Forward is more than a direction
We are moving Darien Forward.
Let’s get there together.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
As a community, we’ve accomplished many great things.
Let’s celebrate what we’ve done, but also focus on what’s to come. Forward, our theme for 2022, is a call to harness the momentum we’ve gained over 24 years and channel it into the work we will do this year and beyond. We want you to help us look forward, with a fun activity included at the end of this letter. We can’t wait to see what you see as our greatest community assets.
Ward, Sarah, & The Darien Foundation Board
Help move our message forward
Let’s get social, Darien
Remove the last page
from the Annual Appeal by
tearing the perforated crease.
Remove the upper and lower
corners by tearing the
perforated lines — creating
your forward arrow
Take the game piece
to your favorite Darien
community asset, snap a photo
through the center circle,
and post to social media
with the hashtags
All social posts using the #DarienForward will be entered into a prize drawing.
Connecting our seniors and neighbors
with disabilities by acquiring a hybrid,
fully accessible van for At Home in Darien.
Keeping the Gears Turning
Providing STEM education opportunities
with an innovative K-12 robotics
program at all Darien Public Schools.
(over two years)
Expanding the Arts
Creating more opportunities for participation
in the arts by funding a professional lighting
system at the Darien Arts Center.
Moving History Forward
Celebrating our history with the
Darien Heritage Trail recognizing 9
sites with colorful interpretive markers.
The Darien Foundation provides grants for technology and capital initiatives
which create opportunity for our youth, support our town’s safety and security services,
and enhance the overall quality of life in Darien.