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2007 Annual Report

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MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION Terms to Expire 2008 Joseph Andreana

Julius Douglas

Kenneth Kreiger

David M. Rifkin

Achille Apicella

Charles Drabek

Patrick Lapera

Janet Robinson

Karen Arnold*

Martha Dulla

Mark Lauretti

Richard Rosen

Judith Augusta

William Dunlop

William C. Lesko

Barbara Rosner*

William C. Bassett

Eleanor Duplese

Ernestine Luise

George Ryan

Richard Belden**

Frederick Elmy

Nicholas Luise

James E. Ryan

Susan Nofi-Bendici*

Lynne Farrell

Patrick E. Lydon*

Katey Ryan

Paul Blanco

Richard Feher*

Julie Mancher*

Megan Ryan

Dorcas Blue

Alfred G. Felice

David J. Marchitto*

William Ryan

Edward Brickett

Bessie Fisher

Michael Marcinek

Frances Savitsky

Richard Bshara

Daniel Fitzgerald

Edward Marocco

Kenneth Schwartz

Violet Cable

Thomas Gabianelli

Maryann Mascolo

Sam Sciacca

Adrienne Cabral

Steven Gaidosz*

Brian McCoy

Elsie Scott

Robert Casagrande

Peter Galla*

William Menna

Brian Sexton

Gail Catlin

Thomas Gardella

Edward W. Miller Jr.*

Poonam Sharma*

Wilhemenia Christon

James Geissler

Joseph Miller

James Sheehy

Maureen Coffey

Linda Gentile

Lynn Miller

Janice Sheehy

Mariah Natee Collins

Peter Ghione

William M. Miller

John Slovak

Marilyn Cormack

David J. Grant

William M. Miller Jr.

Maria Smith

Virginia Costigan

David M. Grant

Sue Millican

Ramon Sous

Allan Cribbins

Brad Greene

Yuk Ping Ng

Karen Spargo

Joseph Crisco

Timothy J. Gugino

Cheryl Nickerson

Colleen Spooner*

Mildred Davey

Karen Hoffman*

H. Tom Nickse

Anthony Staffieri

Daniel Debicella

Jamie Jones

William C. Nimons

Gregory Stamos

John DeGray

Jack Keefe

Robert Novak

Charles M. Stankye Jr.

Sooz DeLeon*

M. Elizabeth Kennard

Fred Ortoli

Russell Stockman

James DellaVolpe

John P. Kiley Jr.

Frank Osak

Diane Stroman

Edward DeMarseilles

Richard Knoll

Joseph Pagliaro Jr.

Dominick Thomas

Gregory DeStefano

Robert Koskelowski

Judith Palmer

Larry Thomas

Angelo Dirienzo

Ruth Parkins

John Tomac

Laura Donahue

William C. Partington

Cynthia Troxler

Al Patuzzi*

Robert VanEgghen

Mary Pepe

Christy Verrelli*

Lynne Perry

Ronald Villani

Scott Porter

Thomas Welch

Glynis Powanda

Philip White

William Powanda

Eric Wilkins

Angela Powers

Robin Willink

Calvin Price

Jan Wise

Melissa Pucci

John Yeager*

William Purcell

Royce York*

Barbara Quinn

John Zaprzalka

(top row) David Rifkin, Lynn Miller

(bottom row) David Grant, Janice Sheehy, Phil White

Patricia Reynolds* Arthur Rider


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* 2007 Agency Representatives to the Corporation **Deceased


Board Chair Public Relations Manager Iroquois Gas Transmission Systems, L.P.

The word Give sums up our most important activity. Raising dollars and additional resources through the Annual Community Campaign and other sponsored activities is the very reason that United Way was started. The concept of a combined annual campaign to meet the basic needs of the community is more important than ever, and we want to thank Mike Marcinek, his campaign team and all of our donors for recognizing that financial resources need to be raised if we are to have a network of health and human services that meet the needs of the community. We have many challenges in this area, but we also have many opportunities, and we invite everyone to play a role in this most critical area.

President and COO Valley United Way

Give. Advocate. Volunteer. You will be hearing those three words often in the coming years as the centerpiece of United Way of America’s marketing efforts all across the country. Those are words, however, that have been the hallmark of Valley United Way’s impact on the community for forty years. Advancing the Common Good is another term that you will be hearing more of, and that is really what separates United Way from so many other worthwhile agencies in the community. United Way’s actions — as you will see throughout this report — reach into every level of our community and help to make a positive impact on the quality of life in the Valley.

United Way is a very strong Advocate for all that is good in our community. As you will see in the following pages, United Way is involved in the community not only as a fundraiser and funder of programs, but as an active participant in bringing people together to solve our most pressing needs. Advocacy starts with making the case for supporting programs through the annual campaign, but it goes much farther than that. Of particular interest during the past year has been our involvement in early childhood efforts in which we have partnered with many groups in the community to ensure that every child is ready to succeed by the time they start school. The Valley has become a leader in this area, and United Way is proud to be working with the Early Childhood Committee of the Valley Council for Health and Human Services, the William Graustein Memorial Fund, and the Discovery funded towns to advance this worthwhile investment in the future of our children.

Much of our advocacy is also addressed through our Volunteer efforts. We have long recognized the incredible value that volunteerism represents to our community, and our Volunteer Center has excelled at fostering volunteerism and harnessing the volunteer base to advance the common good. You will see that story told quite clearly in this report through the incredible work of our Corporate Volunteer Council, its junior partner — the High School Volunteer Council and our Youth Leadership Program. We are actively working to create a new initiative to marshal the strength of our “Boomer” generation as they move from the work force into active retirement that we think will lead to new and innovative forms of volunteerism. Our Volunteer Center never closes as it’s always available on-line for listing and discovering new opportunities. Advancing the Common Good is at the very center of what United Way stands for. The power of individuals working together to solve common problems cannot be understated – nor can the power of individual donors contributing together for the benefit of the entire community. This year, we are celebrating forty years of achievement in the Valley under the banner of Valley United Way. At the same time, we recognize our roots in the earlier Community Chests, Red Feather Societies and United Funds that served the area. By whatever name, working together we have all made a major difference in the Valley. United Way of America has a new slogan for us — “Live United”. Here in the Valley, we have been doing just that for more than forty years!

In memorium Dick Belden was a Valley leader and friend of Valley United Way who led by example. There was not a more respected leader in the state legislature or in the Valley than Dick. He was the symbol of integrity and caring who championed many worthwhile causes for our community. His passing leaves a gigantic void, but his memory and accomplishments will always be cherished.


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GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. Board of Directors OFFICERS Ruth Parkins* Chair Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Michael S. Marcinek* Vice-Chair Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. William C. Nimons* Treasurer Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan

Lynn Miller Housatonic Lumber Company William M. Miller Jr. Miller Investment Yuk Ping Ng Pitney Bowes Cheryl Nickerson People’s United Bank Joseph Pagliaro Jr. Riverview & Adzima Funeral Homes William C. Partington Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan

Melissa Pucci* Secretary Yale Divinity School

William Purcell Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce


Richard Rosen* Mailroom Technologies, Inc.

Joseph Andreana* CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc.

Janice Sheehy Webster Bank

Lisa Behling** Webster Bank

Dominick Thomas Cohen & Thomas

Paul Blanco** Barnum Financial Group, an office of Metlife Financial Services

Larry Thomas Ansonia Housing Authority

Dorcas Blue The United Illuminating Company

Valley United Way Staff

Cynthia Troxler Health Net Robert C. VanEgghen PerkinElmer Precisely

Robert Casagrande Gexpro

Ronald Villani University of New Haven

John DeGray Kerite Company

Philip White Better Packages, Inc.

Edward DeMarseilles** Curtiss-Ryan Honda

*Executive Committee

Alfred G. Felice, Jr. The United Illuminating Company

John J. Walsh President & COO Carol Anzidei Administrative Assistant Patricia C. Tarasovic Volunteer Center Director

Nancy Roshka Accounting & Information Systems Coordinator Laurel K. Vicidomino Director of Resource Development

The Valley United Way Staff wishes to give ‘Special Thanks’ to our dedicated and energetic volunteer, Joyce Saltes. We greatly appreciate the time and effort she donates to our office.


Peter Galla* Naugatuck Savings Bank David M. Grant David M. Grant Caterers

2007 – 2008 Campaign Underwriters

Timothy Gugino** OCI Chemical Corporation

Basement Systems, Inc.

William Lesko Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala, PC

Birmingham Utilities

Griffin Hospital/ Griffin Health Services Corp.

Curtiss-Ryan Honda

Hasler, Inc.

Riverview & Edward F. Adzima Funeral Homes

Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala

Housatonic Lumber Company

Thule, Inc.

Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

Inform Printing

The United Illuminating Company

Fred Ortoli Photography

Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.

