CARVER 2009-2010 REVIEW 2010-2011 UPDATE MID-YEAR REPORT TO OUR COMMUNITY
Carver Mid-Year Report to Our Community BUILDING LIFETIME ACHIEVERS Review of 2009-2010; Update for 2010-2011
Carver Logo, courtesy of O’Halloran Advertising of Westport Report to Our Community designed by graphic artist, Nicole Sansone Cover photo is a self-portrait by Mayra Hernandez of Nicaragua Thanks to the generous support of The Grossman Family Foundation, Carver students at Norwalk High School are exchanging photos with their peers in Sonrisa de Dios, Nicaragua, through a program called NicaPhoto, which is sponsored by Norwalk’s Sister City Program. The Norwalk students are planning a trip to visit their new Nicaraguan friends this year, such as Mayra who shares her self-portrait with us.
Governance and Leadership
Louis Schulman Norwalk Transit
James Thompson, Jr. Connecticut Light & Power
1938: Carver is founded by community and church leaders.
Richard Whitcomb, The Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Foundation
David Turner McKesson Health Solutions
Board of Directors
Norman Weinberger, M.D. Optimus Health Care
Janis Curtis, President William Pitt, Sotheby’s
President Emeritus Charles Burns
Lydia Barron, Vice - President JNET
Past President Diana Napier
Richard Baudouin, Treasurer RB Aero Advisory, Inc
Immediate Past President Leo Mellow
Valerie Watson, Secretary Patriot National Bank
Executive Director/ Ex Officio Novelette Peterkin
Janine Smith, Assistant Secretary Marketing Consultant Simon Sumberg, Esq., Legal Counsel Private Legal Practice Robert Brady. M.D. Coastal Orthopaedics, P.C.
The Bridgespan Group is working with Carver to ensure our organizational effectiveness keeps pace with our programmatic growth, thanks to support from Bank of America.
Trip Hoffman Cushman & Wakefield
To help children reach their greatest potential by providing educational, social and recreational programs in a positive, safe and fun environment.
Cristina Linton Deloitte & Touche
1970: Jacques Meyers, Carver’s first full-time Executive Director, creates the middle and high school after-school Youth Development Program (YDP). 1975: Carver’s programs are moved from a rented warehouse to today’s multi-purpose building. 1978: Carver’s new Executive Director, Richard Fuller, creates the after-school CASPER program for elementary students and other initiatives. 2004: Carver’s new Executive Director, Novelette Peterkin, strengthens Carver’s traditional programs, storied athletic leagues, college tours, community events, and relationships throughout the community while she begins to carefully expand Carver’s acclaimed after-school programs into Norwalk Public Schools. 2004/05 to 2009/10: Fiscal Budgets (July to June) grow from $955,024 to $1,284,000. 2010/11: At the outset of the fiscal year, Richard Whitcomb, founder
and chair of the new Carver Strategic Planning Group, and Novelette Peterkin work with the Norwalk Public Schools (NPS) new Superintendent, Dr. Susan Marks, to implement the early stages of the PLUS campaign to further expand Carver innovative programming throughout NPS. December 2010: $250,000 challenge grant awarded by the Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Foundation to be met by June 2011. January 2011: The 2010/11 fiscal budget of $1,657,000 is met by January 2011 in cash and pledges. Carver is now serving more youth in Norwalk Public Schools than at the Community Center. February 2011: The 2010/11 fiscal budget increases to $2,003,500 at the February board meeting. March 2011: The Fairfield County Sports Commission established the Chelsea Cohen Fitness Academy at the Carver Community Center.
Dear friends, We are pleased to report that Carver is significantly increasing the number of children who attend its free after-school academic, athletic and enrichment programs by expanding beyond the four walls of our community center on Academy Street. Over the last several years, Carver programs have reached into all four of Norwalk’s public middle schools and the high school, now bringing a new world of test preparation, Ballroom dancing, mentoring and tutoring, videography, photography, cooking, improvisation, financial literacy, hands-on-science (e.g., Maritime Aquarium), cartooning and dozens of other programs to Norwalk Public School students. These opportunities help keep kids in school and build character. At our February board meeting, we approved a new budget to further expand Carver’s programs within Norwalk Public Schools. We are able to increase our budget, thanks to our extraordinarily generous donors in all the surrounding towns who believe in
Carver’s evidence-based programs and mission. We believe we can help close the Achievement Gap one child at a time. Carver is expanding its funding sources to aid the shortfall in public education funding while also taking children off our waiting list for our indemand after-school programs. Dr. Susan Marks, the Norwalk Public Schools new Superintendent, highlights the fact that Carver’s close partnership with the Norwalk Public School teachers and administrators has opened the way for Carver’s broadening role in the community. “As the needs of Norwalk’s families increase, the resources available to support public education continue to diminish. In addition to expanding its traditional after-school programs, Carver, as a discerning private partner, is helping Norwalk Public Schools embark on unfunded initiatives to improve student achievement,” writes Dr. Marks. “It is only with these public/private partnerships that we will be able to raise the bar and close the achievement gap for our students.”
