State Auto Foundation Provides $20,000 to the Women and Girls Fund

On November 4, for the fourth year in a row, The State Auto Foundation of the State Auto Insurance Companies made a $5,000 contribution to the Women & Girls Fund at the Community Foundation of Northwest CT to support marketing communication efforts that further the Fund’s mission to advance the welfare of local women and girls by supporting programs that address women’s needs and contribute to the welfare of children. To date, State Auto has provided $20,000 to support the Fund.

“State Auto has become an important partner in improving the lives of women in Northwest CT,” said Foundation President Guy Rovezzi. “Their continued support of the Women and Girls Fund has played a vital role in the growing effectiveness of the Fund.”

Based in Columbus, Ohio, the State Auto Insurance Group markets its products through more than 3,000 independent agencies in 33 states. Group assets are in excess of $3.25 billion with more than $1.5 billion in annual direct written premium.

In late October, local residents gathered at the Litchfield home of Dr. Frank Vanoni for a reception to recognize grant recipients of the Women and Girls Fund and to show their continued support for the welfare of women and girls in Connecticut’s Northwest Corner.

During the event, two grants were awarded to the Winsted Area Child Care Center. The child care center was awarded $750 for the purchase of a clothes washer and dryer for the purpose of washing children’s bibs, blankets, sheets, clothes and swing covers to keep children clean and comfortable. The child care center also was awarded $3,000 to provide financial childcare tuition assistance to working mothers.

The Women & Girls Fund, initiated by the Foundation in 1999, provides a unique philanthropic opportunity for community-minded women in northwest Connecticut who are committed to improving the lives of area women and girls by raising awareness and pooling resources.

By supporting the Fund, women help to advance the welfare of local women and girls; network with women who share similar interests and values; help women and girls make strategic and informed decisions about their philanthropy; and join a dynamic group that empowers other women.

The Fund is comprised of nearly 200 donors who are committed to improving the lives of women and girls in northwest Connecticut by raising awareness and pooling resources. For more information about The Women & Girls Fund or to learn how you can support its mission, visit www.cfnwct.org, call (860) 626.1245 or visit the Community Foundation of Northwest CT on Facebook.

 

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