Venman & Co., LLC

The Kerite Company

Webster Bank

F.W. Serra, Inc. Gexpro


Pitney Bowes


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Quality Environmental, LLC

The W.E. Bassett Company

JOHN J. RIBAS RECEIVES THE CHARLES H. FLYNN HUMANITARIAN AWARD Jack’s work as head of the Club has been well documented and the tremendous growth in programming and size of the local Club has made him a recognized leader in the Boys & Girls Club movement across the country. The Club has really surged in the aftermath of the tragic fire that destroyed its building, but resulted in the new club at 1 Positive Place in Shelton and the new club currently under construction in Ansonia. Plans are also currently under way for another Club in Milford.

Executive Direcor Boys & Girls Club of the LNV

John J. Ribas is the recipient of the 2008 Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award. Jack is a life time resident of Shelton who has made service to the entire Valley community his trademark throughout his life. A product of the Community Center which evolved into today’s dynamic Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley under his leadership, he has instilled the value of giving back to the community to generations of Valley youth who have passed through the Club. Jack still recalls the dollar spent on his membership in the Club back in 1956 as “the greatest investment I ever made.” The lessons learned at an early age have guided him throughout his life. After graduating from Shelton High School and Boston University, he came back to the area and worked as an engineer in training. However his volunteer work at the Boys & Girls Club eventually pulled him into his true vocation in life – working with children. He started as a program director in Shelton and moved onto to increasingly more responsible positions with the Boys & Girls Clubs in Bridgeport before returning to Shelton to become the Executive Director of the Community Center Boys Club in 1978. Under Jack’s leadership, the Club soon admitted girls and came to be known as the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

Jack’s service to the community goes well beyond his work day at the Boys & Girls Club. He has been an active member of the Parent Child Resource Center and served as it President from 1988 to 1990. He was a board member at the Birmingham Group and served as its finance chairman. He was president of the Community Alert Program As a former member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, he served on the Parish Council and held its presidency for a two year period during the construction of the new parish rectory. Jack has been a very active member of the Derby/Shelton Rotary Club since 1978 and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and served as its President from 1998 to 2006. Jack has been a member of the Highland Golf Club and served on its Board of Directors and its President in 1985 and 1986. Jack has received numerous community awards recognizing his professional and community achievements starting with his Boy of the Year Award in 1962 by the Community Center Boys Club. He has received the Valley Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award, the Book of Golden Deeds award from the Huntington Exchange Club Parent Child Resource Center’s Outstanding Service Award. The Boys & Girls Club named him to their first class of inductees to their Hall of Fame in 2007, and Boys & Girls Club of America honored him with their Distinguished Service Award in 2005. He is also a 1994 recipient of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Gold Seal Award.


The Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award Past Recipients 2007 — Diane Stroman 2006 — William C. Nimons 2005 — David M. Rifkin 2004 — Janice Sheehy 2003 — Kenneth E. Schaible 2002 — Joseph A. Pagliaro, Sr. 2001 — Norman Santa 2000 — William C. Bassett 1999 — William D. Coffey 1998 — William M. Miller 1997 — Julius I. Douglas 1996 — Mary L. Pepe 1995 — Madeleine Sobin 1994 — John F. Costigan 1993 — Raymond P. Lavietes 1992 — John W. Gatison, Jr. 1991 — Doris L. and G. Bush Clark 1990 — G. Jeffrey Reynolds 1989 — Bartholomew J. Hennessey

Jack is married to the former Alicia Simonetti and lives in Shelton. They have two sons, John, a sophomore at Quinnipiac Law School in Hamden, and Matthew a junior at Southern CT State University.

1988 — Rev. Francis M. McKenna 1987 — Edward Cowey 1986 — Frank Casalveri 1985 — George Berman 1984 — Helen T. Ragusa 1983 — Richard L. Schuster 1982 — Edmund P. Strang 1981 — Anna L. LoPresti 1980 — Joseph A. Doyle 1979 — Edward W. Miller 1978 — Franklin S. Harris 1977 — Margaret C. Belden 1976 — Audrey E. Heusser 1975 — Irene G. Smith 1974 — Edward J. Cotter, Jr. 1973 — Donald W. Mark 1972 — L. Raymond Darling 1971 — Alice Russ Cochran

Valley United Way is very pleased to recognize Jack Ribas for his outstanding contributions to the community with the presentation of the Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award.

Charles H. Flynn The award is named for Charles H. Flynn who was the editor of The Evening Sentinel, a daily newspaper that was the main source of community information in the Valley area. Mr. Flynn was also one of the 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 the Valley United Way.

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CAMPAIGN CHAIR’S MESSAGE – MICHAEL MARCINEK Our work at Valley United Way focuses on ‘Making Families Stronger’, ‘Helping Youth Succeed’ and ‘Helping People in Crisis’, all of which make our community a better place to live. As the 07-08 campaign draws to a close and we enjoy the Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner, there are many accomplishments to celebrate this year. • The Corporate Volunteer Council’s Back-to-School exceeded their goal by outfitting 206 Valley youth • Harvest House II provided over 100,000 non-perishables to Valley food pantries • Over $60,000 in new campaign dollars were raised Campaign Chair CFO, Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

• Numerous companies had very successful campaigns including Better Packages, Inc. and The Kerite Company • Housatonic Lumber sponsored our Kickoff • 22 companies underwrote our campaign expenses • Barnum Financial agreed to sponsor our Annual Meeting with a major gift Our campaign got off to a great start with a very special Kickoff hosted by Housatonic Lumber in Derby. Housatonic Lumber was marking its 100th birthday, and decided to share the moment with the entire community. Welcoming the crowd, President Bruce Cirillo gave a brief history of the company then invited all to tour their beautifully remodeled facility. Housatonic Lumber is the paradigm of a successful American business, spanning three generations of the Chatfield family. Their tenacity to overcome hardship and remain victorious through overwhelming (below) Mike Marcinek announces Campaign goal.

odds has never changed the way in which they serve their customers. They have made and still make lasting contributions to the community. As I end my four year reign as Campaign Chairman, I would like to say what a pleasure it has been working with the United Way volunteers and staff throughout the years. The campaign cabinet has always provided leadership and enthusiasm both essential to a successful campaign. I thank them for their commitment, their volunteer hours and willingness to make campaign calls. In addition, I’d like to thank the unsung heroes of our campaign. The company campaign coordinators, who are already overburdened with work, and manage to rise to the challenge of organizing employees for their annual workplace campaigns. Special thanks go to Jack Walsh, our President and the entire VUW staff for their dedication and hard work throughout the past years. The knowledge, experiences and friendships I have made during my tenure are invaluable. As we move forward, Valley United Way and all the nonprofit partner agencies we support are facing challenging times. We all know that raising money and providing our constituents with dollars to serve their needs has become more and more difficult each year. Many of the new donors or companies we nurture in support of our health and human services programs are met with the challenges of relocating or reducing staff. In addition, each and every one of us faces new demands meeting our everyday expenses as inflation carves away at our paychecks. Yet, we must move forward so our agencies and those in need can benefit to the best of our abilities.

As my term as Campaign Chairman comes to a close, I have made a promise to David Grant to provide my continued support in campaign. I wish him much luck in this new endeavor and I am confident he will carry on the legacy of supporting our community’s needs.

Campaign Cabinet 2007-2008 Michael Marcinek Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Campaign Chair William Purcell Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Vice Chair, Campaign Joseph Andreana CT Alliance of the Boys and Girls Club Chair, Board Development Business Division, Oxford David M. Grant David M. Grant Caterers Co-Chair Leadership Division Joseph Pagliaro, Jr. Riverview and Adzima Funeral Homes Business Division, Shelton Lisa Serra F.W. Serra, Inc. Business Division, Shelton Alan Butler Holiday Inn Express Business Division, Shelton David Kelly John Morreale Spectrum Plastics Business Division/ Ansonia/Derby/Seymour Allan Cribbins Derby Cellular Products Cornerstone Division MaryAnne Mascolo Seymour Public Schools Education Division Todd Kipperman Family & Children’s Aid Public Service Division Ron Villani University of New Haven Co-Chair Leadership Division



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LEADERSHIP GIVING The Alexis de Tocqueville Leadership 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.

people who are in the forefront of the struggle to provide a better way of life to every age and generation.

John Daniell

Cindy Ryall

Mildred M. Davey

George & Bea Ryan

John DeGray

John Ryan

2007-08 Commodore Isaac Hull Society Members

Ed DeMarseilles

Theodore Sadlouskos

Patricia Desautels

Lynn Saylor

Alida Dodd

Ellen Skinner

Frederick & Lisa Elmy

Jennifer Stannard

Craig Finney

Lynn Miller & Thomas Sutnik

Robert Fiscus

Patricia C. & Nicholas Tarasovic

William Foglio

Dominick Thomas, Jr.

