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Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of contributors, the program is having a positive impact by recognizing, honoring and supporting exceptional students with the potential to become outstanding teachers. Previous recipients are making a difference in classrooms in Connecticut and across the country and in leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.

Your support is important because the larger the endowment grows, the
more we can accomplish for deserving students.

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION:
You can make a tax-deductible contribution via credit card. Click here to visit our donation page on the website of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. You can make a one-time donation or ongoing monthly donations.

Or you can send a check (made out to “CFGNB” and designated
for the Alma Exley Scholarship Program) to the following address:

Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
74A Vine Street
New Britain, CT 06052

If your place of employment has a matching gift program, you can increase your contribution by obtaining and submitting the appropriate form. The tax-exempt number (EIN) of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is 06-6036461.

To make a tax-deductible gift of stock, call the foundation at 860-229-6018.

You can also provide support by attending our annual reception at which we honor our newest recipient. Please join us as we recognize these high-potential students.

Heartfelt thanks to the following donors. Their generosity has enabled the program to have a significant impact.

2020 Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Lorraine Aronson
  • Deveria Berry
  • Gloria Jean Berry
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • Scott and Donna Brinckerhoff
  • William Cuddy and Vivien Blackford
  • Sally Connolly
  • Cindy and James Dobrynski
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel
  • Elizabeth Wiley Exley
  • Woody Exley
  • Steve and Emmy Fast
  • Han-Ya (Annie) Hsu
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • David Knishkowy and Judy Greiman
  • Wendy Kozlow
  • Chi-Ann Lin
  • Gloria and John Lobre
  • Barri Marks
  • Sarah Marks
  • James H. Moran Charitable Gift Fund
  • Betty Schmitt
  • Pat Scully
  • Malcolm and Catherine Smith
  • David and Debra Spiegel Charitable Fund
  • David Spiegel
  • Gary and Barbara Spiegel
  • Deborah Szajnberg
  • Jane and Richard Tedder
  • Paul Virostek
  • Pat Yosha
  • John LoPresti of Fast One Framing, for framing the certificates
  • Kurt Godiksen, graphic design

2019 Donors

  • Lorraine Aronson
  • Jean and Larry Berkwitt
  • Deveria Berry
  • Gloria Jean Berry
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • John and Fran Carney
  • Sally Connolly
  • Cindy and James Dobrynski
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel
  • Zack Exley
  • Elizabeth Wiley Exley
  • Woody Exley
  • Steve and Emmy Fast
  • Ann and Joe Fichandler
  • Dorothy Heffernan
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • Wendy Kozlow
  • Patrick and Sandi Lee
  • Chi-Ann Lin
  • Gloria and John Lobre
  • Barri Marks
  • Sarah Marks
  • James H. Moran Charitable Gift Fund
  • Catherine Prairie
  • Betty Schmitt
  • Pat Scully
  • David and Debra Spiegel Charitable Fund
  • Gary and Barbara Spiegel
  • Deborah Szajnberg
  • Jane and Richard Tedder
  • Paul Virostek
  • Barry and Wendy Wanger
  • Pat Yosha
  • John LoPresti, framing
  • Kurt Godiksen, graphic design

2018 Donors

  • Lorraine Aronson
  • Deveria Berry
  • Gloria Jean Berry
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • Scott and Donna Brinckerhoff
  • Sally Connolly
  • Bill Cuddy and Vivien Blackford
  • Cindy and James Dobrynski
  • Jaime and Jenn Exley
  • Alex Exley and Matthew Seidel
  • Zack and Elizabeth Exley in honor of Woody on his birthday
  • Woody Exley in honor of Alex, Matt, Zack and Elizabeth on their birthdays
  • Woody Exley in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Steve and Emmy Fast
  • Ann and Joe Fichandler
  • Dorothy and Frank Heffernan
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • David Knishkowy and Judy Greiman
  • Wendy Kozlow
  • Patrick and Sandi Lee
  • Gloria and John Lobre
  • Barri Marks in memory of Alma on her birthday anniversary
  • Susan and John Rathgeber
  • Betty Schmidt
  • Pat Scully
  • David and Debra Spiegel Charitable Fund
  • Gary and Barbara Spiegel
  • Paul Virostek
  • Pat Yosha in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Pat Yosha in honor of Mary-Ellen Powell