Having already met our largestever $1.6 million 2010-2011 annual budget halfway through the fiscal year, the Board of Directors approved an increased budget surpassing $2 million at its February board meeting, the largest budget by far in Carver’s 73-year history. Three primary elements are now converging to make this profound growth possible, which is the impetus for this mid-year report: Richard Whitcomb, the retired headmaster of New Canaan’s St. Luke’s School and a longtime Carver volunteer, is leading this expansion effort, which we are calling the PLUS Campaign; Dr. Susan Marks, appointed Superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools in 2010, welcomes a deeper collaboration with Carver; and the stalwart support and encouragement of our donors and Board of Directors to carefully expand Carver’s reach into Norwalk Public Schools. Carver is helping children to realize their dreams every day, fostering emotional, physical and academic
Novelette Peterkin standing at the National Monument with Mrs. Alma Powell, Board Chair of the America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership focused on the well-being of our young people.
growth, long-term achievement, academic continuity, and a life-long love of learning. Carver is proud to report to you on our ability to serve more children than ever before as we partner with many in the community to narrow the Achievement Gap. Novelette Peterkin Executive Director
The 2011-2012 PLUS Campaign Perseverance, Leadership, Understanding, Success The PLUS Campaign confronts the widening Achievement Gap in Norwalk by expanding Carver’s free programming within Norwalk’s Middle and High Schools. We are focusing new resources on helping individual youth become ready for college. We work with Norwalk Public School counselors and teachers to identify those students most in need of this heightened attention. With a $250,000 challenge grant awarded by the Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Foundation and a $167,000 challenge grant from an anonymous foundation, both to be met by June 2011, in preparation for the 2011 Summer Academies and the 20112012 academic year, Carver is working to increase its programs as described below. The PLUS Campaign brings community resources to the schools. Professionals in their respective fields facilitate the many enrichment programs. PLUS provides later buses. PLUS utilizes certified teachers in
each participating school. PLUS offers intense SAT programs at each high school and CMT programs at each middle school. PLUS offers recreation programs, Career Fairs, paid internships and jobs for high school students, and international collaborations, among many other opportunities for youth.
Other PLUS Campaign Initiatives The Achievement Gap, which is measured by grades, standardized test scores, dropout rates, course selection, and college completion rate, is the disparity in academic performance that separates low-income and minority students from others. Connecticut’s Achievement Gap is currently the very worst in the nation. As Carver and Norwalk Public Schools (NPS) further integrate their individual strengths for the benefit of all students, specific NPS needs are being identified as being both measureable and perfectly aligned with the Carver mission. For example, for the 2011-2012 academic year, Carver raised the funds necessary to give every 9th, 10th and 11th grader the opportunity to take the PSAT during the school day at no cost to them. Only 167 out of some
800 sophomores and less than half the juniors currently take the PSAT. One of the key predictive aspects of the PSAT is to help us identify the students who need our help to get them on track for college. The PLUS Campaign will take us from innovation to transformation. Too often, innovative work remains stranded on the periphery and not brought to the mainstream. PLUS seeks to work in collaboration with Norwalk Public Schools to help us all re-imagine what is
possible for all youth and families of Norwalk. PLUS strives to make improvements in four areas: student learning, family engagement, school effectiveness, and community vitality. PLUS develops personalized learning pathways for each of our students and the PLUS Campaign is also what can be accomplished when a partnership is sustained between our schools and community resources.
