The Serenbetz Family Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of children and young adults by supporting organizations that offer opportunities for education, personal growth and achievement.
The Serenbetz Family Foundation recognizes that the strength of our society depends on the resourcefulness and emotional health of its young people. Members of the Foundation’s board acknowledge that the supportive environments in which they were raised, with an emphasis on educational achievement, contributed greatly to their success. Thus, the Foundation’s primary goal is to support organizations that foster the growth of children, adolescents and young adults, regardless of circumstance, by helping them reach their full potential. The Foundation’s investment in charitable organizations that encourage academic, spiritual, artistic, athletic and entrepreneurial achievement reflects our respect for education and personal development.
Criteria for Support
When choosing organizations to support, the Foundation strives to meet three criteria:
Each organization must have goals consistent with those of the Foundation.
A Foundation board or committee member must be personally involved with and passionate about the organization. He/she must make time to volunteer or participate in organization programs.
Charitable gifts should be substantial and meaningful, contributing a measurable portion of the organization’s annual or program budget. Each organization should provide details on the accomplishments of the young people they serve.
It is our intent to develop and maintain long term relationships with the organizations we support, and if expectations are met, to provide consistent support each year.
Organizations We Support
REACH PrepREACH Prep provides access to transformative educational experiences that empower underserved, high-achieving students to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders.
HorizonsHorizons at Norwalk Community College builds brighter futures for elementary school students from low-income families by creating academic, artistic, and athletic opportunities, nurturing potential, cultivating a safe and supportive community, and inspiring individual dreams.
HeartShare St. VincentsHeartShare St. Vincent’s Services (HSVS) has a mission to nurture and support, with dignity and respect, children, adults and families in order to expand opportunities and enhance lives.
Harlem AcademyHarlem Academy drives equity of opportunity for promising students, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels and one day make a mark on the world.
Carver CenterBased in Norwalk, CT, Carver Center's mission is to help children and youth reach their greatest potential by providing educational, social and recreational programs in a positive, safe and fun environment.
Family & Children's AgencyFamily & Children’s Agency (FCA) is a leading, nonprofit human service organization committed to their mission: to partner with individuals, families, organizations and communities to build better lives.
Waterside SchoolAn independent JrK-5th Grade day school providing a rigorous academic and moral education regardless of income or circumstance.
Taft School | Red Rhino FoundationThe Red Rhino Fund’s mission is an extension of The Taft School's motto, Not to be served, but to serve. The group works to create positive change in the Greater Waterbury (CT) community for children, especially those who are underprivileged.
Board of Trustees
Thelma R. Serenbetz
Warren L. Serenbetz Jr.
Cynthia L. Serenbetz
Paul H. Serenbetz
Stuart W. Serenbetz
Jean B. Serenbetz
Christin E. Weberman
Warren L. Serenbetz III
W. Tucker Serenbetz
G. Hunter Serenbetz
M. Skyler Serenbetz
Robert C. Serenbetz