June 24, 2010

50 Most Influential People

Posted in Philanthropy at 7:09 pm by philanthropynews

Litchfield’s artists, philanthropists, conservationists, restaurateurs, and more

By the Editors

These hills are filled with talent and money and dedicated community spirit. We have among us great artists and shop owners, non-profit organizers and big-money philanthropists. They use their time, talent, and resources to improve this corner of paradise and to weave a certain charm into the fabric of Litchfield County.

Fran Keilty
The owner of the Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington Depot, Keilty brings authors big and small to share their love of reading with a community that cherishes the written word.

Anne Maitland
Co-founder of Literacy Volunteers on the Green, a program dedicated to improving literacy in the targeted towns of Bridgewater, Kent, New Milford, Roxbury, Sherman, Warren, and Washington, Maitland has helped over 200 newcomers to the area learn to speak, read, and write English.

Anne Bass
A philanthropist living in South Kent, she directed a documentary “Dancing Across Borders,” which tells the story of her experience helping a young Cambodian dancer Sy Sar pursue a career. Her fundraising and community organizing skills are legendary.

Barbara Spiegel and Nancy Rogers
Spiegel is executive director and Rogers is a driving force with others of the Susan B. Anthony Project, which helps survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

James Preston
The former CEO of Avon Products, Inc., he has helped create modern-day Kent, through development and stewardship of the local business community. He and his family now manage the Kent Village Barn Shops.

(Read more via Townvibe.)

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