American Red Cross - Connecticut
209 Farmington Ave.
Farmington CT 06032
Contact Information
Address 209 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT 06032-
Telephone (866) 287-3327 x
Fax 860-678-5461
E-mail ctinfo@redcross.org
Web and Social Media
Mission

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

 

Vision

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that:

·       All people affected by disasters across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope

·       Our communities are ready and prepared for disasters

·       Everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products

·       All members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed

·       In an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives. 

 

Values

We reaffirm our commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and add to these principles five values that are essential to our continued success in meeting our mission.

Compassionate: We are dedicated to improving the lives of those we serve and to treating each other with care and respect.

Collaborative: We work together as One Red Cross family, in partnership with other organizations, and always embrace diversity and inclusiveness.

Creative: We seek new ideas, are open to change, and always look for better ways to serve those in need.

Credible: We act with integrity, are transparent guardians of the pubic trust, and honor our promises.

Committed: We hold ourselves accountable for defining and meeting clear objectives, delivering on our mission and carefully stewarding our donor funds.

 

The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Humanity, Impartiality, NeutralityIndependence, Voluntary Service, Unity, Universality

A Great OpportunityHelpThe nonprofit has used this field to provide information about a special campaign, project or event that they are raising funds for now.
Sound The Alarm - a nationwide American Red Cross event to promote working smoke alarms in every residential dwelling. Slated for October 7, 2017, we will install 1,000 smoke alarms on that day throughout New Haven.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1881
Former Names
American Red Cross
South Central Chapter of the American Red Cross
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mario J. Bruno
Board Chair Mr. Patrick O'Donnell
Board Chair Company Affiliation GE
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

 

Vision

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that:

·       All people affected by disasters across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope

·       Our communities are ready and prepared for disasters

·       Everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products

·       All members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed

·       In an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives. 

 

Values

We reaffirm our commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and add to these principles five values that are essential to our continued success in meeting our mission.

Compassionate: We are dedicated to improving the lives of those we serve and to treating each other with care and respect.

Collaborative: We work together as One Red Cross family, in partnership with other organizations, and always embrace diversity and inclusiveness.

Creative: We seek new ideas, are open to change, and always look for better ways to serve those in need.

Credible: We act with integrity, are transparent guardians of the pubic trust, and honor our promises.

Committed: We hold ourselves accountable for defining and meeting clear objectives, delivering on our mission and carefully stewarding our donor funds.

 

The Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Humanity, Impartiality, NeutralityIndependence, Voluntary Service, Unity, Universality

Background

The Red Cross was born in 1859, when Henry Dunant, a young Swiss man, came upon the scene of a bloody battle in Solferino, Italy, between the armies of imperial Austria and the Franco-Sardinian alliance. Some 40,000 men lay dead or dying on the battlefield and the wounded were lacking medical attention. Dunant organized local people to bind the soldiers' wounds and to feed and comfort them. His book, A Memory of Solferino, was read widely in Europe and helped precipitate the First Geneva Convention.

In October 1863, The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was created in Geneva, Switzerland, to provide nonpartisan care to the wounded and sick in times of war. The Red Cross emblem was adopted at this first International Conference as a symbol of neutrality and was to be used by national relief societies. In August 1864, the representatives of 12 governments signed the Geneva Convention Treaty. The extraordinary efforts of Henry Dunant led to the eventual establishment of the International Red Cross. 

Clara Barton (1821-1912) dominated the early history of the American Red Cross, which was modeled after the International Red Cross. She successfully organized the American Association of the Red Cross in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 1881. Created to serve America in peace and in war, during times of disaster and national calamity, Barton's organization took its service beyond that of the International Red Cross Movement by adding disaster relief to battlefield assistance.

Today, the Red Cross Movement incorporates the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the International Federation), as well as National Societies in 187 countries, including the American Red Cross of the United States.

The first office of the Red Cross in Connecticut was established in 1898. In its early years, the Chapter funded local, national and international disaster relief and produced items for the military. During its more than 100 year history, the Red Cross provided comfort services to local families affected by fires or weather disasters. It has also been a key responder to major disasters including the Influenza outbreak of 1918, the Flood of 1936, the Hurricane of 1938, the 1944 Circus Fire, the Flood of 1955, the Blizzard of 1978, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York and more recently Hurricanes Irene (2011) and Hurricane Sandy (2012).

