Giving Opportunities

You can make The Connection by financially supporting the quality care for those who are homeless, face mental health and substance use challenges, or are returning to the community after incarceration.
donate now Checks may be made payable and mailed to:
The Connection Fund
Fund Development Office
100 Roscommon Drive, Suite 203
Middletown, CT 06457
Attn: Fundraising

Donor Recognition

Peer to peer fundraising

In November of 2020, the Connecticut Waverunners social running club partnered with The Connection to create a unique Peer to Peer fundraising campaign online. The campaign was centered around Giving Thanks by Giving Back and raised more than $3,000 for the programs at The Connection, a much-needed boost during a global pandemic. More than 300 members of the CT Waverunners Facebook group also learned about The Connection’s work through weekly Facebook posts containing information about the barriers many of our clients face on their recovery journeys. We are grateful to be a part of this mutually beneficial campaign.

MATCHED CONTRIBUTION

In January of 2022, The Connection was thrilled to be the recipient of a one-to-one corporate matching gift totally $20,000! Half of the gift was contributed by The Connection Fund Board Chair Steve Angle and his wife, Debra Guss, and half of the gift came from corporate matching funds from Debra’s employer. We are grateful to be the recipient of a major gift such as this one, and grateful to the donor for researching how to make their personal contribution go further. We cannot do this complex work without the support of our generous community members!

VOLUNTEERS

We were fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers on the 2021 Community Links Golf Tournament planning committee. Each of our volunteers brought their time, treasure, and talents to the table to help shape a successful event in August of 2021. The event ultimately raised more than $20,000 to benefit The Connection. To join the 2022 Community Links Golf Tournament planning committee, please contact Allison DeBlasio, aldeblasio@theconnectioninc.org.

Recurring Donation

If you would like to make your gift to The Connection in easy to budget installments, please consider a recurring donation. Online donations can be made monthly and repeated until a date of your choice.

Make an Online Recurring Donation Today: donate now

Memorial Gifts

Honor the memory of your loved one through a donation to The Connection. Select the option to memorialize your loved one just above the donate button on our main giving page. If you select the option to notify the family of your memorial gift, we will not disclose the amount of your gift.

Prefer to send a check with your gift? Download a form to enclose with the details of the memorial.

Make a Memorial Gift Donation Today: Donate Now

Honorary Gifts

Honorary gifts are a wonderful and meaningful way of recognizing a colleague or loved one’s accomplishment, special achievement, or special event such as a birthday, employment anniversary, or sobriety anniversary. Follow the instructions for an honorary gift just above the donate button on our main giving page. If you choose the option to notify the person you are honoring, we will not disclose the amount of your gift.

Prefer to send a check with your gift? Download a form to enclose with the details of your honorary gift.

Make an Honorary Gift Donation Today: Donate Now

Corporate Matches

Many corporations have matching gift programs that can increase the impact of your donation. Start by contacting your employer’s human resource department to see if they have a matching gift program.

If your employer has a matching gift program, find out if it’s an online program or if they have a matching gift form that you can use to make your donation by mail. If they provide you with a matching gift form, complete the form, and send it to the following address with your donation check:

The Connection Fund
100 Roscommon Drive, Suite 203
Middletown, CT 06457
Attn: Fundraising

If your employer uses a third-party online platform, please contact Allison DeBlasio, Director of Communications and Development at aldeblasio@theconnectioninc.org who can assist you in making sure the donation is directed to us appropriately according to your wishes.

Peer to Peer Fundraising

You and your civic group, social group or co-workers can initiate a peer-to-peer fundraiser to benefit The Connection. Create your own online fundraising page for The Connection, and share it via social media with your family, friends, and colleagues. You can raise awareness and encourage others who may have never heard of us before, to give to our cause. It is a wonderful way to support us, especially now during the pandemic. To learn more, email Allison DeBlasio, Director of Communications and Development at aldeblasio@theconnectioninc.org. She will help you each step of the way.

Planned Gifts

Create a legacy of giving in your family by remembering The Connection in your will. If you are thinking of a planned gift to The Connection please contact Allison DeBlasio, Director of Communications and Development at aldeblasio@theconnectioninc.org.

We recommend that you consult with a professional advisor before making any complex donation to a charity, and always consult a tax advisor about current tax laws regarding any kind of charitable giving. The Connection does not render tax or legal advice for any purpose. The agency is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the Internal Revenue Service.

Sponsor, Partner, or Participate

We are always looking for supporters to work with us in the following ways:

Sponsor—fundraising event sponsorship is a great way to advertise your business while giving back to your community. Contact us to review available opportunities.

Partner with us in any number of ways. Volunteer, start a fundraising campaign, collect program donations—we will work with you to find shared benefit.

Participate—The Connection holds several events that are open to the public each year to raise money for the good work we do in communities across Connecticut. The Community Links Golf Tournament will take place on August 22, 2022. We also host an annual Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Ride. The inaugural ride was in May of 2022.

Contact Beth Connor, Chief Business Development Officer, at (860) 343-5500, ext. 1600, or at bconnor@theconnectioninc.org to learn more about other opportunities to assist our neighbors in Connecticut.

Giving News

THE KÄTCHEN COLEY SOCIETY

Kätchen Coley, co-founder of The Connection, was a social services pioneer—and a true believer in second chances for those whose lives were negatively impacted by poor choices and circumstances.

Kätchen passed away after a short illness in August 2013. Soon after, The Kätchen Coley Society was created in tribute to Kätchen for her extraordinary vision and values in establishing The Connection in 1972. After more than 40 years of service on The Connection’s Board of Directors, Kätchen (and her family) were delighted to know that The Society will serve as an enduring compass for the organization. Gifts to The Society honor her and further the work in which she passionately believed.