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City of Stamford

Improving Lives and Our Communities

Stamford, Connecticut’s third largest city, has played an important economic role to our state and our nation since the American Colonial era. The city is home to many large corporations, and has grown in recent years, with new residents attracted to its economic health and cultural vitality.


  • As with much of the New York metropolitan area, residents in Stamford contend with a high cost of living which greatly impacts all aspects of daily living: housing, childcare, food and transportation.
  • Despite the city’s prosperity, 29% of Stamford households are ALICE and struggling to afford basic needs.
  • Stamford residents are burdened by housing costs: 55% of the city’s renters and 44% of homeowners spend more than one third of their income on housing, which stresses household budgets at all levels.

Our Work
United Way supports a number of initiatives to have the greatest impact on Stamford’s most pressing areas of need, to move one step closer to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable and every community we serve is healthy and strong. Learn more about Our Work

Stamford Community Council
Our Community Councils represent each of our locales, focusing on local priorities and identifying community needs. We thank our dedicated volunteers who share their knowledge and time as members of our Stamford Community Council.

Kurosh L. Marjani
Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

Martin H. Anderson
Webster Bank

Sid Beighley
Hearst Media Services

William S. Callion

Cristina Cosentino

Lindsay Decker
NBC Universal

Luis F. Diez
Northern Trust

Leslie Glenn
Remedy Partners

Valerian Gomez
Sunrise of Stamford

Kimberly Greene
Thompson Reuters

Gregory Kearns
Stamford Hospital

Sally Kelman
Community Representative

Erika Liverani

Grace Mall
Community Representative

Maureen O. Reynolds
Deloitte & Touche LLP

George Schott
Legg Mason

Dan Sheehan

Aimee M. Smith
Pitney Bowes

Kim Tuffarelli
Pitney Bowes

Sandra Weinberg
O'Connor Davies

Greg Wierenga
Day Pitney

Dudley Williams
GE Asset Management

Lisa Zana
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Victoria Zerjav
Dickstein Shapiro