Wesley Gamble

Anthony Vallillo

Patricia Gaudreau

Carlos Vazquez

(This list is accurate as of 3/10/08):

Admiral’s Circle

William C. & Judy Bassett

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

Ernestine & Nicholas Luise

Raymond & Janet Blanchette

Kenneth Schaible

Edward J. Holm

Ron & Peggy Villani The Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation The Friend A. Russ Fund

(from top left) Ron Villani, David Grant, Nicholas Luise, and Ernestine 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. Society members are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our Valley community. These caring and sharing people set the tone for opening doors of opportunity to the young; who nurture the spirit of volunteerism of which we are so justly proud, who maintain the human services that enable so many to live in the quiet dignity we all cherish. In short, these are the

Bernard J. Lavin

Commodore’s Circle Annual gifts of $2,500-$4,999

Christine Grabelski

Joseph & Laurel Vicidomino

Mary Bannon

Lorna Graham

Ann Marie Carreau


MaryLou Graham

**This level has anonymous donors

Paul Diehl

David M. Grant

Ellen DiVerniero Michael Marcinek

Salvatore Graziano & Francesca Sergi

Francis H. Michaud, Jr.

Sanford Herman

The following companies have one or more leadership givers in the Commodore Isaac Hull Society:

Ned & Marianne Miller

Thomas Jones

Birmingham Group Health Services

Anju Sikka

Eric Kaplan

Blakeman Construction

Cynthia Troxler

Rita King

CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc.

Jack Walsh

Ellen Kritemeyer


Captain’s Circle**

William Lamoreaux

David M. Grant Caterers

Annual gifts of $1,000-$2,499

Linda Lederman

Derby Cellular Products

Joseph & Patricia Andreana

William Lesko

Duchess Family Restaurants

Karla Austen

Robert Little

Paul Bailey

Ed Marocco

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

Michael Barber

Anthony Marone

Edward F. Adzima & Riverview Funeral Homes

William H. Bassett

Maryanne Mascolo

Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

James Beaudin

Richard L. Matthies

General Electric

Barbara Beeler

Patrick McDonnell

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

William Bubbico

William M. Miller, Jr.

Health Net of the Northeast

Greg Cann

Cheryl Nickerson

Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.

Lauren Casalveri

Joseph Pagliaro, Jr.

JP Morgan Chase

Leslie Cherwenuk

Ruth Parkins

Key Development

Joanne Cinicola

Lynne Perry

Ned Miller Associates, Inc.

Edward Claire

Diane Pivirotto

People’s United Bank

William* & Mary Coffey

William Purcell

Edward Cooke

Christopher Quinn

Marilyn Cormack

Gary Reilly

The United Illuminating Company

Virginia Costigan

Arthur & Shirley Rider

The W.E. Bassett Company

Christian Couture

Hector Rosario

Valley United Way

Allan and Anne Cribbins

Scott Rupff

Wachovia Bank


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Seymour Public Schools


2007 CAMPAIGN AWARDS Special Awards

Top Dollars Raised Campaigns

Corporate Giving Awards

Employee Giving Awards

CVC Corporate Citizen of the Year Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

Combined Corporate and Employee Giving of $10,000 or more (as of4/3/08)

(listing accurate as of 4/3/08)

(listing accurate as of 4/3/08)



(Corporate per capita gifts of $75 or more per employee)

(Employee per capita giving of $125 or more)

David M. Grant Caterers

American Red Cross

Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.

Better Packages

Ned Miller Associates The United Illuminating Company

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

The W.E. Bassett Company

Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

Most Creative The W.E. Bassett Company

Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. General Electric

Model Campaign The Kerite Company

Health Net of the Northeast

Outstanding Team Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Adrienne Cabral Jeff Galdenzi Alan Grassia Sue Millican Scott Rupff Brenda Stablein Michelle Wieler Samantha Woodward

People’s United Bank

Campaign Growth Award Better Packages, Inc.

Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Pitney Bowes Shelton Public Schools

Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce

Sikorsky Aircraft Spectrum Plastics Molding, Inc. Stop and Shop Companies The United Illuminating Company The W.E. Bassett Company United Parcel Service

Bronze (Corporate per capita gifts of $40-$60 per employee)

Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Naugatuck Savings Bank

Basement Systems, Inc.

The W.E. Bassett Company

Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

Valley United Way

Spectrum Plastics Molding, Inc. Silver

Wachovia Bank

(Employee per capita giving of $75-$124.99)

Catholic Charities Nishball, Carp, Neidermeier, Pacowta & Co. The United Illuminating Company United Parcel Service – East New England (left) Paul Diehl, Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P., takes one for the team. (below) Larry, Judi and Dan from Basement Systems, Inc. celebrating campaign.

Bronze (Employee per capita giving of $50-$74.99)

(bottom) Team GE Mobility Services

Area Congregations Together Birmingham Group Boys & Girls Club of the LNV Derby Cellular Products, Inc. Derby Day Care Center Health Net of the Northeast New Alliance Bank Parent Child Resource Center People’s United Bank Sikorsky Aircraft Spectrum Plastics Molding, Inc.



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ALLOCATIONS REPORT – PETER GALLA Members of the Allocations Committee are drawn from all walks of life, and have a working knowledge of the community that they serve. This year we were fortunate to have thirty-one people participate in the process.

Allocations Chair Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Naugatuck Savings Bank

The Allocations Committee has the challenging task of reviewing applications for funding and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for action. Though the revenue available never equals the amounts requested, the Committee does a great job in balancing the needs of service providers with the resources available to ensure that the community gets the “greatest bang for the buck.” It does that by visiting with agencies funding programs to see them in action as well as by reviewing financial and program data. In addition to the annual allocations process, the Allocations Committee is also responsible for conducting the annual Special Needs Grants process.

Thanks to the support of the Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation, the Allocations Committee piloted a new on-line application and reporting system for the Special Needs Grants. The “paperless” process is designed to streamline not only the requests for funding, but also the reporting of results to help us better understand the results being achieved with United Way funding. The pilot was a success and will be extended to the regular allocation process this year. The regular allocation process resulted in $645,750 in funds distributed to twentyfour agencies and the Volunteer Center for the 2007 – 2008 allocations cycle. Those funds support much needed programming in the Valley ranging from childcare centers to the newest funded program for seniors – Meals on Wheels. The rich diversity of services offered by our funded partners forms the basic building blocks for a successful social services system in the Valley. The Allocations Committee also distributed an additional $23,383 in special needs grants through that process in December. The sixteen grants that were

made ranged from $200 to $2,500 and were directed to special programs and needs not funded through the regular allocations process. Those programs include child care, senior issues, substance abuse and housing & shelter among others with the largest area being youth & recreation with grants totaling over $10,000. In addition, donors have directed additional funding to a wide variety of agencies through donor designated dollars that are sent directly to agencies as provided by the donor. During the 2006-2007 fiscal year those designations, which amounted to approximately $62,000, went to over 90 different agencies and United

Richard Bshara City of Ansonia

Kristyn Hanewicz Youth Leadership

Adrienne Cabral Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.

Robert Hilliard

William Carlson Inform Printing Robert Casagrande Gexpro James Cersonsky Youth Leadership Mark Daconto Basement Systems Martha Dulla Grassy Hill Lodge

Alfred G. Felice, Jr. The United Illuminating Company Peter Galla, Chair Naugatuck Savings Bank James Geissler Shelton Board of Education David J. Grant David M. Grant Caterers Jill Griffin CDW-G Timothy Gugino OCI Chemical Corporation Patricia Halligan Ansonia Copper & Brass


The Allocations Committee is working with funded agencies and programs to implement new reporting standards to more accurately document the significant impact that those programs have on the community. Serving on the Allocations Committee is both a challenging and rewarding experience and also a great way to learn about the needs of the community and to learn how those needs are being met.

Allocations Committee

Richard Feher Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. Joe LoPresti presents Jack Walsh with a gift from Barnum Financial.

Ways across the state and the country. This continues to be a growing area of funding. The Allocations Committee does not review these designations, but directly honors the wish of the donors.

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Ronald Masiero REMY Consulting Company Sue Millican Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Deborah Noack Health Net of the Northeast Melissa Pucci Yale Divinity School Patricia Reynolds Conti Associates Richard Rosen Mailroom Technologies, Inc. Joyce Saltes Brian Sexton Larry Thomas Ansonia Housing Authority Robert C. VanEgghen PerkinElmer Precisely Christopher Venice The Kerite Company Ronald Villani University of New Haven Thomas Welch Winnick, Vine, Welch & Teodosio Philip White Better Packages, Inc.


VALLEY UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCIES (per audit 6/30/07) Allocation


Special Allocation

American Red Cross-LNV Chapter




Area Congregations Together







Supporting People in Crisis

Family & Children’s Aid: Safe Homes Program Infoline – 2-1-1


The Morris Foundation/Liberty Center



New Haven Legal Assistance


Rape Crisis Center of Milford




The Umbrella




Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT




















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











Strengthening Families Catholic Charities International Institute


Jewish Family Services


LNV Parent Child Resource Center


United Services Organization (USO)


Valley YMCA


Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte & Sterczala enjoy “sweet” campaign results.



