Most Generous Town
The week before Thanksgiving, Darien and New Canaan will face off once again to see which town can capture the title of “Most Generous Town” by raising the most funds for either The Community Fund of Darien or the New Canaan Community Foundation. This year, the competition begins on Thursday, November 18th and ends at midnight on Thanksgiving Day.
The winning town will own the “Turkey Trophy” and bragging rights for the year, and their residents will take pride in the knowledge that their community makes charitable giving a priority. After winning the inaugural competition in 2017, Darien was edged out by a slim margin in 2018 but regained the prized title in 2019. Both organizations benefited from the rivalry, collectively raising more than $300,000 to support local nonprofits.
“Taking a cue from the Blue Wave - Rams rivalry, The Community Fund of Darien and The New Canaan Community Foundation decided to create our own friendly contest to change our neighbors’ lives for the better,” noted Janet King, Executive Director for The Community Fund of Darien. “By turning a sports competition into a giving competition, our entire community will benefit from our residents’ generosity.”