FOX61 and United Way are joining forces to recognize and honor individuals, groups and organizations who make a significant contribution to health care, housing, financial empowerment and/or the education sector in Connecticut. This black-tie event aims to raise awareness and resources to benefit the well-being of children, adults and families in the communities where we live and work.
The Unsung Hero award is given to a person giving their all to their community in quiet and often thankless ways. This person is the “Unofficial Mayor” of their neighborhood or town, completing acts of kindness for everyone they meet without looking for anything in return. This person may be just starting on their philanthropic journey or may have been helping for decades. We are looking for someone who may not be known outside of their community to honor with this award.
We are looking for a female leader whose mission is to help and empower other women. She is a leader and an inspiration, creating opportunities for others and ensuring she is making Connecticut a better place. A true mentor to other women, this award winner has a dynamic energy and drive to do great things in her community.
This award is given to the next up and-coming changemaker of Connecticut. This young person, specifically under the age of 30 as of November 1, 2023, is on the fast-track to leadership. Despite their age, they have a proven record of giving back and have set themselves up for a future of serving the great Connecticut community.
This award is given to an individual or a company that has a demonstrated track record of helping or working with minority communities here in Connecticut. They have made measurable impact in the DE&I community and have dedicated their lives or a better part of their business helping to create a spot at the table for everyone.
This award is given to a community group here in Connecticut who have taken on the task of bettering their surroundings and helping others. We are looking for a grassroots organization using their resources, whether through volunteering time, resources or fundraising, to create change. This charitable organization goes above and beyond the call of duty.
This award will be given to a company that has made giving back to Connecticut a part of their culture. We are looking for an organization that is well-rounded in investing not only money but their time to creating a better Connecticut. Volunteering and philanthropy are part of their culture from the top down, creating a place to work that allows employees a chance to do good along the way.