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GRANT FUNDING FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS Valley United Way is very pleased to be working with a number of other groups in the community on special projects related to grants. At the head of the list we want to acknowledge the generous support of the Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation which has helped to support the Volunteer Action Center, the Youth Leadership Program and upgrades to our computer hardware and software. They are also underwriting the cost of our move to a paperless allocation process which will not only streamline the process, but also facilitate improved reporting of measurable outcomes. We are extremely pleased with the progress that is being made in the Early Childhood arena thanks to the leadership and funding of the William Caspar

Graustein Memorial Fund. Valley United Way has served as a funder and fiduciary agent for these efforts for five years now, and this year the Valley will be a recipient of a regional grant as well as local grants for Ansonia, Derby and Shelton. Valley United Way is being joined by the Valley Community Foundation and the city governments and boards of education in Ansonia, Derby, Seymour and Shelton to meet a matching challenge grant issued by the Memorial Fund in addition to the base regional grant. These funds should have a significant impact on ensuring that all children in the Valley arrive in school prepared for success. During the year, we also worked with Hewitt Foundation and the Senior Services Council of the Valley Council for Health and Human Services to

complete the Senior Needs Assessment as well as to support new volunteer opportunities for seniors through the Volunteer Center. We also continued to work with Sikorsky Aircraft on a grant provided to Valley United Way and other United Ways in the region and our local partner Valley Regional Adult Education to promote high school graduation through Project Graduation.

helping to support the full range of community programs supported by Valley United Way. Partnerships are important to Valley United Way, and we appreciate the support of these funding partners on so many special projects for the community.

Pitney Bowes provided us with a number of special grants that assisted our Volunteer Center’s successful Harvest House Project and the Youth Leadership Program and its first ever Middle School Community Leadership Conference. The Friend A. Russ Fund also continues to be a generous supporter of the campaign

(below left)Bob Bohannan, Pat Carey, Harry DiAdamo and Jack Walsh examining Senior Study publication. (bottom) Tracy Gigliotti, Mary Wieczorkowski and Reina Marasco working through a new initiative – Project Graduation.


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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2007 – 2008 (far left) A happy GE employee wins a raffle basket. (left) Bill Bubbico, Pitney Bowes and Adrienne Cabral, Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. receive outgoing plaques as CVC co-chairs. (below) Laurel Vicidomino, Lisa Serra, Janice Sheehy and Fred Serra enjoy second annual wine tasting.

(above left) Adrienne Cabral, Bill Bubbico, Pat Tarasovic, Ruth Parkins, Mike Marcinek and Jack Walsh celebrating the completion of Harvest House II. (above right) Catherine Adsitt and Lynn Ortoli moving on from VNOPSs and VCHHSOs. (left) Harvest House II volunteers (below left) Health Net celebrates over 12,000 cans and boxes of food collected for Harvest House II. (right) Bob VanEgghen and son volunteering at Harvest House II



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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2007 – 2008

(above) Great Oak Middle School, Oxford, celebrates an outstanding Thanksgiving food drive.

(above) VCHHSO Annual Meeting

(above) Tom Baklik and Ellen Shaw at Zois’ wine tasting event. (above left) Youth Leadership Middle School leadership conference. (left) Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. celebrates outstanding campaign. (bottom left) High School Volunteer Council members. (bottom right) Youth leaders Ryan Healy and Sarah Timpko ready to tackle Mt. Wood at Camp Jewell.


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COMMITTEES Corporate Volunteer Council Joanne Alfieri Wachovia Bank Tara K. Barbieri CDW-G Erica L. Bartelson Health Net Paula Behanna Latex International Lucille Benanto Hasler, Inc. Kathy Belanger Market Data Retrieval Renee Bergen Cara Therapeutics Walter Binck Hamworthy Peabody Combustion Dorcas Blue The United Illuminating Company William F. Bubbico Pitney Bowes Elizabeth Buckley Barnum Financial Group Kristin Bures HSBC Bank USA Allen Butler Holiday Inn Express Maureen Spencer Butler GE International Adrienne Cabral Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Dotty Cacchillo Wal*Mart/Derby Lucille Clancy Wal*Mart/Shelton Karen Crane Marketing & Communications Coordinator Robert Curwen People’s United Bank Sharon DeDonato DeDonato Building Contractors, LLC Maria DeMaio Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Brian A. Donahue SSC, Inc. Kelly Doyle Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Michelle Fabozzi GE International Maryann Ferrara OCI Chemical Corporation Marie Figueroa Sikorsky Aircraft Daniel F. Fitzgerald Basement Systems Sarah Gallo Pitney Bowes Matthew Golia Enterprise Rent-a-Car Adrienne Gonzalez Latex International Maryann Gorzelany Lifetouch National School Studios


David M. Grant David M. Grant Caterers Nancie Gray Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Jill Griffin CDW-G Alicia Gsell Kerite Company Tracy Hall CAPS Business Recovery Services Antonietta Hallet Prudential Financial Sue Hitchcock Sikorsky Aircraft Robert D. Hunt Webster Bank Linda Hvizdo Homewood Suites by Hilton Lynn Kieley Newtown Savings Bank Paula Kling Bright Horizons Constance Koch Fletcher-Thompson Michele Koslowsky NEC Unified Solutions Debbie Lewis Health Net Lori Lomba CAPS Business Recovery Services Seleste Lucas Naugatuck Savings Bank Charlotte Madar Professional Travel Planners Mandi A. Marcino The McIntyre Group Christine Marcucio Wachovia Bank Kate Marks Marks of Design Joan McBennett Pitney Bowes Jasmine McIntyre Emhart Teknologies Mary McNamara People’s United Bank Amy Merriman The Hartford Edward W. Miller Jr. Ned Miller Associates, Inc. Sue Millican Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Diana Musante Emhart Teknologies Maria Nicolia The Hartford Fred Ortoli Fred Ortoli Photography Brad Palazzo Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. Ruth Parkins Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Linda Perini ComputerShare Ed Pollock The United Illuminating Company

Scott Porter OCI Chemical Corporation Ellie Powers Hasler, Inc. Rob Sanford Altair Global Relocation Lisa M. Serra F.W. Serra, Inc. Frankie Sheldon Wal*Mart/Derby Allison Shortell Pitney Bowes Bonnie Sinclair NEC Infrontia, Inc. Richard Sinclair Arson Productions Colleen M. Spooner Microsol, Inc. Carla Sullivan Barnum Financial Group Alan Tolmich ComputerShare Robert C. VanEgghen Perkin Elmer Precisely James W. Warner Warner Financial Group Leigh Webb ComputerShare Wendy Wentworth The Greenwich Workshop Eric W. Wilkins Warner Financial Group Stacey Williams A Plus Staffing, Inc.

High School Volunteer Council Brittany Bisson Ansonia High School Lorena Bizzotto Shelton High School Jim Blaskewicz Emmett O’Brien RVTS Matt Bradshaw Derby High School Jenn Conroy Seymour High School Penny Efthymiou Ansonia High School Joanna Fifer Emmett O’Brien RVTS Ken Firmender Ansonia High School Devin Gant Ansonia High School Colleen Garman Ansonia High School Christle Gavin Ansonia High School Brittany Ghione Ansonia High School Jessica Goggi Ansonia High School Kristyn Hanewicz Seymour High School


Angela Khan Ansonia High School Marie Meresko Emmett O’Brien RVTS Audrey Nefores Shelton High School Kim Rogers Derby High School Keith Sansone Shelton High School Karen Stanek Seymour High School Caroline Sweeney Seymour High School Sarah Timpko Derby High School Mark Turczak Shelton High School Michael Varonka Emmett O’Brien RVTS

Marketing Committee Joseph Andreana CT Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. Robert Casagrande Gexpro Patrick DiCaprio Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc. Robert Hilliard Daniel Ianniello Sacred Heart University William Joyce Sacred Heart University Deborah Noack Health Net Fred Ortoli Fred Ortoli Photography Ruth Parkins Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Richard Rosen, Chair Mailroom Technologies, Inc. Patricia C. Tarasovic Volunteer Action Center Laurel K. Vicidomino Valley United Way John J. Walsh Valley United Way

Nominating Committee Adrienne Cabral Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Ruth Parkins Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. William C. Partington Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan James E. Ryan, Chair Shelton Economic Development Corp. Ronald Villani University of New Haven Thomas Welch Winnick, Vine, Welch & Teodosio

Volunteer Center Advisory Committee Daun Barrett Valley Parish Nurse Program

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Gail Catlin AuPair in America Diane Guillet Valley Parish Nurse Program Terri Houghton Carol Kirby American Red Cross Reina Marasco Valley Regional Adult Education Melissa Pucci, Chair Yale Divinity School Barbara Quinn United Methodist Homes of CT Suzanne Reilly Valley YMCA Anastasia Timpko Griffin Hospital Sue Westine TEAM, Inc.

