January Leadership eNewsletter

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” 
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Thank you for your continued support of United Way and our work to improve community conditions for local children, adults and families throughout 2022. There is much to celebrate! Together we are positively changing lives. Please find our 2022 United Way Annual Report here 

In gratitude and with great expectations for the year ahead, 

Kim Reeves 
Director, Leadership and Major Giving 
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut  

United Way’s 98th Annual Meeting and Presentation of the 2022 Community Service Award 

Tuesday, January 31 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

Please join us to celebrate how donations from individuals like you, and gifts of time and talent, are creating lasting positive impact in our community for those struggling to make ends meet. 

Finding Your Passion in 2023  

United Way is passionate about connecting people with causes they care about most. Recently, Julie DeLucca-Collins, United Way leadership donor and leadership volunteer within Women United, interviewed Eric Harrison, President and CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut on her Casa deConfidence podcast where they discussed how giving back can increase your happiness and success. 

Giving at Year End and Beyond 

While United Way needs our community’s support year-round, the end of the calendar year is a popular time when donors make charitable gifts. In recognition of this, Eric Harrison, President and CEO, United Way, invited Irene Bassock, a member of United Way’s Board of Directors and founding member of United Way Women of Tocqueville, and Jane Banks, Executive Director, South Park Inn (a United Way-supported partner organization), to have a conversation about their “why” and how dollars make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in our region. 

United Way Awards Nearly $2 Million in Response to Pressing Needs in our Community 

 United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut awarded $1.9 million to support 56 programs across our region in response to the current pressing needs individuals and families are facing  due to inflation and the ongoing economic impacts resulting from the pandemic.

What’s next for Women of Tocqueville?  

Starting this month, we are inviting input from women to help inform Women of Tocqueville’s focus and engagement strategies to support innovative and impactful solutions to issues affecting the well-being of families and children through virtual and in person listening sessions. Will you join us? Please email Kim Reeves at kreeves@unitedwayinc.org to learn more and sign up for a session. 

If you want to learn more about Women of Tocqueville, please join us at the Women of Tocqueville Reception.  

Upcoming Events

United Way’s 98th Annual Meeting and Presentation of the 2022 Community Service Award 

January 31, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. | Virtual 

Join us virtually for our Annual Meeting where we present our highest volunteer honor, the Community Service Award, to the Building Foundations Committee.

Women of Tocqueville Reception  

February 16, 2023 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Delamar West Hartford
1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT  

Interested in learning more about Women of Tocqueville? Join us for an exclusive reception immediately preceding Red, White & Chocolate!

Women United’s 10th Anniversary Red, White & Chocolate presented by Sun Life  

February 16, 2023 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

Delamar West Hartford
1 Memorial Road, West Hartford, CT

Join us for our 10th Anniversary of Red, White & Chocolate! Enjoy wine and spirits tastings along with local specialty goods, shop from local small businesses and support Women United’s mission by participating in the robust drawing featuring highly sought-after items! Space is limited.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Mid-January – mid-April, 2023
Four hours per week, ongoing

Join United Way and our partners as a VITA Volunteer. We need hand-raisers to help qualifying households prepare and electronically file their tax returns and to educate filers on ways to save and stretch their refunds.

Read Across America Day 

March 2, 2023 | 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Various Elementary Schools across our region 

Volunteer with United Way and our partners for Read Across America Day and read aloud to a classroom of students. 



Find the volunteer opportunities that are right for you!