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February 14, 2006

United Way of Greater New Haven Recognizes Local Organizations and Volunteers

February 14, 2006

Media Contact: Michelle Wade
203.772.2010, Ext.202

NEW HAVEN, Conn., February 14, 2006 – United Way of Greater New Haven honored local organizations and volunteers at their annual Community Spirit and Volunteer Recognition Awards luncheon at 500 Blake Street.

An enthusiastic crowd of over 350 attended the event which was emceed by Veronica Douglas of News Channel 8 and UPN 9.

The event recognizes local organizations and volunteers who exhibit their support throughout the year to further the goals of United Way of Greater New Haven. The awardees demonstrated their support in various and equally important ways. From partnering with United Way around specific issues such as early childhood education, to running highly successful workplace fundraising campaigns, to encouraging volunteerism among employees, United Way rang the bell for companies and individuals who work to make a difference in this community.

Community Champions: Those local organizations that recognize, support and fight for the health and well-being of our community. They encourage a sense of ownership around our most critical issues and they believe they can make a difference.

AT&T Proliance
The Bilco Company Quinnipiac University
Citizens Bank South Central CT Regional Water Authority
Hubbel Sargent Manufacturing
Knights of Columbus The United Illuminating Company
New Haven Fire Department West Haven Community House
New Haven Register Yale College Council
New Alliance Bank

Youth Leadership Award: Awarded to local organizations or individuals which believe in the potential of our young future leaders and the importance philanthropy holds as a value of successful leadership.

The Community Foundation For Greater New Haven Town Fair Tire

Bill Graustein Youth Philanthropy Project

Rick Mayer of the JFM Foundation
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Campaign Coordinator of the Year: This person exemplifies leadership skills and strong commitment to improving lives through the successful management of their annual workplace campaign.

Carol Blake – Hubbell

Community Impact Award: Recognizes local organizations that demonstrate a desire to create lasting change in people’s lives and in the community.

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Leadership Center

Town of Orange Community Services Department

Youth of the Year Award: Recognizes young citizens, 18 years or younger, who have demonstrated a strong sense of community responsibility through activities and/or projects that contribute positively to the community.

Mike Yegarian of Wallingford

Community Partner Award: Community Partners understand that by working together we are stronger and more powerful than standing alone. They embrace their roles in community change, sometimes as leaders, sometimes as supporters.

The Community Foundation For Greater New Haven New Haven School Readiness Council

News Channel 8 and UPN 9 U.S. Surgical

Spirit of Caring Award: Recognizes an organization where core values and every day actions inside and outside the workplace exemplify a sense of responsibility and concern for others.

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Building a Legacy Award: Recognizes an organization or individual who looks to the future and works to brighten that future by the actions and measures they take today.

Yale University

Chairman’s Award: Acknowledges a company that consistently exhibits and encourages excellence in community responsibility and promotes a culture of volunteerism among employees.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Volunteer of the Year: This individual embodies the spirit of civic engagement through their dedication of time and talent to the highest goal of improving lives and building a stronger community.

Judith Dozier-Hackman – Associate Dean, Yale College

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About United Way:
United Way mobilizes the caring power of our community to create measurable, sustainable change and to improve lives. To do this we: help identify our region's greatest needs and best opportunities for change; raise dollars and invest those dollars for results; connect people to their caring through volunteer opportunities.

More information about United Way of Greater New Haven's community leadership and how you can help can be found at http://www.uwgnh.org/.


February 11, 2006

United Way and NFL Players Team up for Annual Fundraising and Community Service Weekend

February 11, 2006

Media Contact: Michelle Wade
203.772.2010, Ext.202

Over 30 NFL Players, Including Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi, Expected to Attend

25 NFL players from 15 teams will arrive in New Haven on March 10th for a weekend of events and community service projects. United Way of Greater New Haven, in conjunction with J.L. Sports, will host the 13th Annual NFL Players Weekend.

The weekend will kick off on Friday, March 10th, with a lunch honoring the New Haven Police and Fire Departments hosted by Fireside Restaurant, as well as player visits to Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital and the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of New Haven.

Friday evening will feature an “open to the public” Celebrity Bartending Happy Hour, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at Hula Hank’s Island Bar at 216 Crown Street in New Haven, followed by a reception where you can join the players for dinner, dancing and bidding at the annual Celebrity Auction to be held in the Omni New Haven Hotel ballroom from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Items such as signed sports memorabilia, an African Safari Vacation package, Romantic getaways, Gourmet packages and more will be available for bidding at this gala event. Tickets for the NFL Celebrity Auction are still available and can be purchased for $50 in advance or at the door. Please call Kathleen Norwood at United Way of Greater New Haven at 772-2010 ext. 213, or log onto www.uwgnh.org.

On Saturday, March 11th, Town Fair Tire, Comcast and Yale University will sponsor the United Way NFL Players Youth Clinic and later that evening the “Bowl with the Pros” event will take place at AMF Lanes in Hamden, CT, where NFL players will be available to autograph their photos from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Companies or individuals can “bowl with a pro” by purchasing a lane for four guests and one NFL player from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

All proceeds from the weekend benefit United Way of Greater New Haven and the work they do in Greater New Haven.

