Middlesex United Way: Upcoming campaign celebration to showcase supporters

MIDDLETOWN — The Middlesex United Way will be kicking off the summer by hosting our first in-person event to celebrate the people who made this past year a success, even through all of the adversity.
Please join us for our annual Campaign and Community Celebration June 22 at 5 p.m. at Middlesex Community College. The event will take place on the lower lot and all COVID protocols will be followed, per state guidelines.
Each year, we gather to honor companies, organizations, nonprofits, and municipalities that support the Middlesex United Way campaign. We like to take this day to show our friends and supporters how much we appreciate their support of the community and Middlesex United Way. In just two weeks, we will gather to honor over 70 workplaces in Middlesex County for their support.
The event will feature a brief program featuring words from our Campaign Chairman, Dr. Michael Conner, Superintendent of Middletown Public Schools; Chairwoman Kimberly Hogan, Dean of Administration at Middlesex Community College, and a few words from a one of our funded partners, HOPE Partnership.
We will have music to enjoy (thank you, DJ Manny) as well as eats from local food trucks. A cash bar will also be available.
We can’t wait to recognize so many more generous companies and their employees for their outstanding support:
A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists, ACT Group, Bidwell Industrial Group, Inc., Brown & Brown of CT, Burns & McDonnell Engineering, Charles IT, City of Middletown, Clinton Schools, Colebrook Financial, Comcast Corp.- Middletown/Cromwell, Community Health Center, Cooper-Atkins, Cromwell Schools, Cross Street AME Zion Church, Disaster Restoration Services, Durham Manufacturing, East Haddam Schools, East Hampton Schools, Essex Savings Bank, Eversource/NU, Frontier Communications, Gilead Community Services, Inc.. Giuffrida Electric Company, Inc., Guilmartin, DiPiro & Sokolowski LLC, Hintz & Company LLC. Jarvis Products Corp., Key Bank, Killingworth True Value, Kuhn Employment Opportunities, Inc., Liberty Bank, Liberty Mutual, Lyman Farm, Inc., Mahoney Sabol & Company LLP, Malloves Jewelers, MARC: Community Resources, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, Middlesex Community College, and Middlesex Habitat for Humanity.
Also, Middlesex Health, Middlesex YMCA, Middletown Public Schools, Old Saybrook Schools, People`s United Bank, Pete’s Cleaning Service, Pratt & Whitney-Middletown, Radiologic Associates of Middletown, Regional School District #4, Rice, Davis, Daley & Krenz, Russell Library, Ryther-Purdy Lumber Co., Seasons Federal Credit Union, Smith & Bishel Company, St. Vincent DePaul, Standard-Knapp, Inc., State Farm Insurance, Suburban, TD Bank
Tenthorey Consulting LLC, The Connection, Inc., The Essex Group, The Flood Law Firm, LLC, Tower Labs, Town of Deep River, Town of Durham, Town of Old Saybrook, Town of Portland, Trevor Davis Commercial Real Estate, Webster Financial Corp., Wells Fargo. Wesleyan University, Westbrook Schools, Women & Families Center, and Wright-Pierce.
In addition to honoring workplace campaigns, we will also be honoring our corporate sponsors: Eversource, Jarvis Products Corp., Comcast, the Flood Law Firm, Hartford Courant, Wherry Group, the Middletown Press, A.R. Mazzotta Employment Specialists, Liberty Bank, MahoneySabol, ACT Group, State Farm, Caleb Carney, Carlson and Dumeer, Change Inc., Shore Publishing, Technet Computing, and Webster Bank.
We owe a deep thank you to all of these companies for all of their hard work this campaign, and helping contribute to making our community even better. Thousands of community members were positively impacted as a direct result of these donor contributions. It is hard to put into words how much this means to us, but support like this really makes us proud our community.
The event will be filled with great food, and gratitude for the local people and organizations who support our community and Middlesex United Way. If you are interested in attending, please email Maria Wood at maria.wood@middlesexunitedway.org or visit middlesexunitedway.org.
Kevin Wilhelm is president and CEO of the Middlesex United Way in Middletown.