Valley United way 2010 Annual Report

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and his mom were evicted from their apartment. To compound problems, he had severe asthma and would suffer attacks quite often, making it very difficult for his mom to go to work. It also didn't help that Breon loved to play basketball and other sports, which only intensifiedhis asthma attacks! His love of sports and people "'0. in general, led him to join the Boys and Girls Club at age nine. He was instantly hooked on

vation to work hard for what they needed. His hard work and dedicaBreon at an early age by andboth provided himand withGirls the ambition motition were recognized the Boys Club and and the Valley United Way.The two organizations assisted Breon and his mom by providing necessities as well as some gifts and food for several holidays. As he got older, Breon realized it was time to give back. Following his longtime membership at the Boys and Girls Club, Breon was offered ajob and has been employed there for the past 12 years. He jumped at the opportunity ", '~"::.::.,,,"," to assist the organization that helped him become the successful confident adult he is today. Breon has worked

to Heactivities participated the throughout years and is now a I with severalthe different groups of kids theoffer. fun and theyinhad Keystone program, assisted in technology supervisor, educating hosting family nights and cooked children about internet safety,troubleand participated in commushooting, organizing digital projects nity service activities. In 2000, and even hosting video game tournaBreon was one of the Valley's ments at the Club. "When I'm here, delegates when they won the ...'I'm home. I give these kids what I All-America City Award. In addidn't always have when I was their dition, the Boys and Girls Club age," he says. gave Breon his first out-of-state The Club even brought Breon his travel experiencewith a group wife, Miche'le, and they now have a Breon and Miche'le Sanders nine-month-old son together. "From of his peers. One of his biggest highlights was when he was honored with the Boy of the YearAward the first moment I saw my son, I thought to myself, 'he is definitely in 2003. He was just a freshman at Derby High school! going to be a Boys and Girls Club kid." Breon and Miche'le still Through the years, Breon spent a lot of quality time with his mom work at the Club together. Looking forward, Breon would like to as they went through some very difficultperiods. He understood why become a full-time employee and run his own program at the Boys there wasn't always new clothing and shoes for school, food on the and Girls Club, following in the footsteps of his mentors who helped table or even gifts under the Christmas tree. These hardships matured change and better his life.

needs in the Valley communities. We match these needs with the desires of those who genuinely want to lend a helping hand. Those who

Thechoose Valley United Way is a catalyst We are in the business of helpinginpeople. Every day areAsinformed of developing to make a difference know thatforthechange. necessities, the people and the adversities our community arewe real. such, so are the results. Whether you picked up a hammer or a paint brush during the Week of Caring; whether you sponsored a child during Back to School and

provided him or her with the clothing and supplies to feel confident on the first day of school; whether you gave money, time or a can of soup; whether you helped us tell our story by sharing it with your families, friends, colleagues and social networks; on behalf of all those who received assistance because of your compassion, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The stories featured throughout this Annual Report demonstrate the successes of real clients assisted by the programs and agencies funded directly by Valley United Way. These accounts are your donations and contributions at work. From all of us at VaDeyUnited Way, Thank you

Mike Marcinek Board Chair Valley United Way

Jack Walsh President & C.O.O. Valley United Way

During the past year, the Valley Council for Health & Human Services released their Quality of Life Report for the Valley which was funded by grants from a number of groups including Valley United Way. When asked to describe their quality oflife, 93% of the respondents in the Valley said that it was either good or very good. We like to think that Valley United Way, our donors, our partners and our funded agencies and programs have something to do with that perception while at the same time working to improve the conditions of those whose quality oflife seems less than satisfactory. This annual report is full of pictures, stories and statistics that show a community of caring people at work - and sometimes at play - truly "Living United" and making the Valley a better place to live and work. Our work ultimately begins and ends with the work of our campaign which raises the dollars needed to support so much great work in the community. Joseph Pagliaro, Jr.'s leadership ofthis year's campaign is especially significant in marking the passing of the torch from one generation to another as his father; Joseph Pagliaro, Sr. chaired the 1999 Campaign. Joe and his team were upbeat and enthusiastic in leading a successful campaign through very difficult economic times.

The impact of the dollars raised in campaign can be seen throughout the report starting with the Allocations Committee report and ending with the stories of individuals helped by the agencies running programs supported by those funds. What's life like at our United Way beyond campaign? You might be surprised at just how much is going on! One day you might see our Youth Leadership Program and a new generation of community leaders demonstrating their eagerness and ability to learn and continue the Valley's strong tradition of volunteer leadership. Another day you might find members of our incredible Corporate Volunteer Council clothing hundreds of kids for a new school year or collecting food and clothing for those in need. Come back another day, and you might see another class of adult "students" participating in the Leadership Greater Valley Program that ourselves, the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Council for Health & Human Services jointly operate. Walk into the Lavietes Conference Room on another day, and you might find the Valley Council holding a monthly meeting and sharing the sense of caring and sharing that makes our nonprofit community second to none. On another day it might be the High School Volunteer Council sharing best practices in volunteerism by all of the public high schools in the Valley. You might also find some other Valley nonprofit using the Lavietes Room for a meeting of their own. We share this great facility which was made possible by the generosity of the Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation. Of course, you will also find our Board members attending a variety of meetings, and we want to note that our Board members and staff are also out in the community working with many other Valley organizations. We are fortunate to have both volunteers and staff who not only serve United Way, but the entire community with their time and talent. We might also add that thanks to the Internet, our office is never really closed! You can always find the latest information by visiting our website, following our Tweets or on Facebook. You can even find many volunteer opportunities throughout the Valley with our Volunteer Solutions site. We want to thank everyone for their support this year and ask for your continuing support. Our work will not be done until 100% of the people report that their quality of life is good or very good!

Sincere thanks go to our energetic and dedicated volunteer, Joyce Saltes. She has honored us with her company for over 6 years and continues to light up our office with her presence! Thank you Joyce for all you do for Valley United Way!!! In addition, we were extremely happy to welcome back for a second year, our Webster Bank sponsored Loaned Executive for the 20 I 0- I I campaign, Gail Catlin. She played a huge role in making our campaign successful. Thank you Gail!

Valley United WayStaff

John J. Walsh President


Nancy Roshka C.O.O. 203926-9478 ext. 304

Laurel Vicidomino Director of Resource Development 203926-9478 ext. 303

Patricia Tarasovic Volunteer Center Director 203926-9478 ext. 307


Accounting Coordinator

& Information

Systems 203 926-9478 ext. 302

Carol Anzidei Administrative Assistant 203 926-9478 ext. 308

John Ready Marketing Communications 203 926-9478 ext. 305


More than 2,500 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 were provided with recreational, educational and physical programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

Members of the Corporation l "'r"~~'

(Terms to expire 2011)

Karen Amold* Jean AxteIl

Peter GaIla*

Joyce Barc1ey WiIliam H. Bassett Raymond C. Bjorkman Edward G. Brickett Trish Bruder Richard Bshara William F. Bubbico Jennifer BuIl Kristin Bures Adrienne Cabral Robert Casagrande Lauren M. Casalveri Patrick Charmel Maureen Coffey James E. Cohen Eileen Lopez-Cordone Marilyn Cormack Virginia Costigan AIlan Cribbins Joseph Crisco Sam Crocker* Louis Dagostine* John DanieIl Charlene DeFilippo John DeGray Susan DeLeon* Edward DeMarseiIles Patricia J. Desautels Gregory P. DeStefano Harry DiAdamo Joshua M. Dickinson Angelo E. Dirienzo Alida K. Dodd Laura J. Donahue Martha DuIla Eleanor M. Duplese Frederick 1. Elmy Joseph D. Emanuel Lynne S. FarreIl Richard Feher* Craig Finney Jo-Lynn Flaherty Thomas A. GabianeIli

Christopher A. GaIlo James E. Geissler Traci A. Gentry John P. Gerber Peter 1. Ghione Dennis Gleason* David 1. Grant David M. Grant Salvatore Graziano Thomas Greene Debbie Grisgraber* James Guarrera* Rosemary A. Gum PenneIl Hamilton Thomas Harbinson WiIliam Harrison* Richard HaskeIl* Johanne Henderson Lawrence Janesky M. Elizabeth Kennard Lynn Kieley Richard KnoIl Constance Koch Mark A. Lauretti Joseph D. LoPresti Ernestine Luise Michael S. Marcinek Carol Merlone Edward W. Miller Jr. Lynn Miller WiIliam M. Miller WiIliam M. Miller Jr. Sue Millican Cheryl F. Nickerson H. Tom Nickse William C. Nimons Fred Ortoli FrankOsak Joseph Pagliaro Jr. Judith Palmer Ruth Parkins William C. Partington AI Patuzzi* MaryPepe

Lynne Perry William Powanda Calvin Price Melissa Pucci William PurceIl Patricia Reynolds* Jack Ribas Arthur C. Rider David M. Rifkin Mary Ann Drayton-Rogers Richard Rosen Paul Roy Eileen M. Ryan George J. Ryan James E. Ryan Katey E. Ryan Megan M. Ryan SheIly Saczynski Robert Saracino* Kenneth Schaible Kenneth V. Schwartz Sam Sciacca Elsie Scott Brian Sexton Janice Sheehy Maria A. Smith Ramon Sous

Lynne Perry

Jo-Lynn Flaherty

Karen N. Spargo CoIleen Spooner Anthony Staffieri Gregory Stamos Charles M. Stankye Jr. Diane Stroman Nicholas J. Tarasovic Cheryl Tedesco* Dominick J. Thomas Robert C. VanEgghen Christopher Venice Ronald ViIlani AnnC. Walsh Thomas J. Welch

Bill Bubbico

Philip White Michael 1. Wynne *2011 Agency Representatives to the Corporation

The American Red Cross Valley Chapter provided 4,622 individuals with certifications - 2,472 in first

Jamie Cohen & Al Patuzzi

aid and 2,150 in water safety. Ruth Parkins & Adrienne Cabral






Campaign Chair Message .•._


2010-2011 Campaign Cabinet WiIIiam Purcell Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

Charlene DeFilippo City of Shelton Michael S. Marcinek Fletcher Thompson Carol Merlone Ansonia Public Schools

Joseph Pagliaro, Jr.

