DARIEN, Conn. -- Rowayton resident Stewart Brownlee was honored for his dedication to improving the lives of area families during The Community Fund of Darien’s annual Darien Volunteer Day Awards ceremony.
The event, which was held at the Darien Community Association, honored the selfless work of more than three dozen area youth and adult volunteers.
As a member of the board of directors for the Literacy Volunteers Stamford/Greenwich, Brownlee was instrumental in facilitating the organization’s successful merger with Family Centers in 2013. The move helped bolster Literacy Volunteers literacy, writing and education services by aligning with Family Centers’ self-sufficiency and work-readiness programs.
Since the merger, Brownlee continued to support Literacy Volunteers by joining the board of directors at the Family Centers. He co-chaired the 2014 Scrabble Challenge to benefit Literacy Volunteers.
Under his leadership, he helped expand the fundraising event and generated a record $90,000. Brownlee is also a key member of Family Centers’ Community Relations Committee, and provides insight on further developing the Family Centers and Literacy Volunteers brands in the community.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 1,700 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs.
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