Two CTCPA members,
Richard J. "Dick" Dumont and
JohnA.ZinnoJr., received two of the three awards pre-
sented to individuals at the 2012 United Way of Greater
Waterbury (UWGW) 26
Annual Community Leaders Dinner.
The UWGW presented Zinno with its Community Volunteer
of the Year award. He is a long-time supporter of the orga-
nization, as well as a voting member and a member of the
Campaign Leadership Council. Zinno, an audit partner with
BlumShapiro and partner-in-charge of the firm's Shelton of-
fice, will co-chair the UWGW's 2012-2013 Annual Campaign.
"I'm really receiving this award tonight on behalf of my family,
my friends, and my firm, because it's these people who are
always there to support me," Zinno said. "BlumShapiro is
always so supportive of my involvement in the community ...
one of our firm values is `Sustaining Stewardship,' and
as good stewards of the community, the firm contributes
time, talent, and financial resources to a significant num-
ber of organizations."
Dumont earned the UWGW's Frederic and Lucy Kellogg Award,
presented for "exemplifying the Kelloggs' sense of commu-
nity responsibility and social awareness and also embodying
United Way's vision of a caring community." He manages the
accounting baccalaureate program at Post University.
A UWGW volunteer for the past 25 years, Dumont has
served on the board of directors and chaired the Commu-
nity Impact Council. During his four-year tenure as chair of
the Waterbury YMCA, "... he returned the `Y' to a growing,
viable organization." The CTCPA honored Dumont in 1997
with its Public Service Award.
"As a young CPA, I was encouraged by my firm's manage-
ment to get involved in community service ... (Today) we
still need to get our young people involved," Dumont urged.
"Management in my early days was just as concerned about
profit and billable hours as they are today. But my old part-
ners knew what they were doing. Not only did our effort help
others, it publicized and branded our firm, and actually went
a long way to help me personally develop skills," he added.
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John Zinno accepts the Community Volunteer of the Year award as
part of the United Way of Greater Waterbury 26th Annual Community
Dick Dumont and his wife Michele Berthiaume Dumont enjoy the evening's
festivities, where Dumont was presented with the Frederic and Lucy
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