Education and Community
For the past decade, the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce has awarded approximately 100,000 dollars in scholarships for post-secondary education to students in both the North Haven and Wallingford school systems. In 2015, the QChamber presented 12 scholarships.
This February, the QChamber in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Wallingford, Wallingford Public Schools and Hubcap organized the Credit for Life Program. This event was hosted by the Oakdale Theatre with nearly 40 participating businesses and over 400 students from the Wallingford School System in attendance.
In 2014, proceeds from the Quinnipiac Chamber Golf Classic's Helicopter Golf Ball Drop Raffle were donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wish of a local child battling a life threatening illness. Proceeds from this year's event will go to the Wallingford Emergency Shelter.
The QChamber has made both monetary and toy donations to the Wallingford Holiday for Giving and North Haven Community Services.
The QChamber annually coordinates the Read Aloud Day Program for first graders in the North Haven and Wallingford school systems.
The Qchamber continues to sponsor Career Connection Online and mentoring and summer work programs.
The QChamber annually sponsors "Music Under the Stars," a program of the North Haven Community Services and Recreation Department.