Member eBrief - January 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020


The power of good work . . . CCP updates >>    

The power of good leadership . . . CCP policy update >>

The power of good networks . . . CCP featured event >>

The power of good networks . . . Membership >>

The power of good connections . . . Funder opportunities >>

The power of good connections . . . Member news >>

The power of good connections . . . Job opportunities >>

The power of good ideas . . . New resources >>

The power of good people . . . Colleague news >>             


  The power of good work . . . CCP opportunities and updates    


Hello, CCP Members!

The year has begun, the state’s legislative session begins next week, and the CCP staff is busy preparing for the work ahead. We have a number of exciting programs and series in development, including: our network meetings (including a new network for development professionals); Race, Equity, and Philanthropy: A Workshop Series to Move from Learning to Practice (to be announced very soon); and our Annual Conference, scheduled on May 19 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. This year’s conference committee and I are excited to announce Keynote Speaker Trabian Shorters, CEO and founder of BMeCommunity, and former Vice President at the Knight Foundation. Understanding the important role of storytelling and narratives in the social sector, he originated a communications approach called Asset-Framing.

This issue of CCP's Member eBrief is chock full of information, opportunities, and resources, but before you read further, take a moment to look at highlights of what we accomplished together during our 50th anniversary year in CCP's 2019 Year in Review, and the impressive work of our CT Early Childhood Collaborative.

Happy reading,

Karla Fortunato
CCP President     


What's The Role Of Philanthropy In Connecticut?

In case you missed it, listen to What's The Role Of Philanthropy In Connecticut? Connecticut Public Radio's "Where We Live" interviewed Phil Buchanan, president of Center for Effective Philanthropy and author of Giving Done Right: Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count; CCP President Karla Fortunato; Gian-Carl Casa, president and CEO of the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance; and Andrew Ferguson, chief education officer, Dalio Philanthropies, and senior advisor, the Partnership for Connecticut. The interview centered on the role philanthropy plays in helping Connecticut residents; how much of a role the state government should play in supporting Connecticut’s nonprofits; and the public-private partnership that aims to address educational disparities in Connecticut. The show is also up as a podcast on Apple Podcasts, NPROne, Spotify, and other podcast apps under "Where We Live." 

Phil Buchanan came to Connecticut last week for events engaging conversations with CCP's members. Fairfield County's Community Foundation hosted the morning event and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving was the afternoon host. Many thanks to our conversation moderators Mirellise Vazquez, executive director of the Tauck Family Foundation, and Elysa Gordon, vice president and senior advisor for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. 


Early Childhood Funder Collaborative News

EARLY CHILDHOOD RFP
The CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative (CT ECFC), a project of CCP, is accepting proposals from existing local early childhood collaboratives such as STRIVE/Cradle to Career Coalitions, School Readiness Councils, and former Discovery Early Childhood Collaboratives. The grants are intended to strengthen organizational capacity and implement birth to age 5 system projects. This federally funded project is a collaboration in partnership with the CT Office of Early Childhood. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $30,000 for efforts to be completed by June 30, 2020. Deadline for submission is Friday, February 7, 2020. Learn more >>

2019 ANNUAL REPORT
In 2019, several of the CT Early Childhood Funder Collaborative's long-term action items became reality. Key accomplishments included: launching the CT Children's Collective to connect communities to one another and to the state; working with the OEC on an overhaul of Connecticut’s childcare financing system that will address equity and provider administrative burden; and partnering with OEC to bring Federal Preschool Development Grant dollars to local ECE collaboratives (see RFP above). Read the full report >>

If you are excited about this work, and want to learn more, contact CT ECFC Executive Director Carol O’Donnell, codonnell@ctphilanthropy.org.


Disaster Philanthropy

Find below information and resources for the Puerto Rican Earthquakes and Australian Bush Fires.

PUERTO RICAN EARTHQUAKES
From the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Weekly Update, "There have now been more than 1,300 earthquakes in Puerto Rico since December 28. Thousands of people are seeking safety in shelters or sleeping outside because of damage to their homes or fear of more aftershocks. The governor has authorized $2 million in assistance to support these towns. President Trump agreed last week to issue a major disaster declaration for the hardest hit counties." See CDP’s Disaster Profile on the Puerto Rico Earthquakes for more information.

