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Friends gifts of $100 or more received through 12/31/19 are listed in the Spring 2020 issue and below.

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2019-2020 Friends of Connecticut Explored

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to the 2019-2020 Friends of Connecticut Explored to date, especially those who gave $170 or more in honor of our 17th year. Gifts of $100 or more received through January 7, 2020 are listed here.

Friends gifts are providing critical support to Connecticut Explored’s continued publication, podcast production, collaborative programming, and educational initiatives. Give to the 2019-2020 Friends of Connecticut Explored (through August 31, 2020) and your gift will be listed in the magazine next spring. 

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