At Bongiovanni we believe there is nothing more important to a business than the community in which it serves. The following are organizations we are either involved in or support along with many others:
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation & Movement- Started by Scarlett Lewis, whose son was tragically killed at Sandy Hook, The JLCL Foundation & Movement aim to share a message Jesse left on their kitchen chalkboard shortly before he died- Nuturing, Healing, Love- with all children across the world. Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial is hosting a fundraiser for this great organization, click here for more information on how you can help.
Meriden Public Schools- BI&F is very active in supporting our local school system. We have participated in programs such as the Kiwanis K-Kids, Meriden Buddy Bench program and are hosting a fundraiser to raise money for an outdoor classroom at Nathan Hale Elementary. Please click here for more information on how you can help.
Meriden Kiwanis– Kiwanis is a civic organization with the mission of serving the community and world by helping one child at a time. Terry & Eileen are active members, with Eileen being an active board member as well as Past-President.
Meriden Rotary- Rotary is a civic organization whose members contribute to their community by living with the motto “Service Above Self”. Ty is an active member and board member as well as Past-President. The club also named Eileen as the Howard Houston Award winner in 2017 as the community volunteer of the year.
United Way of Meriden/Wallingford- The United Way of Meriden and Wallingford is a volunteer driven organization that redirects human and financial resources to create opportunities for positive change in the community. Ty is an active board member and will be Chairman in 2020. He was also named the UWMW Volunteer of the Year in 2017.
Boys and Girls Club of Meriden- The club’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Trey is an active member of the board of directors.
Young Business Leaders of CT- The YBL is a professional, social and philanthropic group of business people ages 21-39 (or young at heart). Ty and Trey were founding members and Trey continues to be active in the group.
Franciscan Life Center, Home Health & Hospice Care- Run by the Franciscan Sisters of Eucharist, the Life Center and healthcare agencies provide all levels of care. Bongiovanni has long supported the sisters through their annual golf tournament and sports banquet.
Meriden/Wallingford Chrysalis- Chrysalis is an organization that promotes healthy relationships, safe families and violence free communities. Terry is a past board member.
Girls, Inc of Meriden- The Girls Inc is a youth organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Eileen is an active board member and recipient of the Girls Inc Strong, Smart and Bold award in 2016.
Women & Families Center- The WFC is committed to promoting equity and improving quality of life through services that foster empowerment and independence. Eileen is a past recipient of the WFC Community Service award in 2010.
Meriden Rotary Community Corps- Affiliated with the Meriden Rotary Club, the RCC is an organization of volunteers who help where help is needed. Liz Rosado is a founding member and is still active in the projects of the RCC.
Meriden/NB/Berlin YMCA- The YMCA is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. BI&F has long supported the YMCA through its Martini and Massage and Annual Golf Tournament Fundraisers.
Fresh Start Emergency Relief- Started through the Ward St Church of Christ and the United Way, this organization collects used furniture and donations to store until someone afflicted with tragedy is in need. Ty is a founding and active member.
MidState Chamber of Commerce- The chamber has a primary mission of promoting its members through diversified products and services. Terry & Eileen have been active volunteers for the chamber with Eileen currently serving as Membership chair. Ty is also a past member of the board of directors.