We are all connected. When families are stable, when children succeed, when individuals stay healthy, our community is stronger. The foundation of stable families begins with income, education and health. As I had mentioned at our Kick-off back in September, "United Way is the place where everyone who cares about others can do something right now." Please join us in our effort to support our community because ... FRIENDS HELP FRIENDS. It has been a pleasure serving as Valley United Way's Campaign Chair for 2010-2011 and I am honored to Chair once again for 20112012! Although times have been difficult, many positive strides have been made this year of which I would like to share: • Energizer Personal Care and BIC Corporation had the two highest campaign results for the second year in a row! • Over $210,000 in NEW campaign dollars has been raised this year! • Ansonia Board of Education, Spectrum Plastics Group, Gexpro, Curtiss Ryan Honda, City of Ansonia and Vishay Americas had increases in their campaigns that ranged from 20-157%!!! • We welcomed a long-time United Way supporter to the city of Shelton-Hubbell Incorporated! • Year in and year out we receive consistently wonderful campaign results from Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P., The W.E. Bassett Company, Fletcher Thompson, Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C., and Webster Bank thanks to their extremely dedicated campaign teams. • Over 60 businesses, municipalities, schools and nonprofit organizations ran workplace campaigns. • Marquis Underwriter, Pitney Bowes and 15 other local businesses were Campaign Underwriters whose monies helped to defray our campaign costs. To close, my sincere thanks go to the Tocqueville givers for their continuous support of our campaign as well as the members of the Board of Directors, Campaign Cabinet, Jack Walsh, Laurel Vicidomino and the entire Valley United Way staff for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. I am looking forward to continuing my efforts to improve the lives of those in need because .... FRIENDS HELP FRIENDS!

Janice Sheehy Webster Bank

Frank Michaud Michaud and Acavallo, CPA, LLC Joseph Pagliaro, Jr. Edward F. Adzima and Riverview Funeral Homes

Diane Stroman TEAM, Inc. Ronald ViIIani University of New Haven Thomas Welch Welch, Teodosio, Stanek & Blake

Cabinet Members at work



Joe addresses Kick-off attendees



Harry DiAdamo, Jr. •

Honored as 4Pt Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian In recognition oflJoutstanding volunteer leadership" in the Lower Naugatuck Valley Harry DiAdamo, Jr. is the winner of the 20 II Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian award for his lifetime achievements and

The award is named for the late Mr. Flynn, who, at the time of his death, was editor of The Evening Sentinel, a daily newspaper that was the main source of commu-

involvement in the Valley community. Harry's professional career included his time as President, CEO and Director of

nity information in the Lower Naugatuck Valley. Mr. Flynn had also been one of the

DS Bancor, Inc. (Derby Savings Bank). During his tenure, the bank grew its assets from $294 million to $1.2 billion and expanded from five banking offices to 23 branches with a staff of 300 employees. Prior to his work at DS Bancorp, he served as President of Hewitt Management Corp. and Administrator/CEO of Hewitt Memorial Hospital. Under his leadership, Hewitt evolved from a 58 bed long-term facility to an organization with six corporations including three facilities with a total of 498 beds, out-patient programs and 550 employees. He also developed the first successful adult day care center in Connecticut and worked with other community leaders in developing the Meals-on- Wheels program. Not only a leader in business, Harry has been an incredible community leader as well. Among many affiliations, Harry's Valley-based contributions included serving as Valley United Way's 1977 Community Campaign Chairman, director and chairman of the Visiting Nurses Association of South Central Connecticut, chairman for TEAM, Inc., and director of the Griffin Hospital Health Services Corporation. Harry also served as president of the Boy Scouts of America Housatonic Chapter, the Lower Naugatuck Valley Community Council, Kiwanis Club Derby/Shelton Chapter and the Shelton Educational Fund. He additionally served on the board of directors for Valley United Way, the Valley Mental Health Center and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. Harry currently serves as director and treasurer at the Hewitt Foundation of which he is a founding member. This Foundation has become the Valley's philanthropic leader in the area of health and senior issues. He is also a finance committee member at St. Michael's Church, private investor at DiAdamo Associates LLC and is affiliated with the New Britain Rock Cats MLB AA baseball team. He additionally serves as a corporator to both Valley United Way and the Boys and Girls Club ofthe Lower Naugatuck Valley. After graduating from the University of New Haven with a B.S. in business administration, Harry performed graduate work at Southern Connecticut State University, received a Ph.D. from California Western University and participated in an executive healthy policy management program at Harvard. Harry was previously recognized with the Gold Seal Award from the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, Knight of Honor Award from Notre Dame High School, Administrator of the Year from the American College of Health Care Administrators and an award for Valley Community Involvement from the Visiting Nurses Association of South Central Connecticut. He and his wife, Maureen, live in Woodbridge and have three sons and five grandchildren. Jack Walsh, Valley United Way President and C.O.O., said, "Harry's lifetime of involvement in the Valley and beyond is remarkable. He has served - and continues to serve - many different organizations that make the Valley a great place to live and work. He is a very special person, and a


founders of the Valley United Fund. He had been president of the Ansonia Community Chest. In 1968, he led that organization into a merger with the Derby-Shelton Community Chest and the Seymour United Fund which resulted in the formation of what is now known as the Valley United Way. Charles H. Flynn

Past Recipients 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

- Dominick J. Thomas, Jr. - Fred Ortoli - Jack Ribas - Diane Stroman - William C. Nimons - David M. Rifkin

1989 -

Bartholomew J. Hennessey Rev. Francis M. McKenna

1988 1987 1986 -

Edward Cowey Frank Casalveri

1985 1984 1983 -

George Berman Helen T. Ragusa Richard L. Schuster

2004 2003 -

Janice Sheehy Kenneth E. Schaible

2002 2001 2000

Joseph A. Pagliaro, Sr. Norman Santa William C. Bassett

1982 1981 -

Edmund P. Strang Anna L. LoPresti

1999 1998 -

William D. Coffey William M. Miller

1997 1996 1995 -

Julius 1. Douglas Mary L. Pepe Madeleine Sobin

1980 1979 1978 -

Joseph A. Doyle Edward W. Miller Franklin S. Harris

1994 1993 1992 1991

John F. Costigan Raymond P. Lavietes John W. Gatison, Jr. Doris L. and G. Bush Clark

1977 1976 1975 -

Margaret C. Belden Audrey E. Heusser Irene G. Smith

1974 1973 -

Edward 1. Cotter, Jr. Donald W. Mark


1990 -

1972 - L. Raymond Darling 1971-Alice Russ Cochran

G. Jeffrey Reynolds

Humanitarian Award Committee William C. Nimons, Naugatuck Valley Savings

& Loan

Fred Ortoli, Fred Ortoli Photography Jack Ribas, Boys

& Girls

Club of the LNV

David Rifkin, eGlobalfares Janice Sheehy, Webster Bank Diane Stroman, TEAM, Inc.

All committee members are past Flynn Award recipients.


Advocate. Volunteer Adrienne Cabral Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Robert Casagrande Gexpro John DeGray Marmon Utility, LLC

Board of Directors Officers Michael S. Marcinek* Chair Fletcher Thompson Fred Ortoli* Vice-Chair Fred Ortoli Photography William C. Nimons* Treasurer Naugatuck Valley Savings Loan Melissa Pucci* Secretary Yale Divinity School

Gregory P. DeStefano Konowitz, Kahn & Company, P.C. Peter Galla* Naugatuck Savings Bank Johanne Henderson BIC Corporation Eileen Lopez-Cordone The United Illuminating Company


Joseph D. LoPresti Barnum Financial, An Office of MetLife Carol Merlone Ansonia Public Schools

Other Members Jean Axtell Energizer Personal Care William F. Bubbico Pitney Bowes Jennifer Bull Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte Sterczala, P.C.


Cheryl F. Nickerson People's United Bank Joseph Pagliaro Jr.* Edward F. Adzima & Riverview Funeral Homes

Board of Directors


William C. Partington Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan William Purcell Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Janice Sheehy Webster Bank Dominick 1. Thomas Cohen & Thomas Robert C. VanEgghen' PerkinElmer Ronald Villani* University of New Haven Philip White Better Packages, Inc.

