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February 21, 2021 / 2021 Power 50

2021 Power 50: 47. Howard K. Hill

Efforts to promote racial equality have come front and center over the last year, both across the country and here in Connecticut.

One business leader trying to make a difference is Howard K. Hill.

Howard K. Hill

Hill runs the successful Howard K. Hill Funeral Services, which owns funeral homes in Hartford, Bloomfield and New Haven. He is also the board chair of the Prosperity Foundation, a community foundation designed to strengthen Connecticut’s Black communities in areas including health, education and economic development.

Hill has long been known as a community leader and his profile was lifted in 2020 when the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving announced it was giving the Prosperity Foundation a $1 million grant to support its mission.

Hill said the funding “was an important first step needed to bridge a 225-year wealth-gap when it comes to our whole health, education, economic development and overall sustainability for a people badly in need of the opportunity."

In June of last year Hill organized a mock funeral for George Floyd, the Minneapolis man whose death in the hands of police set off a wave of racial injustice protests across the globe.

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March 5, 2021

Excellence and the responsibility we have to our community. Howard Hill is the person that showed me what that truly means! Congratulations Mr. Hill.

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