Stamford’s First County Bank announced its annual community service award, the Reyno A. Giallongo Community Legacy Award, was given to a local couple for their extensive volunteer work in the city.

Rosalea S. Fisher and Richard S. Fisher chose local nonprofits Starfish Connection and Learning in Retirement as the recipients of the $2,500 donation that accompanies the First County Bank award.

Rosale, a former Stamford public school teacher, and Richard, a lawyer with Nemchek & Poeschl in Stamford, both have ties to the two nonprofits as volunteers or board members.

Richard is a former board chair and president of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and former director and vice chair of the Stamford Symphony. Rosalea is a leader at the Stamford Interfaith Refugee Settlement and a member of the Jewish Community Relations Committee of United Jewish Federation.

“The philanthropic activities of Rosalea and Richard Fisher exemplify the spirit of the Reyno A. Giallongo Community Legacy Award. Their ongoing commitment to the local community has impacted countless local nonprofits over the years,” First County Bank chairman and CEO Robert J. Granata said in a statement. “We’re proud to recognize such a deserving couple as the Fishers with this year’s award.”

Established in 2018, the Reyno A. Giallongo Community Legacy Award, named after First County Bank’s retired Chairman and CEO,  recognizes the exceptional achievements and meaningful contributions of an individual or couple, residing in Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, or Bridgeport.