Archive for Education & Youth

Elizabeth “Betsy” Goodspeed Frederick Fund

Elizabeth (Betsy) Goodspeed Frederick (1939 – 2023) was an esteemed educator, technology pioneer, dance enthusiast, and staunch advocate for civil rights. A Donor-Advised Fund was established to honor her multifaceted legacy, providing the family with flexibility year-to-year to support causes dear to Betsy’s heart, from promoting STEM opportunities for girls to backing Planned Parenthood or a friend’s dance company.

Jonathan & Nancy Bishop Fund for Musical Opportunities for Youth

Jonathan and Nancy Bishop established this donor-advised fund in 2023 to support musical opportunities for young people. They realize the important role music has played in their lives and hope to nurture a lifelong love of music for children and youth in Guilford.

Joe & Cindy Goldberg Family Children’s Opportunity Fund

Joe & Cindy Goldberg established a field of interest fund dedicated to empowering youth and creating a brighter future for our community.

Guilford Youth Mentoring Education Fund

This is a restricted scholarship fund that supports high school students who participated in the Guilford Youth Mentoring Program.

Effie Good Fund

A great philanthropist, Effie Good was a lifelong resident how loved Guilford. In 2006, an unrestricted fund was set up to support her her goal of keeping things local.

B. Joan Hickey & Dennis F. Hickey Scholarship Fund

Joan and Dennis Hickey (1941 – 2016) are known in the community for their generosity and involvement. Together they were instrumental in helping Guilford Day Care (GDC), a Guilford Center for Children program, raise $50,000 to build and install a new playground.

James P. Scialabba Scholarship Fund

Jim Scialabba (1945 – 2020) was known for his optimism, kindness, sense of humor, and love for his family. In 1972, Jim earned his DMD from Tufts University Dental School of Medicine. After his residency at Washington Hospital Center, he and his wife, Karen, returned to Connecticut to settle in Guilford.

Richard Hersh & Judith Meyers Scholarship Fund

From the moment Dick Hersh and Judith Meyers relocated to Guilford from Hartford, they quickly jumped into community life on the Shoreline and wanted to give back by establishing a scholarship fund for GHS students focused on liberal arts and sciences.

Karen & Terry Bergantino Educational Fund

Karen and Terry Bergantino established this designated scholarship fund in 2021 to provide an award for a Guilford High School student or Guilford resident pursuing higher education at a community college/technical or trade school and in need of financial assistance.

Janet Poss Women & Girls Fund

One of Guilford’s most dynamic, influential citizens and politicians, Janet Poss (1922 – 2019), was a remarkable woman known for her strong character, integrity, and deep commitment to her work and community.