Fenwick Improvement Fund

Fenwick Improvement Fund
“Making Fenwick a better place to live”
 
The Fenwick Improvement Fund, Inc. (FIF) is a 501(c)(3) organization formed in December, 2007.  Its Mission Statement is: To accept, administer, and distribute funds for Burgess approved projects of long and short term significance to make Fenwick a better place.
 
FIF Board Representatives are: 
President: Edie Gengras
Vice President:  JD Rehm
Treasurer:  Cindy Patterson
Secretary:  JD Rehm
Burgess Representative:  Art Wright
Land Trust Representative:  Tullia Lindsten
Laurie Goldsmith 
Kecia Greenho
Bill Webster
Chris Millard
 
 
During 2013/14, FIF concluded the very successful Fenwick Challenge Campaign, thanks to the wonderful generosity of the community and the leadership gift and match from the Frankels who got the campaign started.  During the summer of 2014, the community was able to see the results of that effort.  There are four newly surfaced and landscaped tennis courts; the pier has been improved and repaired from the hurricane Sandy damage; and the beach has been restored and upgraded with a reinforced slab, new platform, furniture and plantings. Without the generous support of the Fenwick community none of these repairs and improvements would have been possible. 
 
Since 2014, FIF supported improvements to Sequassen Avenue, improvements to the Ryder Course, the creation of a comprehensive Borough Web Site, funding to the Wildlife Habitat Committee, restoration of storm damage, and the golf course drainage project.
 
The FIF exists to support the Borough and to fund projects that cannot be covered by the Borough budget. There are still capital projects that need to be funded including the roads, the entrance, the Crab Creek Bridge and the Long-Term Plan of the Golf Course.
 
For more information, contact Cindy Patterson.
 

How Can I Participate?

FIF welcomes donations of all sizes as well as bequest intentions.  Outright gifts may be made through check, credit card, stock, or disbursements from an IRA.  As FIF is a 501(c)(3), all gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Gifts by Check: Please make the check out to FIF, include your name and address, and mail to FIF’s Treasurer: Cindy Patterson, 5 Nibang Avenue, Old Saybrook, CT 06475.

Gifts by Credit Card: Please send information, which includes the amount of your donation, the type of card, the name on the card, the card number, the expiration date, the ID# (3 digits on the back of a MC/Visa or 4 digits on the front of the AmEx card), and your signature.  Information should be sent to FIF’s Treasurer: Cindy Patterson, 5 Nibang Avenue, Old Saybrook, CT 06475.

Gift of Stock: First notify Bill Webster that a stock gift will be made.  The transaction will be handled by Westport Resources, 55 Greens Farm Road, PO Box 3089, Westport, CT 06880 (203-226-0222).  Securities will be cleared through Pershing DTC #0443, Fenwick Improvement Fund account JWR 300039.  Any question about a stock gift should be addressed to Bill Webster (860 388-2425).

Bequest Information: The legal name of the fund is Fenwick Improvement Fund, Inc.

All gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.