Our Donors

CCER’s work is made possible by the generosity of its donors. Below is a list of some contributors to closing the achievement gap in Connecticut.

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse, its clients and employees have, for many years, been committed to fostering inclusive growth by addressing socio-economic challenges. Together they support selected partner organizations with funding and professional expertise to enable social and humanitarian projects around the world. Learn more about Credit Suisse at www.credit-suisse.com.

The Hartford

The Hartford has awarded CCER a three-year operating grant to support our work in reforming public education in Connecticut. The Hartford has been a strong partner in the improvement of our community and its schools and continues to focus on educational excellence. As part of its long-term commitment to invest in the Asylum Hill and Greater Hartford Communities, The Hartford continues to partner with Hartford Public Schools and community organizations to identify achievement gaps and build sustainable programs to foster maximum educational impact. Learn more about The Hartford at www.thehartford.com.

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, a part of Munich Re, places a high value on improving the quality of life in Hartford, its home for more than 150 years, and the cities where it has branch offices. HSB believes businesses that are dedicated to the community reap more benefits than simply their own prosperity and growth. They help to improve the ultimate bottom-line – life – by creating a place where everyone wants to live, work, and grow. HSB’s grants benefit a wide range of organizations that affect many facets of life — the arts, education, health, and civic responsibility. HSB believes that these are the pillars that support a strong, vibrant, and thriving community. Learn more at https://www.munichre.com/HSB/community.

Ion Bank Foundation

Through annual contributions to a wide range of organizations, Ion Bank Foundation has made a difference in the communities they serve in a variety of areas including health, education, economic development, human services and the arts.  The Foundation believes that reinvesting in the communities is their most important duty as a mutual bank.  Their vision is to build a legacy of good works and to preserve funds to continue those good works in perpetuity. Learn more about Ion Bank at ionbank.com.

Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker has shown great commitment to our mission.

Their communities have always been central to who they are. You can trace the roots of the company’s impact as far back as its founding in 1843. Stanley Black & Decker has been proud to carry on a legacy that is built on helping every community rise, and now, they have begun to embrace a greater commitment to social responsibility everywhere they do business. Learn more about Stanley Black & Decker at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.


Travelers has been a very generous partner for CCER, both through an investment of time and financial support, over the past few years.

Travelers is ensuring opportunity by contributing to efforts that create strong, vibrant communities and offer pathways to success. Through corporate funding and the Travelers Foundation, Travelers targets its giving to three key outcomes: academic & career success, thriving neighborhoods, and culturally enriched communities. With the primary focus of educating underrepresented students to lead tomorrow’s workforce, Travelers also contributes to organizations that aid in developing communities through small business support and neighborhood revitalization, and enriching lives and learning through arts & culture. Learn more about Travelers at www.travelers.com.

These generous supporters are among many foundations, businesses, and individuals who are committed to our mission. Every child deserves the chance to be exceptional, without exception. We are so grateful that, together, we can make that dream a reality.