The Mother’s Fund, established by Emily and Eric Anderson
To find inspiration, Eric and Emily Anderson needed only to look to their mothers.
Emily’s mother, Irene Frantzis, was part of the Frantzis family that owns Quassy Amusement Park and Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut. She had always loved to write and started pursuing a degree in English, but her studies were cut short when she became seriously ill.
As a tribute to Irene and Joan, the Andersons created a scholarship fund at Connecticut Community Foundation called The Mothers Fund, which provides financial help to college students in our region who are pursuing degrees in English, literature or journalism.
Emily and Eric like the Foundation’s long-term, holistic view of the community and its needs, and that’s what drew them to creating their fund. Emily said, “Our tribute to our mothers is in good hands with the Foundation. They take care of the fund with the same level of caring and concern as our mothers took care of our families.”