In response to questions on how to help, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving recently tweeted a thread on recommendations. They are ready to help residents of Greater Hartford who have been affected by this crisis with their Respond-Rebuild-Renew Fund.

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain established a fund within the Greater New Britain Disaster Response Fund for gifts designated for Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief.

New Haven for Puerto Rico (#NH4PR), an effort organized by the New Haven Latino Council, is raising funds to provide various forms of support and relief for Puerto Rico. The #NH4PR is a collective of community organizations and leaders including The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Progeso Latino Fund.

The Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico (Community Foundation of Puerto Rico) reactivated the Puerto Rico Community Recovery Fund to respond to the necessities of the communities in the southwest part of the island affected by the earthquakes.

Hispanics in Philanthropy is partnering with organizations that had critical roles in helping after Hurricane Maria. Their HIPGIVE Support Puerto Rico crowfunding will support eight community partners.

AUSTRALIAN BUSH FIRES

From Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Weekly Update: "As of January 14, thirty people have been killed since the summer season began at the beginning of October. At least 2,683 homes have been destroyed plus thousands of other structures. It is estimated that a billion animals have been killed, not counting frogs or invertebrates. Approximately 46,000,000 acres have been destroyed to date. Rainy weather has made conditions much better but it was not enough to fully extinguish the fires. CDP, in conjunction with Candid, is tracking philanthropic donations to the bushfires. To date, we are aware of $136.7 million USD in contributions." See CDP Australian Wildfires Disaster Profile for more details and regularly updated information.

Webinar: Australia’s Summer Bushfires: From Root Causes to Opportunities for Support >>
FEBRUARY 4: 4:30 PM
Organized by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and the Environmental Grantmakers Association
Australia’s summer of bushfires is an ecological, social, and economic catastrophe. These unprecedented fires in both their scale and intensity are clearly related to climate change, and its consequences include prolonged drought, hotter temperatures, and a much longer fire season.

DISASTER RESOURCES
The best resource for information on disaster relief is the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), which helps donors maximize their impact in disaster-related giving decisions. Their most current report, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2019: Data to Drive Decisions, found that in 2017, 64 percent of disaster philanthropy was directed toward short-term response and relief, with much smaller amounts going toward long-term reconstruction and recovery, resilience and preparedness, despite these areas being where sustained philanthropy can make the biggest difference. Read more >>   


Membership: The power of good leadership

“CCP plays a critical role in advocating for the philanthropic sector in Connecticut. From raising up the need to support Census 2020, to educating the public about the most effective role for philanthropy, CCP’s work benefits all foundations and grant-making organizations in the state.”

R. David Addams, President and CEO, William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund


Have You Renewed Your 2020 Membership?

We thank the following for renewing their CCP Membership for 2020:

Ahearn Family Foundation
American Savings Foundation
Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls
Avangrid Foundation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
J. Walton Bissell Foundation
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation
Branford Community Foundation
Elizabeth Carse Foundation
Children's Fund of Connecticut
Cigna Foundation
The Common Sense Fund
The Community Foundation
     for Greater New Haven
The Community Foundation
     of Eastern Connecticut
Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
Ruth S. Conant Trust
Connecticut Bar Foundation
Connecticut Community Foundation
Connecticut Health and Educational
     Facilities Authority
Connecticut Health Foundation
Dominion
Donaghue Foundation
The Eder Family Foundation
Ensworth Charitable Foundation
George H.C. Ensworth Memorial Fund
Fairfield County's Community Foundation
Farmington Bank Community Foundation
The Fund for Greater Hartford
Gawlicki Family Foundation
William C. Graustein
William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund
Newell D. Hale Foundation
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

