Boys & Girls Village
528 Wheelers Farms Rd
Milford CT 06461-1847
Contact Information
Address 528 Wheelers Farms Rd
Milford, CT 06461-1847
Telephone (203) 877-0300 x100
Fax 203-876-0076
Web and Social Media
Boys & Girls Village (BGV) serves children and families in at-risk situations by strengthening their ability to succeed in life.
A Great OpportunityHelpThe nonprofit has used this field to provide information about a special campaign, project or event that they are raising funds for now.
Increasing organizational capacity by expansion of our special education school, Charles F. Hayden School, through a capital campaign to add a 7,000 sq. ft. addition to allow for an 11th and 12th grade. The school is approved by the State Department of Education as a special education facility for youth with significant emotional disturbances. We will add three classrooms, a dining room/kitchen and other support services.  The state has provided a $2 million dollar grant and we are looking for matching funds to reach the total expense of $3 million dollars. 
A Great Opportunity Ending Date 31 2018
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1985
Former Names
Boys Village
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Steven Michael Kant
Board Chair Carol Smith-Harker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Norwalk Community College
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Mission Boys & Girls Village (BGV) serves children and families in at-risk situations by strengthening their ability to succeed in life.
Background BGV was founded in 1942 as part of a national movement originating in Milford, known then as the 'First Offenders Movement’. The purpose of the first offender movement was to shift focus from a ‘penal’ perspective to understanding family and social/emotional issues impacting youth and thereby preventing them from embarking on a ‘criminal career’. For the majority of the years leading up to the 1990, we had been providing residential services for youth with the addition of a school to support it. In the early 1990s, we underwent a paradigm shift from "institutional” services to local community-based care. With funding support from the State’s child welfare agency, we closed all our residential beds and opened a series of local community satellites while retaining our Milford headquarters. However, even with this shift in our service delivery model we remained wholly dependent on funding and referrals from one source - the State’s child welfare agency. In order to secure a more stable financial future, the Board supported a plan to begin diversifying our funding and referral sources. This led to our 1998 launch of a so-called sub-acute 24/7 program that served as an alternative to inpatient hospital care and was funded by third-party payers (i.e., insurance). These two events, the move to community care and the goal to diversify funding and our stakeholders, set the stage for the strategic shift that has reshaped the agency. 
After almost 60 years with a primary child welfare approach to service we set the goal of expanding our approach to better serve our clients and families by adding psychiatric behavioral health services at all levels of the agency. The agency had to make the leap from a purely grant-funded, child welfare organization and set its sights on becoming a top-flight behavioral health entity for youth. 
Our services increasingly have become organized with three well-defined tracts: behavioral health, education and vocational, and permanency planning. As these tracts became more distinct within the organization, we ensured that our values are held by all, and that our common purpose, providing top flight care to at-risk youth, remains our overarching priority.
Impact BGV is most proud of the following recent accomplishments:
1) In 2016, BGV began Work to Learn, a new vocational program for at-risk youth in Bridgeport from 16 to 21 years old. This program provides youth who are involved in the foster care system in some way with the life skills and financial literacy necessary to obtain and hold employment, offering them the opportunity to have a successful future that they were denied in the past.
2) From 2015 – 2016, BGV expanded its capacity to grow its therapeutic special education school to include grades 11 and 12, completing the goal to have a full K-12 school on campus.
3) In 2016, BGV received $2.16 million grant from the State's Nonprofit Grant Program, the largest award of its kind, to help in construction of new Program Services building on our Milford campus.
4) In 2016, we opened a new site in Norwalk, expanding our organizational capacity further into Fairfield County.
Goals for current year:
1) In 2017 we plan to complete preparations for our new Program Services building with ground breaking in spring 2017.
2) We will continue working on our capital campaign to secure funding for expansion of our school.
3) We plan to continue to expand organizational capacity further into New Haven and Fairfield County through acquisition or new site development.
Needs 1) Having received partial funding (approx. 50% or $4.16 million) for two major capital projects: building a new Program Services building and expanding our special education school footprint, we are looking to leverage other dollars to complete these projects. We expect the gap in funding to be of the magnitude of $4 to $5 million.
2) We also are in process of restructuring our Development function and look for grant dollars to provide guidance in this process of approximately $50k.
