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    Hometown Hero Information

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

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    Hometown Hero photos

    Wednesday, February 26 2020 5:29 PM EST2020-02-26 22:29:45 GMT
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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    Photos of Connecticut's "Hometown Heroes"

  • Hometown Hero: Mimi Greenlee

    Hometown Hero: Mimi Greenlee

    Westport Library volunteer Mimi Greenlee has been helping organize the library's book sale for the last 20 years. Organizers recently expanded its mission to help provide employment for adults with disabilities.
  • Hometown Hero: Briggs Tobin

    Hometown Hero: Briggs Tobin

    Briggs Tobin, the vice chair for Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Board of Directors, helps set the agenda for the foundation and is involved in its annual Giving Day, which is a 24-hour online fundraiser with over 400 nonprofits participating.
  • Hometown Hero: Juanita James

    Hometown Hero: Juanita James

    Juanita James, President and CEO of Fairfield County's Community Foundation was honored for her work at the League of Women Voters 100th Celebration gala. James received the Outstanding Women in Philanthropy award at a gala that honors women getting the right to vote.
  • Hometown Hero: Kathy Andrade

    Hometown Hero: Kathy Andrade

    Kathy Andrade, a second grade teacher at Assumption Catholic School in Fairfield, raises money each year for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which helps fund research and supports families of children battling cancer.
  • Hometown Hero: Jeff Rogart

    Hometown Hero: Jeff Rogart

    Jeff Rogart of Fairfield has been a volunteer at Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk for the last five years. As a volunteer, he gives guided tours twice a week, mainly to students.
  • Hometown Hero: Carmen Castellanos

    Hometown Hero: Carmen Castellanos

    Carmen Castellanos is a volunteer and member at Norwalk Senior Center South. For a year and a half, she has translated aerobic and Tai Chi exercise classes from English to Spanish.
  • Hometown Hero: Tracy Dean

    Hometown Hero: Tracy Dean

    Tracy Dean has been a volunteer at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk for five years. She serves as a gallery ambassador where she is stationed at different exhibits throughout the building to answer visitors' questions.
  • Hometown Hero: Joyce Olson

    Hometown Hero: Joyce Olson

    Joyce Olson of Norwalk has been volunteering at the Westport Center for Senior Activities for almost 13 years.
  • 2019 Hometown Hero

    2019 Hometown Hero

  • 2018 Hometown Hero

    2018 Hometown Hero

  • 2017 Hometown Hero

    2017 Hometown Hero

    These "hometown heroes" truly stand out for what they do in their communities.

    These "hometown heroes" truly stand out for what they do in their communities.

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