Jeniam Foundation
Jewish Community Foundation
     of Greater Hartford
Leon Lowenstein Foundation
Liberty Bank Foundation
Lone Pine Foundation
Main Street Community Foundation
MetroHartford Alliance
MFUNd
New Canaan Community Foundation
NewAlliance Foundation
The Nutmeg Foundation
Peoples United Community Foundation
Perrin Family Foundation
PKF O'Connor Davies
Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation
Charles Nelson Robinson Fund
The Rockfall Foundation
The Scripps Family Fund for
     Education and the Arts
SBM Charitable Foundation
Social Venture Partners Connecticut
Swindells Charitable Foundation
The Tow Foundation
Town Fair Tire Foundation
Travelers & the Travelers Foundation
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
Tauck Family Foundation
United Way of Central and
     Northeastern Connecticut
United Way of Western Connecticut
Universal Health Care Foundation
     of Connecticut
H. A. Vance Foundation
Viking Global Foundation
Webster Bank
The ZOOM Foundation

For QUESTIONS about your CCP membership or member benefits, contact Dee Goodrich, director of member engagement, 860-525-5585.    


CCP's 2020 Sponsorships Opportunities

CCP invites you to consider 2020 sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship gives visibility to members and supporters while bolstering our ability to create excellent resources for the philanthropic sector. This year’s opportunities include sponsorship of our Annual Conference, CT Giving Report, Connecticut Philanthropy Digest, and a CT Statewide Funder Meeting. Learn more by downloading the CCP sponsor package >>   


  The power of good leadership . . . CCP policy update


Did You Know that State Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirements Have Changed?

A new state law, "Time's UP Act" (PA 19-16 and PA 19-93), requires all employers with three or more employees, to provide two hours of sexual harassment prevention training to their employees by October 1, 2020, and training to new employees within six months of hire. Find FAQs, written materials, posters, and links to the free online training and education video on the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities Sexual Harassment Prevention Resources webpage.


2020 Census

Several CCP members are engaged and supported the Count Me In 2020 Workshop series this month. Additional workshops are being planned for Bridgeport, Naugatuck, and New London. If you are interested in learning more or supporting a complete count in Connecticut, contact CCP President Karla Fortunato.

  • Census 2020 Menu of Option for Funders >>
  • CCP's 2020 Census Resources >>
     
  • You may want to listen to these programs, the first featuring the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Jay Williams and the second featuring Michelle Riordan-Nold from the Connecticut Data Collaborative:
    Where We Live: "Connecticut Nonprofits Say An Accurate Count Is Crucial In 2020 Census"
    For the People: "Counting On 2020 - Census Segments"  
     
  • Census DIGITAL U >>
    Feel free to share these webinars on census and digital organizing with your grantees.
    FEBRUARY 6: 12:00 PM - SMS 201: Advanced SMS (short message service marketing) for Census Engagement
    FEBRUARY 11: 2:00 PM - Facebook for Census Engagement
     
  • Redistricting
    A movement is afoot to count and draw district lines based on the total number of citizens of voting age. This is a radical departure from the historical approach of counting everyone included in the decennial census. This topic has far-reaching implications for the distribution of resources and services in our communities. It would also have significant impact on who is represented by our elected leaders and the constituencies to which they are directly accountable.

    Citizenship Data & Redistricting: New Opinion Research >>
    JANUARY 31: 12:00-1:00 PM: Webinar
    Hear from Lake Research Partners about new polling on counting only citizens when drawing district lines (instead of counting total population as has historically been done).

    Redistricting Funder Collaborative Update >>
    MARCH 4: 3:30-4:30 PM: Webinar
    The redistricting funder collaborative, called Fair Representation in Redistricting, hosts quarterly meetings via the web for funders to learn more about the collaborative’s activities. March’s topics will be an update on what is happening in some states and a demonstration of a new “Data Hub” that provides mapping tools for state and community groups.    


  The power of good networks . . . CCP programs


SAVE the DATE: May 19

CCP Announces 2020 Conference Keynote Speaker Trabian Shorters


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
Connect, Learn, and Be Inspired

 

Our 2020 keynote speaker is Trabian Shorters, CEO and founder of BMeCommunity, and former VP at the Knight Foundation. He is a New York Times bestselling author, social entrepreneur, and a communications expert. Understanding the transformational roles that storytelling and narratives have in our communities, he has pioneered an approach to improve communications called “Asset-Framing.”

