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Campaign for Bully-Free Communities Featured on WTNH CT Style

October 13, 2016 • In the News: TV and Radio,Pressroom
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Nick Blue, Cynthia Clegg (CFMC), and David Maloney, CT Association of Schools joined CT Style to talk about National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the Council of Business Partners WTNH CT Style SegmentCampaign for Bully-Free Communities, and how to be an Agent of Change in our community.

Watch the segment HERE – WTNH CT Style, October 12, 2016

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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BULLYING AND HOW CAN WE STAND TOGETHER TO END IT?

What is BULLYING?

It is bullying if: Continue Reading »

Small Businesses Having Big Impact Supporting Positive Change in Local Schools and Communities

Highlights include: Upcoming Third Annual Rally for Bully-Free Communities on October 6, in Middletown, Conn., coinciding with National Bullying Prevention Month; Implementation of bullying prevention training program in East Hampton schools.

The Council of Business Partners at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) Continue Reading »

CFMC Honors Local Businesses

August 8, 2016 • Events,Pressroom
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Local Leaders, Local Legends 2016

Local leaders group photo July 27, 2016, Wadsworth Mansion. Front Row: Sarah Cody (Fox61), Rosario “Riz” Rizzo, Liz Shulman, Gail Morris, Cindy McNeil-Sola, Lynda Hunnicutt, Bernadette Jones, Laura Pedersen, Linda Bradshaw, Sharon Griffin, Deb Moore. Second Row: George “Sonny” Whelen, Dave Shulman, Bob Shulman, Andy Morris, David Director, Marc Levin, John Biddiscombe, John Bradshaw, Biff Shaw.

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is fortunate to be surrounded by Good People Doing Great Things.”  Every day the Community Foundation is reminded that everyone in the region truly cares about their friends and neighbors and where they live, work and play.

This spring the Community Foundation asked for nominations of those individuals, organizations, or businesses who should be recognized and thanked – our community’s Local Leaders, Local Legends.  The Community Foundation asked members of the community to think about those they believe go above what would be expected. The Corporate Supporter award highlights organizations that make a difference every day, Continue Reading »

Bully-Free Communities Spotlight Award Application

May 17, 2016 • Pressroom
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The Community Foundation of Middlesex County and its Council of Business Partners is pleased to announce the Bully-Free Communities Spotlight Award to be given to Middlesex County schools that encourage students, faculty and staff to stand together for change and stand up to mean-spirited behavior. The award opportunity is for programs implemented at K-12 schools in the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook. Continue Reading »

Bully-Free Communities Spotlight Awarded to the Ivoryton Playhouse and to Broadway Actor Douglas Lyons

May 17, 2016 • Pressroom
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Polka Dots at Ivoryton Playhouse

Cast of Polka Dots gives high fives to their audience.

Douglas Lyons Signs Antibully Pledge

Broadway actor Douglas Lyons signs Anti-Bully Pledge at Ivoryton Playhouse

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) recently presented the Bully-Free Communities Spotlight Award to the Ivoryton Playhouse and to Broadway actor Douglas Lyons for their work in creating and presenting educational productions that foster positive, healthy behaviors and attitudes among young people. The recipients were recognized at the April 11 world premiere of “Polkadots:The Cool Kids Musical,” which was co-conceived and written by Lyons and performed at the Playhouse for over 1400 elementary school students from Clinton, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Middletown, and Portland, in addition to the general public. The CFMC Council of Business Partners Fund, a donor advised fund started in 2009 by a group of local business owners in support of school-based anti-bullying initiatives, in partnership with other organizations, provided financial support for the production and, when necessary, bus transportation for the school systems. Continue Reading »

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