People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with over $44 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. peoples.com
The Nutmeg Foundation was formed in 2001 as a private, independent foundation. The original Board members were Ethel Davis, J.M.K. Davis, James English, jr., and Edith Gengras. The purpose of the Foundation is to foster the acquisition of knowledge and skills which enable organizations and the individuals they serve to achieve their goals. Priority is given to organizations that enhance personal growth, independence and self-sufficiency. nutmegfoundation.com
Mary Hendrickson and Ken Poppe
Having spent their careers as teachers, Mary and Ken know the importance of education. As a way to keep their passion for education going, they started volunteering together at LVGH. Both stressed the importance of giving back, especially during these times; “We need to do something positive, and we can’t think of anything more positive than teaching people who want to learn and who have goals.”Mary and Ken not only give their time and skills to our students, but they are able to support us as annual donors. They see donating as “something you have to do. We were given so much in our lives and had all of the privileges and basics, and not everyone has that. Even when we can’t give a lot, it is still important to give what we can.”
Our purpose is to lead humanity to healthy, vibrant lives. We do this through living our values—of integrity, accountability, collaboration and caring—and committing ourselves to the communities we serve. magellanhealth.com
Lincoln Financial Foundation, Inc.
Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grants to more than 300 nonprofits each year that empower and improve the lives of many. Contributing to strong, vital communities is not only intrinsic to our values, it’s our responsibility. lfg.com
After graduating college and returning home to Connecticut, Jared was looking for ways to help his community thrive. A passionate reader, and amazed to discover that Hartford is one of the lowest literate cities in the country, Jared began tutoring in 2006. Ten years later, he joined our board, and currently serves as Board Secretary. Jared has been a loyal donor for over 10 years. “I give to LVGH because its students, staff, and volunteers pursue and achieve remarkable outcomes, from measurable gains in literacy to high levels of civic engagement that enrich our community.”