*Executive Committee Marquis Underwriter

Pitney Bowes

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Joe Emanuel Prudential Annuities

Campaign Underwriters Basement Systems, Inc. Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc. Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. Edward F. Adzima and Riverview Funeral Homes Fletcher Thompson Fred Ortoli Photography Gexpro Inform Printing Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Marmon Utility, LLC Newtown Savings Bank Townline Self Storage, LLC Veoman & Company, LLC The W.E. Bassett Company Webster Bank

Kimberly Tabb Prudential Annuities


Thank You Prudential Annuities!! Valley United Way wishes to thank Prudential Annuities of Shelton for once again serving as the official sponsor of this year's Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner. They also kindly sponsored our Campaign Kick-off this past fall at the new Derby Middle Schoo\. We greatly appreciate Prudential's support which gives us an opportunity to tell the story of United Way and to thank those who make our efforts possible.

Prudential Annuities Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was an enormous success. LIVE UNITED


leadership Giving Captain

Tocqueville Society~' United Way of America established this prestigious society as a national leadership recognition program to recognize individual donors who contribute $10,000 or more to their local United Way.

William C. & Judy Bassett Ernestine & Nick Luise Kenneth & Dorothy Schaible Ron & Peggy Villani The Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation

William C. & Judy Bassen, Ron Villani Kenneth Schaible, Ernestine & Nick Luise

The Commodore Isaac Hull Society Valley United Way's leadership-giving program, The Commodore Isaac Hull Society, recognizes those caring individuals who commit themselves to providing substantial support to our United Way. Members of the Hull Society are caring and sharing people who lead by example in the community by ensuring that needed human and social services continue to be made available to all citizens of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. These are the people who are in the forefront of the struggle to provide a better way of life to every age and generation.

201O-20ll Commodore Isaac Hull Society Members: (This list is accurate as of 3/31 /20 II )

Admiral: ••Circle'"


Annual gifts of$5,000-$9,999 David Nord

Annual gifts of $1,000-$2,499 Michael Barber William H. Bassett Bertha Belden Raymond Bjorkman James Braun Jennifer Bull Steve Burgert Freeman Burr Maureen Spencer Butler Wayne Cable Al Cameron Dolores Chew Barbara Clifford Edward 1. Cooke Marilyn Cormack Virginia Costigan Christian Couture

Commodore: ••Circle Annual gifts of $2,500-$4,999 Raymond & Janet Blanchette Robert J. Casagrande Ellen DiVerniero Craig Finney David & Gail Grant Bernard J. Lavin Michael Marcinek Joseph Pagliaro, Jr. Charles Slife John Tokarz Jack Walsh *Level has anonymous donors


s Circle*

s Circle


John L. Crouse John Daniell Mildred M. Davey Richard Davies John DeGray Patricia Desautels Greg DeStefano Frederick 1. Elmy Judith Falango Robert Fiscus Linda Gabor Chris Gallo Traci Gentry Dennis J. Gleason Diane Goodman Salvatore J. Graziano David Paul Hatfield Michelle Hughes Barry Johnson Thomas Jones David Kimball Raymond Kostka Ellen Kritemeyer James Lane Martin Liciaga, Jr. Robert Marzitelli MaryAnne Mascolo Richard L. Matthies Francis H. Michaud, Jr. Ned Miller William M. Miller, Jr. Michele Montique William Murphy Sandra Nay William Nimons Ruth Parkins Lynne Perry Louis Pizzoli William Purcell Jack Ribas George Rioux Hector Rosario Scott E. Rupff Paul Russo George & Bea Ryan John Ryan Paul Rychlik Lynn Saylor Don Seaman William Sperry Diane Stroman Thomas Sutnik & Lynn Miller Nicholas & Patricia Tarasovic Charles Tencza Kevin Thorn Dominick R. Thomas, Jr. Anthony Vallillo Christopher Venice Carl Vensel Joe & Laurel Vicidomino David R. Wiemer Mitchell Williams Desiree Wolf


The following companies have one or more leadership givers in the Commodore Isaac Hull Society: Basement Systems, Inc. BIC Corporation Birmingham Group Health Services BlumShapiro Boys & Girls Club of the LNV Cohen & Thomas David M. Grant Caterers Duchess Family Restaurants Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterzala, P.C. Edward F. Adzima & Riverview Funeral Homes Energizer Personal Care Fletcher Thompson GE Elfuns GE Global Mobility General Electric Gexpro Goodrich Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Hubbell Incorporated Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Konowitz, Kahn & Co., PC Marmon Utility, LLC Michaud and Accavallo, CPAs, LLC Miller Investment Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Ned Miller Associates New Alliance Bank People's United Bank Pratt & Whitney Seymour Public Schools Shelton Public Schools Southern Conn Gas Company Stop & Shop Companies TEAM, Inc. The United Illuminating Company The W.E. Bassett Company United Parcel Service Valley United Way Vishay Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT Webster Bank

Ray Bjorkman

Rob Casagrande LIVE UNITED

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ber. I walked into the living room and found my husband dateex-husband) is Septembersexually 26, 2003. A date my I so11 clearly remem(now molesting year-old son.


I made him leave the house immediately not knowing what I was going to do next. I didn't want the police to make a scene at my house. I knew I had to protect my children but I was afraid and terrified of what would happen to them if I told anyone. I waited two weeks, and then finally mustered the courage to meet with my son's guidance counselor. He told me that he had to report the incident and suggested I call The Milford Rape Crisis Center and ask for Cindi Dugan. Cindi met with me at the Milford

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for being wonderful and caring professionals who devote their lives to helping others. Then there is Cindi. It is very difficult to find the words to thank her. She is my angel. I can only hope my story will assist others in domestic abuse or violence situations to come forward and seek help. There are not ample admiring words to describe her and her devotion to her profession. On the days when guilt would overwhelm me as to what an aw-

ful mother I was for choosing this twisted man as my husband, and how could I have been so naive, so ignorant not to know this was happening, Cindi reassured me that it wasn't my fault. Rape Crisis Staff: Cindi even helped me through From left to right: Ann Fabian, Peggy Pisano, Cindi Dugan, Shelton Police Department where my divorce. I was terrified every Sheila Richards, Jessica Champagne, and Erin McLeod. I also met Detective Ben Trabka. step of the way. When I had to I explained what had happened and also that, since I was a stayface attorneys, I had to rehash my difficult memories that not only at-home mom, I now had no money coming in, no insurance, food affected me and my children, but also my mother, brother, sisters, or any way to provide for my family of one son and one daughter. and new husband as well. Yes, believe it or not, four years ago, Cindi immediately coordinated all of the necessities from the local I remarried - something I never thought I would do. After going agencies, as well as helped me determine how I was going to pay through so much pain, I decided to love again and let someone into my bills and get back on my feet. She was by my side every step my life. I learned to trust again and I am so happy I did because my of the way through my crisis and she continues to be there today. husband is loving, understanding and protective of all of us. I am She attended court dates with me in Stamford and even during the very fortunate to have my husband who has also adopted my eight trial when my son willingly took the stand and I was not allowed year-old daughter as well as encourage me and has given me the in the court room, Cindi would go in and out, letting me know how confidence to make it through each court date. he was doing. Detective Trabka also attended these court dates and Thank God for the Milford Rape Crisis Center. I can only hope added his support. On several occasions, one while waiting for that others realize the incredible, gentle and nurturing staff that the verdict to be read, Cindi drove to Stamford twice in one day to exists within their walls. I could never have made it through this be sure she would be with me when that judgment was delivered. ordeal without Cindi. She has been my protective shield. I cannot After walking free for two years, my ex-husband was found guilty explain in words how Cindi has brought my life from the hell it was on all charges and was sentenced to 30 years in prison; not nearly in 2003, to the happiness I now share with my family. My love to enough to cover the damages he caused to my son and my family. all of you ... Noreen "But out of something bad, comes something good." I often use this statement when I refer to my crisis. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to many people. One is Ben Trabka. He is a very special person. Not only did he offer his support in my time of need, but there were many times, including Christmas, when he would come to our home baring gifts for the kids and would sit and talk with us as ifhe were part of our family. Other sincere thanks go to Peggy Pisano, the Executive Director of the Milford Rape Crisis Center. Peggy also stood by my side in court on many occasions to reassure me that everything was going to be okay. Furthermore, the Milford Rape Crisis staff in general is to be commended


Education was provided for 192 Valley-based youth on body safety, bullying, sexual assault, sexual harassment and date rape drugs through Umbrella's program.


Campaign Awards (Listing accurate as of3/31/20 11)

CEO Leadership Award Larry Janesky Basement Systems, Inc.

Chairman~ ••·Award Frank Michaud Michaud and Acavallo, CPA, LLC Thomas Welch Welch, Teodosio, Stanek & Blake

Community Champion


Energizer Personal Care

CVC Corporate Citizen of the Year Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.