Impact

Key achievements of the organization

1. The American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter responded to 661 local incidents in Connecticut during  FY16 (7/1/2015-6/30/2016), including fires, power outages, hazardous materials releases, transportation accidents and storms. In the footprint of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, referenced forthwith as 'Greater New Haven,' the Chapter responded to 93 incidents.  The Region provided immediate disaster assistance to 802 families in the form of emergency shelter, food, clothing, children’s items, and other household needs.  In the footprint of Greater New Haven, we provided disaster services to 125 families comprised of 336 individuals.

2. The Chapter taught 69,799 Connecticut residents how to protect themselves and their families or to help others in an emergency through classes in First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard training, Babysitter training, Community Disaster Education programs and more. 

3. The Chapter provided emergency communications, counseling services and emergency financial assistance to 581 military families (96 in Greater New Haven). We reached an additional 7,832 military personnel with information about our services through our “Get to Know Us Before You Need Us” programs (1,086 in Greater New Haven). And we helped to gather and send more than 15,000 greeting cards to service members, veterans and military families through our “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.

4. The Chapter serviced 67 international social service cases for local clients (36 in Greater New Haven), including family tracing and reunification services; 1.323 individuals were provided with information on International Humanitarian Law and International Red Cross activities (600 in Greater New Haven).

5. The Chapter helped to support collection of nearly 112,000 units of blood at nearly 4,000 blood drives to provide 99% of the lifesaving blood components, plasma derivatives and transfusion services to hospitals and acute care facilities in Connecticut.

 

 

Needs

1. Financial resources

The American Red Cross is not a government agency and does not receive budgeted federal or state government funding. IT does receive support from the City of Shelton and the City of Danbury.  The Red Cross does apply for government funded grant opportunities through a competitive process.  The Red Cross depends on the compassion and generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to support its humanitarian mission. Donors can change lives locally, nationally and internationally by giving to disaster relief or other Red Cross programs. Please visit www.redcross.org to find out how you can support the Red Cross financially.

2. In-kind donations

Although the American Red Cross does not seek or accept collections of donated items, we do seek partnerships with companies who produce products and services needed to fulfill our mission. Please contact Patricia Scharr at Patricia.Scharr@redcross.org or (860) 883-0050 for more information.

3. Volunteers

The American Red Cross is the largest volunteer-led organization. 96% of our work force is volunteers. The Red Cross is always seeking new volunteers. Please visit www.redcross.org/ct to begin your volunteer adventure.

4. Blood

The American Red Cross collects and supplies 99% of the blood needed in Connecticut. One pint of blood can save up to three lives. Please visit www.redcross.org/ct for more information, to sign up to give blood and for information about hosting a blood drive.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / American Red Cross
Secondary Organization Category Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief / Fire Prevention
Tertiary Organization Category Human Services / American Red Cross
Areas Served
State wide
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Other
The American Red Cross-Connecticut Chapter serves people in every town in Connecticut, including every town in The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Service Area. 
Programs
Description

 1. Disaster Services Cycle has three phases: Response & Relief, Recovery and Preparedness. The goal of Disaster Services is to build resilient communities

·Disaster Response & Relief – Trained Red Cross volunteers arrive on site within one hour of notification. They provide emotional support, comfort kits, and direct financial support for food, clothing and other essential items. Red Cross also provides canteen services for those affected by disasters

Disaster Recovery Each family receives a Recovery Packet that empowers them to plan and implement their own recovery. Red Cross volunteers make follow-up calls to help victims become survivors,  Referrals are made as needed.

- Disaster Preparedness- Red Cross works with state and local authorities to ensure that there is a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities during a disaster.

Preparedness Education is provided through several channels

· Presentations and materials: Individuals and families are encouraged to have family disaster plans.

· Digital Access: Information is available via our website, www.redcross.org/ct,  free phone apps, and social media.

During FY16, Red Cross chapters across the country noticed that many of the homes they visited for fires did not have working smoke alarms. The American National Red Cross has adopted a nationwide goal to reduce the number of deaths and injuries due to home fires by 25% over 5 years.  In order to achieve this goal, Red Cross is offering members of the public the opportunity to request a smoke alarm inspection/installation visit. Trained Red Cross volunteers will inspect replace and install additional smoke alarms as needed. They will also work with the family to review a home hazards checklist and discuss the family's fire escape plan.

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Short term outcomes

a. People will have access to preparedness information which will help protect their families and mitigate the impact of disasters on them.

b. Families will have disaster plans and emergency supply kits at home to enable them to shelter-in-place

c. People will have working smoke alarms in their homes

 
d. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, people will have safe, temporary shelter

e. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, people will receive direct financial support to meet their disaster-related needs.

f. People affected by a disaster that destroys their home will receive a recovery envelope with helpful information to empower them to plan and implement their own recovery plan.

