Aurora Women and Girls Foundation Luminary Luncheon
Cantor Colburn is a sponsor of the Aurora Women and Girls Foundation Luminary Luncheon on October 22, 2021, a virtual event. The luncheon will feature women and girls who have benefited from the foundation's work, community partners, and leaders. Michelle Ciotola, partner and Vice Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Practice, will offer brief remarks on "Why We Support Women and Girls." Keynote speaker Nelba Márquez-Greene, a licensed marriage and family therapist, founded The Ana Grace Project to honor her daughter, Ana Grace Márquez-Greene, whose life was taken in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in 2012.
The Aurora Foundation serves as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of women and girls in Greater Hartford, with the intended effect of unlocking the potential of their families and surrounding communities. The foundation conducts research and convenes the community to promote understanding of gender issues, and to foster collaboration for effective solutions; educates and engages men and women in the power of philanthropy through a gender lens to improve social and economic outcomes for women and girls, along with their families and communities: and implements strategies — including targeted grantmaking — that take aim at obstacles to empower women and girls in Greater Hartford.