Every Month is a Holiday

Due to the pandemic, one of the Foundation’s most precious year-end traditions, the Holiday Gala, could not occur. However, the heart and the spirit of the Gala continue: despite the lack of our typical lively event, dedicated sponsors and donors are still stepping up to ensure that at-risk children and families are supported when it matters most.

“At Bouvier Insurance, we proudly support the communities where we live and work…We’ve developed the Bouvier Brigade and have become an outreach service program that our community partners can rely on.”

This summer for Foundation’s campaign, Gold Sponsor Bouvier Insurance jumps in with both feet (literally) to highlight children’s summer enrichment programs and the importance of supporting “kids being kids.”

“Centreville Bank is honored to support this vibrant foundation and the resulting grants that make their way into the community supporting valuable programs including many in child development and education.”

In this month’s Chamber Foundation campaign, where “Every Month is a Holiday,” Centreville Bank gathers to share a non-traditional “Gala table” while highlighting the importance of childcare services and youth education.

Media Sponsor, The Day

Silver Sponsor, L+M Hospital/YNHH

Bronze Sponsors

COFCU 728x90
LittleFootPrints 728 x 90

Past Gold Sponsors

Thank you to Miranda Creative and Eighty Six Media for their creative support.

Support the mission

Proceeds from the Annual Holiday Gala have helped us contribute nearly $1.5 million to the community since 2002. In lieu of your traditional gala ticket or auction purchase, please consider donating to or sponsoring the Foundation’s Every Month is a Holiday initiative. Nonprofit organizations across eastern Connecticut need support now more than ever. We are immensely grateful for your generosity. Read Chamber Foundation’s Chairman Louis Ziegler’s letter of appeal.

Consider donating the value of a raffle ticket $20, Gala ticket $100, auction item $250, or the amount of your choice.

Sponsor a month

Limit one per month

  • Professional “Table of 10” photoshoot with sponsor’s choice of theme
  • Highest priority recognition with logo and photo as applicable in the month’s campaign, including but not limited to: Chamber Foundation website, Chamber blog, social media, email marketing
  • 60-second video or graphic ad on the Foundation’s website for entire month
  • Photo and/or graphic ad with link included in month’s email communication
  • Recognition in the month’s campaign with logo
  • 30-second video or graphic ad on the Foundation’s website for entire month
  • Graphic ad included with link included in month’s email communication(s)
  • Recognition in the month’s campaign with company name
  • 15-second video or graphic ad on the Foundation’s website for entire month
  • Recognition in month’s email communication(s)
Purchase a Sponsorship

Foundation Mission

To promote initiatives that enhance and enrich education and economic opportunities for children and families in the Chamber service area.

The Foundation is a business community based 501(C)(3) foundation affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, Inc.

It is the intent of the Foundation to provide such organizations with resources to assist in pilot programs, expansion of programs, research, etc., rather than the day-to-day operations of that organization.

Awarded in Scholarships in 2020
raised in 2018
Awarded in grants since 2002

Scholarship Program

The Chamber Foundation Scholarship Program’s mission is to enhance and enrich education and economic opportunities for the region’s rising workforce by providing financial assistance to promising high school seniors in the Chamber service area.

Annual Events

The Chamber Foundation raises funds each year at two events: the Annual Bowl-a-Thon and Holiday Gala.

Grant Program

Using funds raised throughout the year the Chamber Foundation is able to provide grants to local non-profits throughout eastern CT.

See the 2021 recipients here.