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Norwalk Community Foundation Elects Darien Resident President, Welcomes New Directors

During its Annual Meeting on September 29, 2020, the NCC Foundation Executive Director Carrie Bernier led the Board of Directors in a review of the Foundation's impact over the past year, and the board elected a new president and two new directors. A keynote address was given by NCC Chief Executive Officer Cheryl De Vonish, and NCC executive cabinet members had an opportunity to meet the board and share their vision for the future growth of NCC. The meeting was held virtually.
 
At the Annual Meeting, the board elected a new President, George A. Reilly of Darien, an attorney with the Rucci Law Group.  George has been practicing law locally for over 35 years involving matrimonial matters, real estate and estate planning with others in Rucci Law Group.  George has been involved in a number of public service organizations, especially involving education.  He was a trustee of his high school alma mater, King School in Stamford, and served as president of its board for seven years.  He was a member of Darien’s Board of Education for eleven years, and he has served on the NCC Foundation for eight years.  
 
“The NCC Foundation provides critical scholarship assistance to hundreds of students each semester, and it funds unique and important college programs such as the Veterinary Technology program and new Digital Media Center.  I am delighted to lead such a valuable resource for our community,” George said.
 
The Board also welcomed two new Directors, Tara Arnold of Fairfield, Head of Community Relations at Bridgewater Associates, and Laura Sterner of New Canaan, Head of Capital Development and Investor Relations at Point72.  
 
In joining the board, Tara shared, “I’m honored to join such a fantastic group of people that make up the NCC Foundation Board, working together on a shared mission.  A mission where I hope to contribute to the future of our youth in a positive way, which has always been a passion of mine.”  
 
On becoming a Board Director Laura told us: “An amazing opportunity set exists to educate, support and mentor the next generation while at the same time creating a more diverse, educated workforce. I am thrilled to be a part of such an effective organization.”

If you want to help Norwalk Community College students achieve their academic and professional goals, consider a gift to the NCC Foundation: https://ncc-foundation.org/donate

In photo, from left, George Reilly, President, Norwalk Community College Foundation,Tara Arnold, Board Director and Laura Sterner, Board Director

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