Community Fund of Darien names 'unsung heroes'

Darien first responders and volunteer vaccinators are being honored with a special recognition as

Darien first responders and volunteer vaccinators are being honored with a special recognition as “unsung heroes” as part of the Community Fund of Darien’s volunteer celebration.

Kyle Michael King

Since 1979, The Community Fund of Darien has been recognizing individuals who have made a difference in and around our community. To mark National Volunteer Month, TCF is announcing this year’s “unsung hero” nominations.

Nominations were requested from local nonprofits, and the public was invited to offer submissions recognizing Darien residents who have made a difference in and around our community.

“The Community Fund of Darien is proud to celebrate our community's spirit of volunteerism for individuals and projects that have made a significant difference in our community over the past year,” said Janet King, executive director of The Community Fund of Darien.

King said they had hoped to celebrate in person, but are happy to honor the nominees virtually.

Special honorees this year include the first responders and vaccinators who work at the town’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Nominees will be spotlighted in future editions and online. For a full list of the nominees, visit communityfunddarien.org.

The Community Fund of Darien is grateful to the Darien Community Association for graciously loaning its beautiful garden as the location for the honoree photos.

The Community Fund of Darien implements and supports programs to strengthen youth, adults and families for lasting and positive impact in Darien, Norwalk and Stamford. Since its founding in 1951, TCF has distributed over $20 million to local nonprofit organizations and community initiatives. More information can be found at www.communityfunddarien.org.