Press Conference and Community Reception
Monday, January 4, 2010 :: The Connection's New Haven Campus, 48 Howe Street
The Connection held a press conference to announce the completion of its merger with New Haven-based ALSO-Cornerstone in the foyer of its New Haven campus in the former YWCA building. Nearly 60 staff, board members and community members attended. Both organizations now operate under the name, The Connection, Inc., and provide over 50 programs to more than 6,000 adults and children every month in Connecticut.
1 - Peter Nucci (right), President and CEO of The Connection, speaks of the benefits of the merger, which was initated in Spring 2008. He is pictured (left to right) with William Ginsberg, President and CEO, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven; State Senator Toni Harp; and Heide Erb, Director of Communications for The Connection.
2 - State Senator Toni Harp remarks about her affiliations with both agencies
3 - Will Ginsberg of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven indicated, "Mergers are risky, but it was clear to me after meeting with both presidents that The Connection and ALSO-Cornerstone were aligned to be a great organization."
4 - A reception, complete with elegant foods, was held following the press conference.
5 - Jerry Ross, former CEO of ALSO-Cornerstone, speaks with guests of the reception.
6 - Several media, including a reporter from WQUN Radio, covered the event.