United Way campaign champion

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has officially kicked off its 2016-2017 annual giving campaign and named Kate Hampford Donahue, chief executive officer and president of Hampford Research, Inc. as the campaign champion.

HRI is a family-owned, specialty chemical manufacturer in Stratford.

Hampford Donahue has led Hampford Research for nearly 10 years, following her parents’ lead as good stewards to the community. Her parents John (Jack) E. Hampford and Clare (Tee) Malarkey Hampford, were involved with United Way since the firm’s inception.

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County serves Bridgeport, Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport and Wilton.