Individuals Served by Carver Ages
2 years ago
Est. This Year
Est. This Year
Birth - 3 years
3 - 5 years
Est. This Year
2 years ago
Town of Residence
2 years ago
5 - 12 years
13 - 18 years
19 - 30 years
31 - 64 years
Carver Free After-School Program Actual 2010* Last year
Brian McMahon High School
Carver Community Center
Nathan Hale Middle School
Norwalk High School
Ponus Middle School
Roton Middle School
West Rocks Middle School
2011 Summer Academy
Total Youth Reached
Carver Programs Academic Enrichment CMT/PSAT/CAPT/SAT Preparation Sessions CASPER (elementary) Tutoring Mentoring Hands-on-Science College Prep College Tours College Scholarship Fund Career Fair Maritime Science Creative Writing Book Club Visual Arts Chess Girl Scouts Financial Literacy Cartooning Sound Waters Science
Teen Center Life Skills Financial Literacy Teen Explosion Nights Teen Forums
Movie Nights Project MALE Sistah-to-Sistah Rap Tuesday Valentines Party Spoken Word/Poetry Youth Council/Youth Voice
Recreation Field Trips Safe Haven Summer Camp Basketball Leagues Soccer Leagues Norwalk Grassroots Tennis Summer Run (Basketball)
Community Parent Academy Family Day & Events Mothers and Others Celebration Breakfast with Champions Step Dance Cheer Talent Showcase Black History Celebration Halloween Party Thanksgiving Food Drive and Gift Baskets Holiday Party
Carver’s 41st Annual Spring College Tour April 15 to April 23, 2011 The itinerary this year for 30 enthusiastic and chaperoned Carver students is as follows: Clark University, Atlanta, GA; Morris Brown College, Atlanta, GA; Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA; Allen University, Columbia, SC; Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC; North Carolina A & T University, Greensboro, NC; North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC; St. Augustine College, Raleigh, NC; Shaw University, Raleigh, NC; Washington, DC tour; and then home to Norwalk, CT. The annual spring College Tour is an integral component of Carver’s afterschool Youth Development Program (YDP) for Middle and High School students. Students on our College Tour last spring also worked as daily reporters for the Daily Norwalk, filing stories with photos each day. Our second annual college tour, a oneday tour of Connecticut colleges, takes place each fall on Election Day
Carver College Scholarship Fund Supported by the Serenbetz Family Foundation and others, this fund helps Carver graduates enroll in the schools of their choice. In 2010, twelve Carver students received a total of $22,000 to attend the following schools: College of New Rochelle; Delaware State University; Eastern Connecticut State University; Norwalk Community College; Rhode Island School of Design; Sacred Heart University; Savannah College of Art and Design; Southern Connecticut State University; University of Connecticut; and Virginia Union.
Summer Camp Programs Our Summer Enrichment Program provides academic, recreational, social and cultural programming to 145 low and moderate income youth ages 5 to 13 years old. Launched last summer, a reading program designed and facilitated by Carly Imhoff at Johns Hopkins University to meet the objectives of the Connecticut State English Language Arts frameworks serves an additional 75 kids at East Norwalk Library.
from The Hour’s Editorial on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, page A10. Each year, Carver honors leaders in the fight for educational opportunity and a just society. These individuals are exceptional role models for our youth who through their thought, word and deeds inspire us all.
Mark your calendars for Carver’s 10th Annual Child of America Gala! Friday Evening, June 3, 2011 Wee Burn Country Club, Darien Keynote Speaker Ray Dalio CEO, Bridgewater Associates
Child of America “In these tough economic times it can be hard to give but that is all the more reason to do so. It is testimony to organizers of Carver’s fundraiser that they had such interesting auction items and attracted a great base of supporters. It is clear that the success of this event points to the value they place in their organization.” Commentary excerpt
Our annual gala raises critical funds for the advancement of Carver’s programs. It is also an important occasion for Carver’s constituency to gather to honor Carver’s leaders and the Carver youth and families who exemplify Carver’s vision for success. Carver honored Debo P. Adegbile in June 2010. As director of litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF), Mr. Adegbile oversees the areas of criminal and economic justice, education and political participation. He successfully argued the case before the Supreme Court against a constitutional challenge to the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and coordinated national campaign strategy and made appearances to educate the public about VRA issues. Previous Child of America honorees were: Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Roger Wilkins, in 2002, the first year
of the award; Helene Gayle, MD, President and CEO of CARE USA; James Comer, MD, the Maurice Folk Professor of Child Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine; Geoffrey Canada, CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone; Cynthia Thompson, National Chair of The Girl Scouts of America; Cornell Leverette Moore, Esq., Grand Sire Archon-Elect, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; the Reverend Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr., Senior Minister Emeritus of Riverside Church, NY, NY; and Richard Fuller, Carver’s former Executive Director (1978-2004).