3) We are also in need of board development including board training and recruitment of new members to provide greater board diversity
CEO Statement The most distinctive feature of BGV is our ability to provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health, educational and permanency planning services all geared toward at-risk, high needs youth and families.  This singular focus has allowed us to develop ground breaking programs, such as our residence for boys with problem sexual behavior, and our robust Work to Learn program with three functioning businesses to help teach onsite job skills. Our focus on behavioral health needs in the public sector allows for a service model where the challenges are very high but the rewards are equally impressive for clients and families.
Board Chair Statement

I have been part of Boys & Girls village both in my role as a member of the board and now as the Chair for over a decade. My work at Norwalk Community College (NCC) from which I am now retired has involved not only teaching young people but mentoring them as all too often they were struggling as to how to take that next step. Being part of this organization allows me to impact the lives of children and adolescents who I know have many steps to go and who need more than the usual help all young people require. My work as a forensic interviewer for children, many who have been abused never lets me forget the struggles that we ask the most helpless and in need amongst us to manage. Hearing the life stories of the children who come to BGV and seeing how they can at times overcome what all of us would see as nearly impossible challenge enriches my own spirit and strengthens my belief in what can be done.

As the staff day to day carry out the mission of BGV, I see my role now as ensuring that those good works continue. An obligation I take very much to heart. In working with Dr. Kant, our CEO, it is clear to me that the challenges grow daily to bring our mission to children and families in need. We have been fortunate under his leadership to lead a thriving and growing organization. We have added many critically needed programs , such as the state’s only residential treatment for youth with so-called problem sexual behavior, one of three alternative to psychiatric hospital for severely ill youth, a therapeutic foster program that provides amazing supports for children on their road to permanence and a series of sophisticated behavioral health programs too numerous to spell out. Even as all of this work has greatly expanded we remain in a precarious position. As Dr. Kant so often reminds us our ability to continue this work in many respects depends on the good will of others. As I write this today, I know that much is changing in the body politic of America and that these changes will surly have impact on the resources we need to continue our work. Ensuring adequate funding has and continues to be a threat to the work we do. Even as public dollars dry up, the pressure for organizations such as Give Greater to help find donors to bridge that gap becomes even more difficult with ‘more mouths to feed.’ Board members are of course volunteers and they too are asked to give in many different ways. Continuing to recruit new board members, to have the kind of skills and background to represent the communities and families we serve remains an elusive goal for me as Chair. In the end we are all about ensuring the longevity of our mission and quality of our work. Community nonprofits now more than ever, with limited resources, must be giving and charitable, sophisticated in their services, business-like in their management and never lose the heart and soul of their purpose. As a member of the board and now as Chair those obligations and opportunities to ‘give back’ are more rewarding than ever, and more precarious. Organizations such as BGV can only exist and thrive if communities, both large and small, truly see them as part of the fabric of their lives. As a board member my challenge is to help make sure I live that opportunity wherever and to whatever degree I can, to bring the board’s voice to our communities, as our voice is really the voice of our children and families at BGV.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Mental Health Treatment
Secondary Organization Category Education / Special Education
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / Foster Care
Areas Served
East Haven
New Haven
Lower Naugatuck Valley
West Haven
State wide
Primarily serves urban settings in New Haven and Fairfield Counties, as well as clients coming to some of our programs from across the state.
Description Multiple evidenced based in-home and on-site programs located at both our Bridgeport and Milford sites: Intensive In-Home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric, Multisystemic Therapy, Multi-Dimensional Therapy, Day Treatment, Outpatient Clinic, 24x7 Alternative to hospital, Residential care for boys with Problem Sexual Behavior
Population Served / /
Description Charles F. Hayden School, located on the Milford campus is a K to 12th grade State approved special education school for youth with significant social and emotional difficulties.  Youth are referred by their local school districts for outplacement at our school.
Population Served / /
Description Programs provide safe, stable and permanent  homes for youth: Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption, with homes in New Haven, Fairfield counties and Waterbury; Intensive Family Preservation; Family Reunification which provides real life modeling and development of parenting skills.
Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments All the services at BGV singularly focus on youth often referred to as 'at-risk'. While that term can be quite wide, for us that has meant youth who themselves and their families have experienced significant histories of abuse and/or neglect, live in urban environments which are under resourced and often expose families to violence, poor health care, deteriorating infrastructure and schools that struggle to provide the necessary supports needed.  Our challenge is that to continue with our mission has increasingly, and somewhat dramatically, confronted us with situations that are far more dire, with extreme levels of behavioral and psychiatric need by our clients and their families.  Even as economic environment tightens their needs grow even as resources shrink.  Solutions require active involvement by all parts of the community as well as a realization that the results of neglecting these needs affects all of us.
CEO/Executive Director
Dr. Steven Michael Kant
Term Start Jan 2013
Experience Dr. Kant has been with the agency in various capacities and roles for nearly 25 years, including as President and CEO for the past three. During his tenure, he has led the transformation of the agency to an integrated behavioral health care entity. Clinical as well as other core services have greatly expanded under his direction, while continuing to focus on those youth often referred to as at-risk. Boys & Girls Village (BGV) provides an extensive array of behavioral health, educational, vocational, and permanency planning services that emphasize the value of collaboration with clients, families, payers, and community. This effort has resulted in the greatly expanded numbers of children and families whose lives are touched by the range of services offered. Dr. Kant completed his Psychiatric Residency and his Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in 1982. At Boys & Girls Village, he helped to develop and implement an alternative-to-inpatient treatment program for children – a 16-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility located on the Milford campus. This facility opened in 1999 and has been cited by the Commissioner of the State Department of Children & Families (DCF) for its important contribution to the changing mental health needs in the state. Dr. Kant has also played a major role in shaping public sector child psychiatric services in Connecticut and served as the Chief Medical Director of the CT Behavioral Health Partnership, responsible for the oversight of behavioral health services for all HUSKY children. 
Number of Full Time Staff 225
Number of Part Time Staff 36
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 10
Staff Retention Rate 60%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 79
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 139
Hispanic/Latino 29
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 13 Bi-Racial
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 102
Female 159
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
Mr. Stephen Joffee -
Senior Staff
Title Chief Financial Officer
Experience/Biography  Maria joined Boys & Girls Village, Inc. as the Vice President of Finance, in August 2012. Upon graduating from Villanova University with a BS in Accounting, Maria spent some time working in the for-profit sector. After a few years, she decided to return to school and went on to earn her MBA from Quinnipiac University. In 2005, after a hiatus from the corporate world to raise her children, Maria joined the staff of Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic. Maria spent the next seven years at Clifford Beers, as the Associate Fiscal Director. It was during her tenure at Clifford Beers that she discovered the importance of the accessibility of mental health care for all individuals, particularly children. She also discovered her passion, to help at-risk youth. It was this discovery that brought her, to BGV. Maria is proud to be a member of the outstanding staff at Boys & Girls Village.   
Title Vice President of Community Services
Experience/Biography  Carra Conlan’s history with Boys & Girls Village, Inc. isn’t just about work, it’s personal. Carra’s grandfather was a member of the Board of Directors. She remembers her family being very much involved in fundraising and raising awareness for the children served at BGV. Attending golf tournaments and banquets was a part of the fabric of their family values. Growing up, early BGV pioneers were considered extended family. The Agency’s mission, then known as Boys Village, was the family’s passion as well. Carra earned her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Relations in 1999 from the University of Connecticut. Committed to working with at risk children and families, Carra began her employment at BGV in April 1999 as a mental health worker in the Kids INN. After one year, she served temporarily as an Extended Day Clinician, transitioning into her role as a Therapeutic Foster Care Clinician in the New Haven satellite office. In 2003, after earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she was promoted to Supervisor of the Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Over the course of the next few years, Carra’s role continued to grow within the Agency and in various programs. In 2012, Carra earned the well-deserved title of Director of Permanency Services, overseeing the Therapeutic Foster Care & Adoption Program, the Intensive Family Preservation Program, and the new Reunification & Therapeutic Family Times Program. In August 2015, Carra was promoted to Vice President of Community Services, overseeing all community clinical treatment programs, foster care, and other child welfare programs. Carra is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Connecticut and also provides clinical supervision to graduates seeking state licensure. In addition to her duties as an Agency Director, Carra is a contributing member of the BGV grant writing team. Carra’s exceptional dedication to the clients, faculty and staff members at BGV has been a driving force in career advancement. Her involvement in statewide initiatives is often sought, from outside providers. Carra’s commitment and professionalism are proven assets within all facets of the Agency and among its large network of stakeholders. Carra currently resides in North Haven with her husband and their two young children. Carra is proud to be a lifelong New York Yankees and New York Giants fan. She loves to spend valuable free time with her family and extended family, outdoors. Whenever possible, they enjoy days at the shore, outdoor concerts and sporting events. She continues to pass down her commitment to the BGV mission and vision, to her children. 