Living Un ited A ward


(Combined Corporate and Employee Giving of $10,000 or more) Basement Systems, Inc. BIC Corporation Energizer Personal Care Fletcher Thompson General Electric

(Employee per capita giving of $75 - $124.99) Basement Systems, Inc. Fletcher Thompson

Gexpro Griffin Hospital Hubbell Incorporated Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Marmon Utility, LLC People's United Bank Shelton Public Schools Sikorsky Aircraft Stop & Shop Companies The United Illuminating Company The W.E. Bassett Company Webster Bank

Spectrum Plastics Group

Most Creative Campaign BIC Corporation

New Campaign Award Hubbell Incorporated

Outstanding Coordin(t/or** and Campaign Team Gexpro Felicity Celentano** Meghan Crudo Paol Gabriel Brian Hicks Robin Leonard Toni Lisi NancyPino Stephanie Rios Grace Roldan Claire Schroeder Carlos Valdegas

Special Achievement


Top Dollars Raised CClfllpaigns;'

Employee Giving Awards Gold (Employee per capita giving of $125 or more) American Red CrossNalley Chapter BIC Corporation BlumShapiro Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. Energizer Personal Care Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. The W.E. Bassett Company Valley United Way

Bronze (Employee participation of25%49%) Curtiss Ryan Honda Derby Day Care Center Derby Public Schools Fletcher Thompson HR Consulting/Staffworks Naugatuck Valley Health District Parent Child Resource Center

Bronze (Employee per capita giving of $50 - $74.99) Birmingham Group Health Services Catholic Charities Marmon Utility, LLC People's United Bank Vishay Americas

People's United Bank Shelton Public Schools SONCCA Spectrum Plastics Group Stop & Shop Companies The W.E. Bassett Company Venman & Company, LLC

Employee Participation Awards Gold (Employee participation of75% or more) American Red CrossNalley Chapter Boys & Girls Club of the LNV Catholic Charities Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. Energizer Personal Care Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Valley United Way

COI'lJONlIeGiving Award ••· Gold (Corporate per capita gifts of$75 or more per employee) Basement Systems, Inc. BIC Corporation Charles Dickgiesser Company David M. Grant Caterers Earthworks Excavating, Inc. Energizer Personal Care Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Ned Miller Associates, Inc. The United Illuminating Company The W.E. Bassett Company

Silver (Employee participation of 50%74%) Basement Systems, Inc. BIC Corporation Birmingham Group Health Services Hubbell Incorporated Julia Day Nursery Vishay Americas

Silver (Corporate per capita gifts of $60$74.99 per employee) Marmon Utility, LLC

Bronze (Corporate per capita gifts of $40$59.99 per employee) Barnum Financial Group, An Office of MetLife Fletcher Thompson Venman & Company, LLC

*Award has anonymous donors


Awardsarebased on informationValleyUnitedWayhas on file at the time of the awards.Weapologizefor any possibleerrorsand invitecorrections.

Ansonia Public Schools




Gexpro Campaign

Iroquois Hubbell's






Team and staff BIC Employees LIVE UNITED

Campaign Volunteers American Red Cross Carol Kirby Ansonia Board of Education Amy Boccamazzo Missy Cook Rachel Josovitz Lisa Nicolari Fran Perrotti Paula Tyszka Basement Systems, Inc. Larry Janesky Julie Morelli

Boys & Girls Club of the LNV Jack Ribas Anne Wheeler Catholic Charities Diane D' Amato City of Ansonia Jo-Lynn Flaherty City of Derby Diane Cesaroni Laura Wabno City of Shelton Charlene DeFilippo Comcast Cable-CTlWest Region Kermit Rodriguez Curtiss Ryan Honda Jennifer Keever

Better Packages, Inc. Phil White BIC Corporation Elaine Bataille Don Castaldi Joyce Cervone Tony DeRosa Susan Feher Karen Georgia David Gray Johanne Henderson Bill Hoagland FatmaKokon Mary-Ellen Lacasse Doris Main Michelle Mehan John Millard Frank O'Connor Andy Rosato Rose Thrasher Mary Wojiski Carl Vensel

Derby Board of Education Kathy Brown Nicole Bunnell Nancy Maleri Cathy Pomeroy DonnaPysz Betsy Seabury Derby Day Care Center Gladys Lazurek Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C. Jennifer Bull

Birmingham Group Health Services Amber Dobbin Debbie Foglia Dr. Dan Oren Linda Conte Laura Duley Joyce Macauda Dick Feher Maria Rivera Carmen Rodriguez Diane Wasilewski Bernard Wichard BlumShapiro Wendy Bogle

Energizer Personal Care Jean Axtell Steven Charles Lisa Cook Patrick Kane Anthony Pietrini F.W. Serra, Inc. Carol Pendagast Fletcher Thompson Connie Koch G.E. Michelle Fabozzi

Stephanie Rios Grace Roldan Claire Schroeder Carla Valdegas Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Al Patuzzi Griffin Hospital Steve Mordecai Health Net ofthe Northeast Debbie Lewis HR Consulting/Staffworks Vivian DuBrava Robin Imbrogno Hubbell Incorporated Paul Rychlik Nicole Clark Brooks Challenger John Milner Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Darlene Benham Adrienne Cabral Susan DeLeon Alan Grassia Carla Baudo Sue Millican Brenda Stablein Samantha Woodward Julia Day Nursery Sharon Kelley Marmon Utility, LLC Jessica Earley Naugatuck Valley Health District Colleen Lindholm Karen Spargo New Alliance Bank Sharyn Acompora Debbie Mitkevicius Newtown Savings Bank Lynn Kieley Parent Child Resource Center Sue Vogt-Kelly People's United Bank Colleen Bike Danielle Paolozzi Sal Rios

Gexpro Felicity Celantano Meghan Crudo Paol Gabriel Brian Hicks Robin Leonard Toni Lisi NancyPino

Sue & Sooze from Iroquois

Seymour Board of Education Alison Cunningham Sue Duke April Judd Judy Laudati Roxanne Lindgren MaryAnne Mascolo Lucille McGinn Darlene O'Callaghan Patricia Sabatini Christine Syriac Karen Wilczewski Shelton Board of Education Patricia Lilling Kathy Riddle Sandie Zuraw SONCCA Arlene Swatson Spectrum Plastics Group Ed Meyer Carol Semanczyk Sue Testone TEAM, Inc. Sue Westine The W.E. Bassett Company Tom Buchter Sarah Caras one Roxanne Fredericks Christine Koch Muriel Mastrianni Linda McPhail Anna Rivera Town of Oxford Kelly Weymer Town of Seymour Cindi Bernardini VaUeyYMCA Margaret Norris Suzanne Reilly Venman & Company, LLC Tefta Petro Jim Woods Vishay Americas Kim Bovino Paula Scinto Ken Baldyga VNAofCT Mona Brockett


Ansonia Middle School Lives United!

BlumShapiro Campaign Helpers

Comeast Campaign LIVE UNITED

Felicity Celentano


BGHS Campaign



Committees Corporate Volullteer Coullcil Evaliz Albaladejo Cablevision Systems Corporation Anna Antonucci CG Automation Systems USA Inc. Tara Barbieri CDW-G Kathy Barrios SSC/Freedom Disability Erica Bartelson Health Net of the Northeast Kathy Belanger Market Data Retrieval Colleen Bike People's United Bank Walter Binck Hamworthy Peabody Combustion Cheryl Biros Ned Miller Associates, Inc. Joseph Bogardus Barnum Financial Group, An Office of MetLife Youssef Boutros People's United Bank Cathy Brennan California Closets William F. Bubbico Pitney Bowes Kristin Bures HSBC Bank USA Harry Burlakoff Minuteman Press Adrienne Cabral Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Dotty Cacchillo Walmart/Derby Joyce Cervone BIC Corporation Diana Cirillo Panache Hair Design Barbara Clement Enterprise Rent-a-Car Maureen Coffey Latex International

Youth Leadership


Jeffrey Costa Barnum Financial Group, An Office of MetLife Karen Crane New Alliance Bank Robert Curwen People's United Bank Hilary Daly Energizer Personal Care Millie Delossantos Latex International Sharon DeDonato DeDonato Building Contractors, LLC Maria DeMaio Fletcher Thompson Donna DiGianvittorio Regional Water Authority Brian Donahue SSC, Inc. William Drotos Computershare Jessica Early Marmon Utility, LLC Michelle Fabozzi G.E. Marie Figueroa Sikorsky Aircraft Finance Amy Fitzgerald Basement Systems, Inc. Dan Fitzgerald Basement Systems, Inc. Arlene Gardella Altair Global Relocation Matthew Golia Enterprise Rent-a-Car Diane Golias Cablevision Systems Corporation Laura Gorman Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce David M. Grant David M. Grant Caterers Ji 11Griffin CDW-G Christopher Guard Citibank


Reeta Gulati Citibank Rose Gum Pitney Bowes Donna Hagh Webster Bank Antonietta Hallet Prudential Brenda Hazell Energizer Personal Care Johanne Henderson BIC Corporation Sue Hitchcock Sikorsky Aircraft Linda Hvizdo Homewood Suites by Hilton Ryan Kaisoglus G.E. Jennifer Kelley Energizer Personal Care Lynn Kieley Newtown Savings Bank Connie Koch Fletcher Thompson Michele Koslowsky NEC Unified Solutions Linda Kwong BIC Corporation Therese Lestik SSC/Freedom Disability Debbie Lewis Health Net of the Northeast DiaLozinak ITT Water & Wastewater Seleste Lucas Naugatuck Savings Bank Charlotte Madar Professional Travel Planners Francine Maglione Basement Systems, Inc. Mandi Marcino The McIntyre Group Kate Marks Marks of Design Jennifer Martin Newtown Savings Bank


Ned Miller Ned Miller Associates, Inc. Sue Millican Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Diana Musante Emhart Teknologies Karren Nash CDW-G Fred Ortoli Fred Ortoli Photography Joseph Pagliaro Jr. Edward F. Adzima & Riverview Funeral Homes Brad Palazzo Comcast Cable Danielle Paolozzi People's United Bank Ruth Parkins Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Carol Pendagast F.w. Serra, Inc. David Pendagast Keller Williams Realty Geraint Phillips PerkinElmer Ed Pollock The United Illuminating Company Erin Rafferty GE Corporate Jerry Richter Emhart Teknologies Cynthia Rinaldi Webster Bank DaraRosen Cablevision Systems Corporation Fred Rubino PerkinElmer Mary Ellen Samatulski TDBank Rob Sanford Altair Global Relocation Katie Scinto R.D. Scinto


Volunteer Council


Committees Daniel Shea WachoviaJ Ansonia Financial Center Jason Shepard Enterprise Rent-a-Car Richard Sinclair Arson Productions Bonnie Sinclair NEC Infrontia, Inc. Colleen Spooner CG Automation Systems USA Inc. Alan Tolmich Robert C. VanEgghen PerkinElmer Rob VanEgghen DRS Consultants, Inc. Christopher Venice Marmon Utility, LLC Danielle Voss Cablevision Systems Corporation Wendy Wentworth The Greenwich Workshop Michelle Woronick Thule

Finance Committee Jennifer Bull Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte Sterczala, P.C.


