A fundraising campaign for the Aurora Foundation!

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Each year, male community leaders come together to raise funds in support of the Aurora Foundation.

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

Will you be a leader for Hartford-area women and girls to finish college, develop leadership and financial literacy skills, and become work-ready? Together, we can breakdown barriers and improve the economic outlook for Hartford County women, families, and businesses.

Aurora funds programs for Hartford County women and girls that allow them to complete college, develop leadership skills, and overcome systemic obstacles. For example, the “Launch Your Leadership Journey” program at both Asnuntuck and Tunxis Community Colleges trains women to be future leaders on campus, in their careers and in the community.  Tracey, a student from the program used her new skills to found a food pantry for all students on the Asnuntuck campus that now serves 300 students a month and is staffed entirely with student volunteers. Once these future leaders have the resources and tools they need, they put their new skills to work improving the community for all of us. Thank you for joining Team Aurora to make sure that women and girls succeed.

We’re excited to partner with Data-Mail and the Hartford Athletic soccer team and welcome Hartford Athletic Coach Jimmy Nielsen to be our special guest for the kickoff breakfast.

We have set an ambitious goal of raising $30,000, 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 women and girls in our community.

The 4th Annual 100 Men’s Campaign Breakfast 

Wednesday, September 25, 7:30-9:00am

at the Mandell Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.  Plan to join us!

RSVP to egeorge@aurorafoundation.org, or 860-881-4926.

Free to register, attendees will be encouraged to donate that morning. Women are welcome to join us for an inspiring event!


Special thanks to our 2019 campaign supporters!





Members of the Hartford Club

2019 Campaign Host Committee

Honorary Chair

Bruce Mandell, Data-Mail, Hartford Athletic


Host Committee Co-Chairs

Eric George, Insurance Association of Connecticut

James Ruel, Ruel Ruel Goings & Brit LLC


Host Committee

Dean Andrews, Bank of America

Paul Bourdeau, Cummings & Lockwood LLC

Luke Bronin, Mayor, City of Hartford

DeNucci Group, Merrill Lynch

Dallas Dodge, Roy & LeRoy Government Relations

Brad Hoffman, Hoffman Auto Group

Lee Hoffman, Pullman & Comley LLC

Paul Mounds, Connecticut Governor’s Office

Joel Rottner, Retired, Skelley Rottner PC

Tim Steadman, The Hartford

Liam Sweeney, Penn Lincoln Strategies LLC

Dan Tapper, Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations, Inc.

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.