After 12 years as the executive director of the Darien Foundation, Pam Dysenchuk is retiring. Dysenchuk joined in 2005, when the organization was still known as the Darien Technology Foundation. Then, it gave grants solely for technology projects such as the Pasco Physics Lab for Darien High School and mobile data terminals for the Darien Fire Departments.
Dysenchuk steered the non-profit as it expanded its mission to include other capital needs of Darien’s emergency services, public schools, and community organizations. The Foundation awards grants for special projects that are beyond the funding capabilities of these groups and which will positively impact the Darien community. Dysenchuk worked hard to reach out to the many constituencies in town so that they could turn to the foundation as a resource.