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Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium Gets $50,000 Grant From Newman’s Own Foundation

Preschool educational program at The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk
Preschool educational program at The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk Photo Credit: The Maritime Aquarium

Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk has officially received a grant from Newman’s Own Foundation totaling $50,000.

Newman’s Own Foundation is the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, who lived in Westport.

The grant will help to support the aquarium’s educational programming, including materials and financial aid for schools seeking to connect their students with the aquarium.

“We are very grateful for the generous support of Newman’s Own Foundation – in this gift, and many others over the years,” said Alicia Wettenstein, the Aquarium’s director of development. “This latest grant will help The Maritime Aquarium remain a vital resource for environmental education, especially where the need is the greatest but the resources are the fewest.”

Newman’s Own Foundation uses net profits and royalties from Newman’s Own food and beverage product sales for charitable acts. Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $540 million to thousands of different charities all over the world since 1982. For more information about the foundation, click here .

To learn more about The Maritime Aquarium exhibits and educational programs, click here .

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