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Our Organization

It's all about the team

We believe that people at the lower end of the economic ladder deserve to achieve their goals and realize their potential.

That’s why we make grants to nonprofits that can supply them with the tools they need to succeed. But writing grant checks is only part of the solution. We also roll up our sleeves, gather people around the table, and work hands-on to tackle community issues. To us, it’s not just about the money — it’s about relationships, partnerships, and leadership. We leverage all of these to create positive changes in our corner of Connecticut.

Making change happen requires people power.
Allow us to introduce ourselves:

Sue Murphy
Sue Murphy Executive Director - (860) 638-2959
Board of Directors

Catalina Caban-Owen
North Windham
Elementary School

Mark R. Gingras
G&G Beverage Distributors, Inc.

David Glidden
President and CEO
Liberty Bank


Chandler J. Howard (Chairman)
Retired, Liberty Bank

James A. Mengacci
Thurston Mengacci, Inc.

Sue Murphy (ex officio)
Executive Director
Liberty Bank Foundation


Jacqueline Nelson
Loan Review Manager
Liberty Bank

Wilfredo Nieves
Capital Community College

Paul Young
Chief Financial Officer
Liberty Bank


David Glidden

Sue Murphy
Executive Director and Secretary

Kathleen Doucette

Founding Directors

Rick Bellows (deceased)

Don Bidwell

Woodbridge D’Oench

Michael Helfgott

Willard McRae (deceased)

  • 2020 Corporate Support Award, presented by St. Vincent DePaul Middletown
  • 2017 John S. Martinez Community Service Award, presented by Columbus House
  • 2015 Community Spirit Award, presented by the ACCESS Community Action Agency
  • Outstanding Foundation for 2014, from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Connecticut and Fairfield County Chapters
  • 2011 and 2013 Community Commitment Award for Volunteerism and Philanthropy, presented by the American Bankers Association
  • New England Financial Marketing Award for Overall Philanthropy, 2012
  • Robert A Haller Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service for 2011, presented by the Connecticut Commission on Children
  • Housing Connecticut Award for 2009, presented by the Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association
“The Liberty Bank Foundation is mission driven and relationship focused!  Their customized approach with the Tunxis Foundation provided us with the flexibility and empowerment to repurpose scholarship dollars for maximum value.  We increased their ROI with us; an economic success for an educational program!” 

– Helen Sneed, Executive Director, Tunxis Community College Foundation