A Special Thanks

Creating Opportunities Awards

Creating opportunties award - empowering women - eliminating racism

2014 Creating Opportunities Volunteer Award Winner - the Employees of Aetna, Inc.

The criteria for the Creating Opportunities Awards is:

Individual: This award recognizes an individual or family who demonstrates exemplary support of YWCA’s mission through philanthropic giving or by volunteering their time and talent. They serve as a role model for others on how to give back to the community and are viewed as people who make a difference in the lives of others.
Corporation: This award honors a business which provides significant financial and/or in-kind resources to assist YWCA in meeting community needs. The organization encourages giving and is viewed as a partner in the profit/ non-profit relationship. This can be achieved through the corporation’s foundation, a corporate giving program or the volunteerism of their employees.

Government or Private Agency: This award goes to a government agency, non-profit organization or private foundation that partners with YWCA to make a difference in the lives of women and children in our communities. Because of this relationship, YWCA is able to provide programs and services that improve the quality of life in our region and assist us in fulfilling YWCA’s mission.

PRIOR RECIPIENTS

2015
Landmark Partners - Coporate Award
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut - Community Partner Award
Alisa Sisic - Leadership Award

2014
The Pheonix Companies, Inc. – Corporate Award
Millenium Real Estate Services, LLC – Business Partner Award
The Employees of Aetna, Inc. Volunteer Award
2013
Travelers – Corporate Award
Aurora Women & Girls Foundation – Corporate Partner
Fund for Greater Hartford – Community Partner
Denise L. Nappier – Leadership
2012
The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. – Corporate Partner
Fund for Greater Hartford – Community Partner
Wendy Davis – Volunteer Award
Paddi LeShane – Leadership
2011
Bank of America – Corporate Partner
Covenant Preparatory School – Community Partner
Konover Residential Corporation – Business Partner
JoAnn Price – Leadership
2010
ING – Corporate Partner
City of Hartford Office for Young Children – Business Partner
Yvette Melendez – Leadership
2009
Prudential Retirement Services – Corporate Partner
Knox Parks Foundation – Business Partner
Debra Palermino – Leadership
2008
Northeast Utilities – Corporate Partner
Chrysalis – Business Partner
Marjorie Albano – Volunteer
Mary Fox – Leadership
2007
Kaplan – Corporate Partner
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving – Organization/Business Partner
Sherry Manetta – Leadership
2006
Enterprise Builders – Corporate Partner
Town of Somers – Business Partner
Elease Wright – Leadership
2005
Aetna and the Aetna Foundation – Corporate Partner
Sandra Chase – Leadership