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Creating Opportunities Awards

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.


Comcast - Corporate Award

Pro Bono Partnership - Community Partner Award

Rona Gollob - Leadership Award



Hoffman Auto Group- Corporate Award

Capital Community College- Community Partner Award

Peg Lesiak - Leadership Award

Elease E. Wright- Leadership Award

Landmark Partners - Corporate Award

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut - Community Partner Award

Alisa Sisic - Leadership Award

The Pheonix Companies, Inc. – Corporate Award

Millenium Real Estate Services, LLC – Business Partner Award

The Employees of Aetna, Inc. Volunteer Award

Travelers – Corporate Award

Aurora Women & Girls Foundation – Corporate Partner

Fund for Greater Hartford – Community Partner

Denise L. Nappier – Leadership

The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. – Corporate Partner

Fund for Greater Hartford – Community Partner

Wendy Davis – Volunteer Award

Paddi LeShane – Leadership

Bank of America – Corporate Partner

Covenant Preparatory School – Community Partner

Konover Residential Corporation – Business Partner

JoAnn Price – Leadership

ING – Corporate Partner

City of Hartford Office for Young Children – Business Partner

Yvette Melendez – Leadership

Prudential Retirement Services – Corporate Partner

Knox Parks Foundation – Business Partner

Debra Palermino – Leadership

Northeast Utilities – Corporate Partner

Chrysalis – Business Partner

Marjorie Albano – Volunteer

Mary Fox – Leadership

Kaplan – Corporate Partner

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving – Organization/Business Partner

Sherry Manetta – Leadership

Enterprise Builders – Corporate Partner

Town of Somers – Business Partner

Elease Wright – Leadership

Aetna and the Aetna Foundation – Corporate Partner

Sandra Chase – Leadership


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