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

 Long term outcomes:

1. People affected by disasters will have their immediate emergency needs met.

2. People regain their pre-disaster state and are better prepared for the future.

3. People are better prepared for the unexpected. 
 
4. People's homes are safer because they have working smoke alarms.


Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program is monitored by senior staff in the region and nationally. All case work is entered in a national platform database so that trends can be identified.  All clients are offered a client satisfaction survey, the results or which are tabulated by our national office and reported back to the field.  Volunteers are given a chance to provide input, analysis of and suggestions to improve service delivery.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

On January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King Day, the American Red Cross, in collaboration with the City of New Haven and New Haven Fire Department, held a Smoke Alarm Installation Day. Needs more copy from Stefanie

Description

Services to the Armed Forces

· Emergency Services — When significant family emergencies occur, the Red Cross is a gateway to a network of comprehensive assistance. The U.S. Department of Defense relies solely on the Red Cross to obtain verified reports of family events, such as births, illness or deaths, enabling service members and their commanders to assess the need for the serviceperson to return home. We also help identify and provide access to resources, including financial assistance, in response to a family’s emergency needs.

· Building Family Resiliency — The Red Cross works to strengthen families’ capacities to cope with the unique demands of military life. This is achieved through briefings on services; mental health, preparedness, health and safety courses; health-care job-certification training; and volunteer, networking and support opportunities—all delivered in local communities across the nation and on military installations around the globe.

· Hospital Programs — Red Cross volunteers and employees work hand-in-hand with military and Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics to provide rehabilitation therapy, morale-building activities and material assistance vital to the comfort, recovery and healthcare of service members and veterans.

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Military family members have 24-hour-a-day access to the Armed Forces Emergency Services hotline to send emergency communications to deployed loved ones.

Military personnel, military family members and veterans have a trusted source for information and support services. 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Military personnel and their families will have effective communication during times of family crises.

Military personnel, military family members and veterans have workshops and support groups.

Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Case work and support services are monitored by staff. Clients are given a Client Satisfaction Survey to complete which is reviewed and tabulated by our national organization. Results are reported back to field units.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

A military member’s grandmother sent an Emergency Communications Message (ECM) through the Red Cross about the impending death of his grandfather. The grandfather was terminally ill and unresponsive at home. The life expectancy was hours at the time the ECM was sent. This military grandmother thought the ECM would take at least 24 hours to reach the her grandson and that he would likely not be able to see his grandfather before he died.

Amazingly, however, the service member received the message quickly, spoke to his grandmother within hours, and was home the next day. When the service member saw his grandfather, the grandfather opened his eyes. The Red Cross called the grandmother to follow up several weeks later.

Again amazingly, the grandfather was alert and doing much better. This military grandmother said seeing his grandson gave him the will to go on a while longer and without Red Cross help in sending the ECM so quickly this may not have happened. This grandmother stated she is “very thankful for the wonderful service Red Cross provided.”

Description

International Services

· International Red Cross Tracing Service is available to help people locate and reconnect with loved ones separated by natural disasters, civil unrest, war and The Holocaust.

· Education on International Humanitarian Law is offered upon request and via information on our website, redcross.org.

· International Disaster Relief (on an episodic basis)

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

People seeking information about a loved one separated by natural or man-made disasters have access to the International Red Cross Tracing Service.

People have access to information about the Geneva Conventions and International Humanitarian Law. 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

People will be reunited with loved ones or find out the status of loved ones separated by war, civil unrest, natural disasters and The Holocaust.


Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program is monitored by senior staff.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

International Services: Restoring Family Links

A New Haven woman came into the New Haven Red Cross office looking for Red Cross help. She had recently settled in Connecticut after escaping with her daughter from a highly-volatile conflict situation in Ethiopia/Eritrea, but her husband and son had not been lucky enough to escape the conflict in their native country. She had not spoken to them in 15 years, and had no idea whether or not they were alive.

The Red Cross opened a tracing case for the family, which involves conducting an in-depth interview with the family and contacting our Red Cross partner in the necessary country through The International Coalition of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The case broke recently when the daughter found her brother through Facebook. The Red Cross was able to send a Red Cross message with the approved Refugee Asylee Relative Petitions attached. The ICRC will deliver the Red Cross message with the documentation and hopefully begin the process to fully reunite this family here. When the woman left Ethiopia, her son was just five years old. He is now a grown man of 20.

