Getting Involved

Jim is a member of The Hartford Club. Their slogan is "...Where Art, Politics, Business and Leadership Meet in Hartford." The Club was founded over 130 years ago. "As in its past, today The Hartford Club is committed to providing its members with a first class venue to facilitate their business and social requirements. Member privileges include fine dining, elegant residential-style banquet and meeting rooms, special member activities, and concierge-style services. The Clubhouse is a private and elegant location for leaders in business, government, philanthropy and academia to comfortably gather and socialize. The private club experience is further enhanced with reciprocal privileges at over 200 clubs worldwide."
Information regarding The Hartford Club is borrowed from their website.

Jenilee and Jim are supporters of The Alzheimer's Association of Connecticut. The organization is the primary source of information and support to the thousands of Connecticut residents dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Jenilee is a supporter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. JDRF is the leading global charitable organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives using partnered research and cutting-edge technology until such point they can achieve their goal of a world without T1D.

Jenilee is a supporter of the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The hospital is a nationally recognized, 187-bed, not-for-profit children’s hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine department of pediatrics. The medical center started with only 10 beds and focused on providing care for children with incurable diseases such as cerebral palsy, spine bifida and polio, and over the past 100 years, has developed into one of two freestanding children's hospitals in New England. They offer a host of services for children including a level 1 pediatric trauma center as well as multiple individual practices across the state and surrounding area. Their values are family centered care, discovery, integrity, teamwork, quality, and respect.

Jim is a supporter of Habitat for Humanity. Their mission is to "put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope." Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families in the United States and around the world find new hope in the form of affordable housing. Whenever possible, the team at Habitat for Humanity tries to build sustainable and energy efficient housing. They not only build homes for families, they also help provide relief to natural disaster victims and war-displaced refugees. Today, Habitat has helped build or repair more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people around the world.

Jim supports the Save the Sound organization, which is a program of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment. Save the Sound has been working for nearly 40 years toward a cleaner, healthier, and more vibrant Long Island Sound, where humans and marine life can prosper year-round. Their four main goals are to make beaches safer for humans, cleaner and healthier for wildlife, restoring and rebuilding natural habitats and protecting critical waterways in both New Jersey and Connecticut. The organization is a collection of certified individuals on every aspect and is also a volunteer organization with long term goals.

Jenilee is a supporter of The Block Island School. The Block Island School teaches students from kindergarten to high school, and each student receives personalized attention from teachers. The students live year round on this island, which is 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, and they experience their studies in a more hands on and personal environment. Their experience at the school is designed to enrich their lives both in the present and the future.

Jenilee is an alumni and annual supporter of Mercy High School. Mercy High is a Christ-centered Catholic diocesan college prepatory high school for young women. Their mission is to challenge each of their students to grow academically, emotionally, socially, aesthetically and spiritually. They foster this growth through leadership, respect and dignity. Mercy alumae receive a newsletter, gain the ability to actively participate in a group Facebook page, and also have yearly reunions. Alumnae are encouraged to support Mercy High in order to fund the education of future graduates and sustain Mercy's activities for a new generation of Women of Mercy.

Jenilee is an alumni and annual supporter of Eastern Conneticut State University (ECSU), the state's designated public liberal arts university. The school was started in 1889 with the mission of preparing teachers for careers in Conneticut's elementary schools. ECSU prides itself on being a "green" sustainable campus, one of the few in the nation. They focus their curriculum to prepare students for leadership roles in both their personal and professional careers.