First County Bank Foundation Announces Annual Reyno A. Giallongo Community Legacy Award Recipient


Community Legacy Award Recipients Nelson and Louisa Heumann, with Robert Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and President of First County Bank Foundation

STAMFORD, Conn., November 4, 2021 –First County Bank Foundation is pleased to announce that Louisa and Nelson Heumann of Southport, CT, are this year’s recipients of the Reyno A. Giallongo Community Legacy Award. The annual award along with a $2,500 donation check for the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC), in the Heumann’s name, was presented at a reception held on November 1st at First County Bank’s Westport branch located at 1135 Post Road East.

Louisa and Nelson Heumann are involved in numerous activities that support the local community. Louisa Heumann is the Chair of the Board of the Fairfield Theatre Company (FTC), serves on the development committee of KEYS (Kids Empowered by Your Support) located in Bridgeport and coordinates Make Music Fairfield every June for the town of Fairfield.  Additionally, Louisa has been a volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, working with the Latino community weekly in Norwalk through the Norwalk Senior Center South. Nelson Heumann has been a driver for Meals on Wheels for over 10 years, managing the same route every week. He also served on the town of Fairfield’s Parking Commission. Together, the Heumanns have been instrumental in supporting education, the arts and economic development causes by donating their time and energy.

“During these difficult times in our community, First County Bank Foundation is proud to recognize Louisa and Nelson Heumann, a local couple whose commitment and passion for helping others is consistent with the values and mission of First County Bank”, stated Robert J. Granata, Chairman and CEO of First County Bank and President of First County Bank Foundation. “When we learned about the volunteerism of the Heumann’s, we knew they embodied the spirit of the Reyno A. Giallongo Community Legacy Award”, added Granata.

“We sincerely thank First County Bank Foundation for recognizing our work. We feel it is a responsibility as citizens to help our local neighbors by giving our time and energy to causes that are important to the livelihood of our community”, stated the Heumanns. “Support of programs focused on education and the arts is critical, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic”, added Louisa Heumann.

Established in 2018, the Reyno A. Giallongo Community Legacy Award, named after First County Bank’s retired Chairman and CEO,  recognizes the exceptional achievements and meaningful contributions of an individual or couple, residing in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan or Westport, who through their actions, experience, talent and skills, directly benefit activities and programs in the areas of affordable housing, economic development, education or quality of life for families and children, as consistent with the First County Bank Foundation mission. The Community Legacy Award honoree receives a commemorative plaque and $2,500 donation to the nonprofit of their choice.

About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the Bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development, affordable housing, and programs that support quality of life and educational enrichment for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers grants made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

About First County Bank
First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 165 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 16 branches in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Fairfield, New Canaan and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, and a full array of digital banking products including mobile and online banking.  First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.7 billion. For additional information, please visit, or follow us @Firstcountybank on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.