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37th Annual Auction & Raffle Poster

Commemorating our 37th Annual Auction & Raffle from February 2021.

Thank You to Our 2021 Raffle Sponsors

The Umbrella Club of Fairfield County gratefully acknowledges the charitable support of children in our community by the 2021 Raffle sponsors. By contributing to the Club’s 37 years of local support, their generosity goes a long way toward helping many deserving children and families.

Club donates 26,000 N95 Masks to Stamford Hospital

Stamford organization donates personal protective equipment for health care workers at Tully Health Center

The Umbrella Club donated 26,000 masks to healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients at the Tully Health Center.  While the Umbrella Club’s core mission is to raise money for children in need, they remain flexible and strive to help others, too.

Thank You to Our 2019 Golf Sponsors

The Umbrella Club of Fairfield County Gratefully acknowledges the charitable support of children in our community by the sponsors listed here. By Contributing to the club’s 37 years of local support, their generosity goes a long way toward helping many deserving children and families.

2020 Raffle

News clip talking about The Umbrella Club’s 36th annual raffle, whose proceeds went to Tyler, a 12-year-old who suffers from severe epilepsy.

St Vincent’s Special Needs | Donna Kennedy’s Retirement

Retirement letter from St. Vincent’s Special Needs employee Donna Kennedy to members of the Umbrella Club thanking them for all they have done for families and special needs students. She says The Umbrella Club’s commitment to community and generosity has been inspirational to her.

Club gives over $10,000 to families at St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services

Photo collage of various families.

2019 Car Raffle Beneficiary and family

Photo collage showing a dinner, presentation, and a list of sponsors who donated to the club.

Update on Stella

Photos of Stella outside in her new mobile stander. Beneath the photos is a caption saying that thanks to the Umbrella club, Stella was able to see doctors and try out different mobility equipment.

Award from the Stamford Knights of Columbus for our humanitarian work

Photo of a September 2018 plaque recognizing The Umbrella Club for their community spirit and service.

10,000 Grant to 3-Year-Old With Genetic Disorder

Photo of a little girl smiling. The caption describes how in February 2018, The Umbrella Club approved a $10,000 gift to help the girl, who is suffering from the genetic disorder IAHSP.

Plaque recognizing our $150,000 gift to Samford Museum and Nature Center

Photo of a November 2018 plaque recognizing The Umbrella Club for their generous contribution “to the expansion of children’s wellness programming and ADA access to facilities.”

Stamford club steps up to help Greenwich’s Kids in Crisis

Kids in Crisis, a non-profit that provides emergency shelter and counseling to young people has experienced state cuts and now relies on private fundraising. The Umbrella Club presented them with $60,0000, which will be matched by the Kids in Crisis board.

2017 Stamford Hospital Saves Child’s Life

Umbrella Club of Fairfield County’s contributions to Stamford Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department contributed to the miraculous recovery of a 5-year-old little boy who literally drowned at Chelsea Piers.

2017 Golf Outing

Umbrella Club Event Raises $85k

Newspaper clip describing The Umbrella Club’s 30th annual golf outing and fundraiser, which raised more than $85,000. A photo with the article shows guests of honor Gianna Amereno and her mother Krista Longo. The Umbrella Club bought Gianna a wheelchair and donated a down payment for a wheelchair accessible van.

Four Feroletto Families receive $13,224 on 9/23/16

A letter from families at St. Vincent’s Special Needs thanking The Umbrella Club for helping them purchase adaptive strollers for their children. Being mobile allows their children to interact better with the world.

2016 Grant from First County Bank

Photo of people holding a check at the First County Bank

$10,000 gift to 19-month-old Trumbull boy

Photo of the with family and club members

2017 Thank You Letters

A letter from Donna Kennedy from St. Vincent’s Special Needs Services thanking The Umbrella Club for helping the Varner and Lopukhin families.

2016 Thank You Letters

The first letter thanks Scott for helping families put together a holiday party for the St. Vincent’s Special Needs staff. The second letter thanks The Umbrella Club for providing a $5000 grant for their son’s medical needs.

2016 Car Raffle

Umbrella Club raffle raises more than $100k

At The Umbrella Club’s 32nd annual Car Raffle, they raised $120,000 and the grand prize was a 2016 Ford Mustang. Brian Morrell, who received a heart transplant in 2008 thanks to raffle proceeds, addressed the audiences. This year, the club presented $10,000 to Kayla Mendoza to help with medical expenses for Macular Degeneration.

Umbrella Golf Outing 2015 Helps Sick Children

Press release describing the Umbrella Club’s 28th Annual Golf Outing, which helped raise funds for a family to purchase a wheelchair accessible van for their son. The release gives a summary of what the Umbrella Club does and how they have helped the community over the past 35 years.

Stamford’s Umbrella Club Offers Support to Westport Firefighter

The Umbrella Club donated money to a firefighter’s family to help them pay for their child’s physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Umbrella coverage: Local club supports ‘anybody in need’

Article describing the start of the club, how it got named, what they do during meetings, how they find who they want to help, and what they have done for the community so far. 

Advocate

Newspaper clipping describing The Umbrella Club’s Golf Outing, which raised $35,000 to help two children with medical disorders.

Greenwich Post 2010

This article tells a few stories of families The Umbrella Club has helped. In it, The Umbrella Club notes how proud they are that they keep track of their beneficiaries and that 98% of their funds go to families in need.

UC Ice Bucket Challenge 9/25/14

Video of the Umbrella Club members doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Advocate Article 2009

This article is about the Umbrella Club’s 22nd Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser, and how it raised more than $40,000, of which $10,000 was given to a local boy suffering from cystic fibrosis. It also touches on an awards dinner and the sponsors that attended.