Gregory P. DeStefano Konowtiz, Kahn & Company, P.c. Michael S. Marcinek Fletcher Thompson William M. Miller Jr. Miller Investment WiIliam C. Nimons Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan

High School Volunteer Council John Sinnorai Emmett O'Brien Sarah Phipps Ansonia High School Tyler Poquette Ansonia High School



Anthony Tartaglia Shelton High School Alexis MiIler Shelton High School Margaret Siu Shelton High School Carolyn Aiksnoras Oxford High School Jared Shulman Oxford High School Skylar Werner Oxford High School Colleen Kiley Ansonia High School Dorrie Shortell Ansonia High School Jon Sandor Oxford High School Kristyn Andrade Emmett O'Brien Michael Tartaglia Shelton High School Jessica Solotruk Shelton High School Hayley Oliveira Emmett O'Brien Vicki Lazowski Derby High School Josh Hahn Derby High School Christina Cretella Seymour High School Peter Cunniff Seymour High School Jenny Petroski Seymour High School Advisors: Amy Boccamazzo Ansonia Advisor Jennifer Dunnuck Derby Advisor Brian Nutcher Derby Advisor Lisa Papa Shelton Advisor



Lorena Snell Shelton Advisor Jeff Giovacchino Oxford Advisor Marie Meresko Emmett O'Brien Advisor Michael Varonka Emmett O'Brien Advisor

Barbara Quinn United Methodist Homes Suzanne Reilly Valley YMCA Sue Westine TEAM, Inc.

Youth Leadership Rebecca Sheehy Co President, Shelton High School Tom Saksa Co President, Seymour High School

Caroline Sweeney Seymour Advisor

Marketing Committee Jean Axtell Energizer Personal Care Johanne Henderson HIC Corporation Robert HiIliard Dan lannielo Sacred Heart University William Joyce Sacred Heart University Deborah Noack Fred Ortoli Fred Ortoli Photography Richard Rosen The R.H. Rosen Group John Ready Valley United Way

Volunteer Center Advisory Committee Gail Catlin AuPair in America Martha Z. Denstedt Griffin Hospital Jo-Lynn Flaherty City of Ansonia Terri Houghton Community Volunteer Carol Kirby American Red Cross Reina Marasco Valley Regional Adult Education Melissa Pucci Yale Divinity School

Billy Holt Derby High School Alison Garman Seymour High School Brian Donafrio Seymour High School Caitlin Baker Sacred Heart Academy Caitlin Malloy Sacred Heart Academy Cristina DiSorbo Sacred Heart Academy Hanna Zibluk Oxford High School Jennifer Mezzquelle Notre Dame Fairfield Josh Hahn Derby High School Margaret Siu Shelton High School Nikki Lewis Shelton High School Reba Goodrow Seymour High School Sarah Parkins Sacred Heart Academy Brienne Marks Shelton High School Rachel Collette Derby High School

High School

Volunteer Council


Treating Families & Children with Care Ii


r \Otl hll~\'receiJ-'ed To Valley United Way: I'm writing to share my experience with the Derby Day Care Center. My daughter, who is now twenty years old, had a wonderful time when she attended there. We lived in Derby from 1993-1995 and were just making ends meet due to an absent father. I was a nurse's aide and very concerned about her well-being without me being at her side. She learned so much there and still remembers

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The staff works very hard to fulfill every child's needs. I believe the staff at Derby Day Care does a magnificent job, especially my son's head teacher, Stephanie Trcka. On one occasion, my son's father took him shopping to buy a new pair of sneakers. The next day, Stephanie told me she noticed him tripping over his feet and suggested his shoes may be a little too big, so she bought him a smaller pair! She is so generous. Never in my life did I or my son experience such a thoughtful teacher. Another time, Stephanie very generously purchased some diapers for my son herself1

how well she was treated. Every teacher took the initiative to care for her needs, as well as prepare her for kindergarten and future school experiences. My I'm so grateful for the help and wongreatest memories were the holiday derful experiences my son has received performances they worked so hard on, in addition to her wonderful graduation there. He is learning and growing in leaps ceremony. She is now attending college at and bounds! James has been potty trained, taught to count to 10 and is improving his social RlT, preparing to take her pre-med exam and is Stephanie Trcka, Nancy Caruso, Gladys Lazurek kill s tremen d ous Iy every da y. H e enJoys . doing great. and James Chmielewski of Derby Day Care S th e breakfast, snack and daily hot lunch, as well as goMy present experience with Derby Day Care is ing outside to play when the weather is appropriate. I would highly an even better story. My family had to move from Monroe to Ansorecommend this program to anyone. nia right after my middle son, James, turned three and he has loved Sincerely, Derby Day Care from the first day. I am very impressed with the current staff and couldn't be happier that we made this move. <JÂŁancy'E. Caruso

You can touch the future by making a bequest to Valley United Way's Heritage Fund, a permanent endowment fund. This special fund has been created separate from the Annual Campaign and is our promise to the community that we will always be here to help those in need. It is your opportunity to touch the future by making a gift that will always be recognized and remembered for its enduring benefits to the community we serve. When you contribute to the Heritage Fund, you can be assured that your gift will be put to good use, today and for years to come. There are a number of ways to contribute to Valley United Way's Heritage Fund. Your attorney or financial advisor can guide you in selecting the option(s) that best suit you. Gifi opportunities indude: A bequest through your will Gifts of cash, stocks or real estate Life insurance

For more information regarding the United Way Heritage Fund and the many ways that you can keep caring, please contact Valley United Way.

Life income gifts Memorial and tribute gifts


Heritage Fund DOllors George Berman Irene G. Smith

Derby Day Care staff and students



Developing and Preparing Our Youth "lly SOil'\'teacher~\' Ji'orked diligellt(v u'ith him "and fnllk



interest in Being


a working middle-class family it is difficult and I love Derby Day Care Center! tohusband find affordable day the care, especially when you're new to the area. Derby Day Care came highly recommended by a neighbor, so we decided to try it out. We immediately connected with the staff and we were very impressed that our son felt so comfortable during our first visit. The staff displayed genuine care and love, and this was a very important quality when selecting a day care. We enrolled our son just before he turned three years old, so he was one of the youngest in his class. Jermaine Being one of the youngest, he had some challenges, one of them being speech. He had difficulty

the Derby Day Care's Board of Directors. We think the Derby Day Care Center is a great place for any child! & Kisha Shepperd-Derby

Grant Funding Valley United Way is fortunate to have the support and cooperation of several other funders in carrying out much of our work in the community. Working together, we have a real impact on the lives of people throughout the Valley. During the year, grant funding assisted us in several areas: Graustein Memorial Fund: supports early childhood initiatives in Ansonia and Shelton as well as the regional effort in the Valley. A grant from Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Foundation also assisted the early childhood program. Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation: this generous funding helps to support the Volunteer Center and the Youth Leadership Program as well as to fund the technology that is the backbone for our operations and some of our marketing and communications efforts. Webster Bank: provided a special grant for a loaned executive to help us with our most important work - the Annual Community Fund Raising Campaign.


expressing himself verbally because he stuttered. His teachers worked diligently with him and took personal interest in his development. Together with the teachers we worked to help him improve, and he has grown tremendously. This fall he will be attending kindergarten and the staff has been helping to get him ready for his next step. We believe in the importance of parent involvement, which is why my husband volunteers his time to serve on

Sikorsky Aircraft and its employees: continued to support efforts to improve high school graduation rates in the area. Pitney Bowes: provided us with a number of special grants that assisted our Youth Leadership Program and projects conducted by the Volunteer Center's Corporate Volunteer Council.

Day Care

Sincerely, Kisha Shepp herd Nick Tarasovic completes the Revolution3 Cedar Point Tri-Challenge. ,,;1

The Valley Community Foundation and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven: are providing support along with Valley United Way for the Valley Council for Health & Human Services. The Valley Community Foundation also made a grant supporting the SoupBowlTickets food effort. Katharine Matthies Foundation: funding is supporting the operations of the Volunteer Center and a separate grant supports the Valley Council for Health & Human Services. The Friend A. Russ Fund: makes an annual contribution that supports the full range of community programs supported by Valley United Way.

