2012 Graham Foundation Grants:

Westport Country Playhouse
Westport, Connecticut
“Educational Outreach Programming and Development”
$20,000.00

   Providing the funds necessary for school children education and literacy development, along with its mission of transforming lives through the power of theatre, and perpetuating the long tradition of the Playhouse “red barn”.

American Cancer Society
New England Division
Norwalk, Connecticut
$8,125.00

   Supporting ACS efforts to increase access to programs and services for local residents of Fairfield and Litchfield Counties, via a campaign to complete a new regional “quality of life” center, now open in Norwalk in 2011.

Fairfield Rotary "Follies Foundation"
Fairfield, Connecticut
“Follies 2012”
$7,075.00

   To provide marketing and promotional funding, along with the expertise necessary to assist the local Rotary chapter in participating high school performing arts programs in making the theatrical production a reality, and of “Broadway Quality”.

The Courage To Speak Foundation
Norwalk, Connecticut
“Drug Prevention Curriculum Development”
$5,000.00

   Providing funds to support school and community programs and services provided by Courage to Speak in schools, and before professional and community groups throughout southwestern Connecticut, as well as other regions in the state.

Westport Weston Family YMCA
Westport, Connecticut
$8,333.00 (Year One of Three)

   To provide a three-year $25,000.00 gift which is directed towards the new "Y" facility, located on the Mahackeno site. Funds to be used for the development of the new facility, and sustaining its local charitaible mission.

The Greater Bridgeport Youth Symphony
Bridgeport, Connecticut
$2,000.00

   Providing funding for the celebration of 50 years of offering one of the finest opportunities for 240 gifted young musicians in the region, including five performing ensembles from Fairfield and New Haven Counties.

Domus Foundation, Inc.
Stamford, Connecticut
$2,500.00

Providing funds to support charter schools, residential and community programs to enable the region's most vulnerable youth and families to experience success and their full potential through learning independent living and job skills, improving academic performance, and developing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Other 2012 Graham Foundation Grant Recipients include:

St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Stamford, CT Fundraiser: $1,000.00
Boy Scouts of America, Norwalk, CT Awards Dinner: $1,200.00
Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center, Fairfield, CT: $1,200.00
Sono Dance Company, Norwalk, CT 2012 "Ballet Etude": $300.00
Levitt Pavillion for the Performing Arts, Westport, CT: $1,000.00
Pink Aid Foundation, Westport, CT: $1,000.00