Thursday, October 17
The Polaris Awards gala is our annual signature fundraising event that recognizes “guiding lights” in our community. Each fall, hundreds of diverse leaders from every sector in the Greater Hartford area come together to support the mission of LGH and recognize honorees who strengthen community, leadership, and connections in our region.
Polaris Award Winners and Nominees
|The Leadership Award
Recognizing an individual who embodies the five values of Leadership Greater Hartford: Leadership, Community, Diversity, Engagement, and Collaboration.
Founder and Executive Director of GOODWorks, Inc., a nonprofit organization empowering women recovering from the criminal justice system.
|The Community Award
Recognizing an individual, an organization or business committed to the common good and leading the way to make our region more vibrant.
Winner: Goodwin College
A community- and student-centered institution that provides its diverse student body with needed supports to achieve their academic goals and build pathways to successful futures, energizes surrounding neighborhoods with renewed pride, and intentionally integrates the concept of community service into the life of the College.
Connection Award Final Nominees
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Charter Oak State College
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