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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

Thomas J. Berta
First County Bank

William S. Callion
Retired - IBM

Lindsay Decker
NBC Universal

Luis F. Diez
Northern Trust

Delphine Fairley
Nestle Waters

Leslie Glenn
Remedy Partners

Kimberly Greene
Thomson Reuters

George Herring
Patriot Bank

Carmen Hughes
Handel Group

Sally Kelman
Community Representative

Laura Ozycz

George Schott
Legg Mason

JP Sebastian

Daniel Sheehan

Ryan Tougias
Day Pitney

Claudia Vilas

Sandy Weinberg
O'Connor Davies

Dudley Williams
Community Member

Natasha Williams
N-Touch Strategies

Candy Yeager
Community Representative

Lisa Zana
Shipman & Goodwin LLP