Roaring 20's Event Recap
House of Heroes Connecticut would like to offer its sincerest gratitude to all those who helped make our 5th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala on February 14, 2020, at Aria in Prospect our most successful fundraising event to date. More than 200 guests filled the ballroom dressed in Roaring 20s style in celebration of House of Heroes National’s 20th anniversary year, helping to raise more than $48,000 in support of our mission.
The event featured presentation of the 2nd Annual William J. May III Service Above Self Awards (please see our list of 2019 honorees below).
The 2020 event and its success could not have been possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors, including Presenting Sponsor Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company; PCX Aerosystems; Johnson Brunetti; the Army Aviation Association of America, Connecticut Chapter; and the Glastonbury Rotary Club. A special thank you goes to Media Sponsor iHeart Media Communities and Renee DiNino for their enthusiastic support of House of Heroes Connecticut.
Remember to Save the Date for our 2021 Hearts & Heroes Gala, scheduled for Saturday, March 6, 2021 at a new exciting venue, the Oakdale in Wallingford!
The William J. May III Service Above Self Awards
Bill May was all about honor, and service. The House of Heroes Connecticut Chapter cofounder,
who passed away in December 2016 following a two-year battle with cancer, made a life of serving both his country and his fellow comrades in need through his devotion to the House of Heroes mission. In Bill’s final months, he worked tirelessly in his dual roles as chairman of both House of Heroes National and the Connecticut Chapter to do all he could to expand House of Heroes nationwide impact. One thing Bill knew was that he could not do it alone - fulfillment of the House of Heroes mission was then, and remains today, dependent upon an army of advocates,
volunteers, sponsors and supporters who make our work possible. So it is only fitting that Bill, and his legacy of service, be celebrated by honoring, on an annual basis, those vital supporters who help us keep Bill’s dream alive. House of Heroes Connecticut is proud to introduce this year its
inaugural William J. May III Service Above Self Awards, to be presented annually to a sponsor, contractor & volunteer whose selfless contributions help make our mission possible.
Congratulations to this year’s honorees! Your time, talents and financial support are fitting tributes to Bill May’s legacy, and are helping House of Heroes Connecticut continue to Make a Difference in a Day for deserving Connecticut veterans. Thank you!
The William J. May III Service Above Self Award 2019 Winners