Fairfield County ‘Giving Day’ Raises Record-Breaking $1,719,685 in 24 Hours

Report by Paula Antolini, March 1, 2019, 4:41PM EDT

Thank you for your generosity! On February 28, 2019 thousands of community members came together to raise a record-breaking $1,719,685!

Powered by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, this dynamic 24-hour fundraising event unites our community around local causes that are closest to your hearts.

This special day allows anyone to become a philanthropist! When thousands of people come together for the greater good, transformative thinking and actions begin to happen. The Community Foundation joins together individuals, families, nonprofits and companies – like lead sponsor Bank of America.


As a nonprofit partner and thought leader since 1992, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together passionate people and trusted resources to solve our region’s challenges through innovative, collaborative solutions. Together, our goal is to close the opportunity gap in Fairfield County by eliminating disparities in income, education, employment, housing and health.


Community foundations are public charities which help people and organizations make a difference by improving the lives of residents and bolstering the impact of nonprofits, with an emphasis on a particular geographic region.

Among the largest of Connecticut’s 17 community foundations, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting donors, nonprofits and our whole community.