Welcome to the CommunityCharities[1]Connecticut Elks Association Community Charities Committee Page





Community Charities Committee

Matthew LaBarre, PER

State Chairman

Tom Santello PER

Central District


Coastal District

Joseph Mingoia PER

East District

Debbie Angell PDD

Northwest District


The Connecticut Elks Association, through this committee, will distribute Community Charities Grant Awards to two deserving charities in each District. The first award will be for $1500.00 and the second for $1000.00. Each Lodge in the district that met the Elks National Foundation goal for the year is entitled to nominate ONE local charity or community service group for consideration by this committee.

Below you will find the Community Charities Grant application for each district. In filling out the application, please comply with the guidelines as stated on the application, and thoroughly document the reasons for your choice, as this documentation is the basis for selection by the committee.

I urge you to see that your Lodge participates in this worthy program, for, if your Lodge's nominee is selected for one of these awards, it will not only benefit your community, it will increase public awareness of the charitable works of Our Order and your Lodge.


2013/2014 Community Charities Grant Reciipients

East District

Manchester 1893 - Manchester Police Actifvities League, Inc. $1500

Groton 2163 - Freinds of Fort Griswold $1000


Coastal District

Stamford 899 - STARelief and Pet Assistance $1500

Derby 571 - Derby Little League $1000

Northwest District

Naugatuck 967 - Beacon Falls & Naugatuck Food Bank $1500

Torrington 372 - Christmas Village $1000







2012 Community Charities Grant Application

Community Charities Grant Applications by District






Please mail the completed application, NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 1, 2012