2009 Community Builder Award Honoree The Carver Board of Directors created The Community Builder Award in 2005 to recognize at our annual Child of America gala exceptional corporate leadership. Award recipients are honored for fostering a strong nonprofit sector in Norwalk and in meeting the educational and human service needs of its employees, their families and neighbors. This year, Pepperidge Farm is being honored. Award recipients, Pitney Bowes (2005), Affinion Group (2006), GE (2007), Stew Leonard’s and Norwalk Hospital (2008), Bank of
America (2009) and Deloitte LLC (2010), are exemplary institutional stakeholders in our community and make a significant difference in the lives of Carver youth and the greater Norwalk community and beyond.
Connection Parties In addition to Carver’s annual gala, individuals offer their homes and committees help organize wonderful gatherings for friends and neighbors to learn about the work of Carver. Two such parties in 2010 were organized in Rowayton and Darien. Hundreds of people enjoyed fine food and fellowship while learning about and advancing Carver. We are organizing Connection Parties this spring in New Canaan, Rowayton, Darien and other towns in May and June 2011. If anyone would like to be invited and/or participate on the committees, please let us know. The number of these celebrations we hold each year is only limited by the number of hearty friends willing to help spread the joy. Please let us know if you are interested in hosting such a party.
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A Carver Achiever: Jasmine Organizations like families have budgets to meet, events to plan, mouths to feed, rooms to clean, and an infinite number of responsibilities to plan, keep straight, funded and met. But at the heart of it all there are relationships. It’s for the relationships that we all do what we do. It’s the relationships that make sense of our lives, both for individuals and institutions alike. Carver’s purpose can be summed-up in one of many, many relationships: Jasmine. Jasmine found Carver through another charity that recommended her to us. Our annual spring College Tour (this year, April 15 to April 23, 2011) first caught her interest, but that was merely the beginning of Jasmine’s years-long relationship with the Carver family. She commuted via public transportation from out of town each day to fully embrace all the opportunities she found here. On a subsequent spring College Tour (we encourage our youth to participate in as many as they can), Jasmine and Virginia State University found each other. One of the points of these annual
far-flung journeys to colleges and universities across the country is to awaken the hopes of youth whose circumstances would otherwise deflate aspirations for higher education. Jasmine had her own life challenges to face down, and she did. She became determined to successfully complete high school and be accepted to her now beloved VSU! VSU accepted her. They gave her scholarships and other grant support, but she remained $12,000 short. At the time, Carver did not have the funds to make-up that shortfall so we encouraged her to begin her college career at Norwalk Community College where she earned her spot on the Dean’s List and into the hearts of her professors and peers there. With a generous scholarship from our great Darien partner, Person to Person, and with $8,500 from Carver’s own Scholarship Fund, Jasmine is now attending VSU. When you give time and resources to Carver, it’s never to a faceless institution. This is one of many faces among the Carver family: Jasmine. Your support of Carver re-wrote Jasmine’s history. We can never thank you enough for When you give time and resources to Carver, it’s never to a faceless institution. This is one of many faces among the Carver
Jasmine sitting with Carver manager, Benson Casimir
family: Jasmine. Check in with us. We are family. We’ll not be losing touch with Jasmine, or she with us.
New Pond Farm Caver youth are invited each year to enjoy summer camp, including sleepaway camp experiences, at New Pond Farm, a beautiful 102-acre property located in West Redding, Connecticut. It was once the home of actress Carmen Matthews and today it is an outstanding outdoor classroom. There are a variety of habitats for environmental programs
including woodlands, wetlands and pastures. Native American programs are enhanced by an authentically recreated encampment. Farm programs take place in barns that house milking cows, sheep, chickens and roosters. A barnlike Learning Center is the site of art shows, barn dances and so much more.
Pepperidge Farm and Other Corporate Volunteers More than 200 Pepperidge Farm
employees dedicated May 20, 2010 to renovating Carver’s community center on Academy Street, including painting almost all exterior and interior walls, cleaning the bleachers in our gym, organizing storage closets, landscaping the playground, removing and pruning trees, and installing new playground equipment. It was a complete makeover! GE Capital Fun Day last summer saw some 40 volunteers organize allday events for Carver kids, including a water balloon toss, musical chairs, limbo, a jump rope contest, Fear Factor, tug of war, arts & crafts, and, of course, a big basketball game – all with the volunteers as participants as well as sponsors. They crowned the day with great food, including Ice Cream Sundaes with all the trimmings. The kids were elated! At the end of last summer, about 25 Peppers & Rogers Group volunteers spent a day thoroughly cleaning the Carver community center to prepare the building for the fall programs.
