June 24, 2023
The Exchange Club of New Canaan Foundation announces the recent completion of its annual grants-making process. John Fulkerson, this year’s Chair of the Club’s Grants and Donations Committee, said “In addition to other grants made during the past 12 months, the Exchange Club of New Canaan has given over $200,000 to 35 not-for-profit organizations in New Canaan and neighboring communities over the past year.” In addition, Mr. Fulkerson thanked the 22 Club members who participated on the Grants and Donations Committee for their careful and thorough review of all the grant applications.
The grant recipients included organizations that are focused on the Exchange Club’s four pillars of service: the awareness and prevention of child abuse, community service, youth programs, and Americanism.
During the past year, the Exchange Club experienced very successful fundraising events, paced by the annual Christmas Tree Sale held at Kiwanis Park in the month before Christmas.
The annual Christmas Tree Sale is organized and staffed by the 135 Members of the Exchange Club and remains the primary fundraising event of the Club as it has been for the last 52 years. Jim Bakal, President of the Exchange Club said “Our thanks to the many members of the community who have supported the Club’s fundraising through their patronage of the Christmas Tree Lot.”