Join us!

Power of Philanthropy Reception

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Infinity Hall
32 Front Street, Hartford

Join us for an evening of networking, good food, drinks and a conversation about the role of philanthropy in our community.

Featuring Community Activist and Author,

Carrie Firestone

Carrie Firestone is the co-founder of ForwardCT, an organization aimed at promoting civic engagement. A former New York City high school teacher, she moved to Connecticut where her passion for community service led her to spearhead service projects including Project Housewarming, an effort to provide furniture and housewares for Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria. Most recently, Carrie launched The Unlikelies Challenge, a contest that awards grants to teens with promising community service project ideas. In addition to her service work, Carrie is a published author who writes young adult novels.


Proceeds from this event will help the Aurora Foundation’s work to be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of women and girls in Greater Hartford.


Benefactor:            $200

Help us further support the work of the Aurora Foundation!  Includes validated parking and recognition as a Benefactor Sponsor online, in event print materials and during the event program.

Supporter:             $125





Questions:  Call 860-881-4926 or email

Thank you to our Sponsors!

 Presenting Sponsor


Benefactor Sponsors

Victoria Chavey

Maureen Cooper

Janet Bailey Faude

Elaine Leshem

Cynthia Mackay

Carle Mowell

Lori Pennito

Bill & Jennifer Pennoyer

Ann Thomas

Lyn Walker