"The Lilla Fund" is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit philanthropy dedicated to helping New Milford, Connecticut's neediest school-aged children and their families.
Established in December of 2006 in loving memory of Hazel Lillian Nelson, the charity was founded by her husband, daughters and son-in-law. The fund currently partners with New Milford Social Services to identify and distribute grants to needy children and their families.
The Lilla Fund has been featured in several media including the New Milford Spectrum, the Newtown Bee, the Litchfield County Times, and Community Access TV Channel 21.
To provide direct, short term financial aid to the “Neediest of the Needy” among our more than 5,000 elementary, intermediate and high school students who are enrolled in the New Milford Public School system and their families.
The Hazel L. “Lilla” Nelson Memorial Foundation, Inc., aka “The Lilla Fund”, will support all reasonable projects which address and facilitate the following goal:
That contribute to the ability of enrolled students of the New Milford Public School System to physically, mentally and/or emotionally adapt to the educational curriculum of their respective classrooms as defined in the “Mission of the New Milford Public Schools”, which reads:
“Our mission at New Milford Public Schools, in partnership with the family and community, is to ensure that all students master skills for lifelong learning and reach their maximum potential. This mission is accomplished by providing a safe and nurturing environment; promoting excellence and creativity; adhering to challenging academic standards and fostering values of integrity, responsibility, respect and fairness.” --- and as further detailed in “New Milford’s Common Core of Learning”, Rev. August 2000 and the “Strategic School Profile 2004-05 by JeanAnn C. Paddyfote, Superintendent.
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