GREATER TOGETHER 2022
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving held its annual Greater Together event on Thursday, September 29 at Pratt & Whitney Hangar in East Hartford.
Our full livestream of the event can be viewed above.
Featured videos from the event
Supporting Employment Opportunities
Attendees of Greater Together 2022 had the opportunity to participate in community poetry facilitated and later performed by Versatile Poetiq. Individuals were encouraged to write a line or two responding to the passage written by the attendee before, creating the poems shared below.
Community is Love
Your Heart moves Everything
Community is your roots
like a tree it allows you to grow and Flourish
Community is the abode of the Heart
It's the people, those closest in your home, but also those circles in your neighborhood,
town, and state who share experiences and a vision for the future
So what is the vision?
where will it lead us?
Will we be able to go together?
And who will come to the new place?
Community allows support and gives a sense of belonging
to be, to see, for knowledge to light
It always is simplified with unity Bright
Community is shared
Community is vital
Community is where you go to find like minded people, but also people who will challenge you to do something about it
Unity is what truly makes a Community
Community is where we create a shared language, experience, and sense of the world
A Community provides a sense of belonging
You feel like home when you're in Community
A place where you can count on people to help you out
when you're in a bind
When your world views expands and your connections grows
Community puts other's above self
And that's what matters Most!
Opportunity is in lots of ways the golden ticket.
Opportunity opens doors that you might not have expected
Opportunity is expansive, freeing and the road to Joy
Both for the receive and the giver
Opportunity unites us, strengthens us
nurtures the broken heart from hopelessness
Opportunity is new beginnings
Opportunity is knowing that you matter and you are Loved
Opportunity is having the tools you need to Succeed
Opportunity is helping everyone to learn to analyze and find solutions for life
Opportunity opens locked doors and breathes life into Dreams
Opportunity for new relationships and justice for all
Opportunity knocks once don't be afraid of change,
jump in and take the Plunge
Opportunity comes to those who are prepared to receive it
Follow your heart and Passion and it will lead you to where you should be
Never fear to Fail, Failure is an Opportunity to learn and grow
To learn to grow; to connect and love yourself and your community more deeply than before
Opportunity grows from multiple seeds, it's our responsibility sow those seeds
Responsibility it's heavy but, it's how we support our Community
Together we are stronger and can overcome any obstacle, open doors make it Happen
And making it happen is an Opportunity
Opportunity appears like a Falling Star
If you wait too long you'll miss it
Close your eyes and take a leap
Destiny will hold you and lead you
Opportunity makes it's way to those who open their hearts and leap
People who came before are there to catch you
Opportunity is a path with many gateways and many obstacles
It takes a Community to point us all in the right direction to reach their destination
Attendees also had the opportunity to create art with Emida Roller and contribute to the community painting seen below.
Check out some Photos from the night!
We hope that our Greater Together 2022 has inspired you to take action. The Hartford Foundation offers a variety of ways to turn your generosity and passion for our community into meaningful impact.