This year’s conference will focus on a variety of strategies to improve grantmaking outcomes. Speakers and sessions will help attendees explore new approaches to topics like grantmaking, evaluation, board governance, and communications that can improve the real outcomes of our work in communities.

CCP's 2020 Conference is for staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations. Staff and trustees of nonprofit organizations, community leaders, and elected officials are invited to attend the keynote lunch.  


Find more CCP Programs and Meetings >>

For questions about any of CCP's programs or network meetings, contact Dee Goodrich, director of member engagement, 860-525-5585.   


  FUNDER OPPORTUNITIES


GUTC Leaders Fellowship >>
FEBRUARY 3: Application deadline
Funders for LGBTQ Issues and Grantmakers United for Trans Communities are accepting applications for the 2020 - 2021 GUTC Leaders Fellowship. After two successful years, they are looking for a third cohort of binary and nonbinary transgender and gender non-conforming professionals who are currently employed full- or part-time with a philanthropic organization. The Fellowship provides ongoing support, peer networking, and leadership and professional development to a cohort of 6 professionals in philanthropy starting in March 2020.

Establishing and Maintaining a Harassment-Free Environment in Your Organization: Protecting You, Your Organization, and Your Employees >>
FEBRUARY 21: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: UConn Hartford Campus, Hartford
As a partner organization of UConn’s Public Service Executive Leadership Collaborative, members of the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and their grantees receive a substantial discount. This workshop provides organization leaders and employees with the tools, skills and approaches to create a respectful work environment, and a comprehensive overview of duties and liabilities related to unlawful harassment. Lunch will be provided.

Introduction to Expanding the Bench for Culturally-Responsive and Equitable Evaluation >>
FEBRUARY 25: Webinar: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Find out how Expanding the Bench is increasing diversity, inclusion, and equity in evaluation, and how this initiative can support your organization's pursuit of equity. The Expanding the Bench initiative is based on the belief that learning and evaluation have the power to shape policy, programs, and practice and that evaluators from diverse communities increase the likelihood that methods, analyses, and interpretation benefit the communities they serve. This webinar is for members of Associations Advancing Equitable Evaluation Practices, of which CCP is a member.

Webinar: Make the Most of Sharing Grants Data with Candid >>
FEBRUARY 28: 2:00-3:00 PM
Whether you already share your grants data with Candid (formerly Foundation Center) or are considering joining the more than 1,000 funders who do, plan to register for this webinar to get the latest on their eReporting program. Remember, eReporting your grant information to Candid improves the quality and availability of grants data for Connecticut, which informs CCP's Connecticut Foundation Stats Dashboard, the Connecticut Grantmaking Map, and Connecticut Giving Report.

2020 Discount Foundation Legacy Award Nominations >>
MARCH 13: Nomination deadline
Nominate someone you know who is an outstanding justice leader, and they could have the chance to receive a $20,000 stipend. This stipend will provide the winner with the flexibility to expand upon their professional activities and achievements in the absence of reporting requirements or other specific obligations. Created in partnership with Jobs With Justice Education Fund and Neighborhood Funders Group's Funders for a Just Economy, the Discount Foundation Legacy Award annually identifies, supports, and celebrates an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and contributed significantly to the workers’ rights movement in the United States and/or globally.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) National Conference >>
APRIL 27-29: Boston, MA
Grantmakers for Effective Philanthropy (GEO) is holding their 2020 National Conference in Boston. GEO's conference combines thought-provoking plenaries and actionable breakouts with networking opportunities among like-minded members of the GEO community.

Looking to connect with other CT funders attending the GEO conference? Let Dee Goodrich know you're planning to go, and she will share a list of Connecticut registrants before the event.     


  The power of good connections . . . Member news


Welcome New Members!

The Nordson Corporation Foundation awards grants to non-profits in communities where they have major facilities throughout the United States. In Connecticut they focus on New London and Windham counties. Since 1989, the Foundation has awarded more than $60 million in grants to improve the quality of life in their communities, placing a special focus on causes related to education. During the last fiscal year, the Foundation gave out 362 grants totaling $6.3 million. The foundation's primary contacts are Cecilia Render, executive director, foundation and community affairs, and Lorie Mendoza, community relations manager.


