Tim and Ann Egan believe strongly in donating time and resources to community organizations.
Tim has been involved for several years with The Connecticut Junior Republic. The Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to helping troubled youth become productive members of their communities. CJR accomplishes its mission of service by providing residential and community-based care, treatment and education programs to help troubled boys and girls and their families.
Every year Tim travels to Iowa to purchase steers, which he in turn donates to CJR and the agricultural program at the school. By purchasing high quality animals, the boys have done very well the last several years, succeeding in the show ring at the local fairs and, since many of them have never succeeded at anything in their lives, this opportunity allows many their first taste of success. Not content to merely donate the steers, Tim spends many hours teaching the young men how to groom and “fit” the animals for the show ring. In 2007, Tim’s donated steer “Sampson” won Grand Champion Jackpot Steer at the Big E Fair.
Tim is also an appointed member of The Litchfield Land Trust. Established in 1968, the Litchfield County Land Trust is dedicated to helping preserve the New England character, scenic vistas, and natural resources of Litchfield County for present and future residents. This is a cause near and dear to Tim’s heart as both a builder and a horse farm owner living in Litchfield.
In 2009, Tim was appointed by Litchfield First Slectman Leo Paul to serve on the Milton Historic District Commission.
Tim’s wife Ann donates her time as a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Connecticut court system.
Ann is also a member of the Junior League of Stamford/Norwalk and was an elected member to the local school board.
Jack and actor Denis Leary at the 2007
Celebration of Young Writers
Starting on his philanthropic journey at age 6, the couple’s son Jack, along with actor Denis Leary, became involved with The After School Arts Program. The After School Arts Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing artistic opportunities for children, adults, and members of the general public through educational workshops, events, and field trips with professional artists and arts organizations. In 2007, at the “Celebration of Young Writers,” Jack was honored for a story that he authored.
In 2008 Jack was awarded a scholaship by Kohl's Department Store as part of their "Kids Who Care" program. The program is designed to recognize children who exhibit outstanding volunteer service in their communities.
Additionally, every year during the holiday season, Jack adopts a child from the local community, making sure that the child has gifts and art supplies.