Youth Leadership Shannon Beach Shelton High School Brittany Bisson Ansonia High School Matt Ezzo Derby High School Devin Gant Ansonia High School Jay Ghassemzadeh Shelton High School Jessica Goggi Ansonia High School Zachary Hahn Derby High School Kristyn Hanewicz Seymour High School Ryan Healy Seymour High School Ewa Januszkiewicz Ansonia High School Nicholas Jones Derby High School Angela Khan Ansonia High School Kate Pipa Shelton High School Mark Plavnciky Ansonia High School Sabrina Pratts Seymour High School Kim Rogers Derby High School Cody Savoy Emmett O’Brien RVTS Harmeet Singh Seymour High School Ulia Stefanova Shelton High School Sarah Timpko Derby High School Parvati Vaish Shelton High School Melissa Wong Shelton High School Cali Zibluk Seymour High School

THE HERITAGE FUND 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.

Donor Designations

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.

Heritage Fund Donors

Gift opportunities include:

Richard Belden Anthony Draugelis Mary Draugelis Sidney & Henry Hoffman Lillian Kassheimer Robert P. Kerley Raymond P. Lavietes Sylvia F. Mastry Julian Morosko, Sr. Marguerite Ogden Lewis Savitsky Carol Ward Helen Zaranowski

• A bequest through your will • Gifts of cash, stocks or real estate • Life insurance • Life income gifts • Memorial and tribute gifts For more information regarding the United Way Heritage Fund and the many ways that you can keep caring, please contact Valley United Way.

Donations received in memory of:

Total Amount designated: $45,275

Abuse and Neglect Child Care Elder Care Health Programs Housing and Shelter

Increasing Self Sufficiency Keeping Kids on Track Project Graduation Providing Basic Human Needs Special Needs

Non-Partner Agencies and other United Ways

Valley United Way and the entire Valley lost a great community leader on the last day of 2007 as William “Bill” Coffey passed away. The 1999 winner of the Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award was an outstanding business and civic leader. United Way President Jack Walsh said that, “Bill was the very definition of a gentleman. He was loved and respected by everyone with whom he came into contact. We are going to miss him greatly.”

George Berman Irene G. Smith

(per audit 6/30/07)

Fields of Service

In memorium

Heritage Fund Donors

Alzheimer’s Association American Cancer Society American Diabetes Association American Heart Association American Red Cross/S.E. Fairfield County American Red Cross/Westport ARC Boys Village/Youth & Family Service Bread & Roses Bridgeport Area Foundation Bridgeport Hospital Burn Center Camp Horizons Catholic Charities/Bridgeport Catholic Charities/Hartford CentrState Healthcare System Child Guidance Center of Bridgeport Children’s Community School CT Autism Spectrum Resource Center CT Valley Girl Scout Council Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Delta Research & Ed Fund Girls Incorporated of Meriden Griffin Hospital Hanahoe Memorial Children’s Clinic Housatonic Girl Scouts Housatonic-Shepaug United Way


Strengthening Families Success by Six Substance Abuse Todays Girls Tomorrow Youth and Rec

Total Amount designated: $30,307 Immaculate Conception High School J.A. of Western CT Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Lupus Foundation of America Make A Wish Foundation Middlesex United Way National Multiple Sclerosis Society New Milford Youth Agency Northwestern CT Aids Project Planned Parenthood of Conn. Prudence Crandall for Women ReFocus Outreach Ministry Special Olympics, Oxford St. Mary SSL The Rotary Foundation Salvation Army Save the Children Federation Save Westport Now, Inc. S.E.D.C. Sterling House Community Center St. Martin de Porres Church/Arianna Kirby Fund TEAM, Inc. Trumbull Loves Children United Methodist Homes of CT United Way of Branford

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United Way of Central Jersey United Way of Eastern Fairfield County United Way of Greater New Haven United Way of Greater Waterbury United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley United Way of Milford United Way of Monmouth County United Way of Naugatuck/Beacon Falls United Way of New York City United Way of Northwest CT United Way of Norwalk/Wilton United Way of Ocean County United Way of S.E. CT United Way of Southington United Way of Stamford United Way of the Capital Area United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast United Way of Westchester United Way of Westport/Weston Valley Regional Adult Education Women’s League Day Care YMCA/Central CT Coast YMCA/Naugatuck YMCA/Ralphola Taylor Community Center



YOUTH LEADERSHIP…created in 1990


The Volunteer Center continues to serve as a clearinghouse and resource-matching center for individuals, corporations and nonprofits. The Valley’s long tradition of volunteerism has been vibrant during this past year, building community and providing the highest ever amount of resource matching and innovative programs.

The Valley United Way’s Youth Leadership Program successfully administered grants, volunteered, created and facilitated the first ever Middle School Volunteer Leadership Council. Funding was provided by Pitney Bowes with a special thanks to Bill Bubbico. This year $2,000 was allocated to programs identified as meeting the needs of Valley youth. Groundwork has begun to create an alumni program. The incoming Youth Leaders will continue this effort.

The goal of the High School Volunteer Council is to provide the opportunity for Valley high school students and teachers to interact with their peers from other Valley schools as they share and practice leadership skills, develop a wider knowledge of community needs and ultimately plan one major volunteer project a year to work on together.

2007 Volunteer of the Year Awards: Sharon Bryce Holly Community Hero Award Hazel Hummel Youth Award Tanya Beattie Youth Group Award Troop 3/Venture Crew 33 Derby Eagle Scouts -AndYouth 2 Youth Peer Advocates Adult Award Barbara Rosner Adult Group Award Derby Senior Center Kitchen Volunteers -AndGriffin Hospital Thrift Volunteer Living Treasure Award

(top row) Youth Leadership members Ryan Healy, Seymour High School, Kate Pipa, Shelton High School, Cody Savoy, Emmett O’Brien RVTS and Jessica Goggi, Ansonia High School (below left) Youth Leadership team building at Camp Jewell (below right) Youth Leadership members (bottom) Volunteer of the years award recipients



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Rodman Kneen Sr. -AndRose Keller Corporate Excellence in Volunteer Leadership Pitney Bowes

MELISSA PUCCI ADDRESSES MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCE It took about a year or so before the concept came full circle and the advisors were able to present the idea to the Youth Leaders. Some of the ground work was laid by the 2006-2007 Youth Leaders while on a trip sponsored by PitneyBowes to Camp Jewel in January of 2007. However, come May 2007 the current group took the ball and ran with it.

Chair of Volunteer Center Advisory Committee Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruiting Yale Divinity School

It started as a simple suggestion – “let’s do a leadership conference for middle school students.” (A pivotal moment in my experiences with the High School Volunteer Council was participating in a leadership conference held at Quinnipiac University in 1995).

They met every other week throughout the spring, summer, and fall. They were given tasks big and small – writing text for letters to be sent to the superintendents, principals, and faculty advisors of all the local middle schools; detailing an outline of who the ideal participants would be; developing workshops and ice breakers. As November folded into December the Youth Leaders had meticulously planned each moment of the conference: right down to a youth friendly lunch! I have been volunteering in this community since I was in middle school myself, and I have yet to witness such a professionally executed, entirely youth run and driven event. The Youth Leadership students displayed poise, dedication,

youthful energy, and enthusiasm throughout the day. There was not one moment throughout the course of the day long conference where the advisors had to step in, to bring the participants under control nor to keep the young people on task. I think it is safe to say that all of the participants: both leaders and attendees, came away from the event with a sense of accomplishment and a renewed vigor for giving back to their schools and communities. In fact, the middle school students began planning service activities as part of the final workshop of the conference that they have been challenged to plan, execute, and evaluate in their own schools. In order for the spirit of community and service to remain it is important to educate our young people about its merits and values. It is even more inspiring when the youths are mentored by their contemporaries. If the blatant success of this conference is experienced for years to come, it will be interesting to see the abundance of applications to the Youth Leadership program in a couple of years.

(from left) Youth Leadership Advisors – Melissa Pucci, Pam Mautte, Dave Grant, Allison Shortell and Patrick DiCaprio (below) Dave Grant, Youth Leadership advisor giving ideas for Middle School Conference.

(bottom left) Kristyn Hanewicz and Eva Januszkiewicz accepting a check from Bill Bubbico, Pitney Bowes, for the Middle School Conference. (bottom right) Youth Leaders busy planning Middle School Conference.


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2007 CORPORATE VOLUNTEER COUNCIL: A YEAR IN REVIEW The Valley United Way enjoys the support of one of the most active Corporate Volunteer Councils in the country. Currently, in its thirteenth year of existence, the CVC is a coalition of more than 50 large and small Valley businesses that believe in giving back to the communities where they do business. The CVC meets monthly to coordinate food and clothing drives, plan and provide resources for large scale community projects and share ideas on how to drive the spirit of volunteerism among their employees. In February of 2007 the Corporate Volunteer Council celebrated “A Dozen Years of Service” with an anniversary reception hosted by the Valley United Way. Past

and present CVC members and United Way agency representatives were on hand to toast the collected good work performed by the CVC since its inception and to view a video created by Rich Sinclair of Arson Productions that chronicles CVC’s impact in the community since 1995. That impact has continued through 2007. Here are highlights from a very successful year.