Tufts Health Plan Foundation, located in Watertown, Massachusetts and founded in 2008, recently began grantmaking activities in Connecticut. Through their community investments, the Foundation has given more than $37.5 million to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island nonprofits that improve healthy living with an emphasis on older people. The Foundation began funding in New Hampshire in 2016 and in Connecticut in 2019. The Foundation funds programs that move communities toward implementing age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on the most vulnerable, and include older people in the process. The Foundation's primary contacts are Nora Moreno Cargie, president, Phillip González, senior program officer, and Kimberley Blakemore, program officer for Connecticut.


A Closer Look at Generation Work Partnership

Launched by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2015, Generation Work™ aims to connect more of America’s young adults with meaningful employment by changing the way public and private systems prepare them for jobs. In Hartford, the Generation Work partnership is creating career pathways to help young adults ages 18–29 who are unemployed or not in school attain the skills and credentials needed to succeed in high-demand industries. Key partners in the Hartford partnership include CCP members, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. Read the partnership brief >>


A New Grantmaking Strategy

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has announced the launch of their new grantmaking strategy, which will focus primarily on advancing racial equity in public education. As a philanthropic organization, they will use their privilege to advance conversations around racial equity and excellence in public education, support organizations who are doing this work, champion their goals, and amplify their voices. As part of this new strategy, Nellie Mae will support a cohort of 15 community-based organizations led by people of color who are working with communities of color to transform barriers to racial equity in public K-12 education. They will be hosting an RFP Informational Webinar on February 3 for those interested in learning more about the opportunity.


Health Disparities in Connecticut

Connecticut Health Foundation's new report, Health Disparities in Connecticut: Causes, Effects, and What We Can Do, highlights data on the significant gaps in health between white residents and people of color, as well as recommendations about steps Connecticut can take to close these gaps. Health disparities and the conditions that cause them are significant problems with deep roots, and they have steep costs to individuals, communities, and the economy. Other states and health systems have made progress in reducing or even eliminating disparities. Connecticut can learn from these examples to make the state one where everyone can be as healthy as possible, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.


Media and Podcasts


Member Blogs, Audio, Publications, and More


  The power of good connections . . . Job opportunities


Find Jobs >>

Have an opening at your organization? Contact Laurie Allen to include your position in CCP's jobs bank free of charge as a benefit of membership.    


  The power of good ideas . . . New resources


CIVIL SOCIETY

  • Independent Sector, in partnership with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, has published Civil Society for the 21st Century, an eBook that features perspectives from 25 of America’s biggest thinkers on how civil society can and must evolve in the decades ahead.

COGNITIVE BIAS

  • The Equitable Evaluation Initiative recently posted, Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic. "Science has shown that we tend to make all sorts of mental mistakes, called cognitive biases, that can affect both our thinking and actions. These biases can lead to extrapolating information from the wrong sources, seeking to confirm existing beliefs, or failing to remember events the way they actually happened." The post includes a Cognitive Bias Codex.
     
  • Introduction to Expanding the Bench for Culturally-Responsive and Equitable Evaluation >>
    FEBRUARY 25: Webinar: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
    Find out how Expanding the Bench is increasing diversity, inclusion, and equity in evaluation, and how this initiative can support your organization's pursuit of equity. The Expanding the Bench initiative is based on the belief that learning and evaluation have the power to shape policy, programs, and practice and that evaluators from diverse communities increase the likelihood that methods, analyses, and interpretation benefit the communities they serve. This webinar is hosted by Associations Advancing Equitable Evaluation Practices, of which CCP is a member.

CORPORATE GIVING DATA

  • CECP's (Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose) Giving in Numbers is a benchmarking tool on corporate social investments. For the 2019 report, 250 multi-billion-dollar companies with aggregate revenues of $7.9 trillion participated.

EQUITY IN GRANTMAKING

  • Glasspockets' (Candid) blog, Invitation Only: Closing the Door to Equity, is penned by Claire Peeps of the Durfee Foundation in Los Angelesa, CA. She writes about invitation-only versus an open invitation grant application process, and suggests options for opening the grantmaking process as a way towards equity.

