Living Treasure Awards

Woodbridge Human Services announces the winners of the 2nd annual Living Treasure Awards:  Charlie Whiting, Virginia Calistro, Ellie Sheehy and Margaret Hamilton

Each of these individuals has contributed years of volunteer service to the Town of Woodbridge and were honored at the Living Treasure Award Dinner held October 2nd.

The Human Services team is grateful for all nominations and we congratulate the winners!  Members of the community came out in style to celebrate our wonderful group of award winners.  Thank you to our generous sponsors who support the The Woodbridge Center throughout the year and who helped make this event a very successful fundraiser!

J. Glicksman, M.E. LaRocca, Beth Heller with C. Whiting, M. Hamilton, V. Callistro and E. Sheehy

Beginning with the inaugural Living Treasure Awards in 2018, Human Services honors deserving individuals who are nominated, and selected by committee, for their outstanding dedication and consistent community service. 

Any Woodbridge resident, age 60 or over, who has demonstrated positive actions to improve the quality of life for Woodbridge, has contributed and may continue to contribute their time to enhance our community as a whole, and has performed this work on a volunteer, unpaid basis, is eligible for nomination for the Living Treasure Award. 

Dates and deadline for submitting nominations for the upcoming awards will be posted here, in the town's Newsletter and in local newspapers. Friends, co-workers, principals, teachers, students, neighbors, group leaders, clergy, and volunteer agencies are among those who may nominate a candidate for consideration. Family members may not nominate a relative.

                                                  The Living Treasure Awards Dinner was held on October 2, 2019  to honor                                                        Margaret Hamilton, Ellie Sheehy, Virginia "Ginny" Calistro and Charlie Whiting
The event, a fundraiser for The Woodbridge Center, brought together nearly two hundred community members.

                                                       There are options for giving and to show support for The Woodbridge Center.                                                              At the Living Treasure Awards Dinner,  please choose the one that best suits you or your business. 

SILENT AUCTION:  We will gladly accept goods, services, or gift cards. A sign with your business name will be displayed next to your item.

PROGRAM ADS: Consider advertising in our Woodbridge Human Services Award Dinner Program!  Not only will this ad book be available at the event but it will also be stocked at the Woodbridge Center. 

TABLE SPONSORSHIPS AND ADVERTISING SIGNS:  A picture frame with your business or family name will be placed on one of the tables at the event.  If you have a company sign, they will be prominently placed.

DONATIONS:  In Memory or In Honor of a loved one, please consider making a donation to the Woodbridge Center.

                                                               Thank you for supporting The Woodbridge Center!

Our Inaugural event, celebrated in 2018, honored  Living Treasures Louisa Cunningham, Robert Conniff, Leland Torrence, Sr. and Dorothy Martino, pictured here with First Selectman Beth Heller and (former) Human Services Commission Chair, Sharon Bender.

Dorothy Martino served on the 2019 Living Treasure Committee and Leland Torrence returned for 2019 as a Celebrity Server!