2017 Donors

  • Larry Albert
  • Lorraine Aronson
  • Gary Battiston
  • Jean and Larry Berkwitt
  • Deveria Berry
  • Goria Berry
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • Scott and Donna Brinckerhoff
  • Lynn A. Brooks, in honor of Lissie Brooks
  • Sally Connolly
  • William Cuddy and Vivien Blackford
  • Cindy Dobrynski
  • Leone Eidsmoe, in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel, in memory of Alma on her 75th birthday anniversary
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel, in honor of Woody
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel, in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley, in honor of Woody on his birthday
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley, Merry Christmas, Woody
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley, in memory of Malcolm Wetherbe
  • Woody Exley, in honor of Alex Exley, Matt Seidel, Zack Exley and Elizabeth Exley on their birthdays
  • Woody Exley, in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Joe and Ann Fichandler
  • Katharine Gary, in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Francis and Dorothy Heffernan
  • Robert Kagan and Marcy Cain
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • David Knishkowy and Judy Greiman
  • Wendy Kozlow
  • Patrick and Sandi Lee
  • John and Gloria Lobre
  • Barri Marks, in memory of Alma on her birthday anniversary
  • Barri Marks, in honor of Zack & Elizabeth Exley and Alex Exley & Matt Seidel
  • Barri Marks, in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Jim Moran
  • New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, in memory of Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Susan and John Rathgeber
  • Elizabeth Schmitt
  • Patricia Scully, in memory of Alma
  • Gary and Barbara Spiegel
  • David and Debra Charitable Fund, in memory of Helen Spiegel
  • Paul Virostek, in memory of Carol Virostek
  • Barry and Wendy Wanger
  • David Weil
  • 2016 Donors
  • Glenn Allen Jr.
  • Lorraine Aronson
  • Deveria Berry
  • Gloria Berry
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • Scott and Donna Brinckerhoff
  • Lynn Alan Brooks in honor of Alma’s friend, Lissie Smith Brooks
  • Sally Connolly
  • William Cuddy and Vivien Blackford
  • Cindy and James Dobrynski
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley in honor of Woody Exley on his birthday
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley “Happy holidays, Woody!”
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley in honor of Woody on Father’s Day
  • Jaime and Jennifer Exley
  • Woody Exley in honor of Alex Exley, Matt Seidel and Elizabeth and Zack Exley on their birthdays
  • Steven and Emmy Fast
  • Dorothy and Frank Heffernan
  • Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation (matching gift on behalf of Jaime Exley)
  • Robert Kagan and Marcy Cain
  • David Knishkowy and Judith Greiman
  • Wendy Kozlow
  • Chi-Ann Lin
  • John and Gloria Lobre
  • Barri Marks in memory of Alma on her birthday anniversary
  • Jim Moran
  • Elizabeth Schmitt
  • Patricia Scully
  • David and Debra Spiegel Charitable Fund
  • Gary and Barbara Spiegel
  • Debby Szajnberg in honor of Barri Marks and Woody Exley on their wedding anniversary
  • Paul Virostek
  • David Weil
  • Pat Yosha and Malcolm Wetherbee
  • Special thanks to John LoPresti, framing; and Kurt Godiksen, graphic design.
  • Donors in 2015 in honor of the wedding of Barri Marks and Woody Exley 
  • Larry Albert
  • Jean and Larry Berkwitt
  • Vivien Blackford and Bill Cuddy
  • Marcy Cain and Robert Kagan
  • Andrea Dennis and Randy LaVigne
  • Zack and Elizabeth Exley
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel
  • John and Bernadette Exley
  • Steven and Emmy Fast
  • Joe and Ann Fichandler
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • David Knishkowy and Judy Greiman
  • Patrick and Sandi Lee
  • Evelyn and Norman Lucas
  • Jim Moran
  • Bruce and Joy Rothschild
  • Ruth and Howard Sovronsky
  • Debby Szajnberg
  • Barry and Wendy Wanger
  • Karen Weseliza and Rich Aniolowski
  • Other 2015 Donors
  • Glenn Allen Jr.
  • Lorraine Aronson
  • Gloria Berry
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • Scott and Donna Brinckerhoff
  • Lissie and Lynn Brooks
  • Marcy Cain and Robert Kagan
  • Sally Connolly
  • William Cuddy and Vivien Blackford
  • Elizabeth, Zack and Esther Exley in honor of Woody — Happy Holidays!
  • Cindy and James Dobrynski in honor of Wendy Kozlow
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel
  • Jaime and Jenn Exley
  • Woody Exley in honor of Elizabeth Exley, Zack Exley, Alex Exley and Matt Seidel on their birthdays
  • Steven and Emmy Fast
  • Joe and Ann Fichandler
  • Dorothy and Frank Heffernan
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • Wendy Kozlow in honor of her friends in celebration of the holiday season – Mary-Ellen Powell, Ann Charbonneau, Pat Yosha, Kitty Prairie, Cindy Dobrynski and Julia McQuillan
  • Sandi and Patrick Lee
  • Chi-Ann Lin
  • Barri Marks in memory of Alma on her birthday, and in honor of Elizabeth & Zack Exley and Alex Exley & Matt Seidel — Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
  • Gloria and John Lobre
  • Jim Moran
  • Elizabeth Schmitt
  • Patricia Scully
  • David and Debra Spiegel Charitable Fund
  • Gary and Barbara Spiegel
  • Jen Steele in honor of Alex Exley, who clearly embodies her mother’s kind spirit
  • Pat Yosha and Malcolm Wetherbee
  • David Weil
  • Special thanks to Kurt Godiksen, graphic design; John LoPresti, framing.