Carver’s Many Volunteers Carver held its annual Career Fair on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at the
Carver Center. More than 400 young people attended. Thanks to the event Co-Chairs, Darien residents Holly Watts and Jane Malcolm, students met with a wide spectrum of professionals from Darien and elsewhere to explore future career educational goals in technology, medicine, public service and many other exciting disciplines.
collaborative effort with the generous support of Noroton Presbyterian Church volunteers. Noroton Presbyterian Church, in addition to giving significant financial support, also organize a “Mothers and Others Celebration” for hundreds of Carver mothers.
the success it is year after year. Carver will always remain a community -led initiative.
Many hundreds of volunteers, individuals and groups, make Carver
The following professionals were among those who generously offered to give of their expertise and time in interactive exchanges with to our young people: Darien Police, a member of the News 12 Team, a pharmacist, podiatrist, nurse, accountant, photographer, IBM information technology officer, banker, children’s author and illustrator, a dentist, US Marines and National Guard, social worker, engineer, professional cartoonist, a representative from Norwalk Community College Culinary school, and the Fairfield County Sports Commission. The Career Fair is the highlight of Carver’s annual “Meet the Professional Series,” where Carver students gain insight into exciting and unfamiliar careers directly from the seasoned professionals. The annual event is a
Lizzy Rockwell, acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator, teaching quilting to Carver kids
Audited 2009-2010 Income $1,484,820
Financial Accountability Audited Financials for the year ending June 30, 2010 Total Assets
Program Outcomes 2009-2010 100% of Carver students matriculated to their respective next grade levels 100% of Carverâ€™s high school seniors have graduated college-ready 100% of Carverâ€™s high school graduates received admission to college or trade school 100% of Carver college seniors graduated on time
Service & Program Fees
11 % United Ways & Related Funding
In - Kind & Other
Audited 2009-2010 Expense $1,444,542 Community Programs
5% Youth Recreational Programs
9% Youth Summer Programs
7% FundRaising & Development
10 % General & Admin
Youth Educational Programs
Carver Foundation of Norwalk, Inc. Our Donors July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010 Thank you again! Carver Stars $100,000 and More Anonymous Donor Bank of America Charitable Foundation Inc. State of Connecticut Department of Education
Guardian Angel $20,000 to $99,999 Alex G. Nason Foundation Edward S. Moore Foundation Fairfield County Community Foundation GE Capital GE Real Estate NEON - City of Norwalk New Canaan Community Foundation State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management The Perrin Family Foundation The Serenbetz Family Foundation United Way of Coastal Fairfield County Inc.
Sponsor $10,000 to $19,999 Allen Church Campbell Soup Foundation CDBG-Norwalk Redevelopment Agency
James G. Fitzpatrick Trust & Sarah French Michael and Janine Smith Near & Far Aid Association Newman’s Own Foundation Noroton Presbyterian Church William and Alice Mahoney
Guardian $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous Donor Anonymous Donor Carey Family Foundation Chris and Anne Hussey City of Norwalk First Congregational Church of Greenwich Goldman, Sachs, & Co. Heidmar James and Lestina Trainor Kevin and Janet Cramer Orange County’s United Way Pepperidge Farm, Inc. Richard and Alexandra Baudouin Richard and Ellen Knight Santiago Gilfond The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation The Goodnow Fund Wilmot Wheeler Foundation, Inc.
