Community Fund of Darien 2018

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Here’s a Peek at Tuesday Night’s Briefing on the Darien Student Survey on Risky Behaviors

2 presentation CFD January 2018 survey
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At 7 p.m. on Tuesday night, the Community Fund of Darien will present to the public its survey of 1,800 town students on risky behaviors and how well or poorly teens are avoiding them. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of Darien Library. This appears to be part of what they’ll say, from  slides about the latest survey that are currently posted on the organization’s website (alterations may be made in the actual presentation): (more…) Continue Reading →

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Results of Darien Teen Survey on Local Strengths and Risky Behaviors: Presentation on Tuesday, Oct 23

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The Community Fund of Darien will announce on Tuesday the results from a survey of 1,800 Darien teenagers from the 7th through the 12th grade. They were asked about aspects of their lives that encouraged and discouraged risky behaviors like substance abuse. The survey results will be made available and discussed at a 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 forum at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Reserve Seats Early for Darien’s Family Dinner Day on Sept 21

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Come to the Darien YMCA on Friday, Sept. 21 for Darien’s annual “Family Dinner Day,” a free dinner for parents and their kids celebrating the simple things that keep families connected and strong. The evening event, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., includes dinner, swimming, open gym, arts & crafts, games, goodie bags and an evening of fun for the whole family.  (more…) Continue Reading →

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Darien Road Race Coming Sept 16, Raises Money for Community Fund of Darien

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The 39th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 1.5-mile Fun Run and, new this year, a 5-mile race. This year’s race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony. The race, organized by the Community Fund of Darien, has raised a significant amount of money over the years to benefit our neighbors with critical needs in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Fund of Darien Hires Janet King, Volunteer Director at P2P, as New Executive Director

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Janet King has been hired as the new executive director of the Community Fund of Darien, replacing Carrie Bernier, who has accepted a job elsewhere. A Darien resident, King has been  director of volunteers at Person-to-Person in Darien for the last eight years. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Fund of Darien’s Emily Larkin Arocha Named One of Fairfield County’s ’40 Under 40′

Susan Cator Emily Larkin Arocha
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Emily Larkin Arocha, who has led the Community Fund of Darien’s Thriving Youth Initiative, has been picked as one of Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” promising people in the county. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Parents, Mature High School Students Invited to See ‘Haze’ — Documentary on Binge Drinking, Monday, March 5

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Binge drinking killed a college freshman from Greenwich in 2004, and it’s killed a Darien teenager as well. “Haze,” a documentary about binge drinking and Gordie Bailey’s death, will be shown from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, March 5 at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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