Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

Aug 03, 2017

AUGUST 3, 2017, NORWALK, CT — In order to make long-lasting, impactful changes in the communities across Fairfield County, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation searches far and wide for board members who truly reflect the goals and mission of the organization. Recognizing the need for those with special talents who can be creative and dedicate their knowledge and ability to enhance our diverse objectives, the Community Foundation has proudly announced the addition of three new board members.

The new Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Board members were elected to serve a three-year term. They include: Liz Lazarus of Greenwich, Preston Tisdale of Trumbull and Johnna Torsone of Stamford.  They bring a wealth of experience and expertise to help make an impact throughout the region.  They are leaders in their sectors and in the community at large and are actively involved with nonprofits in Fairfield County and across the country.

“Given Fairfield County’s Community Foundation’s vision for a community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive, we connect and engage a broad cross section of stakeholders throughout the county. Our strategy is to anticipate needs, amplify knowledge and proficiency, and inspire philanthropy while building capacity and effectiveness,” states CEO and President of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Juanita James. “Thus we are honored that Liz Lazarus, Preston Tisdale and Johnna Torsone have committed to serving on the Board at the Community Foundation and look forward to the impact they will help us make as a result of their dedication to our organization, as well as, their passion and talent.”

Concentrating the development and implementation of innovative, collaborative solutions for the distinct needs of Fairfield County’s community, the Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Board is representative of the resources, skills and capacity that comprise this area.  Together, we thrive.



13420m2_fccflogo_rgb_lgFairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds. The Community Foundation is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards and has awarded over $212 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. As a trusted nonprofit partner and thought leader, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation brings together community organizers, business experts and philanthropists to solve our region’s challenges. Our goal is to create a vital and inclusive community, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive.

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