Nick Tarasovic (Husband of Pat Tarasovic, Director of the Volunteer Center at United Way) is a big, compassionate guy - well, maybe not quite as big, but still compassionate. He completed the Revolution3 Cedar Point Tri-Challenge in Sandusky, Ohio on September 12, 20 I0 and all he had to do was swim 2.4 miles, ride a bike for 112 miles and run 26.2 more miles! It took dedication and motivation as well as compassion and community spirit. Nick garnered 52 sponsors who pledged over $12,000 for Valley United Way. Thanks Nick!


Highlights (1) 2010 Incoming CVC Co-Chairs Rose Gurn-Pitney Bowes and Lynn Kieley-Newtown Savings Bank (2) John D'Alessandro, Al Robertson, Bob Welsh, John Hill Of Energizer Personal Care with Pat Tarasovic (3) CVC members of the 2010 Back to School Clothes for Kids committee along with Larry DiPalma, Principal of Prendergast School, Ansonia (4) Youth Leaders complete allocations weekend sponsored by Iroquois Gas (5) The '19th Hole' at BIC's Miniature Golf Tournament. (6) Youth Leaders volunteer at Mead Schoolfor Back to School Clothesfor Kids (7) CVC members Kris Bures and Rob VanEgghen organize the hundreds of gifts for families in need (8) High School Volunteer Council (9) City of Shelton Employees Live United!! (10) Fred Orloli congratulates Larry Janesky of Basement Systems, Inc. (II) Spectrum Plastics friends (12) BIC Campaign Team Members



Highlights (1) Newtown Savings Bank staff volunteering at the Week of Caring (2) BlumShaprio's campaign breakfast (3) EPC Cares presents a check to Valley United Way (4) The Fletcher Thompson elves. ••.• (5) CVC member, Katie Scinto, drops offbags of toys for holiday families in need (6) 2010 Members of the Corporate Volunteer Council (7) 1roquois Gas Campaign Team Members (8) The Gexpro Band! (9) Sara German, Youth Leadership Advisor and Patricia Tarosovic Youth Leadership Director- Allocations Weekend at Camp Jewell (10) Pitney Bowes Back to School Committee prepare to bring the 21 bins to Mead School, Ansonia. (11) Panache Hair Design 'cleans up' at the Week of Caring! (12) 2010 Volunteers of the Year.



ThankYou Valley United Way, its 24 Partner Agencies and thousands of Valley residents who use the many programs and services provided through our Partner Agencies thank the following community individuals, businesses and professionals for their support of our 2010-2011 Annual Community Campaign (Listing reflects results reported as 00/31/2011) A Quick Pick Crane Service Inc. A. Albert Hair Salon and Wellness Center Abbott Laboratories AD-Merica Corp. Aetna Ahearn, David Ahern, William Airway Driving School American Red Cross

Brookside Inn

Donahue, Laura

Buckley, Mary Calvert Safe and Lock

Donohue, John Douglas, Julius

Greco and Haines, Inc.

Capitol Barber Shop Catholic Charities

Douglass, Clarence

Griffin Hospital Gulish & Associates

Catlin, Gail

Dripchak, Stephen

Catlin, Merrill

Duchess Family Restaurant

Cavagnuolo, Emma CG Automation Systems USA Inc.

Dunlop, Bill Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte, Sterczala, P.C.

Ansonia Public Schools

Charles Dickgiesser Co. Charter

Ansonia, City of

Hannon, William Hartford Financial Homa, Elizabeth HR ConsultingiStaffworks

Dziedzic, Charles

Hubbell Incorporated Hull Funeral Home


Earthworks Excavating, Inc.

Hvizd, Andrew

Ansonia Copper and Brass

Clancy, Marie

Huntington Electric

Anton Bauer Company

Clark, George Clark, Merritt Comcast

Edible Arrangements-Derby Edward F. Adzima & Riverview Funeral Homes

Apicella, Testa & Company PC Aquarion Water Company Arch Chemicals AT&T

Conklin, Edmund Connery, James Conti Associates

Augusta, Judith Averill, Richard

Coppola, Eugene

B & J Electric Motor Repair Co.

Costigan, Virginia

Bailey, Ruth Bank of America

Country Home Builders Crocamo, John

Barnum Financial Group, An Office of Metlife Basement Systems, Inc. Belden, Bertha

Curri, Michael Curtiss Ryan Honda

mc Corporation

Birmingham Group Health Services BJ's Wholesale Club Blanchette, Raymond Blanck, Anne Boris, Gregory Boys & Girls Club ofthe LNV Bradley, Henry

Fletcher Thompson

Energizer Personal Care Farmer, Grace Fiscus, Robert Fletcher Thompson Flynn, Joseph Fred Ortoli Photography F.w. Serra Gabianelli, Thomas

Immanuel-St. Church

James Episcopal

Industrial Wood Products International Marketing System Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Izzo, Markanthony Jenkins King Funeral Home Jimmy's World Network, LLC Johnson & Johnson

Klavins, Aldis

Daniell, John

Gell, John General Electric

Davey, Mildred David M. Grant Caterers

Gexpro Ghilardi, Madelyn

Kostka, Raymond Kuzma, Alice

Ghione, Peter

LAC Property Management LLC

Giardina, Joan Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Lerman, Robert

Dekarz Corporation Dellamonica, Anthony Derby Day Care Center Derby Public Schools Derby, City of DeStefano, Gregory


E1my, Frederick

Jones Family Farms

Big Y Supermarket #99 Birm 1 Construction Company

Egnaczyk, R. Gregory

IBM Corporation IKON Office Solutions

Gambacini, Nelson Garofalo, Barbara

Cutting Edge Communications Dabkowski, Kathleen

Bertie, Sara Beta Shim


Drennan Joseph

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

Julia Day Nursery Kligfeld, Michael

Gleason, Dennis

Lopresti, Anthony Luise, Nicholas and Ernestine

Glover, Leroy

Magellan Midstream Partners

Dirienzo, Angelo DiVemiero, Ellen

Goodrich Danbury Employees Helping Hand Fund

Maksymiw, Michael Mario D' Addario Buick

Grassy Hill Lodge

Dodd, Harrison

Graziano, Sal & Francesca Sergi

Marmon Utility, LLC Mascolo, Louise

Spectrum Plastics Group

City of Ansonia


ThankYou Matthies, Richard


Tamis, Donald

McCreery, Edward

R.D. Scinto Inc.

Tarasovic, Nicholas

McKane, Charles

Real Estate Two

Michaud, Jr., Francis H. Miller Investment

Retina Systems

Target TDBank

Reynolds, Patricia

TEAM, Inc.

Miller Ward Funeral Home

Rider, Arthur

The United Illuminating Company

Webster Bank

Moll, David Monk, Arthur Monro Muffler

R. J. Slowik Consulting

The W.E. Bassett Company

Welch, John

Rogucki, Eileen Rosen, Richard

Welch, Thomas

Murphy, Maureen

Rte. 67 Self Storage

The Yudkin Family Fund Thomas, Dominick Thule Sweden

Murphy, Robert


& Tyma,

Toyota Motor Sales USA

Naiad Dynamics US, Inc.

Ryan, George

Wells, Royal Wells, Thomas

Naugatuck Savings Bank

Sabo Auto Body

Trial Pay Company True Value

Naugatuck Valley Health District Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Ned Miller Associates New Alliance Bank

Sampieri, Robert

Tucker, Lewis

Saylor, Lynn Schaible, Kenneth

Turski, Stanley UBM Medica LLC

Schiappa Janitorial Service

United Parcel Service - East New England

New Haven Legal New York Life Insurance



& Barbara


& Patricia

Visiting Nurse Services of CT Volpe, Frederick Wal-Mart

Seccombe's Men's Shop Service Auto Parts

UnitedHeaIth Group Valentine, Nancy Valla, Dominic

Seymour Public Schools

Valley United Way


Seymour, Town of

Valley YMCA

O'Connor, Timothy

Shaffer, Beverly

Vangor Engineering Corp.

Shelton, City of

Venman & Company, LLC Villani, Ronald

Nickse, H. Tom Nielson Company Northeast Utilities

O'Doy, Joseph OfficeMax

& Frances

Schwing, John

Ortoli, Josephine Oxford Paint and Hardware

Shelton Economic Development Corporation Shelton Public Schools

Oxford, Town of

Sikorsky Aircraft

Pagliaro, Ellen Parent Child Resource Center

Slovak, John Sobin, Madeleine SONCCA

Payless Shoe Source People's United Bank

Wellpoint Foundation Wells Fargo

White Hills Express Wiemer, David Wild, Dorothea Wilson Agency Winnick, Bronislaw Wright, Jane Xerox

Plus the hundreds of employees who generously contributed through their workplace. Ifwe have inadvertently omitted or misspelled your name, please accept our apologies.

Sous, Ramon

PerkinElmer Precisely Pfizer, Inc.

Spectrum Plastics Group Splan, Shawn

Philips Medical Systems

Stamos, Gregory Stanek, Frederick

Pitney Bowes Plastic Molding Technology

Stangel, Carolyn



& Whitney Preferred Tool & Die

Stankye, Charles


Co., Inc. Professional Travel Planners


Pitney Bowes


Visiting Nurse Association

& Shop

853 children


Sutnik, Thomas Sylvester, Leon

& Lynn

the ACT-Spooner

House food bank, 125,312 meals were

to over 1,000 Valley households,

which fed 1,762 adults,

and 39 elderly.