Donors 1995-2014

  • Larry and Marilyn Albert
  • Marilyn Albert Fund
  • Glenn Allen Jr.
  • Alliance of Regional Education Service Centers staff
  • Allianz Investment Corp.
  • Lorraine Aronson
  • Lawrence and Margaret Barnes
  • Joan and Reuben Baron
  • Gary Battiston
  • James and Sandra Beard
  • Linda K. Beher
  • Pamela V. Bergin
  • Jean and Larry Berkwitt
  • Charlotte Berry
  • Deveria Berry
  • Gloria Berry
  • Rod Betts
  • Eleanor and Dale Blake
  • Bloomfield Education Association
  • John C. Board
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • Thomas and Mary Breen
  • Paula and Robert Brewer
  • Paul and Diana Briganti
  • Scott and Donna Brinckerhoff
  • Joan S. Briggaman
  • Grace Bronson
  • Lissie and Lynn Alan Brooks
  • John Burt
  • Butterfield’s Restaurant employees
  • Marcy Cain and Robert Kagan
  • Miguel and Marissa Cardona
  • Paulette Caripides
  • John and Fran Carney
  • Caroline Casinghino
  • Claudia Gregori Chamberlain
  • Subhash and Madhu Chandra
  • Carole Chapin
  • Ann Charbonneau
  • Robert E. Coleman
  • Winifred Coleman
  • Kelvie Comer
  • Sally Connolly
  • Conn. State Dept. of Education employees
  • Conn. State Dept. of Education, Bureau of Certification and Professional Development staff
  • Conn. State Federation of Teachers
  • Consolidated Rail Corp.
  • Ray Cooney
  • Mary Covage
  • Edward and Jean Cowles
  • Bill Cuddy and Vivien Blackford
  • Alan and Judith Cullison
  • Yvette Dadone
  • Diane G. Davis
  • Marie Della Bella
  • Mike DiMaio
  • Nick DiMaio
  • Benjamin and Carolyn Dixon
  • Cyndy and James Dobrynski
  • Jennifer Dunham
  • Susan and John Dunham
  • Valerie and Mark Dunn
  • Robert and Patty Eckenrode
  • Rita Epstein
  • Eleanor L. Exley
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley
  • Alexandra Exley and Matthew Seidel
  • Jaime and Jenn Exley
  • Woody Exley
  • Rosalie M. Farley
  • Christine and Patrick Farley
  • Steven and Emmy Fast
  • Harriet Feldlaufer and David Reuman
  • Elizabeth F. Fideler
  • Barbara and Frank Ferrigno
  • Joe and Ann Fichandler
  • Karen Finder
  • Al Frank
  • Hilary Freedman
  • Laura and Jim Friedman
  • A friend
  • Betty Gallo
  • William J. and Carol Gammell
  • Gerald and Cynthia Gates
  • Harry and Helen Gray
  • David and Cynthia Greenblatt
  • Global Impact
  • Kurt Godiksen
  • Goodrich Foundation/United Technologies (matching gift)
  • Richard and Susan Gray
  • Troy Hardin
  • Christopher and Susan Harkins
  • Patricia B. Harris
  • Eliot and Beverly Hartstone
  • Dorothy and Frank Heffernan
  • Joyce Hamilton Henry
  • Katysue and Edward Hine
  • Marilyn Hott
  • Marsha J. Howland
  • Min-Chei Lee Hsu
  • Han-Ya (Annie) Hsu
  • Joan Sharrett Hubbard
  • Albert and Mary Jean Huddy
  • Abigail Hughes
  • William Johnson
  • Charley Jones
  • Monty Jones
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • Mary and Dennis Keenan
  • Marijke Kehrhahn
  • John F. Kennedy Middle School staff, Enfield
  • Ann and Patrick Kenny
  • David and Beth Kline
  • David Knishkowy and Judith Greiman