Mentor $1,000 to $4,999 Affinion Group Alexander and Karen Zaharoff Anonymous Donor Brent and Christine Haney CEO Norwalk Hospital Charles and Elizabeth Burns Charles and Jill Koons Charles and Julia Hoffman Darien Joint Venture, LLC David Bell Deloitte & Touche LLP
Diserio, Martin, O’Connor & Castiglioni L.L.P. Douglas and Allison Milne Drs. Susan and Norman Weinberger Fairfield County Sports Comission, Inc. First Congregational Church of Darien Foster Family Foundation Fox Hill Builders Gerald McGrath Gretchen Brooks Heyman Properties James Pulie John and Christy Mack John and Jean Lepore Jonathan and Rachel Whitcomb Karen Krupnik Lawrence K. Brown Louis and Sylvia Schulman Martha Rhein Matthew and Mary Elizabeth Peterson Maurice Goodman Foundation Michael and Holly Watts Michael Wilkins Neighbors United formerly UW of New Canaan NewAlliance Foundation Norfield Congregational Church Patriot National Bank Pauline E. Fitzpatrick Charitable Trust Pompa Construction LLC Richard and Barbara Whitcomb Richard and Wendy Baskin Richard and Wendy Hokin Robert and Carol Haskell Robert and Jane Family Foundation Robert and Jane Malcolm Robert and Kristen Gildersleeve Roger and Juliet Howe Ronald and Kathryn Herman Rotary Club of New Canaan Charitable Foundation Scott and Eileen Oakford
Sharon Prince St. Matthew’s Parish Steven and Blandine Lewine Sun Hill Foundation The Fairfield County Bank The WellSpring Trust The Workplace Inc. Timothy and Karen Ronan Truist UBS Matching Gift Program United Church of Rowayton Westport Young Woman’s League William Charney Wilton Congregational Church Xerox Corporation
Coach $500 to $999
Andrew Knuth Benefit Planning Services, LLC Bonnie Johnson Charles and Molly Moseley Charles Cortellesi Community Health Systems Danid and N. Taylor Mazza David and Melanie Turner Gregory and Donna Wilson Harry Donenfeld Foundation IBM Employee Services Center James P. Murphy & Associates, Inc. John and Joan de Regt John Gregson Joseph and Susan Parsons Ken and Midge Lanouette Leo T. Mellow Lunsford and Bea Richardson MBI, Inc. Nabi and Fatou Niang Nathaniel and Mary Yordon New England Insurance Services Palmer Sparkman Paul and Sonia Jones Peter and Ann Tombros
Peter and Shonah Drakos Richard and Beth Zucker Richard and Ellen McGonigal Robert and Ann Eydt Robert and Tracy Duff Sherwood and Cynthia Dodge Simon and Ileen Sumberg Small Business Assocaiation, Inc. Steve and Katherine Larson Steve and Sandy Ward The Brennan Family Fund Thomas and Janet O’Connor William and Laurie Young Zutty/Trachtenberg Family Foundation
Friends $499 and Under A. Usher Turnstall Aaron Hull Abigal Moore Abram Heisler, Esq. Achieve LLC Alan Austin Alan Pickel Alex and Elizabeth Salvi Allen and Claudine Siegel Amy Parsley Andrea and Lisa Zana Andrew and Susan Mais Andrew and Teri Vineyard Andrew and Victoria Bieler Andrew Cohen Angela Archon Anthony and Aimee Richards Antoinette and Richard Bain Arne and Helen de Keijzer Arnold and Dana Welles Arthur Simmons Barbara Currie Barbara Lott Barchwell and Maryann Jones Bhirud Associates Bill and Holly Mensching
Bonita Copp Bowden Home Improvement Brad and Stephanie Jordan Brodie and Molly Vanwagenen Bryan and Julie Kelley Bryan and Sara Murphy C. Flemming and Judy Heilmann Calvary Baptist Church Carl and Stephanie Brodnax Carla Wolters Catherine Vaughn Cecile Rubin Charkit Chemical Corp Charles and Anita Jones Charles and Janice Gardner Charles and Marian Cope Charles and Susan Carroll Charles and Teresa O’Neil Chauncey and Rachel Dewey Chris and Christine Lajaune Christopher and Alison Mofatt Christopher and Beatrice Clements Christopher and Heidi Keelips Christopher and Kathryn Burt Christopher and Kelly Powers Christopher and Mollie Boyle Christopher and Susan Mahony Claudia Sheehan Curtis and Leslie Roach D. M. and C. V. Owen D. Valerie Watson Dale and Kathleen Tubbs Daniel and Jennifer Anderson Daniel and Noelle O’Shea Daniel and Susan Donnelly David and Alison Smith David and Anne Ogilvy David and Debbie Winnick David and Diane Boston David and Karin Sharp David and Lisa Ives David and Margot Congdon
