25th Anniversary: Celebrating Community, Imagining Equity
Our 25th Anniversary
Uplifting the Work, Gathering Stories
In 2018, the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund turned 25! We celebrated the past and current efforts we have helped support and shared our own journey as we continue to evolve as a family foundation committed to equity in education and inspiring all to end racism and poverty.
During the summer and fall, we hosted a series of story sharing events across the state to thank communities for all of their hard work over the years. Grantees and partners from the past and the present, as well as community members, came together over delicious food and joyous music. At these regional celebrations, stories were shared in writing and through recorded interviews that explored how racial and economic equity issues show up in community.
With gratitude for all of the work and the relationships we've been honored to nurture, we closed out our 25th year with STORYSCAPE, a stunning art exhibition of all of the stories shared by community at the celebratory events. Throughout 2019, we will be sharing stories from STORYSCAPE on our blog Justice Literacy and through our social media.
This 25th year offered an opportunity to reflect upon our beginnings as a small family foundation and how we imagine evolving over the next 25. We look forward to building community power with you and challenging inequity so that, together, we can transform the key systems necessary for a more just and inclusive Connecticut to flourish.