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.
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut and FOX61 today announced Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers, as the recipient of the first George Bahamonde Lifetime Achievement Award.
Bessette will be recognized on Nov. 29 at the inaugural ImpaCT Awards Ceremony, which aims to raise awareness and resources to ensure the well-being of children, adults and families across Connecticut.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to celebrate individuals who have outstanding personal and professional achievements and have dedicated themselves to philanthropy and community with the goal of making the future brighter for generations to come. It is named in honor of the late George Bahamonde, who served as the President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut for 12 years and was passionate about educational outcomes and opportunities for local children.