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United Way Welcomes New Members To Stamford Community Council

Ryan Tougias
Ryan Tougias Photo Credit: Contributed
Heath Durlester
Heath Durlester Photo Credit: Contributed
Delphine Fairley
Delphine Fairley Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – The Stamford Community Council of United Way of Western Connecticut has added three new members to its council.

Delphine Fairley, a community relations manager in the corporate affairs department of Nestlé Waters North America; Heath Durlester, manager of community engagement at Pitney Bowes; and Ryan Tougias, an attorney with Day Pitney in Stamford have joined the community council.

United Way’s Stamford Community Council serves as the local board of United Way of Western Connecticut. The community council is responsible for identifying community needs, building long-term funding sources and allocating resources to local service programs.

“We are so pleased that Delphine, Heath and Ryan will be joining our council,” said Kurosh Marjani, chair of Stamford’s Community Council. “Each of these individuals brings their own passion for being involved in the Stamford community and they represent companies that are committed to ensuring their employees are engaged. We look forward to having their experience and insights on our council as United Way continues to identify ways to support the Stamford community.”

Fairley is a community relations manager responsible for the strategic direction and execution of NWNA’s employee volunteer program and manages the corporate giving program and corporate community partnerships. She is a graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and holds an MBA from the Hagan School of Business at Iona College.

Durlester is manager of community engagement at Pitney Bowes. In this role, he leads a wide range of volunteerism efforts to engage Pitney Bowes employees worldwide in community service. He has also held numerous roles in marketing at Pitney Bowes. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a specialization in public relations and journalism from Rowan University.

Tougias represents parties in the financial services and real estate industries in complex litigation in federal and state courts and alternative dispute resolution. He handles federal and state claims, including complex creditors' rights, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and bankruptcy-related claims. He served as a legal research clerk to the judges of the Connecticut Superior Court.

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