September 7, 2009 | last updated May 26, 2012 8:30 am
The Nonprofit Scoop

ADL To Honor Chase, Carter Families

The Connecticut office of the Anti-Defamation League will honor the Chase and Carter families with the Torch of Liberty Award on Sept. 24 in West Hartford. The Torch of Liberty Award celebrates families with a tradition of community service.

"The Chase and Carter families underscore the mission of the Anti-Defamation League and embody the ideals of the Torch of Liberty Award with their unwavering dedication to community service and helping those in need," explained Eric Zachs, founder and managing partner of Bantry Bay Ventures-Asia and a prior ADL honoree.

David and Rhoda Chase and their family are pillars of philanthropy, renowned for their dedication to the community in Hartford, throughout Connecticut and around the world.

David Carter, chancellor of the Connecticut State University system and his wife Sandra C. Holley, dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Southern Connecticut State University, are leaders in their fields and in countless community organizations in Connecticut and nationally.

Co-chairs for the event are Gerald Gelles, Gary Greenberg, Glen Greenberg, Mimi Greenberg, Alan Lazowski, Lawrence D. McHugh, and James Sandler.

The New England Air Museum has received a grant of $10,000 from Newman's Own Foundation to support delivery of the Museum's SOAR for Science education program to schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

This is a unique proprietary science education program, designed to support students and teachers in compliance with the Connecticut and Massachusetts science curriculum.

Last summer, Jennifer Martin got a glimpse of her future, even if she didn't know it at the time.

The 34-year-old nurse from Newington spent three weeks last summer in Kabul, Afghanistan, serving at the CURE International Hospital of Kabul, one of two facilities operated by nonprofit medical organization CURE International in that country.

Now, she is prepared to return as the director of nursing in late August.

As director of nursing, Martin will be responsible for planning, directing and evaluating the activities of CURE Kabul's nursing and midwifery departments.

She also will assist with training and implementation of new policies and quality assurance standards.

The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame has named Mary Fox, senior vice president, Aetna Product Group, and Toni Hoover, senior vice president and director, Pfizer Global research and Development Groton/New London Laboratories, honorary co-chairs of its 16th Annual Induction Ceremony, "Women in Healthcare: Practitioners, Providers and Policymakers."

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