Sr. Director, Military & International Services, Jan Radke says, “She is very excited at the thought of having her family reunited here. She showed me a picture of her son that her daughter had printed out from the internet. I told her we would have a party to celebrate when they get here. She understands that it may still take a while, but the fact that she now knows they are alive is more than she has known for 15 years! She was crying while writing a message to her husband after I told her she should absolutely write it in her native language – that it would be delivered in person to him. It really touched her that he would soon be holding that very piece of paper.”

Description

Blood Services

· Safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products is available in Connecticut.

· Meaningful volunteer opportunities are available in Connecticut.

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

Residents have opportunities through workplace and community blood drives to give the gift of life by donating blood at blood drives.

Blood collected at drives is processed and screened for diseases according to federal guidelines to prevent the transmission of diseases through transfusion.

The Red Cross has the resources necessary to deliver blood and blood products where ever needed on Connecticut.
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The program is monitored by staff and federal guidelines and oversight.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. Every two seconds, someone in America needs lifesaving blood and every day of the year, the American Red Cross answers the call by providing critical blood services in Connecticut.  Every day people give the gift of life by donating their blood.  One blood donor told this story. His father was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War and was very involved in his community as an EMT. As the son of this very active man, he was deathly afraid of needles. When his father passed later in life, one of the community organizations his father had been involved with held a Red Cross Blood Drive in his father's memory. To honor his father, he went and gave blood and found his fears were not realistic. Today, he gives blood every 56 days and continues to honor his father and help others in this way.
Description

Preparedness Health & Safety Programs

· Provides state-of-the-art training in CPR, AED use, First Aid

· Provides career training in Babysitter training, Life Guarding and Water Safety Instructor Training, Connecticut Child Care, Certified Nurse Assistant Training and Phlebotomy.

· Provides full service training to corporations to meet OSHA training requirements

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

People have the knowledge, skills and confidence to save a life in an emergency.

People know how to protect themselves from transmittable diseases.
 

Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state. People in our community are safer because residents have the knowledge, lifesaving skills and confidence to save a life in the event of an emergency.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. Programs are monitored by staff and by student surveys which are reviewed and tabulated at our national office. Results are reported back to the field. Instructors have to maintain up-to-date training and their performance is monitored.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. When his mother began to choke, Zack Ligham remained calm but immediately went into action.  Zack was home with his mother when she began to choke on a piece of lettuce. While his sister called 911, Zack began to assist his mother, putting into practice the CPR and First Aid training he had received when he was 10.

Using a combination of abdominal thrusts and back blows, Zack dislodged the food from his mother’s airway. The training was helpful as was good placement of safety information at his school. Zack says he remembered details from the choking safety poster hanging in his school cafeteria.

When Guilford Police arrived at the scene to verify that Zack’s mother was indeed okay, the responding officer learned the details of Zack’s assistance and decided to nominate him for recognition.

For his part, Zack says he is flattered but “I was just present in my mom’s time of need. I’d hope anyone would react as I did.” He was also quick to praise his younger sister, who called 911. “She did a great job staying calm.”

Description

Volunteer Services

· Red Cross has a web-based platform, Volunteer Connection – a self serve website for volunteers to register, sign up for training, and review/apply for positions.

· Meaningful volunteer opportunities in your area and across the country

· Free training and skill development for areas of a volunteers chosen interests

· 96% of the Red Cross workforce is comprised of volunteers

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service. People have easy access to Red Cross volunteer training and opportunities in all lines of service through Volunteer Connection at www.redcross.org.
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

People have meaningful volunteer service opportunities through the Red Cross.

Red Cross volunteers are involved at all levels of the organization including leadership.
 

Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.

On January 6, 2014, a large building on Howe Avenue in Shelton, which included 24 apartments and several businesses, was completely demolished in a fire. Residents were sent scrambling for their lives as firefighters battled an enormous blaze for hours long into the night. After a couple of hours, firefighters knew a collapse was imminent and cleared all emergency personnel out of the building. Minutes later, the roof gave way.

Residents included 22 families, consisting of 27 adults and one child. Residents were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and that’s when the Red Cross stepped in.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team (DAT) volunteers provided food and shelter to those displaced  in the wake of the fire. 

Ten dedicated Red Cross casework and mental health volunteers worked tirelessly for three days after the fire on this response. Six volunteers did casework on the first day. On the second day, four additional Red Cross mental health volunteers stepped in to provide emotional support for the families. On day three, five people were released from the hospital with nowhere to go. Our volunteers stepped in yet again to facilitate financial assistance and hotels for these families until they had enough time to plan their recovery.

