Polaris Awards

Thank you for joining us at November 15 at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate three outstanding leaders who represent the wisdom of the past, the impact of the present, and our hopes for the future. They personify the thousands of individuals who have become community-minded citizens thanks to our 40 years strengthening leadership connections.

This celebratory evening included a neighborhood-themed dinner-by-the-bite, open bar, and silent auction, followed by an inspiring awards presentation and dessert reception in the majestic Belding Theater.

Congratulations to our 2016 Polaris Award winners!

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Worth Loomis, one of the original “bishops” who conceptualized LGH back in the mid-1970s, was key in envisioning the kind of community LGH was organized to foster – one that would “lower the barriers of race, age, education and economics in ways that would convince all residents of Greater Hartford that they lived in a fair and just community.”

Julie Daly Meehan, HYPE Executive Director and Director of Investor Engagement & Digital Media at the MetroHartford Alliance, is also a graduate of LGH’s 2007 Quest program and a former LGH program coordinator. The recipient of the 2008 Hartford Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty award, Julie was also named one of Hartford Magazine’s 50 most influential people in 2012. She has dedicated almost 10 years helping young people discover the “cool” in Hartford.

Tracey Kittoe, from Ghana, West Africa, is an international student at Central Connecticut State University and a graduate of LGH’s Leading Off Campus program. Along with her Leading Off Campus team mates, she created and implemented The Hartford Scramble – a community service learning project aimed at increasing college students’ interest in the City of Hartford. Graduating in May 2017 with a B.A. in Economics with a double minor in Accounting and Business, Tracey plans to work and build a career in the Hartford area.

Alumni and members of the community were all invited to celebrate the successful leaders created and how they have made our community better and stronger.

We Had a Blast at our 40th Anniversary and Polaris Awards Gala!

Save The Date

Polaris 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
5:30 p.m.
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

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