Title Vice President of Education & Vocational Services
Experience/Biography  In early August of 2014, Jon Oddo, M.S., C.A.G.S, was appointed to Vice President of Education and Vocational Services at the Charles F. Hayden School. In his new role, he will focus on the development of educational and vocational school programs with an emphasis on participation with community businesses and organizations. “My goal is to help our students continue to grow through customized educational and vocational programs that will give them relevant, real-world experience to assist them in their higher education and employment goals,” said Oddo. “I look forward to continuing to work with our amazing students and staff at the Charles Hayden School.” The Charles Hayden School provides students, ages 6 to 16, with educational programs and clinical services designed to help them achieve emotional, behavioral, and academic growth needed for them to return to a mainstream school setting. BGV provides these students, and their families, with a continuum of care that allows everyone involved access to a broad array of family and mental health services. Oddo has been with BGV since 2013. Prior to working at BGV, he served as the principal at the Connecticut Center for Child Development in Milford, and worked with the State Department of Children and Families. Jon has been working in the education industry, specifically with at-risk and special needs children, for more than 15 years. His expertise, passion and commitment to helping children heal, learn and grow to the best of their ability, are clearly evident. Oddo holds a Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, in addition to certifications in special education and intermediate administration. He currently lives in Seymour with his wife Lindsay and their two-year-old son Nathan. 
Title Vice President of Human Resources
Experience/Biography  Margaret recently joined Boys & Girls Village as Vice President of Human Resources. She knew of Boys & Girls Village for many years and always understood the importance of the Agency’s mission. “The work that the staff does helps so many clients, I’m proud to be part of this great team,” she stated. Margaret’s short term goal is to share her knowledge and expertise in human resources to further engage the staff helping them to perform at their very best. Margaret started in sales support and then found her life career in human resources. She has worked in all areas of her department including change management, talent acquisition, compensation, and engagement strategies. She truly enjoys providing solutions to human capital challenges. Margaret spent several years working for large global healthcare companies including Travelers Corp., Bayer Healthcare and Covidien, before deciding to focus on non-profit organizations. She enjoyed her employment at New Reach, an organization that provides shelters and housing for homeless women and veterans. Margaret holds a B.A. from Fairfield University, an M.B.A. from University of Connecticut and is also a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). 
Title Director of Compliance & Quality Improvement
Experience/Biography  Eileen Blake joined Boys & Girls Village, Inc. in 2005. Her first position with the Agency was as Manager of the Extended Day Treatment program, in our Bridgeport facility. Eileen transitioned to the Quality department in 2011 as a Quality Assurance Specialist. Then in 2013, she was promoted to her current role as Director of Compliance & Quality Improvement. One of Eileen’s first assignments after transitioning to Quality was to lead the Agency’s COA reaccreditation which the agency successfully completed in 2013. Eileen graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and obtained her RN diploma from Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in 1997. Prior to working at Boys & Girls Village, Eileen was employed by the Bridgeport Hospital REACH Program.     
Title Director of Residency Services
Experience/Biography  Stephanie Bozak, Psy.D. recently joined Boys & Girls Village in 2014 as the Director of Residency Services. In her position, she oversees Kid’s Intensive Needs Network (Kid’s INN), which is a 24/7 Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. She also directs Safe Haven, a 24/7 residential program for adolescents with problem sexual behavior, the only such program in Connecticut. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford, specializing in working with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Bozak’s clinical interests include attachment, trauma, resiliency, working with youth within the juvenile justice system, and the prevention of sexual harm. Prior to joining Boys & Girls Village, she was the Clinical Coordinator of several Short Term Adolescent Respite (STAR) homes as well as a Level II group home. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at a long-term residential care facility for children and adolescents where she focused on working within the Abuse Treatment and Prevention Program. As part of this program, she worked with adolescents who were referred through the court system and presented with significant histories of trauma and criminal activity. Over the course of her graduate and professional career, Dr. Bozak has provided psychotherapy, practiced crisis intervention, conducted risk assessments and psychological evaluations, and supervised clinicians and milieu staff. Work settings have included a therapeutic special education school, outpatient clinic, substance abuse facility, residential facilities, and group homes. She is a member of the Connecticut Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders (CATSO), the Connecticut Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association. 