Webster Bank

The W.E. Bassett Company




Richard Bshara City Hall, Ansonia Adrienne Cabral Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. William Carlson Inform Printing Robert Casagrande Gexpro Mark Daconto Basement Systems, Inc.

Peter Galla Allocations Chair

Feeding the homeless

Anna Davidi Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center Martha Dulla

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, Naugatuck Savings Bank

This year's Allocations Committee included 27 volunteers drawn from all walks of life in the Valley. They gave their time and talents to examine budgets, perform site visits, evaluate programs and developed funding recommendations for the Board of Directors decision. We were blessed to have several new members on the Committee this year, and I want to thank each and every committee member for their dedication and fairness in making such difficult and important recommendations to our Board. I also want to thank the Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation for supporting our online process, which is easy to use and efficient in managing the whole process. The Committee is extremely proud of the impact that the direct allocations funding of $479,847 during the 2009-2010 fiscal year had in supporting critical programs offered by 24 agencies serving the Valley in the areas of health, social services and youth programs. The Allocations Committee also awarded an additional $49,918 in Special Needs Grants. Special Needs Grants are made from funds donated by donors

for special areas including programs for child care, youth, elderly, substance abuse and several others. The largest single funding area is an effort to improve high school graduation rates. Funded largely by generous donations from Sikorsky and its employees, this program is helping Valley Regional Adult Education support students in acquiring their diplomas through the GED program. Donors also playa direct role in designating funding directly to a wide variety of agencies. During the fiscal year, that amounted to an additional $88,027 in funding to more than 150 organizations all across the country. Locally, partner agencies received $19,180 of that amount in addition to their regular allocations. The Allocations Committee does not review these designations, but directly honors the wishes of the donors. During these difficult economic times, the work of the Allocations Committee is more challenging than ever as the need for funding accelerates faster than the funding available. However, our volunteers do an incredible job and their recommendations inevitably improve the quality of life in the Valley.

Grassy Hill Lodge Peter Galla Naugatuck Savings Bank James Geissler Shelton Board of Education David J. Grant David M. Grant Caterers Robert Hilliard Colleen Holt Youth Leadership Tracey Hussey Shelton Public Schools Sharon Joyce Webster Bank Lynn Kieley Newtown Savings Bank Joseph D. LoPresti Barnum Financial Group, An Office of MetLife William Maloney Shelton Public Schools Sharon Massafra Home Instead Senior Care


of Service Payouts

per audit FYE 6/30/2010

Deb Noack Melissa Pucci Yale Divinity School

- Allocations - $479,847 - Designations - Partner Agencies - $19,180

Patricia Reynolds Conti Associates

-Designations - Non-Partner Agencies - $68,847

Richard Rosen

Special Needs/Fields of Service - $49,918



The RH Rosen Group Joseph Sedlock Shelton Public Schools Brian Sexton Bonnie Sinclair NEC Infrontia, Inc.



Robert VanEgghen PerkinElmer


Partner Agencies ~,"r': ","," ~..

111'""- ,,'"

(per audit 6/30/1 0)

Special Allocation Supporting People in Crisis American Red Cross-LNV Chapter


Allocation $600

$59,850 $15,200 $2,375

$713 $517 $239 $819 $52

Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT

$9,121 $16,150 $3,325 $17,100 $23,750 $14,440

$2,104 $388


Preparing Youth for Success Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern CT Boys and Girls Club - Lower Naugatuck Valley

$7,220 $84,550

$831 $6,570


$44,816 $3,610 $6,650 $1,615 $21,660 $950

$1,657 $60 $946 $214

$47,500 $4,750 $713 $38,000 $9,500 $452

$2,417 $733 $384 $1,587



Area Congregations Together/Spooner House Family & Children's Aid: Safe Homes Program Infoline - 2-1-1 The Morris Foundation/Liberty


New Haven Legal Assistance Rape Crisis Center of Milford The Umbrella Program

Boy Scouts - Housatonic Council Derby Day Care Center Girl Scouts of Connecticut Julia Day Nursery & Kindergarten Recreation Camp SONCCA (Seymour-Oxford

Nursery and Child Care Association,

Playing chess at the Boys & Girls Club



Strengthening Families Catholic Charities Father McKenna S1.Vincent de Paul Society International Institute LNV Parent Child Resource Center Meals on Wheels - TEAM, Ine. United Services Organization



Valley YMCA

$1,500 $4,000

$354 $3,223


our youth

"The sl1liles on their jtlCes }vere truly breathtakinJ(. " tributor to Valley United Way, wrote about her first experience Safe Home and con-

Jacqueline Shelton's witnessing McNamee, the impact Director of LivingofUnited.

I will always hold the memory of December 25, 2010 very close to my heart as the children in the home were filled with surprise, wonderment and joy. The smiles on their faces were truly breathtaking and the elation in their voices was priceless as they questioned how Santa was able to fit down the chimney with 'everything' they had asked for. Many of the children in the home have never experienced a Christmas such as this and I believe they too will hold this memory forever. The girls have not put down their dolls and the boys love their new trucks, cars and Lego's. When a five year old boy woke up on Christmas morning he ran into the living room and was screaming, "Santa came! Santa came! Santa came!" He then looked down at his pants and stated, "I was


so excited; I peed myself!" His excitement and joy is an example of how all children at the home felt that morning. After reading the United Way's code of ethics, I was inspired by the statement, "It's not just about what we should do, but why we do it." I believe The United Way employees and volunteers genuinely believe in this code and hold it to its highest standards. Many individuals working in the human service field are never commended for the time, effort and support they put forth toward those in need. My staff and I sincerely thank you for making Christmas morning a true miracle for all of the children residing in the Shelton Safe Home.


(Per audit 6/30/1 0)

2010 ( ( 115,971) 2009 895,173 215,451 2,047 33.182 501,229 102.602) 86.823) 37,117)( 68,760) $ 47,706 1,193,559 $1,147,309 49,342)


$1,167,504 33.182 2,047 ((225,541 ( 850,916 47,706


Campaign Contributions-current Less donor fields of service-current Less donor designations-current Provision for uncollectible pledges

TOTAL CAMPAIGN Foundation grants Special events, in kind and other - net Investment income In-kind TOTAL UNRESTRICTED REVENUE, GAINS AND OTHER SUPPORT ALLOCATIONS AND FUNCTIONAL Allocations Functional expenses (including and facilities of $33,182





of year



Almost through

500 Valley residents

Gas President,

405,614 111,472

411,219 112,136

Community program services Management and general Fund raising Total functional expenses TOTAL ALLOCATIONS & FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES DECREASE IN UNRESTRICTED NET ASSETS

118.343 711.698 $ 1.191.545 ( 24,041) 500

209.157 726.243 S 1.227.472 ( 33,913)





S 388.293



The Valley Chamber staff outfits children for Back to School Clothes for Kids.

Jay Holm

were assisted

TEAM's Meals-on-Wheels





The Boy Scouts of America

~ Energizer's United Way parking spots


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Treasurer's Report United Way had total revenues $1,059,395 and ended with a net loss of $22,774. Our reserves totaling $411,834 remained within the prudent three to six month operating reserve guidelines established by the Board of Directors. During the fiscal year, $616,525 was allocated to the community. Direct allocations to partner agencies amounted to $479,847. An additional $88,027 was allocated though donor designated gifts and another $49,918 through the Special Needs grants program. It should be noted that of the $88,027 in donor designations paid out during the fiscal year, $19,180 went

William Nimons VIce President Valley Savings & Loan


to partner agencies and $68,847 went to non-

The worst economy since the Great Depression impacted Valley United Way just as it did everyone else. Our Finance Committee and Board of Directors however have been working extremely hard to make prudent financial decisions, which contributed to our overall strong financial position at the close of the 2009-2010 fiscal year. The audited figures for the period ending June 30, 2010 reflect a year in which Valley

partner agencies. Donor designations continue to rise as a percentage of total giving, yet they remain below national averages. Our primary source of funding, which includes annual campaign, grants, special events and in-kind revenues, continued to playa major role in our finances, amounting to $316,588 during the year. Of that amount, in-kind support amounted to $33,182 during the audit period. It is significant to note that the audited

figures do not take into account significant additional resources provided to the community as a result of United Way activity. Those activities primarily carried out by our Corporate Volunteer Council included clothing children for the new school year, conducting monthly food and clothing drives and carrying out a wide array of special holiday projects that benefit the neediest in our community. You will see those activities documented in other areas of this report, but please understand that they have an enormous financial impact on the community as well, even though they are not part of the audited figures. It has been my pleasure to serve as Treasurer and to work with a very talented and devoted Finance Committee. As I complete my term on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer, I am confident that the members of the Committee will continue to guide United Way through these difficult times and continue to provide conservative financial guidance that will keep the organization strong for years to come.

Statement of Financial Position June 30,







CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents Contributions receivable, uncollectible amounts Accounts

less allowance for of $165,161 and $157,159




Grants receivable



Prepaid expense







TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS Equipment less allowance for depreciation of$120,716and $109,507 TOTAL ASSETS





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SONCCA provided

and summer


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Helping Others Help Themselves \' / have tran\portation and the Inean~to I'll}'. I 'n III!] to !"eep conting here a\' lont¥ fie; ( r·n~l. " swimming program at Valley YMCAMelatti as a form participates of rehab in ili-a


tation for a second knee replacement performed last summer. Thanks to some help from family members, Cheryl was able to find and utilize the services of the YMCA. "I'm disabled and live on a fixed income. The Valley YMCA offered me a discounted rate because of my situation."

