HARTFORD — Theodore “Ted” Sergi has been elected to serve as chair of the volunteer Board of Directors of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving — the community foundation for the 29-town Greater Hartford region. Sergi succeeds JoAnn H. Price, who recently completed a three-year term as chair, according to a release from the organization.
Sergi, who was appointed the Board in 2014, was a longtime educator, and served as Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education and the first CEO of the Connecticut Science Center. He lives in West Hartford with his wife, Barbara.
“Barbara and I love Greater Hartford because of the excellent quality of life, as well as the spirit of optimism in the community and its desire to keep improving and helping every neighbor,” Sergi said.
In other board appointments, Rodney D. Powell was elected vice chair and Andrew R. Worthington was elected treasurer.
Powell, who resides in West Hartford, recently retired after a 41-year career with Eversource Energy. He most recently served as President of Corporate Citizenship where he was responsible for directing and managing the Eversource Energy Foundation, and the Company’s social responsibility programs. Powell was appointed to the Foundation Board in 2012 and will serve as chair of the Foundation’s Policy and Strategy Committee.
Worthington, a resident of Manchester, is a partner and Senior Vice President with Long River Wealth Management, an eleven-person wealth management team with UBS Financial Services. He was appointed to the Board in 2015 and serves as chair of the Foundation’s Development Committee.
The Hartford Foundation Board of Directors also announced the appointment of Min Jung Kim to serve as a member of the Board. A resident of Hartford, Kim is the director and CEO of the New Britain Museum of American Art, the first museum of strictly American art in the country.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. In 2020, the Foundation celebrates 95 years of grantmaking in the Greater Hartford region, made possible by gifts from thousands of generous individuals, families and organizations. It has awarded grants of more than $750 million since its founding in 1925. For more information about the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, visit www.hfpg.org or call 860-548-1888.
HARTFORD/GLASTONBURY — Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. is pleased to announce that Samuel F. Blatt has passed the Connecticut Bar Examination and is now an associate attorney with the firm, where he represents fiduciaries in the administration of Trusts and Estates said a release from the organizatino.
Blatt, a Glastonbury native, received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut where he was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. He then began his pursuit of a legal career, first by obtaining a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the University of Hartford and through his work as a paralegal with the firm when he was hired in 2014.
While working full-time as a paralegal, Attorney Blatt enrolled in the University of Connecticut School of Law, attending classes in the evening. As a law student, Attorney Blatt worked with low-income and disabled individuals as part of the University of Connecticut School of Law Elder Law Clinic and was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his work in 2017.
Blatt earned his Juris Doctor degree in May 2019 and passed the July 2019 Connecticut Bar exam. He is admitted to practice before all the state courts in the State of Connecticut and is a member of the Estate Planning and Probate, Elder Law, and Young Lawyers sections of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Blatt lives in West Hartford with his wife, Stephanie. Self-professed foodies, they can be spotted frequenting the many amazing restaurants in West Hartford and the greater Hartford area. Blatt’s newest hobby is collecting vinyl records, which he considers to be the perfect way to unwind and unplug at the end of a long day.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates devotes its practice to estate planning matters, helping families meet their long-term estate and financial goals, facilitating trust administration and probate matters and navigating Medicaid. The firm’s partners, Jeffrey A. Nirenstein and Barry D. Horowitz are charter members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an organization serving the needs of legal professionals concentrating on estate planning. Through comprehensive training, as well as continuing education programs and requirements of state-of-the-art estate planning law and techniques, the Academy fosters excellence in estate planning among its members and helps them deliver the highest quality service to their clients. Horowitz is a Fellow of the Academy. Nirenstein and Horowitz are also members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Nirenstein is also a member of the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Connecticut.
Nirenstein and Horowitz co-authored a book released in 2018 entitled “Estate Planning for What Matters Most: Pass on Your Wisdom and Priceless Moments.”
To learn more details about Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, please visit www.PreserveYourEstate.
WEST HARTFORD — Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union in West Hartford was presented the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award following its extensive collaboration with Channel 3 Kids Camp, an organization dedicated to providing educational camp programs to children across the state. This is the credit union’s third consecutive year as the winner after their previous work with the March of Dimes charity organization said a release from the organization.
Each year, the Dora Maxwell award recognizes a Connecticut credit union that demonstrates a high commitment to community and social organizations. Nutmeg’s work with Channel 3 Kids Camp spans a ten-year partnership that has resulted in impactful events like the Hartford Holiday Light Fantasia, Channel 3 Telethon Fundraiser and Golf Tournament at Mohegan Sun. In 2018 alone, the credit union helped raise over $100,000 across all community events to benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp.
“We are honored to accept the Dora Maxwell award for a third year,” said Nutmeg President and CEO John Holt. “Working with Channel 3 Kids Camp has become so much more than just a partnership over the years. It’s an important community tradition that we intend to continue into the future.”
The credit union will now move on as a finalist in the running for a national-level award, which will be presented at the 2020 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, DC.
To learn more about Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union visit www.nutmeg
statefcu.org or call 860-513-5000.