Countdown to Fairfield County’s Final Giving Day

Feb 20, 2023

Champion Sponsor Bank of America Leads a Decade of Support for Local Nonprofits

NORWALK, CT. (February 6, 2023) – Fairfield County’s biggest giving event is quickly approaching!

On Thursday, February 23, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation will celebrate its final Giving Day, closing the chapter on 10 years of success of the 24-hour virtual fundraising marathon that’s helped build the fundraising capacity of hundreds of local nonprofits.

Fairfield County’s Giving Day 2023 offers another opportunity for our community members to support their favorite Fairfield County nonprofits during a concentrated online day of giving.

“For the past nine years, we have had the honor of witnessing our community rally together in support of nonprofits of all sizes and causes on Giving Day, “ said Mendi Blue Paca, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s president and CEO. “While this final Giving Day on February 23 may be a bittersweet moment, it is also an exciting beginning of a new chapter that will allow us to serve our local nonprofits in even more engaging, timely and equitable ways so all of us can thrive.”

In alignment with the Foundation’s new strategic plan, Fairfield County Forward, the Foundation will continue to support nonprofit capacity building through the responsive programming of its Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

“We listened deeply to our nonprofit partners through a strategic planning process and learned that the fundraising landscape has evolved,” said Blue Paca. “We couldn’t be more inspired by the new possibilities of what’s to come, and we hope the community will come together again to make this final Giving Day a huge success.”

Since 2014, Fairfield County’s Giving Day has raised $13.75 million for Fairfield County’s nonprofits. In 2022, there were approximately 17,000 donations made in the 24-hours of Giving Day, raising more than $2 million.

“Since the launch of the first Fairfield County’s Giving Day, our mission has always been to help our neighbors, trying to make their lives better. At Bank of America, as we reflect on a decade of serving as the champion sponsor for Giving Day, we are extremely proud of the generosity our community has demonstrated year after year to support our local nonprofits,” said Bill Tommins, President, Bank of America Southern Connecticut. “Giving Day has always been an investment in all residents of Fairfield County, and we look forward to continuing year-long efforts to benefit our nonprofits, our communities and our neighbors.”

This year, Giving Day is anticipating that nearly 400 organizations will participate. The giving window will open on at 12:00 a.m. on February 23 and run through 11:59 p.m. The minimum donation is $10, and community members can view the complete list of Giving Day nonprofits and the causes they support by visiting

Fairfield County’s Giving Day would not be possible without generous sponsorship support from the local business community: Champion Sponsor Bank of America; County Sponsor Hearst Connecticut Media Group; Premiere Regional Magazine Sponsor: Moffly Media; Neighborhood Sponsor , Back to You Fund at FCCF; Power Hour Sponsors:  The Jeniam Foundation, TargetonStar, Fairfield County’s Center for Housing Opportunity, the Fund for Women & Girls at FCCF, and the Immigrant Success Fund at FCCF; Town Square Sponsor Webster Private Bank; and Media Sponsors 95.9 The Fox, Star 99.9, WEBE108, and WICC.

About Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is partnering with our community to create a county where every person has an equitable opportunity to thrive. We work closely with community organizations, nonprofits, businesses, and philanthropists to address challenges and identify opportunities to create a stronger, more vibrant community. Informed by three decades of partnering with and serving our community, we have awarded more than $390 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 68 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,900 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs and award-winning digital banking with approximately 56 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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To Learn More
Local nonprofits or businesses with questions should contact Rebecca Mandell at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

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