Congressman Joe Courtney visited the
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
unteers working with Community Account-
ing Aid and Services (CAAS) assisted 16
taxpayers in preparing their tax returns.
CAAS oversees and supports tax sites in
Willimantic, Stafford, Putnam, Rockville,
Windsor Locks, and West Hartford. Volun-
teers provide free quality tax preparation
to income-eligible families, persons with
disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and Sterczala (DHL&S) in
Shelton recently selected Make-A-Wish Connecticut, an
organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children
with life threatening medical conditions, as its 2014 Jeans
for Charity recipient.
The DHL&S Jeans for Charity program, which has raised
more than $37,900 for local charities since it was estab-
lished in 2004, encourages employees to donate weekly
lowing participants to wear jeans on Fridays.
Congressman Courtney Visits CAAS VITA Site
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and
Sterczala Selects Make-A-Wish
Connecticut as Latest Jeans
for Charity Recipient
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Pictured at the CAAS VITA site in Vernon are (left to right) Ann Phung, Sherri Beaupre, Chris-
topher Gardella, Christine Gaumond, Congressman Joe Courtney, The Village for Families and
Children Chief Communications Officer Donna Jolly, and Linda Young. Not pictured are Anitha
Hariharathan and Matt Wood, who were busy assisting clients.
Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and Sterczala representatives present a check to
Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Pictured are (back row, from left) Tony Wimperis,
Suzanne Brown, Jackie Bahi, Peter Tomaino, Robert Vieira, Heather Smith-
Jaser, Carin Gerig, Samantha Kijonka, DHL&S Managing Principal Eric Hend-
lin, Michael Ganino, Make-A-Wish Connecticut President and Chief Executive
Officer Pam Keough, Analise Bott, Joseph Markarian, (front row, from left)
Alberto Martins, Sara Burke, Jim Rollinson, Daisy Acervida, Ervis Tanellari,
and Make-A-Wish Connecticut Board Chairman Keith Herzig.
For the fourth consecutive year, BlumShapiro has sponsored
Leadership Greater Hartford's popular "Lessons in Leader-
ship," a six-part discussion series presented for area busi-
ing their leadership understanding and skills. Hosted by the
University of Saint Joseph, "Lessons in Leadership" is orga-
nized around the book Step Up: Lead in Six Moments That
Matter by Henry Adams and Colm Foster.
BlumShapiro Sponsors `Lessons in
Leadership' at University of Saint Joseph
Doe Hentschel (standing), vice president of Leadership Greater Hartford, leads
a discussion with dozens of participants in Lessons in Leadership at the Uni-
versity of Saint Joseph.