A fundraising campaign for the Aurora Foundation


Men standing with Aurora to make a difference in our communities.

Each year, male community leaders come together to raise funds in support of the Aurora Foundation. Thanks to the leadership of Co-Chairs Lee Hoffman and Joel Rottner, Aurora’s 2018 100 Men’s Campaign marked its third year with a Kick-Off event on September 26 featuring Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun. It was an inspiring morning with Coach Calhoun sharing his belief that “giving back” and “finding ways to open more doors for the people we can help” makes life meaningful. He congratulated all the supporters in the room for “showing up today and making a difference—that’s what it takes to win the day.” Aurora’s Executive Director Jenny Steadman shared how women in Aurora-funded programs work to fully realize their educational goals and their potential. Jenny’s message to attendees that morning? “As community leaders, you know a good investment when you see one, you know the value of opportunity. Please help us help the women in our community change their world, and ours.”

We are proud to report that the 2018 100 Men’s Campaign raised over $27,000, the highest amount raised by this campaign in its history. Funds will support Aurora’s efforts to educate, engage, and empower the community to address issues facing

Save the date.  The 4th Annual 100 Men’s Campaign Breakfast is Wednesday, September 25, 7:30-9:00am at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.  Plan to join us!


Special thanks to our 2018 campaign supporters!



Jim Calhoun

Matthew Cambi

Dana & Jonathan Keller

Liddell Family Gift Fund

The Gentlemen’s Cup



Brien Beakey

Bryan Cote

BrGeorge Estes

Jim Fanelli

Eric George

Lee Hoffman

Kleen Energy

Jason Rojas

Joel Rottner

Jim Ruel

Christopher VanDeHoef

Andrew Worthington

Eric Zachs



Rich Alleyne

Drew Andrews

Keith Bergquist

Lee and Melody Bernhardt

Dennis Bisgaard

Courtney Bourns

Tim Brennan

Dennis Brown

Meghan & Scott Burns

Dallas Dodge

Brad Drazen

William Fish

Jason Giulietti

Mark Goldberg

Sean Johnston

Edward Joyce

Richard Keough

Steven Madonick

Chris Magendantz

Rob Monyak

Dan O’Shea

Jeremy Race

William Reis

Richard Robinson

James Ruel

Willard Seedman

James Shearin

Joseph Sposito

John Stafstrom

William Stahl

Tim Steadman

Liam Sweeney

Ted Whittemore

Robert Yass


Up to $199

Jeffrey Alquist

Dean Andrews

Alexander Andrews

Janet Bailey Faude

Richard Baltimore

Thomas Bartell

James Bergenn

Michael Bergin

Michael Bernard

Ryan Bingham

David Bogan

Steve Boyle

Robert Britt

Tom & Elizabeth Buczynski

Christine Buhler

Dan Casper

William Corvo

Kevin Crosby

John Crosson

Timothy Curtin

Eric Daniels

Kyle Egress

Noah Ehrenpreis

Joshua Feldman

Richard Filosa

William Fleming

Eric Fredette

Paul Garavel

Michael Garner

Peter Gersten

Steven Greenspan

Jonathan Harris

Stephen Holtman

Brad Hutensky

Drew Iacovazzi

Jonathan Kaplan

Ryan Keating

Michael Keating

Edmund Kindelan

John Kindl

Frederic Lee Klein

Kevin LaFreniere

William Leikin

Mickey and Ernie Mattei

Amy Miller

Charles Monagan

John Motley

Michael Mullen

O & G Industries

Rosemary Padin

Jennifer & Bill Pennoyer

Eric Reimer

Shaun Sheridan

Mark Sommaruga

Daniel Tapper

Josh Timm

Richard Voigt

Sherwood Willard

Nancy and Stephen Woodward


2018 Campaign Host Committee

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Lee Hoffman, Pullman & Comley LLC

Joel Rottner, Retired, Skelley Rottner PC


Host Committee

Richard Alleyne, The Hartford

Dean Andrews, Bank of America

Paul Bourdeau, Cummings & Lockwood LLC

Steve Boyle, 2-4-1 Sports

Dallas Dodge, Insurance Association of CT

Brad Drazen, United Technologies Corporation

Eric George, Insurance Association of CT

Brad Hoffman, Hoffman Auto Group

John Monagan, Ethel Walker School

Jeremy Race, Junior Achievement

Jason Rojas, Trinity College

Richard Rosenthal, Max Restaurant Group

James Ruel, Ruel Ruel Goings & Britt LLC

Tim Steadman, The Hartford

Christopher VanDeHoef, Penn Lincoln Strategies LLC

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Join the 100 Men by making a contribution of $100, $250, $500 or $1,000.


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If you prefer, send a check to:
Aurora Women and Girls Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 100 Men/100 Days
1678 Asylum Avenue, Lynch Hall St 216
West Hartford CT 06117

All proceeds go to the Aurora Foundation to support our work empowering women and girls. Donations to the 501(c)(3) charitable organization are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.