Creating a corporate culture of philanthropy and community service requires much more than sending out a memo or writing a policy. It requires building a grassroots movement. The five executives who convened Tuesday at First County Bank’s Summer Street headquarters underscored those points during a panel discussion on philanthropic strategies organized by the Mark Lapine Endowment for Families in Business, a foundation that supports families in business in Fairfield County. The quintet have overseen the distribution of some $45 million in funds and services in the past decade to groups supported by their firms.

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