PO Box 1341, South Windsor, CT 06074

The South Windsor Community Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life in South Windsor
for all residents of all ages by furthering the development of community based programs and projects.

Download our grant application (or Google Doc Version)- Deadline is 4/30/2017

Programs & Partners
Rays of Hope
SW Public Education Fund
Fiduciary Partners
Derek Denfeld Memorial Play Structure
  Friends of South Windsor Senior Center
  Friends of SW Swimming
  Girl's Golf of SW
Operation Graduation
  South Windsor Voices
  SW Walk and Wheel Ways
Public Education Fund Receives $2500 gift from Panera Bread's Soft Opening

On November 18, Panera Bread held a soft opening for its new cafe at the Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk. The SW Public Education Fund received the total donation of $2500 representing 250 people paying $10 each for Panera Bread's donated meals. Pictured left to right:

Antonio Santos: District Manager Panera Bread, Wendy Kopp: Director of Marketing Panera Bread, Janice Snyder: President of the South Windsor Community Foundation, Roy Normen: Secretary of the South Windsor Community Foundation, Carrie Gentile: General Manager of Panera Bread, Kathy Brady: Director of the South Windsor Chamber of Commerce.
South Windsor Public Education Fund Committee Announcement

January 16, 2017

The South Windsor Public Education Fund Committee of the South Windsor Community Foundation proudly announce the awarding of four new grants to South Windsor public schools. The recipients are to be duly congratulated and the SWPEF Committee would like to thank the generous donors of our community for making our grants possible. 

Education Grants Awarded, totaling $8940 

Books For All
Karyn Kruzick
Orchard Hill Elementary:  $1260
Providing books to go home with students who may not have access to quality literature. The goal is to create a means to promote reading. 
Bilingual Resources for English Learners
Nicole Papa
SW Public School District: $5495
The goal is to create a lending library of bilingual materials to provide resources for teachers and EL students in the student's native language. Data shows this is an effective way to promote literacy and language acquisition.

Eli Terry Math Library
Nancy Bassilakis and Laura Rutkowski
Eli Terry Elementary: $1000
The goal is to integrate literature into the math curriculum by building a math trade library. The library will be used during math lessons and includes a variety of stations containing the math trade books.

Picturing Writing
Laura Rutkowski and Maura Buyak
Eli Terry Elementary: $1185
The goal is to implement an artist's workshop into the classroom. This is a research based method created by Beth Olshansky that supports literacy development through the use of art. This is a pilot program. 

SWPEF: Helping South Windsor Schools Reach New Levels of Excellence

Panera Bread Presentation

Janice Snyder and Liza Love presented a plaque to Panera Bread for their generous donation of $2500. Pictured left to right:

Wendy Kopp: Director of Marketing Panera Bread, Liza Love: Chair-SW Public Education Fund Committee, Cecilia Ortiz: General Manager Panera Bread Cafe, Janice Snyder: President-SW Community Foundation, Inc.


Liza Love: Chair

Sarah Grip: VP Administration

Jodi Oliver: Secretary

Kelly Foster: VP Grant Administration

Anni Resetarits: Faculty Liaison

Roy Normen: Director/SWCF Liaison

Dr. Joseph Wood: Director/SWCF Liaison

Penny Brice: Director

Paulann Marianella: Director 

Maureen Gilligan: Director

Sheryl Mortensen: Asst. Superintendent of Schools-Ex Officio member