Annual Report - CHNCT Foundation


Annual Report - CHNCT Foundation
SINCE 2003
Our mission is to advance, support, and
promote programs and activities that
fundamentally improve the health status
of the people of Connecticut.
Mayor Toni Harp Speaks at Spring Graduation
KHAIR (pronounced “care”) serves at-risk youth by offering one-on-one mentoring relationships and a range of workshops designed to teach important life skills and bolster self-esteem. In addition, KHAIR partners with local hair stylists
and barbers who provide free, complementary hair service appointments and serve as mentors and role models for
participants. With workshops held in the Winter, Spring,
Summer, and Fall, forty-nine teenagers completed the requirements of the KHAIR program in 2015.
On May 16, 2015, our spring season participants graduated from the KHAIR program. Families and friends gathered
at the NHFPL (The Ives Main Branch) to congratulate twelve young people on their impressive accomplishment. The
theme of the graduation was “Putting the Pieces Together.” All
participants received a gift card to the Gap, and five participants received a perfect attendance award which included a
gift card from Ashley’s Ice Cream.
It was an honor and a privilege to have Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven, as our guest speaker. Mayor Harp encouraged
participants to be persistent and pursue their dreams. As she congratulated each individual on completing the KHAIR
program, she closed with a reminder that each person has a purpose and it is up to that person to find and fulfill that
purpose. Her words of inspiration set the tone for the participants as they left the program and set out to apply what they
have learned.
Graduation Rate:
Perfect Attendance Rate:
Referring Agencies
Clifford Beers Clinic
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
Integrated Wellness Group
On June 20th, 55 registered walkers took time out of their busy schedules to help support the KHAIR program at the
second annual Walk for KHAIR. Twelve teams raised over $4,500 to help support the KHAIR program. Donations came
from as far as Tampa, Florida; Allentown, Pennsylvania; and right here in Connecticut.
Family Day in Meriden
Cooking Matters continues to bring cooking classes to children, teens, and adults across Connecticut. It is
incredible to see the positive impact that these classes have on the lives of kids and adults alike. Last year we
saw firsthand just how excited the kids are to show their loved ones the new discoveries they make in the
kitchen. Our Cooking Matters youth have become some of our best ambassadors for healthy cooking.
Children ages six to nine from the John Barry School enrolled in our six-week cooking program. During the
program, the kids were taught a variety of healthy snack recipes and took part in taste-testing activities. They
were also taught how to hold a knife, how to measure ingredients, and all about the five food groups.
The kids shared what they had learned during the final event at Family Day in Meriden, which was the culmination of this particular program. In one activity, five boys—Darren, Alex, Gerald, Jayvon, and Franklin—
eagerly showed family members a few of their favorite recipes and talked about what they had learned in
class. Darren said that his favorite recipe was the yogurt parfait. “We actually learned how to use the 5
food groups in this one recipe, and you wouldn’t believe one of the ingredients we used- carrots!”
The boys participated in a demonstration on how to prepare a smoothie and a yogurt dip with fruit by
taking turns measuring out and stirring the ingredients. Our youth participants were very excited to share
what they had learned in the six-week Cooking Matters program with their families and it was amazing
to watch them in action.
Tour Participants:
Set the Table Challenge
In October 2015, Cooking Matters Connecticut held its first online fundraiser in honor of
Cooking Matters Connecticut month at CHNCT Foundation. The “Set The Table” challenge
was created to raise money to directly impact the lives of the many people in need who
benefit from learning how to prepare healthy, tasty meals on a limited budget through
Cooking Matters. The online challenge contained virtual place settings with corresponding
donation levels. The goal was to set our Cooking Matters Connecticut Table. All told, the
fundraiser brought in over $500 to support future classes and materials.
In 2015, A Modern Tea: Turning over a new leaf for
better health took place at the New Haven Country
Club in Hamden, Connecticut. This annual event
was designed to raise awareness and promote
positive health and lifestyle behaviors. This year
the event was attended by many guests from the
greater New Haven community. Health exhibitors provided our guests with important health
information and free, on-site health assessments.
Exhibitors included the Yale-New Haven Hospital
Women’s Heart and Vascular Program, and the
Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc.
Intensive Care Management Sickle Cell Program. Guests attended healthy living workshops
presented by our invited speakers. The workshops
· “10 Superfoods for Anti-Aging”
· “What’s Stress REALLY Got To Do With It!”
· “Tea Tasting: Turning over a new leaf”
The workshops covered the many ways to incorporate superfoods into your diet to improve energy,
how stress can affect many aspects of health, and
the different kinds of teas that may help prevent
blood clots, atherosclerosis, and certain cancers.
The message behind the 2015 A Modern Tea event was to
encourage guests to remain active in their quest for wellness. The annual
event draws approximately 200 women and men from across Connecticut.
Sponsors included:
Beat The Street Community Center, Inc., Meriden
Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc., Willimantic
Covenant to Care for Children, Hartford
Plainville Community Food Pantry, Plainville
Friendly Hands Food Bank, Inc., Torrington
The Tiny Miracles Foundation, Darien
Hillside Food Outreach, Danbury
W.H.E.A.T. Food Pantry, West Haven
CHNCT Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2015 Cornell Scott Memorial Golf Classic was a resounding success! This year’s tournament raised
over $50,000. Overall, the tournament has raised more than $360,000 for
programs and activities that improve the health status of people living in
For the sixth year in a row, the golf classic was held at one of New England's
premier courses – Lake of Isles at Foxwoods Resort Casino. More than 120
golfers participated, including 26
corporate companies.
Grant Making Program
Over the past ten years, the CHNCT Foundation
has awarded $234,850 to Federally Qualified
Health Centers (FQHCs) and $14,000 in-kind
contibutions to assist them with their Cooking
Matters Connecticut programming. In 2014,
each FQHC was awarded $3,500.
In November, three FQHCs were awarded
between $3,500 and $4,000 in grant funding
for behavioral health or nutrition education
programming. Four additional FQHCs were
awarded in-kind Cooking Matters or KHAIR
programming valued at $4,000 each.
Community Donations
Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation would like to congratulate the
following organizations that received $500 through our community donations program:
9 Round 30 Minute Kickbox
IT1 Source
Sports Center of CT
Barbara W. Holloman - Avon
James Dyson Foundation
Sunset World
Lagunitas Brewing Company
The Edge Fitness Clubs
Lake of Isles
Bob’s Discount Furniture
Long Wharf Theatre
The Mark Twain House &
Boston Red Sox
Bradford Renaissance Portraits
Mamalicious Market
Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Ferry
Millbrook Vineyards and Winery
Canon Solutions America
Christos Restaurant
Mountain Rose Herbs
Connecticut Science Center
Netminder Communications, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country
Stores, Inc.
New Britain Rock Cats
Cremo Company, LLC
Dakota Steakhouse
Dixon Golf
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Florence Griswold Museum
Garde Arts Center
Gouveia Vineyards
Harbor Yard Sports and
The Red Owl Jewelry & Gifts
Theater Works Hartford
Uzima Wellness Center LLC
Vineyard Vines
We Care Computers
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Winding Trails, Inc.
Yurway Boutique
Zulu Nyala Group
Oakdale Pizza
Panera Bread
Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery
Perfectly Posh
Porsche of Wallingford
Primo Pizza
Saybrook Point Inn and Spa
Harney & Sons Teas
Infinity Music Hall & Bistro
Splash Car Wash
Income and Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Total Revenue and Support – $794,133
Total Operating Expenses – $753,872
Program Services – $433,541
Management & General – $202,478
Fundraising – $117,853
Total Net Assets – $85,811
Financials Based on 2015 Audited
Financial Statement
& General
Automated Mailing Services LLC
G.C. Electric, Inc.
Optimus Health Care, Inc.
BeneCare Dental Plans
Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
Canon Solutions America
Generations Family Health
Center, Inc.
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
Care to Care LLC
GreatBlue Research, Inc.
Carousel Industries
Coordinated Transportation
Interpreters and Translators, Inc.
Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center
Lovejoy Team
Data-Link Corporation
Ludington Team
ExecuSpace Construction
Freedom fire Inc.
SIU Compliance Resource, LLC
The Community Foundation for
Greater New Haven
Visconti & Associates, PC
WB Mason Company
Webster Bank
Olsen Construction Services
Yale-New Haven Hospital
Abe Benitez
Susan Davis
Anna Juaire
Paula Pedbereznak
Gregory Barbiero
Gail Digioia
John Kaukas
Lisa Peterson
Dr. Sheryl L.W. Barnes
Samantha Durant
Sylvia Kelly
Erik Preston
Joyce Beatty
Nancy Esposito
Jennifer Kovacs
Marjorie Roberts
Tracy Belbusti
Marian Evans
Doug Latham
Nancy Shuster
Erica G. Bradley
John Federico
Carrie Lebert
Christina Soroka
Cindy Brown
James Felter
Terry Lee
Tressa Spears Jackson
Annise Caro
Darlene Ferrari
Lois Lovejoy
Richard Spencer
Margaret Cavanaugh
Venice FrancisChurilov
Cory Ludington
Ludwig M. Spinelli
Laurie MacCalla
Keshia Tigner
Diane McMunn
Margaret Tourangeau
Tracy McNamara
Tammy Ventura
Elvin Melendez
Ashley Wilson
Kimberly Osnoe
Terry Young
Tracey Centola
Melissa Chambrelli
Dawn Clavette
Wesley Cogswell
Mary Ann Cyr
Sabrina D’Amico
Jennifer Frontiero
Paulina Giezek
Patricia GriffithKruger
Barbara W. Holloman
Jason Jacobson
Anne Paine
Board Members
John V. Federico, M.D.
Sylvia B. Kelly
Marta Moret, MPH
Marian Evans, M.D.
John F. Aforismo, B.Sc. Pharm.,
Waldemar Rosario, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Ibrahim Benitez
Katrina H. Clark
Arvind Shaw
Tressa Spears Jackson
Executive Director
Elvin Melendez
Program Manager,
Terry Young
Program Director,
Cooking Matters CT
Janell Gutierrez
Cooking Matters CT
Clerical Assistant
Laerta Premto
Graphic Designer
Keshia Tigner
Project Coordinator
Ashley Wilson
Community Partnerships
ACHIEVE New London County
Coalition c/o Ledge Light Health
Common Ground High School,
Urban Farm and Environmental
Education Center
All Nations Christian Academy
Community Mental Health
Affiliates, Inc. (CMHA)
All Our Kin, Inc.
American Heart Association
American Stroke Association
Cornell Scott-Hill Health
End Hunger Connecticut!
Moe’s Southwest Grill
New Lighthouse Ministries
Optimus Health Care, Inc.
Paul Mitchell The School, North
People’s United Bank
RAMBUH Family Center of the
ArtBra New Haven
Fair Haven Community Health
Authentic Beauty Salon & Spa
Salon Bordeaux, LLC
Billings Forge Community Works
Gap (Hamden, Connecticut)
Sharon Joy Salon
BJ’s, Inc.
Generations Family Health
Soho Hair Group & Day Spa
Rimage Salon & Spa
Hair’s Kay Beauty Salon
Southwest Community Health
Captiva Salon Paul Mitchell,
Helping Hands Community
Thrift Store & Furniture Bank
Staywell Health Center
Captiva Salon Paul Mitchell,
HUSKY Programs at the Center
for Public Health and Health
Policy at UConn Health
Brenner, Saltzman & Wallman,
Cars 4 Causes
Charter Oak Health Center, Inc.
Christian Community Action
Stepping Stone Transitional
Housing Program
Jo Bruno Hair
The Institute of Living/Hartford
The Parent and Child Center at
Bristol Hospital
Valley Initiative to Advance
Health and Learning in Schools
Knight’s X-treme Cuts
Luvena Leslie Salon
Wholesome Wave
MACC Charities
Manchester Community College
Hospitality Management
Maximum Care Beauty Salon
Yale-New Haven Hospital Heart
and Vascular Center
Yale-New Haven Stroke Center
Yale University
Grants and Community Support Programming
City of New Haven
Hartford Hospital
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Share Our Strength
Hartford Foundation for
Public Giving
New Haven Reads
CHNCT Foundation, Inc.
11 Fairfield Blvd., Suite 1
Wallingford, CT 06492
Fax 203.626.7172
[email protected]

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