Suzanne Reilly, Executive Director, Valley YMCA and Cheryl Melatti-member

Cheryl was hit by a drunk driver only two weeks after graduating high school and continues to suffer from permanent paralysis. She has spent more than 30 years turning her disability into motivation for self-improvement. "The folks at the YMCA treat me great. Everyone is very accommodating and they share my positive attitude. As long as I have a way to get transportation to the YMCA and the means to pay, I'm going to keep coming here as long as I can. I firmly believe God helps those who help themselves. "

Donor Designations .>- .~r-~.

'It Non-Partner Agencies aml other United U'lIYS Total Amount designated:


Central Brevard Humane Society Central Connecticut ARC CES Foundation Children's Children's

A Better World, The Adoption Connection

American Cancer Society/Meriden American Cancer SocietylRochester American Cancer SocietylWilton Ansonia High School Anti-Defamation League ASPCA Assumption School Autism Speaks Beth-El Center Bethel Recovery Center Big Brothers Big Sister of Greater Houston Big Brothers Big Sisters/Texas Birmingham Group Birmingham GroupNSAAC Boy Scouts/Trails West Council Boy Scouts/Troop 138 Boy Scouts-Ct Yankee Council Boys and Girls Club of America Boys and Girls Club of Hall County Boys Village Bridgeport Hospital Foundation Bridgeport Rescue Mission Bridges Bureau of Youth Services Camp Horizons, Inc. Cancer Research Institute Capital Area United Way Capital Regions Sponsor-A-Scholar Cardinal Bevilacqua Community Center Cardinal Shehan Center


Community School Diabetes Foundation

Children's Hospital & Health System Children's Leukemia Fdn of Michigan Crohn's & Colitis Foundation ofCT

Acts 4 Ministry, Inc. Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association!CA

Catholic Charities of Fairfield Catholic CharitieslWaterbury



Ct Autism Spectrum Resource Center CT Humane Society Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Danbury Regional Child Advocacy Center Derby Neck Library East Shore Day Care Center Family & Children's /Norwalk George Washington Carver Community Center Green Chimneys Greyhound Friends West Inc. Griffin Hospital Horizons at GFA Hospice of Kankakee Valley House of Charity Jewish Family ServiceslWestport Jones Center for Families Juvenile Diabetes Research Kids in Crisis/Greenwich Kolbe Cathedral High School Lake Area United Way Live Strong Foundation Lupus Foundation of America Make A Wish Foundation!CT Middlesex United Way Milford International Little League Monroe Women's Club Montgomery County United Way National Breast Cancer Foundation National MS Society Natl. Neimann Pick Disease Fdn North County Interfaith Council North Fulton Community Charities Orange County United Way Project Return


Rotary District 7980/Gift of Life Fdn Salvation Army Salvation Army/Indiana Sav-A-Life Tennessee Valley Save the Children Federation, Inc. Search, Inc. Southbury Land Trust St. Joseph High School St. Jude Children's Charities Stand Up to Cancer Sterling House Community Center Susan G. Komen for the Cure Swim Across the Sound TEAM, Inc. The Kennedy Center The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society UJAINew York United Way California Capital Region United Way Capital Area/Texas United Way for Southeast Michigan United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area United Way United Way United Way United Way United Way United Way County United Way United Way United Way

of of of of of of

Allegheny County Branford Central Indiana Central Jersey Central Oklahoma Coastal Fairfield

of Dupage Area of Dutchess County of Eastern Maine

United Way of Forsyth County United Way of Gloucester County United Way of Greater Capital Region! Albany United Way of Greater Cincinnati United Way of Greater Cleveland United Way of Greater Duluth United Way of Greater High Point United Way of Greater Houston United Way of Greater Kansas City United Way of Greater Los Angeles United Way of Greater Milwaukee

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of Greater New Haven of Greater St. Louis of Greenville County of Kenosha County of King County of Lake County Inc. of Mass Bay of Metro Chicago of Metropolitan Atlanta of Metropolitan Dallas of Milford of Monmouth County ofNaugatuck/Beacon of New York City of North Central Florida of North Essex of Roanoke Valley of Rock River Valley of Salt Lake of San Diego County of Southeastern CT of Southern Nevada of the Bay Area of the Mid South of Treasure Valley ofVolusia/Flagler

United Way of Western CT University of Oklahoma Fdn Valley Parish Nurse Program Valley Regional Adult Education Vet. Of Foreign WarslIllinois West Haven Community House West Virginia Reenactors Assoc. White Memorial Conservation Center Worthmore Academy Yale New Haven Chinese


Yale-NH Children's Hospital YMCA/Central COIm. Coast YMCA/Ralphola Center

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Foundation by his probareferred to the his Morris tionwas officer following incarceration. He began an intensive outpatient program where he participated in three-hour sessions, three times a week that gradually tapered down over many weeks to a one-hour session once a week. Matt was able to use the rehabilitation skills he learned at the Morris



Morris Foundation counselors Victor Pittman, LMFT, Cassandra Tucker, LPC, ATR, and lim Dowling, M.Ed



Foundation to overcome his drug abuse, develop life skills, manage his anger and stay clean. He even chose to attend additional self-improvement sessions and is very thankful for the counselors who helped him along his way. "The Morris Foundation was a great help but people have to want to change and want the help to better themselves. The counselors are great. They help you, talk to you and answer any questions you might have. The Morris Foundation has been a great resource to me. My experiences there helped me 110 percent."

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The Community Corporate Cup is a collaborative effort of Valley United Way, Valley YMCA and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce designed to improve fitness and quality of life while building company morale and showing community support. Established in 1991, this tournament has evolved every year with events being added and removed based on the

from ninth place to fourth place in their first year of competition. The Valley YMCA also placed in the top five with only two points behind Fletcher Thompson. Despite PerkinElmer's final margin of victory, this year's event

was very competitive as five different companies won events. TEAM, Inc. had the most wins with Rent-a-Car three, & Plastics Chamber Lock Rubber Thompson Hospital Illuminating Group 11 12 14 10 13 865 1 42379BIC won while PerkinElmer and

Fletcher CDW-G United Calvert Gordon Safe 108.25 36.75 118.50 10.50 Perkin Griffin Elmer 99.00 97.50 67.00 45.50 131.00 32.50 133.50 110.75 105.75 Glm BIC TEAM,lnc. 95.00 Enterprise Valley Birmingham Spectrum Valley 'iiI!l!J YMCA tmD Health Nuts

two each. Birmingham Group and United Illuminating picked up the other wins.

preferences of competitors and an expanding array of new health initiatives. For the fourth straight year, PerkinElmer emerged as the Griffin Hospital Community Corporate Cup Champion, but it was a struggle until the last event - Healthy Team. They trailed BIC heading into the final scoring of the Healthy Team event, but BIC did not have a team in the event, and PerkinElmer picked up 21.5 points to keep the title. TEAM, Inc. also took advantage ofBIC's absence to squeeze into second place. BIC, which had come on strong after winning the Golf and Bocce tournaments, finished in a very respectable third place. Fletcher Thompson also finished strong as they moved



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Youth Leadership The Youth Leadership Program, established in 1990, develops teens into future community leaders through education about community needs and how local nonprofit organizations are assisting. Youth leaders conclude their year-long experience by evaluating requests for proposals and allocating funding to their agencies and programs of choice . • 20 Youth Leaders • Allocated $2,000 • Volunteered


over 500 hours


High School Volunteer Council The High School Volunteer Council, created in 1994, gives students from Valley High Schools the opportunity to interact with one another, practice leadership skills and gain a broader understanding of community issues. Monthly meetings are hosted at each of the Valley High Schools . • Volunteer Leadership group projects established.

• Community Leadership modeled

• High School montWy reports presented to the Council representing Valley community leadership



Corporate Volunteer Council Back to School eve

companies adopt children who attend a Valley-based school and live below the poverty line. For

each adopted child, the companies purchase two complete outfits, a winter coat and a backpack full of school supplies in an effort to increase attendance during the first days of school. ¡156 children attending Mead and Prendergast Schools received $31,200 worth of supplies in 2010 . • To date this program has reached 2,057 Valley children and provided school supplies and school clothing valued at more than $373,000.



Corporate Volunteer Council Week of Caring at Birmingham Group Health Services Umbrella Shelter From September 20-24th, 2010 more than one hundred corporate volunteers painted walls, washed windows, planted mums, and trimmed shrubs during the CVC's 16th Annual Week of Caring. The Marquis Sponsor was Pitney Bowes. Additional sponsors included Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P., Health Net, Minuteman Press, Newtown Savings Bank and Panache Hair Design.



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fall and includes weekly programs that include Valley history of the Valley, business ethics and economic development among others. At the conclusion of the program, our Volunteer Center works with the graduating leaders to place them in volunteer leadership positions throughout the Valley. We are fortunate to have three graduates of the program currently serving on the Board of Directors here at United Way.

Leadership Greater Valley graduated its 15th class in 2010, and published its first Alumni Newsletter. LGV is a very unique collaborative of United Way, the Valley Council for Health & Hwnan Services and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce. It is open to adults who aspire to be community leaders and provides them with an experience that exposes them to all aspects of life in the Valley. The program begins in the


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