14th Annual Signature Luncheon Event

Friday, November 1, 2019

11:30-1:30 p.m., Hartford Marriott Downtown

Aurora’s Annual Signature Luncheon Event 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.

We are now accepting nominations for our 2019 Honorees!

MAKE YOUR NOMINATION HERE.  The 2019 Young Philanthropist of the Year honor will be awarded to a young women between the ages of 14 and 18 years old (current high school freshmen, sophomores or juniors) who is doing great things in her community. Whether cleaning up a beach, working in a food pantry, raising funds for a local shelter or teaching a group of kids to dance, we are looking for a young woman who is providing leadership and inspiration to benefit her community.  The selected honoree will be recognized at the annual Signature Event and will have an opportunity to share her experiences through a short address to attendees as a part of the event program.

MAKE YOUR NOMINATION HERE.  The 2019 Philanthropist of the Year award honors a woman in the Greater Hartford region who contributes to the community through her philanthropic activities.  She is a woman who identifies issues and shares her time, talents and treasures to meet community needs and address problems – especially as they may impact women and girls.  She will be recognized at the Signature Event as a role model for her involvement in cultural, educational, health, and/or women’s issues.

Last Year’s 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 2019 supporters!

Sponsors (as of March 1, 2019)

Pillar Sponsors


Innovator Sponsors

Simsbury Bank


Change Agent Sponsors

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield