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Have you received your invitation in the mail?

Our 40 day Polaris countdown has begun!  Only 40 days until we celebrate our 40th Anniversary in style at the Bushnell.
Thanks to Travelers, our presenting sponsor, we will be celebrating 40 years strengthening community leadership connections with:
  • An open bar (featuring our signature Polaris cocktail)
  • Food from some of our most ethnically diverse neighborhoods
  • Live music from the famed Aetna jazz band
  • A high-tech, highly interactive Aetna photo booth to capture your fun memories
  • A silent auction that will knock your socks off!
  • Two chances to win a raffle for either $650 or $450 of awesome gift cards (they make great holiday gifts!)
  • Three inspiring Polaris Award winners representing the wisdom of the past, the impact of the present and our hopes for the future
  • A sparkling champagne and dessert reception live on the Belden Theater stage!
Laughter, meaningful connections, an inspiring evening you won't soon forget.

Community. Leadership. Connections.
Join us!

November 15 at 5:30
The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
Register Now!

Interested in Quest?

Are you a mid-career professional who wants to strengthen your leadership skills while also making a meaningful contribution to the community?
Are you looking for ways to support the professional development of employees in your organization? Quest may be the answer!

Quest is a process of self discovery and growth. Participants return to their organizations not only with stronger relational and leadership skills, but with a heightened appreciation for the communities in which they live and work.

 "As I reflect back on my Quest experience, I am in awe at how much we got done and how deeply we covered topics around leadership. I know this experience will continue to reveal more as I grow personally and professionally." - Rico Reyes, Development Associate, Riverfront Recapture, Quest 2016

We are accepting applications now for the 2017 Quest Program that begins in January, but the October 31 application deadline is fast approaching. Please email Julie Connolly at or call 860.206.5069 for more information.

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Are You Ready to Take the Challenge?

Do you want to:
Refine your leadership skills? Leverage your strengths?
Clarify your goals? Set a course for the future?

That's what Patricia Lindo, Human Resources Director, Manchester Community College did: "The Leadership Challenge was insightful and provided all I needed to know and learn as a leader.  Inspiring, reflective and well worth attending."
So if you are ready to take your performance to the next level we invite you, and/or someone you know, to take The Challenge. The Leadership Challenge® is an intensive and highly interactive two-day leadership development experience on November 29 and December 1, 2016. Explore the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® and take your leadership effectiveness to the next level!

The registration deadline is November 1 and enrollment is limited to ensure that you receive the high-touch, personal attention you deserve. Call Karen Senteio at 860.206.5068 or email for more information.

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Shout Outs!

Dwayne Jackson (Third Age Initiative Class 13) and former LGH Consulting & Training Manager, announced that he will be moving to Liberia for one year in January to be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer.

Joan Gallagher (Quest 2002) graduated in August with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from St. Joseph’s University under its Accelerated Second Degree Program. She will be working at Hartford Hospital on a Medical/Surgical Unit.
To share your news and photos with us, email Katy Bannister at

A Warm Welcome to Our 2016 Common Ground Participants!

Common Ground Class 51 launched last week. The class is comprised of 30 young leaders from six high schools throughout the Hartford region. We look forward to spending the fall with them and guiding their leadership journey!

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Helping You Connect

We are thrilled to connect you to each other and to our network through our new online Alumni Directory. Time is running out to check out this new resource. If you haven't already, take a look before it becomes only  exclusively available to our donors and dues-paying members. Don't miss out on this awesome benefit.
Join, Renew, or Donate Now

4th Tuesday - City Steam

Mark your calendars for the 4th Tuesday of every month to take advantage of the wonderful events we have planned for you!  We will help you connect with our vast network during social happy hours, meet with and learn from prominent area leaders about the latest and greatest initiatives in our region, as well as visit and explore new areas in the community that you might otherwise not have an opportunity to experience.

   Tuesday, September 25
   5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

   City Steam

   942 Main Street
   Hartford, CT

Bring a new friend to LGH and get an additional entry in our drawing!
This event is open to all; no registration necessary.

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Congratulations to:
Bobby Nims, who has joined the Board of Directors of Independence.

Our nonprofit partners are seeking new board members. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on a nonprofit board, the first step is to attend an Orientation workshop. There is no cost to individuals to participate in the Orientation Workshop, but registration is necessary.

The next Orientation is on November 10, 5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

After this training, participants can purchase an "Express Pass" for $20 which entitles them to participate in an unlimited number of Express Matches where they meet nonprofit organizations seeking new board members and have a chance to win a gift card to a Hartford treasure!

The next Express Match is October 18, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information or to register for an Orientation or Express Match, contact Mae Maloney at 860.206.5072 or

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The Third Age Initiative task force "The Impact of Incarceration on Families" needs your help!

Are you a grandparent or caregiver of a child whose parent has been incarcerated? What problems do you deal with? We would like to talk with you.

If you take care of a child or children whose mother or father is in jail, we’d like to invite you to a small group discussion with other grandparents and caregivers.

Wednesday October 19, 2016
135 Broad Street, Hartford
6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
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For more events and happenings check out what else is going on in the community.
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