Cramer & Anderson Senior Partner Josh Weinshank, the firm’s Fairfield County Trust and Estate Planning and Administration Group Leader, has been named to the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield.
“I’m honored to join the Board of this vital Ridgefield nonprofit, which has been providing meals to residents who need assistance for 50 years,” said Attorney Weinshank, the Resident Senior Partner in the firm’s Ridgefield office.
“The meals are provided for free by a part-time staff of just five and more than 160 dedicated volunteers. Efforts like this one make our community a wonderful place to live,” Attorney Weinshank said.
Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield provides nourishment to any Ridgefield residents who cannot prepare their own meals, including the elderly, disabled and infirm, as well as those recovering from surgery or illness. Meals have been free since May 2021.
Having begun by delivering 24 meals a week in 1972 from the basement of Saint Mary School, Meals on Wheels of Ridgefield now prepares and delivers more than 40,000 meals a year from its commercial kitchen in Ballard Green.
Lunch and dinner are available up to seven days a week. That requires raising $360,000 a year to cover operating expenses, as no federal or state aid is received.
The Meals on Wheels Board appointment adds to Attorney Weinshank’s list of distinguished community service roles, which includes serving as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital Foundation, as well as the Norwalk Hospital Foundation. The hospitals are flagships for Nuvance Health.
He also serves as Chair of the Legacy Society for Danbury and New Milford hospitals, which recognizes donors who include the hospitals in their estate planning. Additionally, he has served on the health system’s Patient Advisory Council.
Also in 2021, Attorney Weinshank also was named a corporator for Union Savings Bank, the $2.7 billion mutual bank headquartered in Danbury.
He has long supported the vibrant and growing nonprofit RVNAhealth, currently serving as a member of the Development Committee.
Previously he has served on the Board of the Ridgefield Playhouse, as well as its Finance Committee.
Attorney Weinshank lives in Ridgefield with his wife, Steffani, and their two daughters.
Among his many honors, Attorney Weinshank won a 2022 Distinguished Leaders in the Law award from the Connecticut Law Tribune (CLT), and a prestigious 40 Under 40 award from the Fairfield County Business Journal in 2019. He was twice named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and in 2017 was named a New Leader in the Law by the CLT.
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