United News March 2019

Mar.28, 2019


March Edition – Annual Meeting Special Edition

United Way Celebrates 94 Years

United Way hosted its 94th Annual Meeting and Presentation of the Community Service Award March 26 at Spotlight Theatres in Hartford. Karen Perham-Lippman, of Vernon, was this year’s honoree. The organization also elected its 2019 Board of Directors, revealed the highlights of its 2018 United Way Community Campaign, provided a look to the future and released its 2018 Annual Report.

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Karen Perham-Lippman: A Story of Hope

For Karen Perham-Lippman, her connection to United Way has come full circle. This year, she’s the recipient of United Way’s 2018 Community Service Award, the organization’s highest volunteer honor given in memory of Dr. Frederick G. Adams.

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Meet Victor Sosa: A Soaring Success

Last year, through Workforce Solutions of Metro Hartford and other United Way-supported programs, 400 people got jobs. Victor Sosa was one of them.

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Thank You to Our Workplace Donors

The United Way Community Campaign mobilizes employees in more than 400 organizations in our region. We’re shining a spotlight on workplaces who have made great strides in fostering employee engagement and teamwork while making a difference – United to do something big.

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United Way Women United Fashion, Philanthropy & Fun – April 25, 2019

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Morneault’s Stackpole Moore Tryon | Hartford, CT

United Way is ramping up for Power of the Purse 2019! Join us for outfit shopping, refreshments and karaoke. The opportunity to “adopt a purse” returns, meaning you purchase a purse at Fashion, Philanthropy & Fun for $20 and it gets donated to the Power of the Purse Silent Auction.


United Way Emerging Leaders Society’s 4th Annual Boogie for Books – April 27, 2019

7:00-11:00 p.m. | Chrysalis Center | Hartford, CT

Boogie for Books is ELS’ signature dance fundraiser. Enjoy music, an emcee, dancing, performances, cash bar and drawing prizes while making a BIG difference!


United Way Women United 8th Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction – June 13, 2019

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Connecticut Convention Center | Hartford, CT

Presented by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, event proceeds support programs and collaborations that help families get on the pathway to a financially secure future. Since 2011, our Women United has raised more than $1 million to provide financial services for women and families in Greater Hartford.