"This event has become one of the biggest sports charity events in New England", said Joe Linta, President of New Haven-based JL Sports, the agency which represents the visiting NFL players. "Our players look forward to coming to New Haven to support United Way and their efforts to improve lives in this community."

Among NFL Players expected to attend are former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots’ Brandon Gorin, Dan Koppen and Russ Hochstein as well as Chukky Okobi and Russell Stuvaints from this year’s Super Bowl Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Visit www.uwgnh.org/nfl.cfm for a full weekend schedule and up to the minute player and auction news.

Event sponsors include The New Haven Register, Clear Channel, News Channel 8 and UPN 9, Stop and Shop and UHY.

Confirmed Players (as of 2/8/06)
Baltimore Ravens: Robb Butler #45 (S)
Buffalo Bills: Brian Moorman #8 (P)
Liam Ezekiel #50 (LB)
California U of Penn: Antoine Bagwell #46 (RB)
Carolina Panthers: Casey Cramer #49 (FB)
Cincinnati Bengals: Brad St. Louis #48 (LS)
Scott Kooistra #75 (T)
Cleveland Browns: Dave Yovanovits #68 (T)
Joe Andruzzi #63 (G)
Kansas City Chiefs: Aaron Golliday #45 (TE)
Kevin Sampson #79 (T)
Minnesota Vikings: Matt Birk #78 (C)
Mike Rosenthal #75 (T)
New England Pats: Brandon Gorin #76 (T)
Dan Koppen #67 (C)
Russ Hochstein #71 (G)
New York Giants: Jason Whittle #65 (G)
Philadelphia Eagles: Dominic Furio #75 (C)
Todd Herremans #79 (T)
Matt McCoy #51 (LB)
Hank Fraley #63 (C/G)
Pittsburgh Steelers: Chukky Okobi #56 (C)
Russell Stuvaints #33 (DB)
San Diego Chargers: Jacques Cesaire #74 (DE)
San Francisco 49ers: Renauld Williams #59 (LB)
Syracuse University: Quinn Ojinnaka #69 (OT)
U of Pittsburgh: Charles Spencer #56 (OL)
Villanova U: Darrell Adams #90 (DE)


February 9, 2006

United Way of Greater New Haven Chooses Jack Healy as New CEO

February 9, 2006

Media Contact: Michelle Wade
203.772.2010, Ext.202

The Board of Directors of United Way of Greater New Haven has unanimously approved the recommendation of their search committee and appointed Jack Healy to succeed Hart D. Caparulo as President and Chief Executive Officer upon her retirement in June. Healy has served United Way since 1996 as Executive Vice President with responsibility for fundraising and marketing. “Jack brings over twenty years of human service experience to this position. For the last ten years, he has worked with Hart and the Board of Directors to raise over $50M and help thousands of people in our community”, said Tom Sansone, Managing Partner, Carmody & Torrance, chair of the search committee and incoming Board chair.

Healy expressed his intention to continue the focused approach United Way of Greater New Haven has implemented over the past several years. Heather Calabrese, Senior Vice President, will become Chief Operating Officer and Ms. Caparulo, will continue to work with United Way in a consulting capacity. “Jack understands the importance of United Way and its leadership role in addressing some of our most challenging community issues, said Caparulo “We have worked hand-in-hand for a decade to reshape United Way’s role and mission in our community. I couldn’t be happier with the Board’s choice.”

Barbara Pearce, current Board chair and President, H. Pearce Company Realtors, also expressed confidence in Mr. Healy’s leadership ability. “Jack has strong relationships in the business community that will serve United Way well as he moves into this new role. He’s worked effectively with many regional businesses to help them connect to this community through charitable giving and volunteerism.”

United Way has recently partnered with several other public and private organizations in an effort to improve school readiness through its Success By 6 initiative and is concerned with the growing problems associated with economic disparity. “I am honored the Board has chosen me to follow Hart as CEO. I have been fortunate to have worked with some wonderful people in Greater New Haven over the last decade. This is a community of caring people who express that caring generously with time, talent and giving. My intention is to keep United Way focused on what matters in this community and open to all who want to make a difference” said Healy.

Healy, who grew up in North Haven, has held a number of positions both within the United Way system and with other nonprofit organizations. He served as United Way Vice President in San Francisco and President in Everett, Washington
and as Executive Director of The Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers and Cambridge (MA) Community Services. He holds a MA in Communications from Fairfield University and BA from Ithaca College.

About United Way:
United Way mobilizes the caring power of our community to create measurable, sustainable change and to improve lives. To do this we: help identify our region's greatest needs and best opportunities for change; raise dollars and invest those dollars for results; connect people to their caring through volunteer opportunities.

More information about United Way of Greater New Haven's community leadership and how you can help can be found at www.uwgnh.org.