David and Melissa Coughlin David and N. Taylor McCall David and Sandra Kirchhof David and Susan Ballard David Whelen Debo and Susan Haskell Adegbile Deirdre McAllister Denise T. Davidoff Dennis and Johnna Yeskey Diane Fried Donald and Anne-Lise Brown Jr. Doug and Edna Sutton Doug and Kelly Ambrose Doug and Kristen Adams Douglas and Janine Tienken Douglas and Tracy Schiff Dr. Bert Ballin Dr. Elena Levy Dr. Robert Brady Drew and Michele Figdor Edward and Melissa Williams Emund Rawson IV Eran and Jane Ashany Eric and Claudia Zeller Eurice Higgins Evening Women’s Club of Norwalk, Inc. Everett and Sarah Schenk Faris and Zeynep Saah Frank and Wendy Piazza Gail Okun Garie Mulcahey Gerald and Judith O’Connell Gerald Carlin Gilbert and Juanella Donald Gilbert Rozier Glenn and Melinda Houck Goldman, Gruder, & Woods, LLC Greg and Cecilia McCall Gregory L. Riley, Sr. Gretchen Teichgraeber Grove and Jean Ely Guy and Susan Phillips
H. Winston and Jennifer Holt IV Harlan and Phyllis Murray Harrison and Nancy Buck Helene and John Crawford Howard and Jean McPhilmy Berger Ian and Tracy King Irwin Stillman J. and D. King James and Debra Goll James and Elizabeth Scott James and Fredilina Smith James and Jeanette Wheeler James and Jennifer Schaffer James and Jodie Bishop James and Leah Marmon James and Marion Feigenbaum James and Martha Crowley James and Nancy Sheed James and Sharon Patricelli Jamie and Alison Von Klemperer Jason Caruso Jay and Tina Boll Jay Chadwick Jean Hammond-Thompson Jeffrey and Sarah Vosburgh Jeffrey and Suzanne Miller Jeremy and Mary Bloomer Jewish Community Endowment Foundation John and Chris Igneri John and Dawn Egan John and Diana Guaglione John and Gretchen Stevens John and Gwendolyn Makin John and Miharu Gill John and Rose Burke John and Stephanie Devita John and Sue Goetz John and Sue Mclean John and Susan Coneys, Jr. John and Virginia Lyddane John Roberts
Joseph and Elaine Pizzarelli Joseph and Patricia Cappalonga K. and A. Gasvoda K. D. and Ruby M. Bullock Karl and Lynee Andren Katherine Kidder Ken and Barbara Kleban Ken and Bella Casanova Ken and Kristy Barclay Ken and Silvia Doyle Kenneth and Pam Ritt Kevin and Kathy Walsh Kevin and Lauri Waldron Korrine Van Ness L. Maxine Stewart Laura Maffucci Leigh and Frances Wilson Lesley Gerould Linda Applegarth, Ed. D. Linda Fergus Linda Tavlarios Lindsay and Janis Curtis Manuel and Nadine Schultz Margaret and William Anderson Margaret Dietz Margaret Kelly Fund Margaret Oakes Maria Bryon Marion Gilbert Marnie Vallely Martin and Kassandra Strasmore Matthew and Paula Fortuna Maxine Armstrong Megan Pryor Michael and Andrea Howard Michael and Barbara Tebay Michael and Carla Griffin Michael and Deborah Brennan Michael and Diane Barston Michael and Elizabeth Klein Michael and Leslie Siek Michael and Sharon Aresco
Michael and Valerie Frost Michael Carter Michelle Sini Mike and Cara Reilly Mike and Martha Dubissette Millie Lovas Nancy Schroeder Neal and Catherine Konstantin Norbert and E. Diana Napier Norman and Catherine Walker Norwalk Chapter NAACP Norwalk Police Union Local 1727 Novelette Peterkin Oliver and Gail Althoff Pamela Ridder Patrick and H.Tracy Wind Paul and Amy Darrah, Jr. Paul and Helene Bartilucci Paul and Jennifer Dehmel Paul and Patricia Krause Paul Florita Pauline Randall Peter and Allison Daniel Peter and Christine Martin Peter and Jean Anne Barnes Peter and Jill Brannigan Peter and Katherine Hooker Peter and Sarah Canelli Peter and Suzie Jellinek Peter Chang Philip and Brooke Callanen Randal and Lizabeth Sandler Randall and Lois Willie Ray and Amy Rivers Reliable Tool & Die, Inc. Richard and Christine Stone Richard and Joanne Van Steen Robbie Kestnbaum Robert and Catherine Lowe Robert and Celeste Marsh III Robert and Christine Betack Robert and Diane Laughlin
