David Hopkins, ULGH President & CEO – 860-527-0147, ext.110
Laura Soll, ULGH Board Member – 860-688-4499 or Cell 860-833-4466
TRAVELERS EXECUTIVE GREG TOCZYDLOWSKI NAMED
HONORARY CHAIR OF URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER HARTFORD’S
“2021 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY DAY CELEBRATION”
HARTFORD, CONN., August 26, 2021 – Greg Toczydlowski, Executive Vice President and President of Business Insurance at Travelers, has been named Honorary Chair of the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s 2021 Equal Opportunity Day (EOD) Celebration. Travelers is the title sponsor for the 57th annual signature fundraising event, which will be held on Dec. 2, 2021, with the theme, A Season of Hope: Reflect. Restore. Renew.
“Greg Toczydlowski is a dynamic corporate leader and a champion of the mission and work of our organization,” explained David Hopkins, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, whose programs and operations impact more than 3,000 individuals and their families every year in the areas of youth development, adult education, workforce development, economic enrichment, community health, and social justice. “We are extremely honored to have Greg leading our efforts to generate awareness and funds for this impactful, high-profile event where the Urban League will showcase the accomplishments of local leaders for their outstanding commitment and leadership.”
Since joining Travelers in 1990, Greg has held various positions, including responsibilities within systems, finance, underwriting, product, marketing and business development. Deeply committed to serving the communities in which he lives and works, Greg serves as a director on a number of local non-profit boards and has been instrumental in leading Travelers’ annual employee giving campaign.
“The Urban League’s mission to reduce economic disparities in our communities through programs, services and educational opportunities continues to be a cornerstone of hope for empowerment and equity,” said Greg Toczydlowski. “I’m honored to chair this year’s 2021 Equal Opportunity Day Celebration and proud to represent Travelers. While this event is a critical fundraiser for the Urban League, it is also an important reminder that progress is only possible when we have broad community support, so I encourage individuals and businesses to join us in this important work.”
About the event: Similar to last year, this event will be virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2020, Thomas Barnes, Chairman of Barnes Group, Inc. served as Honorary Chair of the event, and the event featured national media personalities. Plans are underway for an equally compelling 2021 program.
For Employment Opportunity Dinner event sponsorship opportunities, contact: Lois Stevenson, ULGH Resource Development Director at 860-728-4290 or .
For general information about the event, contact Kyrinda Richardson at 860-728-4291 or .
Proceeds from the support of corporations, foundations, and individual donors help fund Urban League programs and operations. Donations are welcome and can be made at: ulgh.org/donate.
The ULGH’s corporate partners include Travelers, Pratt & Whitney, Webster Bank, Comcast, Stanley Black & Decker, Bank of America, Delta Dental, Bob’s Discount Furniture, OTIS Elevator, The Root Center for Advanced Recovery, Eversource, Barnes Group, Inc., Trinity Health/St. Francis Hospital, Hartford HealthCare, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, and the Jewish Community Foundation, UCONN Health, and Audacy.
The Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc. (ULGH) is a community based, not-for-profit 501(c)3. Established in 1964 as the National Urban League’s 66th affiliate. Its mission is to reduce the economic disparities in Greater Hartford’s communities through programs and services in the areas of youth development, adult education, workforce development and training, economic enrichment, health and wellness, and social justice. Visit ulgh.org and follow us on social media @ulgh64.
About our Equal Opportunity Day Celebration (EOD)
Thursday, December 2, 2021
The Equal Opportunity Day Dinner and Celebration (EOD) is Urban League of Greater Hartford’s signature annual fundraising event to support programs and operations in the areas of Youth Development, Adult Education, Workforce Development and Training, Economic Enrichment, and Health and Wellness and Young Professional Community Engagement.
EOD also serves as a platform to award the League’s highest commendations to those individuals and corporations that demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunity and exhibit leadership for the cause of equity and social justice. Through EOD, Urban League of Greater Hartford celebrates the accomplishments of local leaders who embody the agency’s mission while raising funds to support individuals and families in our service communities.
We invite you to support the event as a corporate sponsor, by purchasing an ad in the program book, virtually attending, or just sharing it with friends.
2021 Event Details
A SEASON OF HOPE:
Reflect. Restore. Renew
Thursday, December 2, 2021
5:30 PM Virtual Reception
6:00 PM Virtual Program
7:00 pm Virtual After Party
For sponsorship or tickets visit https://2021ulgheod.eventbrite.com