Northwest CT Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Board Members

Elizabeth Brayboy of Harwinton and Patrique Fearon of Torrington have been named to the board of directors of the Northwest CT Community Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to 20 towns in Litchfield County.

Liz Brayboy has extensive experience with corporate facilitation and process redesign. Having worked in the insurance industry, she transitioned to consulting and spent 10 years with Deloitte Consulting before starting her own business, LBVentures LLC, where she provided services to Fortune 50 companies. Her primary focus was financial process improvement and management facilitation driving strategic change.

She is a graduate of Yale College, with an MBA from Columbia University. Recently retired, Ms. Brayboy plays multiple roles with the United States Polo Association (USPA), including serving as an At Large Governor, head of the Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Committee, a member of the Finance Committee and the Board and Staff Development Committee. In addition, she leads the Yale Polo and Equestrian Center Board and plays an active role in the coaching and management of the facility in Bethany. She is also involved with the Yale Club of Northwestern Connecticut.

Born in Saint Andrews, Jamaica, Patrique Fearon immigrated to the United States in 1995 at the age of 8. He lived and attended school in Hartford and West Hartford. Upon graduating from Conard High School in 2006, Patrique enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served for more than11 years and did three combat tours overseas: one to Iraq and two to Afghanistan.

Patrique retired from the Marines in 2016 and relocated back to Connecticut. He is a single father of two, and works as a Personal Trainer at a local gym, Energy Fitness. He volunteered as a soccer coach in Burlington for four years and is now a Board Member with the role of Micro Director for the Burlington Junior Soccer Association (BJSA). Patrique has taken on multiple roles in the community. He is Co-Lead for the Torrington Public Schools Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee. He serves as the Program Director for the B.E.R.E.A.D.Y Project and the Network Manager for the Northwest Regional Parent Advisory Committee (NW RP AC) which advises the Northwest Regional Early Childhood Alliance.

Established in 1969, the Northwest CT Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 280 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to more than $125 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled in excess of $5 million.

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.