Bob and Elizabeth Gay Whitney Bonita Copp Bowden Home Improvement Brad and Stephanie Jordan Brodie and Molly Vanwagenen Bryan and Julie Kelley Bryan and Sara Murphy C. Flemming and Judy Heilmann Calvary Baptist Church Carl and Stephanie Brodnax Carla Wolters Catherine Vaughn Cecile Rubin Charkit Chemical Corp Charles and Anita Jones Charles and Janice Gardner Charles and Marian Cope Charles and Susan Carroll Charles and Teresa O’Neil Chauncey and Rachel Dewey Chris and Christine Lajaune Christopher and Alison Mofatt Christopher and Beatrice Clements Christopher and Heidi Keelips Christopher and Kathryn Burt Christopher and Kelly Powers Christopher and Mollie Boyle Christopher and Susan Mahony Claudia Sheehan Curtis and Leslie Roach D. M. and C. V. Owen D. Valerie Watson Dale and Kathleen Tubbs Daniel and Jennifer Anderson Daniel and Noelle O’Shea Daniel and Susan Donnelly David and Alison Smith David and Anne Ogilvy David and Debbie Winnick David and Diane Boston David and Karin Sharp
David and Lisa Ives David and Margot Congdon David and Melissa Coughlin David and N. Taylor McCall David and Sandra Kirchhof David and Susan Ballard David Whelen Debo and Susan Haskell Adegbile Deirdre McAllister Denise T. Davidoff Dennis and Johnna Yeskey Diane Fried Donald and Anne-Lise Brown Jr. Doug and Edna Sutton Doug and Kelly Ambrose Doug and Kristen Adams Douglas and Janine Tienken Douglas and Tracy Schiff Dr. Bert Ballin Dr. Elena Levy Dr. Robert Brady Drew and Michele Figdor Edward and Melissa Williams Emund Rawson IV Eran and Jane Ashany Eric and Claudia Zeller Eurice Higgins Evening Women’s Club of Norwalk, Inc. Everett and Sarah Schenk Faris and Zeynep Saah Frank and Wendy Piazza Gail Okun Garie Mulcahey Gerald and Judith O’Connell Gerald Carlin Gilbert and Juanella Donald Gilbert Rozier Glenn and Melinda Houck Goldman, Gruder, & Woods, LLC Greg and Cecilia McCall
Gregory L. Riley, Sr. Gretchen Teichgraeber Grove and Jean Ely Guy and Susan Phillips H. Winston and Jennifer Holt IV Harlan and Phyllis Murray Harrison and Nancy Buck Helene and John Crawford Howard and Jean McPhilmy Berger Ian and Tracy King Irwin Stillman J. and D. King James and Debra Goll James and Elizabeth Scott James and Fredilina Smith James and Jeanette Wheeler James and Jennifer Schaffer James and Jodie Bishop James and Leah Marmon James and Marion Feigenbaum James and Martha Crowley James and Nancy Sheed James and Sharon Patricelli Jamie and Alison Von Klemperer Jason Caruso Jay and Tina Boll Jay Chadwick Jean Hammond-Thompson Jeffrey and Sarah Vosburgh Jeffrey and Suzanne Miller Jeremy and Mary Bloomer Jewish Community Endowment Foundation John and Chris Igneri John and Dawn Egan John and Diana Guaglione John and Gretchen Stevens John and Gwendolyn Makin John and Miharu Gill John and Rose Burke
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Norwalk Promise America’s Promise Alliance recognized the City of Norwalk as one of the 2010 “100 Best Communities for Young People.” Carver is working with Norwalk 2.0 to create Norwalk Promise (norwalkpromise.org), an interactive online tool and a printed map to show all opportunities available to Norwalk’s youth. In May 2011, Carver will organize a citywide celebration recognizing Norwalk’s being named one of the nation’s “100 Best” and to begin distributing the Norwalk Promise map.
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His/Her Name is Today We are guilty of many errors and many faults, But our worst crime is abandoning the children,
17 Neglecting the fountain of life Many things we need can wait But the child cannot. Right now is the time; His bones are being formed,
His senses are being developed His blood is being made To him, we cannot answer, “Tomorrow”, His name is “Today”.
- Gabriela Mistral
The Carver Foundation of Norwalk, Inc. 7 Academy Street â€˘ Norwalk, CT 06850 203-838-4305 www.carvercenterct.org