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#GLSENProud Ally Awards 2016

Quick Links:
- Click here to view our event program!
- Click here to visit our Facebook Event page!

- Click here to view all the event photos taken by photographer Alisha Martindale (password: GLSEN)!
We were proud to honor this year's recipients of ten awards that celebrate the myriad of role models and allies in our schools: 

1. The Joy Lenters Award (for K-12 teachers)
Patricia Bengtson
, Rockville High School
David Weinreb
, Fair Haven School

2. The Educator of Educators Award
Enrique Sepulveda, University of Saint Joseph     

Jennifer Heikkila Diaz, Teach for America
3. The Student Leadership Award
Hanna Bacha
, Student Org. Team Leader
Adrienne Baxter
, Student Org. Team Leader
4. The Student Ally Award
Kate Connors
, Former Student Org. Team Leader

5. The Parent Ally Award
April Ciaffaglione, mother of Student Org. Team Leader Alex Ciaffaglione

6. The Inspiration Award
Kylar Maldonado, Former Student Org. Team Leader
7. The GSA of the Year Award
Metropolitan Business Academy, New Haven
Greenwich Academy, Greenwich
8. The Corporate Partner Award
Pepperidge Farm, Deb Sisson
9. The Non-Profit Ally Award
Sweetheart Invitational

10. The Community Partner Award
New Haven Pride Center

Special guest speakers included teacher and advocate Joy Lenters and proud parent Priscilla Lounds. Live entertainment was provided by the fabulous Lucia Virginity, Anita D. Visa, and Talluleh Bunkbed Alexander of the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut. With their help as well as the generosity of our attendees, ad sponsors, and raffle donors, we raised over $1500!

Thank you to all of our attendees as well as the individuals and community partners below for helping make this event a major success for our chapter! We look forward to holding this event next year- more details will be posted soon! 

If you couldn't make it to the event but would still like to donate, please click here.