Key Makes $1 Million Donation to Connecticut Nonprofit

January 2018

Key Makes $1 Million Donation to Connecticut Nonprofit

Key recently announced the largest grant to date made by KeyBank Foundation in Connecticut – a $1 million donation to the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT) in New Haven. KeyBank Foundation CEO Margot Copeland made the announcement during a news conference at ConnCAT's Orchid Cafe with more than 80 community, business and government leaders on hand, including Connecticut Commissioner of Labor Scott Jackson and state Sen. Martin Looney.

Grant Helps Career Preparation

The grant will be used over a three-year period to help fund ConnCAT's adult job training program. ConnCAT opened in 2012 and has helped 300 disadvantaged adults from New Haven and surrounding communities prepare for careers in the health care and hospitality fields, obtaining financial wellness.

“This is a national model that should be lifted up for everyone to see,” Copeland said. “We want to transform lives and build prosperity.”

KeyBank Invests in the Future

Key Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Market President Jeff Hubbard said, “At KeyBank, we believe that business and community prosperity go hand in hand. We are proud to support their mission and invest in our future workforce.”

Read the New Haven Register's coverage of the grant.

Read the New Haven Independent's coverage of the grant.