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Top l to r: 2012-2007 John H. Filer Award recipients; Bottom l to r: 2012-2007 Martha S. Newman Award recipients. Scroll down to see the full list of award recipients.
Nominations for the 2014 Filer and Newman awards are due by: Friday, January 31, 2014.
Download the John H. Filer Award criteria. Nomination forms will be available in the fall.
Download the Martha S. Newman Award criteria. Nominations forms will be available in the fall.____________________________________________________________________________________________
Annually the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy honors individuals with two awards: the John H. Filer Award honors individual(s) who have demonstrated leadership in encouraging private action for the public good in Connecticut; and the Martha S. Newman Award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding staff performance in serving the philanthropic community.
The John H. Filer Award was established by the Council’s Board of Directors in 1997 to honor the memory of an individual who inspired his peers in Hartford’s business community by example and urged the nation’s business leaders to accept the responsibility of corporate citizenship. The Filer Award is given to an individual or individuals who are leaders in promoting private action for the public good. Nominees should embody a creative spirit and serve as a model and inspiration to others in promoting philanthropy and solving societal problems.
John H. Filer Awardees
2013 - Andrew Eder - Eder Bros., Inc. and Eder Family Foundation
2012 - Betty Hale - Newell D. Hale Foundation
2011 - Herbert T. Clark III - Clark Group
2010 - Shelley Geballe - Connecticut Voices for Children
2009 - Barbara L. Pearce and Herbert H. Pearce - H. Pearce Company
2008 - James F. English - Nutmeg Foundation
2007 - Thomas O. Barnes - Barnes Group
2006 - John H. Riege - Reid and Riege
2005 - Leo Nevas - Nevas Family Foundation
2004 - F. Peter Libassi - Children’s Health Fund
2003 - Robert Merriman - Main Street Community Foundation
2002 - Emily Tow Jackson - The Tow Foundation
2001 - William C. Graustein - William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
2000 - Paul Aicher - Topsfield Foundation
1999 - Carlyle “Hap” Barnes - Barnes Foundation
1998 - David E. A. Carson - People’s Bank
1997 - Anne Tyler Calabresi - Carolyn Foundation
The Martha S. Newman Award was established to honor the memory of Martha Newman, a much-loved and well-respected member of the philanthropic community in Hartford for many years. Martha set the standard for an exemplary staff member. The Newman Award is given to a staff member of a philanthropic organization who has demonstrated sustained and exemplary service to one or more organizations and the philanthropic sector in the state.
Martha S. Newman Awardees
2013 - David Nee - William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
2012 - Kate Miller - The Fund for Greater Hartford
2011 - Richard Sussman - Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
2010 - Alice Fitzpatrick - Community Foundation of Southeastern Connecticut
2009 - Kenneth R. Kahn – Greater Hartford Arts Council
2008 - Karen Brown – Fairfield County Community Foundation
2007 - Patti Anne Vassia – Middlesex County Community Foundation