Title Director of Evidenced Based Services
Experience/Biography  Stephanie Gallagher, LMFT, joined Boys & Girls Village in 2009 and has provided clinical and management services in both the IICAPS and MDFT programs (intensive in-home programs that provide clinical, psychiatric and case management services to children/families). Stephanie received her master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Fairfield University in 2001, and she became licensed in 2004. Prior to joining BGV, she served as a clinician for 11 years at Fairfield Counseling Services, providing outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults working through various psychosocial stressors, trauma, addiction and psychiatric disorders. In 2012, she became certified in the MDFT model and was certified as a supervisor in 2013. In 2015, she was promoted to Director of Evidenced Based Services at BGV, overseeing three clinical programs that utilize evidenced based models to help at-risk youth with trauma, substance abuse issues, and problem sexual behavior. Stephanie has developed strong relationships with community providers such as DCF and Juvenile Probation. She is a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), and is a member of the Connecticut Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (CTAMFT). She has presented the MDFT model at Southern Connecticut State University to encourage graduate students to consider evidenced base practices in their careers. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, having visited several islands (her favorite being Aruba) and locations in Europe. She enjoys music, movies, food and sports (she is an avid New York Giants fan), as long as these experiences are shared with the ones she loves. 
Title Director of Facilities & Security
Experience/Biography  Gino Pelaccia joined Boys & Girls Village in 2008. In his current position as Facilities Director, Gino is responsible for the maintenance, renovation, and construction of all campus buildings, administrative offices, the Charles F. Hayden School, and the surrounding grounds. Gino manages the planning of all facility projects and improvements, and works closely with all contractors and local and state building authorities. In addition, Gino manages and oversees the food service department and nutrition program. Prior to joining Boys & Girls Village, Gino was a successful building contractor in the private sector. Gino was involved in new housing developments, as well as commercial and residential renovations. Gino is knowledgeable in all facets of construction and brings his years of expertise to Boys & Girls Village, and has been instrumental in the agency’s growth and development. He was also actively involved in his local community as a previous member of the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission, and a previous City Sheriff. Gino presently resides in Oxford with his wife and their 4 children. 
Title Director of In-Home Psychiatric Services
Experience/Biography  Susan Sherrick first joined the Agency in 2004 in our Therapeutic Foster Care division. Since then, she has supported Boys & Girls Village (BGV) in many different roles including our Intensive Family Preservation program, our Outpatient Clinic and IICAPS (Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Service). While working at BGV she continued her studies at University of Bridgeport and received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. Susan then went on to obtain her LPC licensure. Currently, Susan serves as the Director of In-Home Psychiatric Services where she oversees the Agency's IICAPS program. This intensive program provides services in the home to treat the child and family. This systemic approach allows the child to remain in their home while receiving treatment. The IICAPS program, which is a program for children who are severely, psychiatrically impaired and at-risk for hospitalization, was created by Yale Child Studies Center. They continue to offer support to BGV through monitoring and training. Susan has implemented this approach and created one of the Agency’s largest programs, servicing over 200 clients per year. Intervention strategies include family therapy, behavior management training and cognitive behavior therapy. In addition to working at BGV, Susan is also a member of the Regional Advisory Counsel and was nominated to be the Regional Representative on the State Advisory Counsel. As a Regional Representative she collaborates with the Governor and the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). This position involves working closely with DCF to review and implement programs and legislation which will improve services for children and youths, including behavioral health services. Susan speaks Spanish fluently and loves to travel. She has taken cruises throughout Europe and visited three continents. Susan loves reading and the ocean so, on a sunny day chances are, you will find her at the shore with a good book, in hand. 
