Give A Lasting Gift .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .


The Friendship Center Society is a visionary group of donors who want the Friendship Service Center of New Britain to meet community needs for future generations.  


We would love to talk with you about joining the Friendship Center Society. Contact our Executive Director Ellen Perkins Simpson at 860-225-0211, x-213.  We also encourage you to speak with your financial advisor, accountant and/or attorney about various ways to remember the Friendship Center in your estate plan.

You may want to consider a gift in perpetuity to the Friendship Service Center Endowment Fund NOW  through the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.  Follow the link for more information.

Friendship Center Society   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   . 

The_Kollmeyeers_2-2013.JPG“I along with my wife, Penny, have been directly and indirectly involved supporters for nearly twenty years. We believe that the work performed by the dedicated Friendship Center staff is truly ‘Love Made Visible.’ Consequently, when we discussed how we wanted to define our lives and what type of legacy we wanted to leave behind, the Friendship Service Center of New Britain prominently surfaced as a place to designate our financial support. Our decision to make a planned gift for this purpose was the next logical step in our plans.”

Ken and Penny Kollmeyer

Ken is past Treasurer of the Board of Directors and currently a member of the Board of Trustees


"Sustaining the work of the Friendship Service Center in support of our community's most vulnerable population is one of the most rewarding things I do with my time and philanthropy.  It heartens me to know I have carved out lasting support to the Friendship Center through a legacy gift that will continue once I can no longer be active in this role."

Michael Tomasso

Former Chair, Board of Trustees

Steve and Evelyn Anderson
Vernon Baker

Laura K. Barnacle*
William L. Batchelor*
Elizabeth J. Berry*
Alice R. Campbell*
Donald W. Davis*
Walter Dickman*
Walter J. Dobek*
Lucy T. Genovese*
Irene A. Greenhalgh*

Paul M. Gromack*
Mary K. Halloran*

Marjorie L. Hart*
Kenneth and Penny Kollmeyer
Mary R. Lane*
Eva D. Legenza*
Mary H. Meany*
Hugh and Lois Penney
Marie T. Peterson*
Josephine C. Petruzo*
Jean W. Rosahn*

Irving and Margaret Shurberg
Palma M. Squillacote*
Gregory Steltner
Augusta (Gerlie) J. Stipek*
Mary B. Storey
The Rev. Christopher Tiano
Michael Tomasso
Helena S. Winchell*

* gifts realized

Capital Campaign Donor Wall   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  

Donor-Wall-9-23-2010.jpgLocated at 85 Arch Street. This donor wall is a gift of Stephen and Evelyn Anderson.  Each leaf represents a generous donor whose gift of $1,000 or more to our Capital Campaign helped make the dream of permanent supportive housing at 59 and 85 Arch Street a reality.  

View the Capital Campaign Donors