Back to School Clothes For Kids In August, CVC companies and their employees provided 206 underprivileged children at Lafayette and Sunnyside Elementary Schools in Shelton with new school clothes and backpacks through

their annual “Back-To-School Clothes for Kids” program. This is the largest number of children ever outfitted by the program in a single year. Since 1995, the CVC has outfitted 1,498 Valley youth through donations total $273,615 in new clothes and supplies. CVC members hosted a Distribution Party for the children and their parents, with refreshments and party favors donated by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, David M. Grant Caterers, Pitney Bowes, Fletcher-Thompson and W.B. Mason. In addition, CDW-G donated $1,000 in technical support to each school, Derby Wal*Mart provided 67 packages of socks and underclothes to each school, and Pitney Bowes provided “Nurse’s Boxes” and an additional 55 backpacks to children in Mead, Irving, Lo Presti and Oxford Elementary Schools.

Week of Caring On September 29, the CVC sponsored Harvest House II in conjunction with the Valley United Way’s Week of Caring. Harvest House II was built outside of the Valley United Way’s office at 3 Corporate Drive in Shelton. It was an encore to the first Harvest House, a 400 square foot structure built in 2005 along the Riverwalk in downtown Shelton as a way to raise awareness of the large number of hungry in our community. Like the 2005

During the holidays, needy families and individuals are identified by United Way agencies and matched up with corporate volunteers who “adopt” them for the holidays – providing gifts, food and monetary donations to make their holidays brighter. This year, CVC members provided holiday meals and gifts to 101 children and 61 adults. They donated dozens of toys to TEAM Inc.’s Toys for Tots program and children at Parent Child Resource Center; and gave cash donations and gift cards to residents at the Valley YMCA, Spooner House and The Umbrella domestic violence shelter. Total holiday donations made by CVC members in 2007 are estimated at nearly 8,000 in value.

Corporate Food Drives

(bottom left) Volunteers gather to dismantle Harvest House II. (bottom center) Housatonic Lumber Company transports food for Harvest House II.

(bottom right) Town Line Storage stores the Harvest House II walls.

(top right) A few Back-to-School committee members celebrate outstanding success. (left) Pitney Bowes outfits 62 kids for Back-toSchool – the most successful year yet.


Holiday Giving Program

Throughout the year, 25 CVC member companies conducted food drives on their premises, collecting approximately thousands of food items to benefit Area Congregations Together (ACT), a food pantry that manages Spooner House homeless shelter in Derby. Significant contributors in this effort include Pitney Bowes, Homewood Suites by Hilton, and Market Data Retrieval.

(top left) Back to School children delighted with their back-to-school clothes.


project, the Harvest House II involved more than 100 community volunteers and produced in excess of 100,000 non-perishable food items distributed to the hungry through the following Valley United Way agencies: Area Congregations Together, Father McKenna St. Vincent DePaul Society, Valley YMCA, The Umbrella Program of Birmingham Group Health Services, Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Parent-Child Resource Center and The Safe Home.

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Caring Circle

This year, twenty companies held clothing drives on their premises to benefit My Sister’s Place, a thrift shop in Ansonia which donates 100% of their profits to The Umbrella Domestic Violence Program. My Sister’s Place estimates that 70% of its sale inventory comes from CVC donations. In 2007, CVC companies donated 14,030 pounds of clothing valued at $266,570. Beginning in 2008, CVC will expand its clothing drive program to also include The Helping Hands thrift shop run by Father McKenna St. Vincent De Paul Society, in an effort to have even greater impact in the community.

CVC volunteers like Eric Wilkins of Warner Financial and the “Granny Angels” at Spring Meadows Senior Living Community knit hand-made blankets and scarves for the CVC’s Caring Circle. The Caring Circle was started in 1995 with a $500 donation from Bob Scinto of R.D. Scinto, Inc. to purchase yarn. To date, the CVC has provided 750 hand-knitted blankets, scarves and other items to comfort victims of domestic violence. Blankets are distributed by area police forces when removing women and children from unsafe situations.

Computer Refurbishment Program Through equipment contributions from companies like EntreCap Financial and ComputerShare, Inc., the CVC has been able to refurbish and donate more than two dozen fully operating computer systems to United Way charities. Agencies receiving equipment and software from the program in 2007 include Derby Day Care Center and Seymour-Oxford Nursery Child Care Association (SONCCA), Area Congregations Together (ACT), Women’s Health Access, Valley YMCA, Safe Homes, Boy Scouts of America and Interfaith Caregivers.

Notions Collection Program Many CVC companies encourage their business travelers to collect shampoo, soap, toothpaste and other personal hygiene products from hotels that they visit. These products are donated to the residents of the Valley YMCA, Spooner House and the Umbrella Women’s Shelter. GE International has been one of the largest supporters of this program.

Cell Phone Donations To date, CVC members have donated more than 60 used cell phones to residents at the Umbrella domestic violence shelter. Even without a calling plan, donated cell phones can be used to dial 911 in a time of crisis. As plans get underway for 2008 activities, the Corporate Volunteer Council will focus on how it can have an even greater impact in the community going forward. One way is to broaden current programs to increase the number of agencies that benefit from them. Another way is to create more volunteer opportunities for their employees to support. Finally, the CVC will put greater effort toward “getting the word out” about its endeavors in order to become a more visible force within the Valley community. (top left) Youth Leadership members volunteer at the letter carriers food drive. (top right) Volunteers busy working at Harvest House II. (left) Youth Leadership kicks off their year by volunteering at the Spooner House. (bottom left) The CVC celebrates the most successful Back to School project in CVC history. (bottom right) Harvest House II.


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LEADERSHIP GREATER VALLEY One of Valley United Way’s great collaborative efforts is the very successful Leadership Greater Valley Program. This unique partnership with the Valley Council for Health & Human Services and the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce dates back to 1995 when it was initially called the LEAD program. When Bill Purcell became the head of the Chamber, the program was reconstituted as Leadership Greater Valley with a wider ranging curriculum. The program, which runs from September through November, is open to individuals who aspire to be community leaders by providing them with a rich community

experience that exposes them to all aspects of life in the Valley area. Weekly programs cover a range of topics including the history of the Valley, qualities of leadership, business ethics, the Valley’s economy and much, much more. At the conclusion of the program, Pat Tarasovic and the Volunteer Center work to place the graduates in volunteer leadership positions throughout the Valley. Four of the graduates of the program have served on United Way’s Board of Directors down through the years.

Congratulations to the Class of 2007 Andrew Rose Steven A Rose Agency

Jolene Messere People’s United Bank

Carol Pendagast FW Serra Inc

Martha Dohring Bank of America

Cathy Kurzbacher Better Packages Inc

Mary Ellen Samatulski Commerce Bank

Daniel Onofrio Environmental Data Resources

Peter Tomaino Dworken Hillman LaMorte & Sterczala PC

Felipe Rosa Newtown Savings Bank

Robert D Hunt Webster Bank

Garrett Sheehan United Illuminating Company

Sandra Ramalhete HSBC National Bank USA

Jeffrey Blanco Barnum Financial Group an Office of MetLife

Tanya Wulff Truax Newtown Savings Bank

GIFTS IN KIND PROGRAM One of the valuable “add-on” programs that Valley United Way provides for the community is its Gifts in Kind Program. VUW is not only the local sponsor of the Gifts in Kind International Program, but also coordinates its own program locally. This program gives local nonprofits access to a wide variety of products being donated by many large national corporations at little or no cost. Gifts in Kind International is the eighth largest charity in the U.S.and a leader in “product” philanthropy.

On the local level, VUW has been matching donors with local nonprofits for years. Most of the product donations are smaller in nature, but fit a definite need for some local agency. Down through the years there have been some unusual donations including an 800 pound safe. During 1997, we had the largest single product donation ever in the form of rocking horses, chairs and toy chests. Though the donor remains anonymous, the toys have brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of children throughout

the Valley. This is especially true because of the connection with TEAM, Inc.’s very successful Toys for Tots program during the holidays.

Boys & Girl’s Club

We want to thank our anonymous donor and Lisa Shappy of the United Way of Naugatuck & Beacon Falls for helping to coordinate the effort. This program alone was valued at more than $75,000. In addition to the Toys for Tots program, the following agencies benefitted from this donation:

Shelton School Readiness

Boy Scouts TEAM, Inc.

Valley YMCA Valley Parish Nurse Program North Star Support Group

VALLEY COUNCIL FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES One group that makes the Valley a very special place is a truly “virtual” organization which is successful because of the dedication of its members. We are speaking of the Valley Council for Health & Human Services which is a very unique collaborative on the part of the Valley’s Health & Human Services providers. Though each and every Valley agency has its own unique reason for being and provides its own valuable service to the community, they all share a common interest in making sure that there are no gaps in the services needed in the area and that their efforts have the greatest impact on the community.


