budget Proposal To Recalculate Municipal Aid, Education Funding
01/03/17 CCM says $50M In Mid-Year Budget Cuts To Municipalities Is Untenable
12/19/16 Reaching Across Borders Can Be A Win For Towns, Cities
12/05/16 Walker: ‘Devastating’ Cuts Cannot Solve CT’s Budget Woes
11/23/16 Portland First Selectwoman To Head Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
11/23/16 O’Leary Elected Vice President of CCM
11/16/16 CCM Calls For State To Repeal Spending Cap
11/11/16 2016 CCM Convention to take place November 14-15 at Foxwoods Resort. Nearly 1,000 participants from over 130 municipalities will gather as CCM marks its 50th year of service to towns and cities
11/04/16 CT Continues To Rely Too Heavily On Property Tax To Fund Education
10/21/16 CT’s Fiscal Woes Could Mean Higher Municipal Borrowing Costs
10/21/16 Organization Draws Focus To Poverty, Struggling CT Cities
10/14/16 DPH Considers Regionalization, Local Leaders Have Big Concerns
10/07/16 CCM, CBIA & CT AFL-CIO to Reconvene Economic Summit Nov. 14; House Speaker Brendan Sharkey to Lead Regional Policy Development at Summit
10/05/16 Group Warns: As Cities Go, So Go The Suburbs
10/05/16 CCM Raises Alarm On Urban Poverty: Report Says Big Cities Struggle To Serve Neediest
09/20/16 California Company Alarms CT Towns With Letters Proposing 120-Foot 'Utility Poles'
09/12/16 CCM launches its “Election Campaign 2016” with new public policy report, The Property Tax: How Over-Reliance Jeopardizes Connecticut’s Economic Future.
09/08/16 CCM initial statement in response to Superior Court decision in CCJEF v. Rell school-funding decision
09/08/16 CCM Initial Statement In Response To Superior Court Decision in CCJEF v. Rell School-Funding Decision
08/29/16 CCM panel ramping up for comprehensive policy development on municipal fiscal operations and regional service delivery
08/26/16 Towns Wary of Local Spending Cap As State Begins Revenue Sharing
08/24/16 Push for Regional Cooperation Intensifies in Connecticut
08/22/16 Point Counterpoint; Lori Pelletier, CT AFL-CIO vs. Joe Brennan, CBIA
08/12/16 New CCM report shows how local officials can best combat drug abuse in their communities
08/10/16 New CCM Report Shows How Local Officials Can Best Combat Drug Abuse in Their Communities
08/09/16 Town Declines State Grant Over Objections To Municipal Spending Cap
08/03/16 CCM And Its Sustainability Task Force Partners With ECSU To Present Best Practices In Sustainability Efforts In CT
07/18/16 Report: CT, New England States Lag Nation In Capital Spending
07/07/16 CT Towns, Medical Examiner Compromise On Handling Of Remains
07/01/16 CCM calls on state to continue staffing New Haven and Hartford prisoner detention centers
07/01/16 Our State: A Good Place To Be Evicted, Except For Towns
06/07/16 Malloy Makes ‘Last Minute’ $20 million Cut to State Aid -- Can Towns Depend on Projections?
06/03/16 CCM Statement Regarding Last-Minute $20 Million Cut to Towns and Cities
05/27/16 State Handing Towns Responsibility For Unclaimed Human Remains
05/25/16 Senate Leader Pledges Commitment to Capping ‘Unfair’ Car Tax
05/24/16 Some Win, Some Lose In State Aid Allotments
05/13/16 Five Things To Know About the Budget Implementer: Retirement For All, Yard Goats, Diapers and More General Assembly
05/13/16 A handshake, then a vote on Connecticut’s next budget
05/12/16 CCM Expresses Concerns Regarding Two Aspects of the Budget Implementer Bill
05/11/16 CCM, Local Elected Officials Urge Lawmakers To Make Structural Changes
05/03/16 CCM says that the Governor’s latest budget proposal calls for nearly $120 million in state aid cuts
04/29/16 CCM Applauds House & Senate Democrats for Budget; Republicans for Mandates Relief Package
04/27/16 CCM calls on State to immediately release $60 million in funds that are overdue to towns for critical transportation projects
04/21/16 A Connecticut compromise on firefighters’ cancer relief
04/21/16 CCM Launches TV Ad Campaign For Last Weeks of Session
04/12/16 Bill to Allow Fewer Polling Places in Primaries Back After 4 Years
04/07/16 Appropriations Budget Falls Far Short of Closing Deficit
04/04/16 Committee bill Would Eliminate State Venue Tax, in Favor of Local One
03/30/16 2016 CCM Services Brochure
03/29/16 CCM: Deficit Package A Win For Property Taxpayers
03/28/16 Our View: Municipal aid reduction would be tax hike by another name
03/28/16 Editorial: Mind the cities and the good will come
03/18/16 Big City Mayors Urge Lawmakers To Maintain Property Tax Relief
03/16/16 Republicans pitch furloughs, restore hospital aid, put municipal revenue sharing at risk
03/16/16 Guilford residents save big on prescription drug costs through CCM
03/16/16 Municipalities look to streetlights to save money
03/02/16 Municipal leaders pushing for change in spending cap
03/02/16 Cities and towns: don’t burden us with unfunded mandates
03/02/16 Towns Look To Fend Off Budget Cuts
03/01/16 Transportation Committee Debates Merits Of DMV Bill, Delinquent Motor Vehicle Taxes
02/29/16 First responders back broader PTSD coverage; Mayor O'Leary warns of bill's potential cost
02/29/16 More than 70 municipal leaders to assemble for CCM Day on the Hill on Tuesday, March 1 at the State Capitol; News conference set for 10:45 a.m. with state legislative Leaders
02/26/16 Legislators Nearing Deal On Cancer Coverage For Firefighters
