13th Annual Signature Breakfast

Friday, October 26, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m., Hartford Marriott Downtown

Tickets will go on sale beginning August 15, 2018.

The Annual Signature Breakfast is the Aurora Foundation’s primary fundraiser. Net proceeds will support Aurora’s community investments, focused on women’s college success programs, enabling more women in the Greater Hartford region to earn a college degree.

Brought to you in large part by:



Featured Speaker ~ Jennifer Openshaw

Jennifer Openshaw is the CEO of Girls with Impact, equipping girls to become the next generation of leaders, and a national financial expert as seen on Oprah, Today, and Good Morning America. She founded and sold Women’s Financial Network, the first financial services company by women, for women, to Wall Street legend Muriel Siebert.  As CEO, Jen was among a handful of female CEOs in Silicon Valley during the Internet’s early rise, and was named among the Internet’s 25 Rising Stars.  She served as host of ABC Radio’s “Winning Advice with Jennifer Openshaw,” and has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, where she served as national spokesperson and advisor on women. A regular fixture in the media, she is the author of three books, including The Millionaire Zone.  Learn more at girlswithimpact.com.

2018 Honorees

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Susan Rottner  ~ Woman Philanthropist of the Year

Neha Jonnakota ~ Young Woman Philanthropist of the Year

Elisabeth Helmin, Grace Bergin, Olivia Rotter ~ Emerging Young Philanthropists







Thank you to our generous sponsors!

As of July 12, 2018

Media Sponsor

WFSB Channel 3

Visionary Sponsor

Bank of America

Champion Sponsor

Kathy Bromage and Family

Pillar Sponsors

The Fremont Group

Max Cares Foundation

Tokio Marine HCC

United Bank Foundation

UTC Aerospace Systems

Innovator Sponsors

The Barnes Group

Landmark Partners


Reid & Riege PC

Robinson & Cole LLC

TD Bank

Change Agent Sponsors

Amenta/Emma Architects


Essex Financial Group

Fiduciary Investment Advisors

Robert & Margaret Patricelli Family Foundation

The Village for Families & Children

Webster Bank