Leadership Greater Hartford's Polaris Awards Gala

Celebrating Community Leaders Who Inspire Hope - Leadership Greater Hartford's Polaris Awards Gala

When: October 10th, 5:30pm

Where: The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

Leadership Greater Hartford (LGH) announced this month that the organization will honor three individuals who go above and beyond to inspire hope in our region. The leaders will be recognized at the Polaris Awards Gala the evening of October 10 at The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts for their vision, skill, and courage in serving the Greater Hartford community.

According to Tisa Rabun-Marshall, Chair of the Polaris Awards, LGH believes we need “to recognize those who are guiding lights for others to follow. During these difficult and turbulent times, we need “North Star-like” leaders who can show us the way.”

The 2018 Polaris Award winners are: Candida Flores, Executive Director of Family Life Education, has dedicated her professional and volunteer energies to serving youth, particularly those in greatest need of support; Olivia Ilano-Davis, founder and Artistic Director of Spectrum In Motion, has offered city youth with opportunities to become more confident and collaborative leaders through dance; and, Judy Keane turned tragedy into triumph by establishing a foundation that serves Wethersfield children in the name of her husband who died in the World Trade Center attack on 9/11.

Rabun-Marshall noted that the three honorees have a deep commitment to cultivating the next generation of leaders. She added that “one of the greatest responsibilities of leadership is to identify and grow the leadership capabilities of others.

About Leadership Greater Hartford

For more than 40 years Leadership Greater Hartford has been developing and connecting diverse leaders in ways that foster a healthier and more vibrant communities.

To register or to get more information about this year’s Polaris Award, CLICK HERE or email Ana Valentin-Jackson at polaris@leadershipgh.org. 

Leadership Greater Hartford is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization that supports and strengthens the local community by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders. For more information about how to be a participant or sponsor, or to inquire about customized training with Leadership Greater Hartford, call 860-951-6161 (x1800), email info@leadershipgh.org visit HERE, or follow LGH on Facebook and Twitter @leadershiphtfd.

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