Title Director of Therapeutic Foster Care
Experience/Biography  Yvette Smith Wooten was raised to have a strong sense of self and to recognize that life is about contributing to the world we live in. Yvette knew from a young age that she wanted to be employed in the helping profession; initially, she began as an educator. After graduating from college with her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a social welfare concentration, Yvette began her professional career as an HIV/AIDS educator in the prison system in Virginia. AIDS activism is something that Yvette feels strongly about. Yvette’s next career path began her love of the social work profession. It started with her working as a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Newport News, Virginia. Helping children and families is a passion that Yvette feels follows her parent’s example of making a positive contribution that promotes community betterment. After moving back to Connecticut in 2003, Yvette began her employment with Boys & Girls Village as a Therapeutic Foster Care Clinician. Yvette has been instrumental in the program’s growth and development over the past fourteen years. Her role has evolved from direct Case Manager, to Recruitment and Training Manager, to Program Manager. In spring 2016, Yvette graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Simmons College. Most recently, in August of 2016, Yvette has been promoted to the position of Director of Foster Care Services. She considers the TFC program to be an extension of her family, a family she has created, raised, and cultivated over time. This family consists of the foster and adoptive families who are recruited and trained within the program, the dedicated staff members responsible for the challenging day to day work, and the many children with specialized needs who benefit from services. Yvette’s commitment to the foster care program and dedication to its growth and development is extraordinary and directly related to the program’s success. Yvette’s strong faith as well as her commitment to service within her local community is also an example of her broad concept of family. An active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Yvette is highly involved in the organization’s civic programs in the Greater New Haven community such as the grass roots community literacy, homelessness, and women’s health issues programs. She looks forward to many more years as a part of her ever evolving family she knows as Boys & Girls Village. 
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
BGV collaborates with a wide range of institutions and organizations in the are. We collaborate with child guidance centers around the state to ensure that children are getting the smoothest transition in and out of programs possible. We collaborate with local hospitals and school systems to receive client referrals. We also collaborate with many businesses and community organizations in the area to provide volunteer and intern opportunities for our Work to Learn and transitional program participants. Examples of these organizations include Beth-El Center in Milford, Applebee's in Orange, and a private garage in Guilford.
Board Chair
Carol Smith-Harker
Company Affiliation Norwalk Community College
Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2017
Board of Directors
Gale Billingsley
Gina Carloni Hart The Contiguity Group
Kevin J Hart The Contiguity Group
Chris J. Hickman Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP
Steven M. Kant M.D.Boys & Girls Village
Ronald J. LoRicco Jr.The LoRicco Law Firm
Thomas McKiernan AFLAC
Ray Pantalena Howes Drug & Medical
Joseph Tramuta Esq.Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards, LLC
Jeffrey Wilson Wines and More
Susan R. Yancy Ed.D.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Board Co-Chair
Joseph Tramuta Esq.
Company Affiliation Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards, LLC
Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2017
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $21,528,000.00
Projected Expenses $21,041,000.00
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Form 990s
Form 9902016
Form 9902015
Form 9902014
Audit Documents
BGV Most Recent Audit2016
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$20,222,134$18,072,087$15,454,152
Total Expenses$19,305,341$16,793,303$14,508,862
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$20,950,280$13,886,949$12,341,002
Current Assets$5,082,818$6,146,563$5,451,724
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$1,660,521$1,570,547$1,303,384
Total Net Assets$19,289,759$12,316,402$11,037,618
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountDCF $2,733,919DCF $2,249,076DCF $2,259,063
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Village Foundation $210,000Village Foundation $204,140
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign PurposeHelpCapital Campaigns are defined as a fundraising efforts over-and-above an organization's annual operating budget. Campaigns might include the purchase of land or a building, major renovations, and major equipment purchases. Endowment campaigns may also be included if the funds are legally restricted. Complete a 15,484 sq. ft. new Program Services building as well as an 8,400 wing to our Upper School to house a new cafeteria, 3 classrooms, an activity room and staff offices.
Goal $9,000,000.00
Dates Apr 2017 to May 2018
Amount Raised To Date 4250000 as of Mar 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 528 Wheelers Farms Rd
Milford, CT 064611847
Primary Phone 203 877-0300 100
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Steven Michael Kant
Board Chair Carol Smith-Harker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Norwalk Community College


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