Danbury Whalers Teams With Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith To Help Nonprofits

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Danbury law firm Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith recently teamed up with the Danbury Whalers to raise money. Derek Roy, center, the organization’s Strategic Planning  Chairman, and Executive Director Fran Normann, right, accepted the check.
Danbury law firm Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith recently teamed up with the Danbury Whalers to raise money. Derek Roy, center, the organization’s Strategic Planning Chairman, and Executive Director Fran Normann, right, accepted the check. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury law firm Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith recently teamed up with the Danbury Whalers to raise money for several area nonprofits. 

Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith pledged $100 for every Danbury Whaler goal scored during the months of January and February to two local nonprofit organizations. The Whalers scored 42 goals, and checks were presented to Family & Children’s Aid and Housatonic Habitat for Humanity.

Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith’s CEO Agostinho Ribeiro took to the ice at a game to present a check for the 27 goals scored during January to Nick Hoffman, development director of Family and Children’s Aid.

“Providing mental health care for children is a challenge that you can’t take on alone,” said Hoffman. "Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith and The Danbury Whalers have been supporters of our mission and true champions for the emotional well-being of children in the Danbury area. The impact of this gift is going to have an immediate impact on children in our community."

Habitat’s Derek Roy, a board member and chairman of the organization’s strategic planning committee, also accepted a second check for the 15 goals scored in February.

“To provide compassion and to help all families strive for a better life is the charitable purpose that Our Firm has had for over 55 years," said Agoostinho Ribeiro. 

"Both of these charities are steadfast in their commitment to this purpose and to our Greater Danbury community," said a press release. "We are proud to support their mission and projects. We encourage the community to connect with their spirit and support them either through donations of time or funds."

Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith has offices in Danbury, Bridgeport, Hartford and Norwalk as well as New York City.

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