TRENDS and DATA


  The power of good people . . . Colleague news


Are you new to your organization or have you received a promotion, certification, or award? Have you presented at a conference or event or have you published a blog or report? Send your news and a photo to: Laurie Allen, Director of Communications. Read More in the Colleague News Feed >>


Theresa Hopkins-Staten has been named as the new President of the Eversource Energy Foundation.  In this role, Hopkins-Staten will oversee the energy company's social responsibility programs to ensure their continued alignment with the company's overall mission and philanthropic strategy. Hopkins-Staten, who currently serves as Director of Connecticut Regulatory Affairs, is taking the helm following the retirement of Rod Powell, who stepped down as President of Corporate Citizenship on Dec. 31 following a career with Eversource and its legacy companies that spanned nearly 40 years. "We're honored at Eversource to be nationally-recognized as a leading company for our social corporate responsibility and our commitment to the communities we serve," said Eversource Chairman, President and CEO Jim Judge. "Theresa has long been a champion of programs and services that advocate for our customers, and her experience will help guide the Foundation to continue making meaningful and impactful investments across our region." Theresa served on CCP's Board of directors from 2002 to 2005, and served as the board chair in 2005. Read more >>


Connecticut Community Foundation welcomes a new team member and announces two promotions. Melissa Lopata has been named director of communications. Melissa brings over 20 years of marketing experience to the Foundation. As a marketing consultant, she supported various non-profit, small business and corporate clients. Previously, Melissa served as vice president of program marketing for Citigroup. In her new role, she will plan, develop and implement all marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities for the Foundation. Ellen Carter has been promoted to vice president of program and strategy. Starting as a program officer in 2012, and moving up to director of community leadership two years later, Ellen coordinates the Foundation’s leadership activities including strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, and grassroots funding. Cynthia Merrick has been promoted to director of development. Since 2007, Cindy has worked closely with donors and nonprofit organizations across the region that have established funds at the Foundation. As director of development, Cindy will lead her team to create and implement a strategy to help donors pursue their charitable visions and to maximize the impact of philanthropy in our community.


The Tow Foundation is pleased to announce that Victoria Vilaysane has joined its team as executive assistant to the president and chairman. Prior to joining the foundation, Victoria served as a dedicated assistant for over 12 years, focusing on C-suite administrative and financial support. Victoria is responsible for providing the Foundation’s president, chairman, and Board of Trustees with administrative, project management, and logistical support. Read more >>


The American Savings Foundation has promoted two long-time members of the staff. Heather Hokunson has been promoted to program officer for scholarships, and Cierra Stancil has been promoted to program officer for grants. “These promotions reflect the vital role that Heather and Cierra play at the Foundation,” said Charles J. Boulier III, Chairman of the Board.  “They are both deeply committed to the Foundation’s mission of supporting children, youth, and families in the communities we serve.” Read more >>


The United Way of Connecticut Board of Directors has announced Richard Porth's plans to step down as CEO. The Board has asked Rick to remain on the job through June to assure a smooth transition while a comprehensive search is conducted to replace him. Since 2008, Rick has worked closely with UWC's Board and staff leaders and the many great partners in state government, local United Ways, as well as community and business leaders to help provide information and access to health and human services and community services that enable people all across Connecticut to make a better life. Read more >>

From Richard Porth, CEO, United Way of Connecticut: "After more than eleven years with United Way of Connecticut, I am planning to semi-retire and to pursue new challenges. This decision did not come easily because my job with United Way of Connecticut has been a fulfilling and life-changing opportunity for me. I am particularly grateful because of all the great people I have had the privilege of working with here at United Way of Connecticut as well as with many great state leaders, with local United Ways and with community leaders across Connecticut. Together, we have collaborated on meaningful and impactful work in service to thousands of people across Connecticut. Because of our dedicated Board of Directors and our talented, hard-working managers and staff here at United Way of Connecticut, I know that this great organization will continue to be an innovative service leader for years to come."


Lynn Vasquez, community relations specialist for Eversource Energy was featured in This Is My Hartford. This new series from the MetroHartford Alliance interviews local business owners, community drivers, residents, and employees to find out how the Hartford Region has shaped them throughout their career, and what they have done to shape the city and region. Read the interview >>    


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