The Norwalk Community College Foundation is pleased to announce the election of George A. Reilly of Darien, an attorney with the Rucci Law Group, as president.
— an announcement from Norwalk Community College Foundation
Reilly is now also a member of Darien’s Planning & Zoning Commission and Blight Review Board. He has been involved in a number of public service organizations, especially involving education.
He was a trustee of his high school alma mater, King School in Stamford, and served as president of its board for seven years. He was a member of Darien’s Board of Education for eleven years, and he has served on the NCC Foundation for eight years. George has been involved in other civic matters throughout his legal career.
For more than 35 years, Reilly has been practicing law involving matrimonial matters, real estate and estate planning with others in Rucci Law Group.
The NCC Foundation provides scholarship assistance to hundreds of students each semester, and it funds college programs such as the Veterinary Technology program and new Digital Media Center. “I am delighted to lead such a valuable resource for our community,” Reilly said.
Reilly isn’t the only NCC Foundation official with Darien connections: Carrie Bernier, executive director of the NCC Foundation, previously headed the Community Fund of Darien.
“We are excited to welcome Tara and Laura, and proud to have George serve as this year’s board president,” Bernier said. “Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of community leaders committed to supporting student success at Norwalk Community College.”
Two new directors were also appointed to the board, the foundation announced: Tara Arnold of Fairfield, Head of Community Relations at Bridgewater Associates, and Laura Sterner of New Canaan, Head of Capital Development and Investor Relations at Point72.
To learn more about the NCC Foundation, we invite you to attend our “Year of Impact” virtual presentation on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Zoom. Visit ncc-foundation.org to register.
About Norwalk Community College Foundation
The Norwalk Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports expanding access to affordable, quality higher education, the development of a productive workforce, and contributing to the knowledge and well-being of our community by raising funds for Norwalk Community College.
The Foundation works with individuals, major corporations and local organizations to develop new initiatives and educational partnerships to inspire and engage our community to share talents and resources.
With assistance from donors, the NCC Foundation provides $3 million annually in scholarships, faculty and program support, and student success initiatives.