Our annual Celebration of Giving
held on 9.28.21

Featuring special guest:


Author of The Sum of Us and social justice activist

Watch Jay Williams' opening speech:

Hear from special guest Heather McGhee:

We were thrilled to have Heather McGhee, social justice advocate and author of The Sum of Us, join us as a special guest.

How Allies Can Fight Against Systemic Racism

How Silence Sustains Structural Racism

The Fundamental Question of Our Time

Featured videos from the event:

Greater Together Community Funds

Supporting Small Businesses During the Pandemic

Meet our new staff:

Hear from our newest staff about exciting initiatives taking place at the Foundation.

Cesar Aleman

CT Urban Opportunity Collaborative

Joel Hicks-Rivera

Opportunity Youth

Cierra Stancil

Civic and Resident Engagement

Carmen Veloria

Access Grants

A welcome message from our Board Chair

Ted Sergi, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Foundation, welcomes attendees to Greater Together 2021 and talks about the importance of community.

MUsical PErformance: Artists of Color Accelerate

Viewers of Greater Together 2021 were welcomed by an original, pre-recorded performance by Hartford artists Tang Sauce, Royael and chad browne-springer. All three performers are part of the inaugural class of Artists of Color Accelerate fellows.

Greater Together 2021: Pre-Show

Viewers who logged on to our livestream early were treated to a pre-recorded performance from Ray Gonzalez Latin Jazz Quintet.