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

Opportunity, Possibilities, Impact was the message that resonated at our 67th Annual Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 19th at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn.   Our Keynote Speaker was Rick Sebastian, the new President & CEO of The Kennedy Center, who addressed the importance of honoring our legacy, while we embrace our future. 

The evening also included our Annual Awards to selected businesses, volunteers, staff and individuals for their outstanding personal achievements and contributions as employers, role models and employees.

The 2018 Award Winners are as follows:

The Corporate Very Important Partner (VIP) Award - Fairfield University

Volunteer of the Year Award - Exercise Science Club / Sacred Heart University

Employer of the Year Award - Bear Hugs Child Care Center / Fairfield

Competitive Employee of the Year Award - Jamie Cicero

Supported Employee of the Year Award - Chris Hasak

James Rebeta Award - Alexander Laughlin

DSP (Direct Service Provider) Empowerment Award - Elizabeth Rooney

Employee Impact Award - Patricia Fountain

Community Service Award - Leslie Browning / Wayfarer Magazine

Media Award - News 12

Bob Brown Volunteer of the Year Award - Michele Macauda

The Evelyn Kennedy Silver Bowl Award - Judy Keenan

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 individuals who have shown outstanding personal achievements; volunteers and local businesses who have shown exemplary support to individuals with disabilities and the agency; and to staff who have gone above and beyond their responsibilities and made a significant impact to either the individuals we serve or to the agency. It is a joyful and uplifting event that inspires everyone that attends.

2018 Pictures