Valley United Way is more than pleased to offer meeting space and fiduciary and administrative support to the Council which is an outgrowth of United Way’s Partner Agency Council. In the early 1990’s United Way sponsored annual breakfasts for nonprofit and government leaders that resulted in cooperative efforts around substance abuse and government service delivery areas. Those informal efforts eventually led to the creation of the Council in May of 1993 as the Valley Agency Council. Over time, the name was changed and the group became more formal. Its initial planning efforts created the Healthy Valley 2000 project


and Council members were active participants. Down through the years, the Council has been engaged in working to coordinate the efforts of the Valley’s nonprofits to maximize their impact on the community. Working in collaboration with others in the community, the Council is currently working on early childhood and

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senior issues as well as a community needs assessment as examples of just some of their work. Valley United Way is proud to be an active participant in the work of the Valley Council for Helath & Human Services. VCHHSO award recipients and leadership.

CORPORATE CUP PerkinElmer captured its first Community Corporate Cup title in its fifth try with a commanding win in the 2007 competition. PerkinElmer didn’t win an event until the final event, Healthy Team, but they finished well in just about every event in posting an impressive 12 point victory margin over runners-up United Illuminating. United Illuminating won four of the individual events in an effort to regain the championship that they last won in 1993. Perkin Elmer had finished second in 2006 and also in 2004 when they finished

missed the championship by a razor thin margin of .25 points. Three former champions rounded out the top five as TEAM, Inc. used a strong finish to climb to third followed by the Birmingham Group and Griffin Hospital. As we head for the 2008 Community Corporate Cup, we are excited by the prospect of the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and its Healthcare Council joining us as partners in putting on this healthy community activity.

Final standings Team


1 PerkinElmer


2 United Illuminating




4 Birmingham Group


5 Griffin Hospital


6 Spectrum Plastics




8 Hawley Lane Shoes


9 Gordon Rubber


10 Curtiss-Ryan Honda


11 United Way


12 Calvert Safe & Lock


13 Valley YMCA


(far left) Marilyn Cormack, CEO of the Birmingham Group Health Services, putts for a hole in one. (left) Bob VanEgghen from PerkinElmer Precisely in the horseshoes event.

(bottom left) Bob Bohannan, TEAM, Inc., attempts a strike. (left) Practicing for start of billiards event. (below) Andrew Samsel, Birmingham Group Health Services, takes aim.


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Vice President, Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Association

The audited figures for the period ending June 30, 2007 reflect an organization that remains in a strong financial position as we enter a period of economic uncertainty in the state and the nation. The Board has prudently used reserves to continue to maintain funding for community based services through the traditional allocations process. Those allocations amounted to $589, 655 during the year. However, an additional $115,287 was allocated though donor designated gifts and special needs grants. Though no new Special Issues Grants were made during the year, the Board of Directors has voted to formalize a Special Issues Grant program moving forward. The Board of Directors had planned for a reduction in reserves as part of the budget to maintain allocations, and that is reflected in the $90,145 reduction in net assets reflected in the audit. Reserves are still within the United Way

policy to maintain a three to six month operating reserve. In addition to our primary source of funding which is the annual campaign, grants, special events and in-kind revenues continue to play a major role in our finances. In-kind support also helps to improve the financial strength of the organization and amounted to almost $39,671 during the audit period. The audit does not reflect additional resources that impact the community thanks to Valley United Way’s community leadership. Thanks to our Corporate Volunteer Council’s annual Back-to-School Clothes for Kids program, 179 needy children at Derby’s Irving School were provided with over $30,000 worth of new clothing and school supplies during the audit period. In ten years that program has now clothed more than 1,000 children, and those values are not reflected in the annual reports.

The Week of Caring project, which renovated the Catholic Family Services building in Ansonia, is another example of Valley United Way’s financial impact inbringing people together to solve community problems. Monthly food and clothing drives have a major financial impact on several agencies and that value is also not reflected in the annual report. All of these activities have expanded in the months since the audit was completed. You see many of those “value added” activities listed throughout this report, and their importance, from a financial perspective, cannot be underestimated. The Valley United Way enjoyed a successful year financially, and I want to thank the members of the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors for their continued efforts to ensure the financial stability and viability of the United Way.





$ 519,524





ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents Contributions receivable, less allowance for uncollectible amounts of $154,253 and $138,958 Grants receivable Prepaid expenses



Total Current Assets








$ 128,011



Deferred revenue – grants



Deferred revenue – other



Total Current Liabilities


$ 411,701


$ 700,082



Equipment – less allowance for depreciation of $82,045 and $73,717 Total Assets LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accrued expenses Donor designations payable

Net Assets – unrestricted Total Liabilities and Net Assets


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REVENUES, GAINS, AND OTHER SUPPORT Campaign contributions – current



Less donor fields of service



Less donor designations



Provision for uncollectible pledges



Total Campaign

$ 858,384

$ 963,246

Foundation grants



Special events



Investment income



In-kind revenues








Loss on disposition of equipment Total Revenues, Gains and Other Support ALLOCATIONS AND FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES Allocations and special issue grants Functional expenses (including donated services, material and facilities of $39,671 and $39,985): Community program services – grants and program



Management and general



Fund raising





Total Functional Expenses Total Expenses



Decrease in Net Assets



Net assets at beginning of year



$ 609,937

$ 700,082

Net assets at end of year

Finance Committee Gregory P. DeStefano Konowitz, Kahn & Company, P.C.

Michael S. Marcinek Fletcher-Thompson, Inc.

William M. Miller Jr. Miller Investment

William C. Nimons, Chair Naugatuck Valley Savings & Loan John Slovak

Dan Cyrulik, Bank of America, hands Jack Walsh a corporate donation.


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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 Listing reflects results reported as of 4/3/08. support of our 2007 - 2008 Annual Community Campaign.

Ahearn, David Ahearn, William Airway Driving School Ajello, Piampiano, San Angelo Ins Alexanders Hardware Allstate Insurance American Red Cross Andreana, Joseph Ansonia, City of Ansonia Copper & Brass Ansonia Public Schools Apicella, Testa & Company PC Aquarion Water Company Archdiocese of Hartford AT&T Augusta, Judith Averill, Richard B & J Electric Motor Repair Co. Bailey, Ruth Baldwin, Donald Bank of America Barnum Financial Group (An Office of Metlife) Basement Systems, Inc. Beechwood Market Bertie, Sara Big Y Supermarket, #99 Birmingham Group BJ’s Wholesale Club Blanchette, Raymond Blanck, Ann Blume, Hartwig Boris, Gregory Boys & Girls Club of the LNV Bradley, Henry Brickett, Edward Brookside Inn Buckley, Mary Bug Busters Cable, Jesse Cacchillo, Arthur Capitol Barber Shop Carey & Guarrera Carlino, Paul & Linda Carson, Christopher 22

Caspari, Inc. Catholic Charities Catlin, Merrill Cavagnuolo, Emma Clancy, Marie Clark, George Clark, Merritt Clearwater Industries Clifford, Loretta Cocchiola & Cocchiola D.M.D., LLC Coffey, William* & Mary Comcast Comfort Keepers #325 Commerce Bank Commune, Evelyn Conklin, Edmund Conti Associates Coppola, Eugene Corcoran Jennison Co. Inc. Coscia, Anthony Costigan, Virginia Cota, Andrew Countryside Veterinary Hospital, LLC Crocamo, John Crowder, James Curina, Iris Curri, Michael Curtiss Ryan Honda Cutting Edge Communications, LLC Dabkowski, Kathleen D’Alessio, Inez Daniell, John Davey, Mildred David M. Grant Caterers Davis, Jane Dellamonica, Anthony Derby Cellular Products, Inc. Derby, City of Derby Day Care Center Derby Public Schools Dib, Donald Dirienzo, Angelo DiYanno, Edith Dodd, Harrison Donahue, Laura


Donohue, John Douglas, Julius Drennan, Joseph Dripchak, Stephen Duchess Family Restaurant Dunkin Donuts (Samana Inc.) Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte, Sterczala, P.C. Dziedzic, Charles Earthworks Excavating Edible Arrangements Edward F. Adzima & Riverview Funeral Homes Elmy, Frederick Emerson, William Emhart Teknologies Fedorowicz, Dorothy Fiore, John First Congregational Church Fiscus, Robert Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Flynn, Joseph Frank Burdo & Son Fred Ortoli Photography Frey-Hershey Foundation Gabianelli, Thomas Gambacini, Nelson Ganz, Glenn Garofalo, Barbara General Electric Ghilardi, Madelyn Ghione, Peter Giardina, Joan Glover, Leroy Goodrich Danbury Employees Grassy Hill Lodge Graziano, Salvatore Greco and Hanes, Inc. Griffin Hospital Halpin, Christine Health Net of the Northeast Hennessy, William Hession, Walter Hogan, Daniel Homa, Elizabeth

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Honeywell Hometown Solutions Horbal, Myron Hubbell Brothers Hull Funeral Home Huntington Electric Hylwa, Virginia IBM Corporation & Retirees Industrial Wood Products Co Inc. Inzero, Alberta Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Izzo, Markanthony Jekel, James Jenkins-King Funeral Home John J. Sullivan’s Johnson & Johnson Jones Family Farms Julia Day Nursery Katz, Richard Kerite Klarides, Peter Kligfeld, Michael Kostka, Raymond Kuslis, Jeanne Kuster, Gordon Kuzma, Alice LAC Property Management LLC Lanzi, Joseph Lerman, Robert Linsco Private Ledger Lopresti, Anthony Macton Corporation Mahoney, Mary Maksymiw, Michael Mario D’Addario Buick, Inc. Marshall Lane Manor Mascolo, Louise Matthies, Richard Mattutini, Rena May & Stanek, P.C. McCoy, Brian McKane, Charles McKnight, Mary Anne McLean, Charlotte McNeish, Lee Mennillo, Alexandria


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 2007 - 2008 Annual Community Campaign. Listing reflects results reported as of 4/3/08.

