A Life of Service Continues to Touch Future Generations
May 08, 2018
For Connecticut lawmaker Julia Wasserman, making our community a better place was a lifelong pursuit. For nine decades, until her passing in 2015, she worked with boundless energy and heart to serve others. Now, through a donor advised fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, her passion for giving back will be carried on forever.
Julia had deep roots in Newtown, and loved spending time with her dogs at her farm in Sandy Hook. As an elected official, Julia served on the Newtown Legislative Council and as a State Representative for the 106th District. An active member of many boards and commissions, she worked tirelessly throughout her life to advance public health issues and preserve the environment.
Her work continues through The Julia Wasserman Animal Welfare Fund at Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. This fund entrusts Julia’s legacy to philanthropic stewards who will expertly manage fund investments and ensure that grants are awarded to nonprofits that can make an impact now, and for many future generations to come.