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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.

Candy Yeager
Community Representative

Thomas J. Berta
First County Bank

Luis F. Diez
Northern Trust

Leslie Glenn
Remedy Partners

Thomas Goggin

Kimberly Greene
Thomson Reuters

George Herring
Patriot Bank

Carmen Hughes
Handel Group

Jered Jones
Keep America Beautiful

Sally Kelman
Community Representative

Valerie Lazzari

Kurosh Marjani
Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP

David Pergola

George Schott
Legg Mason

Daniel Sheehan

Claudia Vilas
Community Member

Sandy Weinberg
O'Connor Davies

Dudley Williams
Mill River Park Collaborative

Natasha Williams
N-Touch Strategies

Lisa Zana
Shipman & Goodwin LLP