Menta Chiropractic, LLC Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Michaud, Francis Microsol Inc. Miller Investment Miller Ward Funeral Home Miller, William Mills, Serina Moll, David Monk, Arthur Mullen, John Monro Muffler/Brake Murphy, Maureen Murphy, Robert Naugatuck Savings Bank Naugatuck Valley Health District Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan Ned Miller Associates, Inc. New Alliance Bank Foundation Nickse, H. Tom Northeast Stihl Inc. Northwest Airlines O’Connor, Timothy Ortoli, Josephine Oxford Liquor Store Oxford Paint & Hardware Oxford Public Schools Oxford, Town of Page, Paul

Parent Child Resource Center Patzy Lavender Charitable Trust People’s United Bank PerkinElmer Precisely Pfiizer, Inc. Philips Medical Systems Phoenix Machine Pitney Bowes Plastic Molding Technology Preferred Tool & Die Co., Inc. Previtt, Mark Pullman & Comley, LLC Purpora, David Reilly, John Reynolds, Patricia Rider, Art Ritch, Greenberg, & Hassan, PC Rock, Ira Rogucki, Eileen Rohwedder, Frederick Rollinson, Herbert Roman, Edward Roseland Apizza Rosen, Richard Rte 67 Self Storage Ryan & Tyma LLP Ryan, George Saccu, Peter Sadlik, Genevieve

(both photos) 2007 Annual Meeting Attendees.


Sampieri, Robert Santa, Norman Savitsky, Frances Schaible, Kenneth Schwartz, Kenneth Schwing, John Seccombe’s Cleaners, Inc. Seymour Public Schools Seymour Veterinary Hospital Seymour, Town of Shaffer, Beverly Sharpe, Everett Shaw, Ethel Shaw’s Supermarket Shelton, City of Shelton Economic Development Corp. Shelton Public Schools Shelton Winnelson Company Sikorsky Aircraft SITETRENDS integrated Slovak, John Slowik, Richard Sobin, Madeline SONCCA Sousa, Stone & D’Agosto, LLC Sovereign Bank Sovinski, Edward Spectrum Plastics Molding, Inc. Splan, Shawn Stamos, Gregory Stangel, Carolyn Stanyke, Charles Stop & Shop Companies Stuppin, Julia Sunflower Dental Care Sutnik, Thomas Sweeney, Joyce

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Sylvester, Leon Tamis, Donald Tarasovic, Nicholas TEAM, Inc. The Gillette Company The Inn at Villa Bianca The United Illuminating Company The Yudkin Family Fund Thomas, Dominick Tomasella, Schlitter, & Burrell, P.C. Trapkauskas, Gloria Tucker, Lewis Turski, Stanley Unilever United States Foundation United Parcel Service East New England Universal Adjustment Services Valentine, Nancy Valla, Dominic Valley Chamber of Commerce Valley United Way Valley YMCA Venman & Co., LLC Viadella, Shirleyanne Viets, Wallace Vintage Home Inspection Vitello, Alphonse Volo, Richard Volpe, Frederick Volto, John Xerox W.E. Bassett Company Wachovia Bank Wal*Mart Walgreen Drug Store Welch, John Welch, Thomas Wells, Thomas White Hills Express Inc. Wiemer, David Winnick, Bronislaw Wright, Jane Young, Lois Zigmont, Henry


THANK YOU CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEERS American Red Cross Carol Kirby Ansonia Public Schools Fran Perrotti Ansonia, City of JoLynn Flaherty Area Congregations Together Sue Agamy Liz Holcomb Basement Systems, Inc. Julie Morelli Better Packages, Inc. Mary Ann Miskowicz Phil White

Pam Cianci Ed Frey Amanda Golbabnai Mike Jacobs Evan McHugh Steve Mendyka Elizabeth O’Byrne Christine Rowan Christine Stegman Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce Al Patuzzi Griffin Hospital Steve Mordecai

Kerite Company John DeGray Alicia Gsell Naugatuck Valley Health District Karen Spargo Naugatuck Valley Savings Bank Pat Peterson Ned Miller Associates, Inc. Ned Miller New Alliance Bank Ada Dimino-Luong Nishball, Carp, Neidermeier, Pacowta & Co. Joshua Dickinson

Birmingham Group Nancy Brandt Nancy Cahoon Mary Ann Far Debbie Foglia Latesha Johnson Maria Rivera Arne Solli Larry Thomson Diane Wasilewski

Parent Child Resource Center Sue Vogt Mike Wynne

Boys & Girls Club Jack Ribas

R.D. Scinto Lisa Morrsion

PerkinElmer Precisely April Hayes Bob VanEgghen Pitney Bowes Marie-Nicole Haniph Sue Rigano

Catholic Family Charities Diane D’Amato

Nikki and Debbie Lewis helping to build Harvest House II

Comcast Mario Marge

Health Net of the Northeast Karen Bozzuto Ginny Corrano Joanne Czezcot Shirley Finik Debbie Lewis Shari Lungarini Lisa Marino Phylis Mennillo Debbie Noack Janet Patuzzi Denise Sherwood Clair Toth Cindy Troxler

Curtiss-Ryan Honda Pattie Crowther Derby Day Care Gladys Lazurek Derby Public Schools Jen Andrews Nancy DeFrancisco Patrice Ferrara Kelly Foley Giana Harrington Judy Leve Nancy Maleri Betsy Seabury Shelly Sheridan

Housatonic Lumber Lynn Miller

GE Mobile Services Maureen Spencer-Butler

Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Adrienne Cabral Jeff Galdenzi Alan Grassia Sue Millican Scott Rupff Brenda Stablein Michelle Wieler Samantha Woodward

GE Money-Americas Steve Arce

Julia Day Nursery & Kindergarten Sharon Kelley

Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and Sterczala, P.C. Jen Bull Fletcher-Thompson, Inc. Connie Koch Mike Marcinek



Seymour Public Schools Allison Cunningham LeAnne Daugerty Susan Duke Debbie Durette Judy Laudati MaryAnne Mascolo Lucille McGinn Darlene O’Callaghan Patricia Sabatini Karen Wilczewski

United Illuminating employees enjoying United Way campaign

Shelly Saczynski TJ Maxx Tim Wells Valley YMCA Sue Reilly W.E. Bassett Company Linda McPhail Wal*Mart-Derby Dottie Cacchillo Wal*Mart-Shelton Rachael McGeever Yankee Gas Services Company Suzanna Trejo

Seymour, Town of Diedre Caruso Shelton Public Schools Howie Gura Pattie Lilling Ed Marocco

Fred Ortoli

Shelton, City of Ann Walsh SONCCA Arlene Swatson Spectrum Plastics Molding, Inc. Dana Worthington TEAM, Inc. Sue Westine The United Illuminating Company Dorcas Blue Alice Martin Naomi Wallace

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The Volunteer Center Is Always Open! Visit Valley United Way’s Volunteer Solutions On-line for all of your volunteer needs

Volunteer Solutions is Valley United Way’s on-line resource center for all things volunteer related in the Valley. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, this is the place to go to see what’s available in the Valley. You can view all of the agencies and opportunities listed, or simply search for things of interest to you. You can even register to create your personal volunteer home page and have us e-mail you with opportunities that fit your interests. It couldn’t be easier.

For any group in the Valley who uses volunteers, this is the place to be! You can list all of your opportunities and special needs in one place where people from all over the area can find you. You have complete control over your listings and can change them at any time.

The entire service is free thanks to Valley United Way and the generous support of the Raymond P. Lavietes Foundation which underwrites much of the cost. For more information or assistance, please contact Valley United Way or visit our website for direct links to Volunteer Solutions.

Mission Statement

Valley United Way's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Valley United Way will measurably improve the lives of people in our community through: Philanthropy – Raising dollars to invest in identified community priorities. Volunteerism – Inspiring people to make a difference by giving their time. Collaboration – Working with others to build coalitions that leverage resources to address identified community priorities.

Valley United Way

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Shelton, CT 06484 Phone: (203) 926-9478 Fax: (203) 926-1368 serving Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton

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