02/22/16 Connecticut towns scramble as DMV lists thousands of vehicles in wrong municipalities
02/19/16 Berlin Saves Residents Over $70,000 From CCM Prescription Drug Discount Program
02/16/16 Firefighters' cancer compensation deal close, but far from a done deal
02/15/16 Firefighters, towns talk compromise on cancer bill
02/12/16 DMV is a car wreck, don’t blame towns
02/10/16 Governor, municipalities at odds over car tax and DMV
02/09/16 Speed DMV lines by shedding collection role; problematic for towns
02/05/16 CCM is working with Governor and Legislators to advance proposed state budget as it affects towns and cities
02/01/16 Big budget changes uncertain as lawmakers return to Capitol
02/01/16 Op-Ed --In Connecticut: We Must Become the Change We Want to See, by Joe DeLong CCM Executive Director
01/29/16 CCM reminds state leaders that unfinished business remains on three issues of concern to towns
01/20/16 OP-ED | What CCM Means by ‘Collaborating for the Common Good’
01/20/16 Municipal lobby wants to shed ‘special interest’ image
01/15/16 Video on CTN: CCM Capitol News Briefing on the Launch of Statewide Media Campaigns
01/14/16 Municipal Lobbying Group Launches TV Ad Campaign
01/13/16 CCM launches simultaneous media campaigns to advance public's understanding of state aid and property taxes and CCM's collaborative efforts for towns and residents
01/05/16 City seeks more energy efficient streetlights through partnership with CCM
12/28/15 Mayor Mark Boughton’s statewide stature to increase in 2016 as the president of the 158-member CCM
12/17/15 Danbury Mayor Boughton elected president of statewide municipalities group
12/17/15 CCM Report Highlights Regional Cooperation Efforts
12/17/15 CCM report stresses need for more regional cooperation
12/15/15 CCM Elects New Officers and Board of Directors for 2016; Mayor Mark Boughton of Danbury Elected President
12/11/15 Norwich Bulletin -- Our View: Economic summit produced host of good ideas
12/10/15 End-Of-Session 'Christmas Tree' Bill No Way To Make Law
12/08/15 Economic summit makes key recommendations
12/08/15 Labor, Business, Municipalities Press For Reform Following Summit
12/08/15 Legislator Blasts Budget Implementer Process
12/08/15 Diverse Group of Stakeholders Reaches Consensus on Key Policy Areas
12/08/15 CCM, CBIA and Connecticut AFL-CIO Briefing on CTN to Release Economic Summit Report & Policy Proposals
12/07/15 OP-ED | State‘s Tax Panel Must Resolve Residents’ Biggest Tax Problem—The Property Tax
12/07/15 CCM, CBIA & CT AFL-CIO economic summit: report released on top summit findings
12/03/15 OP-ED | State‘s Tax Panel Must Resolve Residents’ Biggest Tax Problem—The Property Tax
11/16/15 2015 Project B.E.S.T. Summit
11/11/15 Over 175 key CT leaders to convene tomorrow Nov. 12- through Nov. 13 for first-ever economic summit
11/04/15 More than 100 key CT leaders to convene on Nov. 12- 13 for first-ever economic summit brainstormed by CCM, CBIA and CT AFL-CIO
09/01/15 Digital BackOffice to be lead business sponsor of the October 20 CCM Convention and Exposition
06/17/15 Over 80 municipal officials to assemble for June 18 CCM Annual Meeting; New CCM Executive Director to present first major address on the "New CCM" and legislative concerns with coming Special Session
06/12/15 Connecticut's local leaders call for more inclusion and transparency in the state budgeting process
06/01/15 Initial CCM statement in response to state budget agreement
05/29/15 CCM calls on General Assembly to quickly fix Senate Bill 1 to better deliver fiscal relief to hard-pressed property taxpayers and reduce municipal overreliance on the regressive property tax
05/26/15 Coalition unites to oppose new mega mandate for workers' comp; news conference set for Wed., May 27 at 11 a.m. at State Capitol
05/19/15 Enact a state budget that protects property taxpayers, Op-Ed by Joe DeLong, CCM Executive Director
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
05/18/15 Click here to listen to CCM radio spot opposing cancer presumption mandate: "If we don't learn from the past, we are destined to repeat our mistakes..."
05/18/15 Click here to listen to CCM radio spot opposing cancer presumption mandate "Proponents are pushing two huge mandates that would unnecessarily cost towns millions..."
03/23/15 New federal data shows low-income students shortchanged for education funding; CCM points to overdependence on property taxes; $600 million underfunding of ECS grant
03/19/15 Special appropriations forum with municipal leaders on Governor proposed budget
03/10/15 Resident state trooper proposal would cost 29 towns $3.1 million; total for all towns would exceed $5 million
03/05/15 CCM says 70 towns and cities would receive less aid
03/03/15 CCM, poised for even greater success, names Joseph DeLong Executive Director
02/18/15 Proposed state budget would maintain overall state aid to towns and cities
02/03/15 CCM asserts: state's tax incidence study finds the property tax is most burdensome and regressive state-local tax on CT residents and businesses
01/28/15 CCM's initial response to DEEP's revised stormwater permit proposal for towns
01/15/15 CCM asserts: serious issues still remain after DEEP signals possible changes to proposed MS4 stormwater permit
01/05/15 CCM's 2015 state legislative priorities announced