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September 2022 Executive Director Letter

Dear Shepherds Friends, I’ll tempt fate a bit and start this September newsletter off optimistically anticipating a “normal”, healthy, in-person, be together, see each other’s smiling faces year! What makes me think so? Independent of the health context (I’d rather not mention that other word perpetually lurking out there), Shepherds comes off a celebratory 2021-22

director announcement

Shepherds received great news this summer – three of Shepherds’ foundation donors increase their grants to Shepherds!

Dear Shepherds Friend, Each year Shepherds applies for grants from approximately 15 – 20 private family, corporate and community foundations to help fund elements of Shepherds programs not covered by mentors, individual sponsors, donors and Board of Directors. Foundation grants typically contribute 15-20% of our total annual budget. They help fund tuition expenses, mentor programming and support,

The Exchange Club of New Canaan Increases Their Support by 20%

Going back six years, Shepherds started a mutually beneficial relationship with the Exchange Club of New Canaan. Shepherds mentor – student teams volunteer their time to work at the Exchange Club’s annual Christmas Tree Sale in New Canaan. It’s been a great community service activity for mentors and students at the time of year when giving back is most