Westport Continuing Education has partnered with the Westport Public Library to present two courses in the Library’s new facility. On Friday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Beverly Salzman will present “Grant Writing.” On Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and 19, Brenda Catugno will present the course “Take the Fear Out of Facing Your Finances” from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.. Registration is ongoing on the Continuing Education website westportcontinuinged.com.
The “Grant Writing” class will give participants the tools they need to research and write a winning proposal. Beginning with the basics, our instructor Salzman will take you through the components of a grant, from cover letter to executive summary and statement of need, methodology, evaluation, and budget. The class will review the Connecticut Common Grant application form and discuss grant reporting, and you’ll hear expert advice on researching funding opportunities, cultivating contacts, and dealing with rejection. Salzman teaches courses at Housatonic Community College and other regional colleges.
Brenda Catugno will present In “Take the Fear Out of Facing Your Finances,” Catugno will discuss action plans to build or secure a foundation for a strong financial future, including setting financial goals, getting accounts organized, establishing an estate plan, and determining investment risk tolerance. Become tax-wise so you can worry less and focus more on your future! Brenda Catugno, ChFC®, CDFA™,CASL® is President at BPC, LLC in Fairfield. She specializes in financial planning, portfolio management, divorce financial analysis, and creating individual action plans that meet her clients' financial needs.