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Donna Pfrommer
Executive Vice President, Brand Management & Volunteer Engagement
203-339-6312
dpfrommer@unitedwaycfc.org

Dana Freeman
Communications Manager
203-339-6347
dfreeman@unitedwaycfc.org

Our Mission & Vision

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County’s mission is: “Together, we mobilize our communities to improve people’s lives”. Our vision is that all at risk children in Coastal Fairfield County are successful in school and prepared for success in life.

A Collaborative Approach

Community engagement and collaboration are at the core of our efforts. We work with partners to frame conversations around critical issues to create on-the-ground solutions. 

To effect long-term change, these collaborations utilize the collective impact model, a systematic approach to agreeing on the issues of concern and how they will determine success.  United Way fills the critical role of a backbone organization.

Our Towns

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County serves 12 towns including, Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

Our CEO

 

CLICK HERE for the bio of our CEO, Merle Berke-Schlessel 

 

 

 


United Way of Coastal Fairfield County in the Media

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, President & CEO to Receive Bridgeport Regional Business Council’s Hampford Research Inc. /
Tee Hampford Educator of the Year Award

Governor Dannel P. Malloy Appoints, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County President & CEO, Merle Berke-Schlessel Esq. to
Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board

70% OF U.S. TAX FILERS CAN GET FREE ONLINE TAX PREP & FILING 
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County Kicks Off 2016 Tax Season with MyFreeTaxes.com

Samuel B. Tingley Jr., Vice President and Group Manager for M&T Bank
to serve as 2015-16 Campaign Champion for United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

United Way Helps Families Save Money on Prescription Drugs

2015 Week of the Young Child Read-a-loud

2015 Week of the Young Child Read-a-loud Media Alert

2014 BAYC Annual Meeting

2012 BAYC Annual Meeting

Announcement of Pacesetter Award

2013 Pacesetter Award - A case for Bridgeport

Dr. Seuss Throwdown

Dr. Seuss Read Aloud at School of Hope

Bridgeport East Side Neighborhood Announces Asset Map

Discovery Symposium - More about the Campaign for Grade Level Reading]

2013 Week of the Young Child Public Awareness Bus Shelters

2013 Week of the Young Child Public Awareness Bus Wraps

2013 Week of the Young Child Public Awareness Bus Wraps Spanish

College Path Press Release

2012 Funding to the Norwalk Early Childhood Council

Norwalk's Commitment to Children in Poverty

2012 Read to Grow Books for Babies

Mentoring Institute of Coastal Fairfield County and the Elected Officials Mentoring Challenge

Op-Ed piece from First Selectman Steve Vavrek, Town of Monroe

Dr. Susan Weinberger (Dr. Mentor) interview on WICC

Op-Ed piece from Mayor Harry Rilling, City of Norwalk

Op-Ed piece from Mayor Bill Finch, City of Bridgeport

Op-Ed piece from First Selectman Tim Herbst, Town of Trumbull

Elected Officials Challenge Billboard - Mayor John Harkins, Town of Stratford

Elected Officials Challengee Billboard - Mayor Bill Finch, City of Bridgeport

Elected Officials Challenge Billboard - First Selectman Steve Vavrek, Town of Monroe

Elected Officials Challenge Billboard - Mayor Harry Rilling

Elected Officals Challenge Billboard - First Selectman Tim Herbst, Town of Trumbull

Connecticut Mentoring Proclamation

Mentoring Institute Presents at National Summit

Mayor Bill Finch Issues Mentor Challenge

Mayor John Harkins Issues Mentor Challenge

Mayor Richard Moccia Issues Mentor Challenge

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

2014 Reaching Home Award

2014 Point in Time

Project Homeless Connect

2014 VITA Tax Blitz Day

2013 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Funding Annoucement

2012 Project Homeless Connect

2012 Project Homeless Connect Serves Community

ALICE

ALICE across the State

ALICE in Norwalk

ALICE on the Radio

Corporate Partners

2014 - 2015 Campaign Chair Announcement

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Bridgeport

2014 Mircacles in Coastal Fairfield County in Fairfield

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Milford

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Monroe

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Norwalk

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Stratford

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Trumbull

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Westport

2014 Miracles in Coastal Fairfield County in Wilton

2013 - 2014 Campaign Chair Announcement

2012 - 2013 Campaign Chair Announcement

2012 Bank of America Partnership

Enterprise Rent-a-Car Become Chairman Circle Partner

Events

2015 Early Literacy Forum - Bob Sorenson

2014 LIVE UNITED Celebration Award Announcements:

Beiersdorf

Carla Klein

Deloitte

Enterprise

Financial Accounting Foundation

GE

Gordon & Scalo

John Moody

Pepperidge Farm

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Stratford Public Schools

Hampford Research

 

2013 LIVE UNITED Celebration Award Announcements:

Aquarion Water Company

Beiersdorf

City of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Public Schools

Curtis Law

David Levinson

Donna Thompson Bennett

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

George Coleman

Hubbell Electric Heaters

Laura Lee Simon

Mary Franco

New Business Partners

Robert Francis

Rosa Correa

Stuart Greenbaum

Terry O'Connor

Anita Gliniecki

Hampford Research

Sally Gross

 

2012 LIVE UNITED Celebration Award Announcements

2012 Early Literacy Forum - Mind in the Making

2014 Stew Leonard's Wine Tasting

2014 Early Literacy Forum - Amy Speidel

2013 Early Literacy Forum - Paul Tough

2011 Wine Tasting

Board of Directors Annoucements

2015 - 2016 Board Announcement - Members residing in Bridgeport

2015 - 2016 Board Announcement - Members residing in Fairfield

2015 - 2016 Board Announcement - Members residing in Madison

2015 - 2016 Board Announcement - Members residing in Norwalk

2015 - 2016 Board Announcement - Members residing in Orange

2015 - 2016 Board Announcement - Members residing in Westport

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Members residing in Monroe

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Members residing in Trumbull

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Member residing in Darien

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Members residing in Fairfield

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Members residing in Norwalk

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Members residing in Newtown

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Members residing in Westport

2014 - 2015 Board Announcement - Members residing in Wilton