Nancy Coughlin Departs Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor announced today that after nearly seven years of serving as its executive director, Nancy Coughlin is leaving to take another position effective June 20, 2019.

Coughlin began her tenure as executive director of the nonprofit food pantry and clothing room in 2012, just as the Great Recession ended. Since that time, the organization has added programs such as the annual Prom Project, holiday toy distribution, and backpack & school supply distribution. In the past year the organization expanded their summer meals program to include breakfasts, added a food delivery to families of New Lebanon School students and revamped the clothing program to greatly increase the amount of clothing received by local families.

“I am proud of all we have accomplished during my tenure,” Coughlin said. “Together with a strong board of directors, staff and volunteers, we have created access to nutritious food and good quality housewares and clothing for many thousands of local residents. I know the Greenwich community will ensure this momentum continues.”

Coughlin has accepted the position of CEO of Person to Person in Stamford/Darien/Norwalk starting next week.

Mary Beth Minton, a former long-time Greenwich resident with executive experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors, has been appointed Interim Executive Director of Neighbor to Neighbor. A search for a permanent executive director will take place over the summer.

“We are grateful for Nancy’s thoughtful and committed leadership over the past seven years,” said Kip Burgweger, Neighbor to Neighbor’s Board President. “She will be greatly missed and we wish her all the best in her next endeavor.”

Neighbor to Neighbor creates access to nutritious food, in-season clothing, and household items to over 5,000 area residents in need. The organization provides healthy food options at no cost on a weekly basis for over 2,000 Greenwich residents, half of whom are children. Learn more at