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Attorney Barry C. Hawkins Elected Chair of Fairfield County Community Foundation

November 13, 2009

Shipman & Goodwin Attorney, Barry C. Hawkins, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Fairfield County Community Foundation. Mr. Hawkins is a partner in the law firm of Shipman & Goodwin in Stamford. He joined the Foundation’s board in 2004 and most recently served as vice-chair. Mr. Hawkins is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate and served on its national board of directors. He served as chair of the real estate section of the Connecticut Bar Association and remains on its executive committee. By appointment of the Governor he has served since 1998 as a national Uniform Law Commissioner where he presently serves as a division chair and as chair of Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act. Mr. Hawkins lectures and writes nationally on the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act and other endowment spending issues. He is an adjunct professor of real estate law at the University of Connecticut School of Law in Hartford and a director of the West Haven Land Trust. He has previously served on the board of the Housatonic Community College Foundation.

The Fairfield County Community Foundation promotes the growth of community and regional philanthropy to improve the quality of life throughout Fairfield County. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish their own charitable funds or contribute to existing funds focused on specific areas of need or communities in Fairfield County. The Foundation also provides philanthropic advisory services, and develops and leads initiatives to tackle critical community issues. It is in compliance with the Council on Foundations’ national standards for community foundations. The Foundation has awarded over $110 million in grants to nonprofits in Fairfield County and beyond. For more information, visit www.fccfoundation.org.

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