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Our Founders

Harold and Ruth Ann Leever would be best described as vibrant and passionate individuals grounded by tradition yet guided by intense curiosity. This curiosity, in concert with sparks ignited early on, inspired them to lead lives of creativity and innovation. Harold and Ruth Ann informed the values that define the Leever Foundation and how we work with each other and with our grantees and partners:
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Our Values


We strive to spark a philanthropic spirit in future generations of the Leever family. We believe that we are stronger and more effective as a foundation when we share and utilize our diverse perspectives. We hope that by working together creating meaningful change in Waterbury, we will enhance Harold and Ruth Ann’s legacy by creating a family culture and tradition of philanthropy, and that we motivate and unify the family to continue this critical work for generations to come.
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