Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting

The Kennedy Center Awards Dinner, Client, Disabilities, Randye Kaye

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, The Kennedy Center will celebrate its 66th Anniversary at its yearly Awards Dinner & Annual Meeting. This year, The Kennedy Center will focus on Empowerment and how Your Voice can bring change. We are fortunate to have as our Keynote Speaker, Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of  the CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, who will highlight the critical bills that are emerging from Hartford concerning individuals with disabilities and the most effective ways you can advocate to make your voice heard.

The evening also includes our Annual Awards to selected businesses, volunteers and clients for their outstanding achievements as employers, role models and employees. These awards represent what we strive to promote - opportunity, dignity and empowerment.

This year we have selected Pullman & Comley, LLC  for our Corporate Very Important Partner (VIP) Award in recognition for their ongoing support and commitment to The Kennedy Center and to the individuals with disabilities we serve.  

We hope you will join us for this memorable evening.


DATE: April 20, 2017
TIME: 6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
           7:00 pm Presentation, Dinner & Award Ceremony
LOCATION: Holiday Inn, Bridgeport, CT
Michele Macauda &  Richard Burke
Pullman & Comley, LLC
Mary Brown & Family
Collins Medical Equipment

For more information, please contact The Kennedy Center Special Events Coordinator at 203-365-8522, ext. 216 or email.

2016 Event Pictures

EVENT HISTORY: Following the by-laws requirement for The Kennedy Center as a 501 (c) (3) agency, an Annual Meeting has been held by the organization since 1951. Each year, along with the business meeting, awards are presented to Kennedy Center clients who have exceeded either in their work or planned goals, as well as to volunteers and local businesses that have shown exemplary support to our clients and the agency. A brief business meeting starts off the evening summarizing the agency's state of affairs followed by a presentation by the evening's keynote speaker and ending with The Kennedy Center's annual awards ceremony. It is a joyful and uplifting event that inspires everyone that attends.