  • David and Diane Kopp
  • Wendy Kozlow
  • Martin and Barbara Kraegel
  • Patricia Kucharski
  • Elais Lawrence
  • Helen Lech
  • Patrick and Sandi Lee
  • Michael and Mitzy Lehman
  • Erick Levin
  • Steven J. Leinwand
  • John LoPresti
  • Edward and Jean Likovich
  • Gloria and John Lobre
  • Barry, Elaine and Becky Lubin
  • Evelyn and Norman Lucas
  • Glenn Lucas
  • Gean Lyden
  • Charles and Rita Dooley Mann
  • Robert Margolin and Virginia Volk
  • Barri Marks
  • David Marks
  • Sarah Marks
  • Bob Marth
  • Kate and Alex McCampbell
  • Patricia B. McKean
  • Donna and Michael McKenty
  • James R. McKinney
  • Patricia and John McNamara
  • Mercury Cleaners
  • Susan Metzler-Kirkman and Robert D. Kirkman
  • Cynthia Miley
  • Jim Moran
  • Bill Murphy
  • Joe McGough
  • Milken Family Foundation
  • Coreen Modisette and John Grillo
  • Mari Muri and Daniel Dolan
  • Thomas and Mary Murphy
  • Reba and Art Nassau
  • David and Mary Jean Nelson
  • Desi and Aixa Nesmith
  • Emily Newton
  • Bill Niemier
  • Don and Brad Noel
  • Priscilla Noriega
  • William and Astrida Olds
  • Elizabeth Olson
  • Santosha Oliver
  • Donna Pagé
  • Tom and Anna Mary Patton
  • Jennie Patton
  • Rose Petsitis
  • Joanne and Frank Pinto
  • Clare Peckham and John Coffey
  • Joanne and Frank Pinto
  • Nancy Letney Pugliese
  • Ruth Pulda and Howard Rifkin
  • Mary-Ellen Powell
  • Tillie Randolph
  • Susan and John Rathgeber
  • Recruiting New Teachers, Inc.
  • Adrienne and William Reeves
  • Joan C. Reuter
  • Cathryn G. Riggs
  • Oscar Josue Rodriguez
  • Nadine Rosa
  • Catheryn Riggs
  • Rockefeller Financial Services, Inc.
  • Theodore Rokicki and Rosanne Daniel
  • Margaret Romain
  • Bruce and Joy Rothschild
  • Norm and Holly Roy
  • Patricia E. Russell
  • Annette Saunooke
  • Deanne Scaringe
  • Theodore and Barbara Sergi
  • Sharpsville (Pa.) High School Class of 1960
  • Joseph and Nancy Sichler
  • Arthur and Veronica Skerker
  • Elizabeth Speno
  • Kevin B. Sullivan and Carolyn Thornberry
  • Sacred Heart University, Education Dept., faculty, staff, students
  • Patricia and William Sanders
  • Janet and Laurice Sargert
  • Lawrence M. Schaefer
  • Elizabeth Schmitt
  • Patricia Scully
  • Joan Shoemaker
  • Debra and Louis Siegel
  • Shirley Simon
  • Jane and Ray Siwinski
  • Ian Spence and Aileen Stan-Spence
  • Helen and Leo Spiegel
  • David and Debra Spiegel
  • Molly Spiegel
  • Andrew Spiegel
  • Kelly Spiegel and Connie Bunn Spiegel
  • Gary and Barbara Spiegel
  • Max and Anita Spiegel
  • David J. Spiegel
  • George C. Springer
  • Anne E. Stanback
  • Helen and Ted Stewart
  • Rosemary Talmadge and Brenda Kaulback
  • Teaching and Learning Unit at EASTCONN
  • Jane and Richard Tedder
  • Chelsea Thompson
  • Beatrice Tinty
  • Jeannette Turgeon
  • UBS Matching Gift Program
  • Lucille and Stephen Urban
  • Pete Vanderveld
  • Vieira Salon
  • Carol and Paul Virostek
  • Barry and Wendy Wanger
  • David L. Weil
  • Gloria Williams
  • Pat Yosha and Malcolm Wetherbee
  • John and Rosalind Zagaja
  • John and Judy Zinn

