A fundraising campaign for the Aurora Foundation


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

2016 marked the first year that male community leaders joined together to raise funds in support of the Aurora Foundation. Men have supported the Aurora Foundation from the start, but through this campaign, male community leaders raised funds together to contribute to the Foundation’s work toward unlocking the potential of women and girls in the Greater Hartford region.Thanks to the hard work of the Host Committee, the first annual Men’s Campaign raised over $20,000!

This year’s campaign, led by Co-Chairs Lee Hoffman and Joel Rottner, aims to raise $25,000 through minimum gifts of 100 dollars from 100 men in 100 days!  Through your participation in this campaign, you will become a partner in supporting Aurora’s efforts to educate, engage, and empower the community to address issues facing women and girls in Greater Hartford.  Your help WILL make a difference!

Stand with men in your community and join us!

100 MEN’S Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast

Join us!

Wednesday, September 26, 7:30-9:00a.m.

Innovation Center at the Mandell JCC

335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford


RSVP to Laurie@aurorafoundation.org or 860.881.4926


Featuring Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun

Hall of Fame Coach Jim Calhoun has established himself as perhaps the greatest program builder in college basketball history. Named head coach of basketball at the University of Connecticut in 1996, he completed his 26th season and his 40th year as a collegiate head coach in 2011-12. Calhoun led the Huskies to the 2011 NCAA National Championship and became only the fifth coach in NCAA history to win three national titles. While still an active coach, Calhoun earned the highest honor, election into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2005. In 2006 he was also inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of its founding class.


Special thanks

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

Make a donation now

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


Donate Now


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.