Kristen Jacoby, United Way of Greater Waterbury President,Named Community Partnership Award Recipien

WATERBURY, Conn. - Sept. 2, 2020 - PRLog -- Main Street Waterbury (MSW) has announced the recipient of the 2020 MSW Community Partnership Award as Kristen Jacoby of Woodbury, President of the United Way of Greater Waterbury. Mrs. Jacoby will receive the award at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Wednesday night, November 11th.

The Award, created by non-profit Main Street Waterbury, celebrates the leadership and contributions of the late Stephen R. Sasala, former CEO of the Waterbury Regional Chamber and former president of MSW Board of Directors. It is presented to a commendable individual whose initiative, leadership, and personal commitment embody the spirit of partnership and community involvement.

Kristen Jacoby is currently the President of the United Way of Greater Waterbury, an independent 501C (3) with annual revenues of $4M+ that creates positive change in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Basic Needs. She has fostered a common vision for the agency and continuously works to meet and exceed United Way's 13 Membership Requirements and 34 "Standards of Excellence".

Prior to coming to United Way, Kristen was Director of Business Development & Government Relations for American Medical Response. For 10 years, Kristen worked at the American Cancer Society, receiving numerous accolades and awards for her work.

Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications from University of Connecticut and a Master of Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University. She studied abroad at The City University, London, England. Kristen graduated from the Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Executives at Colombia University. Kristen is married to Dr. Peter Jacoby and resides in Woodbury.

Kristen continues to demonstrate strong community leadership and partnership building which embody the true spirit of this prestigious award.

Main Street Waterbury CEO Carl Rosa commented, "Kristen has made a tremendous impact in our community particularly with those most in need.  We are a better community because of her hard work and dedication!"

A portion of the program is the awarding of a scholarship to a Greater Waterbury area student. MSW presented the Stephen R. Sasala II Community Partnership Scholarship to Ms. Madison Lisowski of Prospect CT.

Ms. Lisowski graduated from Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls in June and finished her fourth year with a 100 GPA and is currently attending Marist College majoring in Political Science and Journalism. During her high school years, she was active in the Student Government, DECA (a national leaders & entrepreneurship program), and the National Honor Society excelling in Math and Science. With her career path she intends to make an impact on her community and the world!

Tickets on sale starting October 1st at the Palace Theater Box Office, 100 E. Main St., Waterbury; 203-346-2000;  A portion of proceeds go towards Main Street Waterbury's Stephen R. Sasala Scholarship Fund.
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