In Memory of Helen Spiegel in 2009

  • Larry Albert
  • Larry and Jean Berkwitt
  • Anita and Roger Bollier
  • Sharon and Peter Bowers
  • Alex Exley and Matt Seidel
  • Elizabeth and Zack Exley
  • Woody Exley
  • Verna D. George
  • Helen’s Quilt Club (Jan Anderson, Helen Burns, Eleanor Gordon, Mirian Serge)
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • Barri Marks
  • Tom and Anna Mary Patton and family
  • Pieceful Pursuits Quilt Guild
  • Radiology Associates of Dekalb, P.C.
  • David and Debra Spiegel
  • Jeffrey and Chieko Volk
  • John and Pat Volk
  • Gregory and Rhonda Volk
  • Sandra Volk
  • Edi and Joseph Zentis

In memory of Eleanor Exley in 2005

  • Larry and Marilyn Albert
  • Larry and Jean Berkwitt
  • Madhu and Subhash Chandra
  • Woody Exley
  • Steve and Emmy Fast
  • Ronald V. Georgeff
  • Ann and Joseph Fichandler
  • David and Cynthia Greenblatt
  • Marvin and Janet Kay
  • David C. Kline
  • Edward and Lois Lewis
  • Gloria and John Lobre
  • Barry and Elaine Lubin
  • Barri Marks
  • Ann and Dave Marks
  • Paul and Jan Michaelson
  • William and Astrida Olds
  • Angelo Pontillo
  • Bruce and Joy Rothschild
  • Marilyn and Ray Schneider
  • Malcolm and Catherine Smith
  • David and Debra Spiegel
  • Paul and Carol Virostek
  • Barry and Wendy Wanger
  • David L. Weil
  • Karen Weseliza
  • Pat Yosha and Malcolm Wetherbee

