Upcoming Events


One-On-One Grant-Writing Consultations

March and April.  CTCEF is offering consultations with one of three CTCEF board members with years of experience in writing grant applications to work directly with you on a proposal of your choosing. An introductory rate is offered to the first five education foundations who sign up. Read more….

CTCEF’s Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, May 6, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Wilton, hosted by Wilton Education Foundation. We will discuss innovative fundraising strategies/events for foundations and the current projects/initiatives foundations are choosing to fund. No charge, just come to participate in the conversation. Please contact CTCEF if you are planning to attend so we can send you directions.

CiviCRM Information/Demonstration Session

Monday, May 19, 2014, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, NorwalkCTCEF partners with Greenleaf Advancement to offer our affiliates an affordable database management solution that is customized for our foundations. Guy Iaccarino will show you how CiviCRM can help your foundation track donors; manage fundraising, events, and grants; generate e-mail communications; send letters; link the system to your Web site (i.e., for donations and event registration); and much more. Read more….

CTCEF’s Annual Meeting

Wednesday, June 25, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Cheshire. Join us to discuss your foundation’s single greatest success and single greatest challenge of the last year.

CTCEF’s 15th Annual Conference for Education Foundations

Save the Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Crowne Plaza Cromwell Hotel. Keynote Topic: A Portrait of the Teaching Profession in the Era of Reform. Keynote Speaker: Richard L. Schwab, PhD, Raymond Neag Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Connecticut and Dean Emeritus of the Neag School of Education. See photos from our 2013 conference.


Several workshop presenters at CTCEF’s 14th Annual Conference for Education Foundations sent us their informative handouts. Trish Brigham, Cape Elizabeth (ME) Education Foundation, talked about board development. Robyn Oatley, Prichard Committee and ReadyKY, stressed the importance of community engagement for successful schools and students. Dianna Roberge-Wentzell, CT State Department of Education, provided detailed information about the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments.


Technology Solutions for Education Foundations

greenleaf2CTCEF partners with Greenleaf Advancement to offer education foundations an affordable database management solution that is customized to meet your particular needs.

kilakwalogoCTCEF partners with Kilakwa Associates to offer a free Web site evaluation as well as Web site development, design, and management at a discounted rate for CTCEF Affiliates.

Thank You to Our Generous Contributors

Fairfield County Community Foundation for their Technology Development Grant
GE Foundation for their operating grant

willLogo William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund for their ongoing support for our annual conference


The Connecticut Consortium of Education Foundations (CTCEF) facilitates the creation, growth, and effectiveness of local education foundations in Connecticut.