Community Buzz: Bankwell aids Autism Speaks, YWL donates to Person-to-Person
Published 12:16 pm, Friday, July 7, 2017
For the third straight year, Fairfield Theatre Company will be contributing $25 from every membership sold to support the organization Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.
This year, New Canaan-based Bankwell, an FTC season sponsor, is joining in and matching each donation dollar for dollar. The campaign will run through July 15.
During commencement ceremonies in May, Lehigh University conferred bachelor’s degrees on New Canaan natives Francis Hogan and Henry Moyle. Hogan earned a Bachelor of Science in computer science and business and Moyle got a Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with a major in finance.
The Young Women’s League of New Canaan donated $2,400 to Person-to-Person’s Campership Program.
P2P, which provides a low-income individuals and families living in Lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services, serves Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.
The YWL Charity Research Committee awarded the money for the Campership Program, one of the core programs at P2P. Camperships are awarded to elementary school children who receive free or reduced-price meals during the school year. At an average cost of $600 per child, this grant will fund a full summer of day camp for four children.
The impact of this grant is significant and has important benefits. The Campership Program positively impacts the entire family. It provides the type of enrichment that translates into better academic performance for children when they return to school in the fall. And it helps to preserve the family’s financial stability because parents can continue working during the summer months.
The Young Women’s League of New Canaan members have long supported the work of Person-to-Person — by volunteering at the agency and with donations over the years.
Six New Canaan natives received dean’s list honors for the spring semester at Fairfield University. In order to be placed on the dean’s list, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in a semester, have no outstanding or incomplete grades for that semester, and have attained a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or better.
Anna Borea is majoring in politics; Gabriella Borea is majoring in mechanical engineering; Michael Donofrio is majoring in software engineering; Erika Jensen is majoring in visual and performing film, TV and media arts; Alexandra Tubridy is majoring in mathematics; and Robert Valente is majoring in finance.
Tess MacKenzie, of New Canaan, was named to the University of New Hampshire’s dean’s list for the spring semester. MacKenzie, who is majoring in recreation management and policy: therapeutic recreation, earned honors for her GPA, which was between 3.5 and 3.64.
Danielle Meyers, of New Canaan, was named to the University of Rhode Island spring dean’s list. To be included on the dean’s list, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality-point average.
Andrew J, Schmier, of New Canaan, a graduate of Winchendon School, will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the class of 2021. Schmier, who will be majoring in aeronautical engineering, will begin studying at Clarkson in the fall.
Fishman is the director of the American College of Surgeons-accredited cancer program at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, a comprehensive program with access to personalized care and services.
The New Canaan man is vice chairman of obstetrics and gynecology, director of gynecologic oncology, and a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine.