On Friday, March 11th, at 3:00 p.m., Coram Deo Recovery, Inc. of New Britain, will partner with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB) to officially sign the paperwork for the establishment of its first-ever endowment, “The Coram Deo Recovery Fund.”
This is a step towards keeping the legacy of Coram Deo alive, for generations to come. Founder and Director Jody Davis, a New Britain native, shares that the initial deposit will be $30,000, from two anonymous donors. “Creating an endowment is about more than just long-term sustainability—it is about serving the next generation of women caught in unhealthy lifestyles,” Davis stated.
With five houses and 56 beds for women and children, “Coram Deo is currently the largest recovery housing program of its kind, in the state,” shared Assistant Director Corendis Dawson-Bonner, of Hartford, who joined the organization this past fall and brings with her over 25 years of experience, working in social services capacities.
Coram Deo Board Chair, Caroline Raynis, of Wallingford, will be executing the signing, along with David Obedzinski, of Glastonbury, President & CEO of the CFGNB. Raynis states that Coram Deo would like to extend an invitation to the signing, to the Greater New Britain Community. The event will be accessible to the public, via Zoom.
Director of Development & Community Response, for the CFGNB, Kaylah Milligan, of Farmington, has planned the event, and is noted by Davis as being a longtime supporter of Coram Deo and its mission. Milligan explains, “An endowment is the perfect way to create a lasting legacy, reflecting support of a charitable cause, and when a non-profit establishes an endowment, it is making a commitment to fulfilling its mission for decades to come.”
Board Finance Committee Chair, Aimee Nicolich, a rising 2L at Quinnipiac University School of Law, also of Wallingford, says that she is pleased with the endowment, stating: “An endowment means long-lasting financial security and the ability to give these deserving women the services that they need to stay on their feet.”