BNT Secures Generous Support from Fairfield County Bank to Fuel Community Growth

Bridgeport, CT – October 12, 2023 – Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT), has been the recipient of significant financial support from Fairfield County Bank over the past three years, reinforcing their commitment to financial and housing security in Fairfield County.

This year’s award from Fairfield County Bank, totaling $7,500 in grant funding and a $5,000 Silver Sponsorship, for a total of $12,500, mirrors the funding levels that BNT received in both 2021 and 2022. The bank became an initial supporter of BNT starting in 2016, demonstrating it consistent support over the years. The bank’s Silver Sponsorship assists BNT with its operational expenses, which are fundamental for the agency to continue running affordable housing development, fund development, administration, and outreach.

BNT’s Annual Benefit, themed “Let’s Make Home the Goal,” is set for November 2, 2023, at the Great River Golf Club in Milford. It unites supporters, advocates, and partners who share BNT’s vision for secure, affordable housing and financial counseling services. Notable housing industry figures to be honored include David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, as keynote speaker and Housing Leadership Award recipient. Fabian Durango, President of Durango Insurance and Financial Services, and Mina Minelli, SVP, Regional Sales Manager at Webster Bank, will both receive the Community Impact Award, while the Board Service Award goes to Deborah Clancy of TD Bank, a retiring BNT Board Member.

BNT’s growth and impact are made possible by the collective support of community organizations and sponsors like Fairfield County Bank. This funding has allowed BNT to enroll over 1,700 participants in educational programs, conduct 600 personalized coaching sessions, and assist more than 115 individuals in achieving homeownership in 2022.

About Fairfield County Bank:

Founded in 1871, Fairfield County Bank is a community bank with a strong commitment to supporting local charitable organizations and strengthening the communities they serve. With over $1.9 billion in assets, the bank’s dedication to improving Fairfield County’s quality of life is evident through their financial contributions and employee involvement in non-profit organizations.


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