continued u Whittlesey & Hadley’s ‘Community Day’ Celebrates Fifth Year of Giving Back to Area Nonprofits Whittlesey & Hadley held its fifth annual “Community Day” in June. In the aftermath of severe rain storms, team members forged ahead at five area nonprofit organizations to lend a hand. This year employees of the firm and its subsidiary, The Technology Group, spanned out in the Greater Hartford area to volunteer for community-based organizations that provide services for the homeless, physically and intellectually disabled, and the environment. Teams of volunteers helped out Mercy Housing – St. Elizabeth House and The Friendship Center in Hartford, Catholic Charities – Enfield Residential Services, Wheeler Clinic in Plainville, the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation in Bloomfield, and the Watkinson School in Hartford. Whittlesey & Hadley volunteers gather along the entry ramp of a residential home run by Catholic Charities. Pictured (front row, right to left) are Kate Donovan, Jean Callan, Whittlesey & Hadley Managing Partner Drew Andrews, and Jim Mercadante and (second row, right to left) Catholic Charities Residential Manager Roberta Bell, Vanessa Combs, Jenna Bennetti, Ashley Smith, and Sonia Torres. ‘O’Connor Davies Community Challenge’ Encourages ‘Desk-Free’ Day of Volunteering O’Connor Davies partners and staff volunteer at Soundwaters in Stamford (above) and the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford (below). The 2013 “O’Connor Davies Community Challenge” encouraged the firm’s 400-plus professionals to participate in a “desk-free” day of volunteering at not-for-profit organizations including the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Northern New Jersey Business Volunteer Council, Long Beach Hurricane Sandy Clean Up, SoundWaters in Stamford, and the United Way and the Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford. 28