In memory of Carole Chapin in 2003 and 2004:

  • Sarah Ballard
  • Walter and Betty Bingham
  • Dale and Eleanor Blake
  • Judith K. Brainerd
  • Leslie Brett and Carolyn Gabel
  • Carole’s Book Club
  • Gilbert and Patricia Campbell
  • Patricia Canavari
  • Leo and Joanna Caproni
  • Bill and Karen Chapin
  • Connie Chapin
  • David Cloutier
  • Sally Connolly
  • Janet and Zena Davenport
  • Frank and Lynda Dickerson
  • Mark and Valerie Dunn
  • Alice W. Eastman
  • Alex Exley
  • Woody Exley
  • Harriet Feldlaufer and David Reuman
  • Barbara and Frank Ferrigno
  • Hilary Freedman
  • Vita Gellin
  • N. and Kathy Goddard
  • Norman and Gloria Graf
  • Claire Harrison
  • Joan Sharrett Hubbard
  • Martha Hutter
  • Martha L. Ingrum
  • Howard and Anne Irwin
  • Wendy Kozlow
  • Jack Lanergan
  • Mr. and Mrs. Alexander G. Marshall
  • Connie Marshall
  • Walter and Sarah Morrison
  • Emily F. Newton
  • Clare Peckham and John Coffey
  • Richard and Colleen Porth
  • Mary-Ellen Powell
  • Ruth Pulda and Howard Rifkin
  • Emily Rankin and Carolyn Bailey
  • Noble and Elizabeth Richards
  • Patricia E. Russell
  • Barbara and Chan Schiller
  • Elizabeth M. Schmitt
  • Patricia A. Scully
  • Christopher Sharrett
  • Scott and Monica Shuler
  • Elizabeth Speno
  • Anne E. Stanback
  • Richard and Jane Tedder
  • Stephen and Lucille Urban
  • Joan R. Van Nest
  • Stephen and Diane Warner
  • Jane C. Webber
  • Martha Cole Wood
  • John and Diane Woodward
  • Pat Yosha and Malcolm Wetherbee

In memory of Heidi Kozlow in 2000

  • Woody Exley
  • Harriet Feldlaufer and David Reuman
  • Joan Sharrett Hubbard
  • Richard and Colleen Porth
  • Mary-Ellen Powell
  • Ruth Pulda
  • Anne E. Stanback
  • Pat Yosha and Malcolm Wetherbee

In memory of Oscar Marks in 2000

  • Larry Albert
  • John Burt
  • Subhash Chandra
  • Woody Exley
  • Steven Fast
  • Joe Fichandler
  • Robert Kagan
  • Marvin Kay
  • David Knishkowy
  • Barry Lubin
  • Bruce Rothschild
  • Malcolm Smith

In honor of Tom Gillung on his retirement fromthe Conn. State Dept. of Education in 1997

  • Marie Della Bella
  • Mary and Dennis Keenan
  • James Dargati
  • Ronald C. Harris
  • Jerome J. Spears
  • Barbara V. Schiller
  • Allen Fossbender
  • Betty J. Sternberg
  • Alan J. White
  • Robert and Paula Brewer
  • Barbara Canzonetti
  • Elizabeth Speno
  • Lucille and Stephen Urban
  • Cynthia Biggins
  • Jeanette S. Riccio
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Druzolowski
  • Sheila K. Brown
  • Sally Connolly
  • Hilary Freedman
  • Judith S. Thompson
  • Arthur J. Carey
  • Susan J. Kennedy
  • Elizabeth Rivera
  • Jeannette Turgeon
  • Gloria S. Avitable
  • Beatrice Tinty
  • Elizabeth M. Schmitt