The Red Cross partnered with several agencies in Shelton for this response. One of those partnerships was with Echo Hose Company (the Shelton Fire Department). The Red Cross used their facility for three days for our client meetings. People from the department brought in food and clothing. Other important partnerships included the TEAM community action agency, United Way, Spooner House Shelter, and town officials in Shelton.

Program Comments
CEO Comments Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and alleviating suffering.

Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies.

CEO/Executive Director
Mr. Mario J. Bruno
Term Start Apr 2012
Email mario.bruno@redcross.org
Experience
Mario J. Bruno is the CEO of the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region.  Prior to his appointment as CEO in April, 2012, Bruno has served as interim CEO of the organization for six months. And prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer.
 
Mario Bruno has been involved with the Red Cross for nearly 20 years, the last 15 of which have been spent in various roles with the Red Cross in the Northeast. He has served in volunteer capacities and as a national and local Red Cross employee.
 
Mario holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Worcester State College in Massachusetts, and a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in Arizona. He holds several Federal Emergency Management Agency certifications, as well as intermediate and advanced American Red Cross disaster relief training.
 
Mario has responded to many national and regional disasters for the Red Cross. He managed the Connecticut Red Cross response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York. He was also a member of the leadership team in Orlando, Florida, during the 2004 hurricane season, coordinating the response to four consecutive hurricanes that impacted Florida. Recently, Mario managed the Charter Oak Chapter’s response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, during which the Chapter trained 2,000 new volunteers and deployed more than 400 volunteers to the Gulf Coast, as well as serving more than 300 displaced families in the Chapter’s service area, employing a team of an additional 200 volunteers.
 
Mario is originally from Spain, where he attended medical school prior to moving to the United States in 1996.
Co-CEO
Experience
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 28
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 2400
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 90%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 1 Middle Eastern
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 20
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Ms. Dianne J. Auger Oct 2007 - May 2011
Ms. Debra Pasquale Jan 2005 - July 2007
Senior Staff
Title Chief Program Officer
Title Regional Disaster Officer
Title Chief Communication Officer
Title Chief Development Officer
Title Regional Volunteer Engagement Officer
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Collaborations

The very nature of the Red Cross is built on collaboration. 

Disaster Services - Red Cross collaborates with State and local officials on disaster planning and execution, and with numerous state and local partner agencies to meet disaster clients needs.
 
Service to the Armed Forces - with the Department of Defense, military aid societies and numerous partner agencies serving military personnel, their families and veterans
 
International Services - with the International Red Cross Tracing Service and numerous local agencies serving people with international needs. The Red Cross works closely with IRIS, Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven
 
Blood Services - with  numerous corporations and community organizations to sponsor blood drives, and with local hospitals and medical facilities that need blood products.
 
Preparedness Health & Safety - with many local corporations and community organizations to sponsor CPR, AED and First Aid Training as well as other programs including Water Safety and Certified Nurse Assistant Training. 
 
Board Chair
Mr. Patrick O'Donnell
Company Affiliation GE
Term July 2013 to June 2018
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Joseph Bartozzi O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc.
Susan Beauregard General Electric
Guy Beeman Beeman Marketing Associates
Thomas Beyer CORT Business Services
Mr. Bill Bloom The Hartford
Jennifer Bull Dworken, Hilman, LaMorte & Sterczala, P.C.
Adrienne Cochrane Urban League of Greater Hartford
Mr. Mike Collins Travelers
Alice Ferreira Webster Bank
James Gessner Jr.The Mohegan Tribe
Alfred Jarvis Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Ms. Marcia Keegan ESPN
Colleen Kelly Alexander self employed
David Krugman Hospital of Central Connecticut
Kent McClun Wells Fargo
Christopher McDavid Pratt & Whitney
Mark Modzelewski Cencor Initiative Group
Roger Pilc Pitney Bowes
Mr. Daniel Purushotham Central Connecticut State University
Jacqueline Scheib Robinson & Cole, LLP
Nancy Taylor Charter Oak State College
Lucian Terranova UPS
Joseph Thomas The United Illuminating Company
Ms. Susan Tully NBC Connecticut
Mr. Thomas Vaccarelli Hartford Healthcare
William Wilson Cartus
Kris Yeager Philip Morris Capital Corp.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 18
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Risk Management Provisions
Directors and Officers Policy
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Volunteer
Nominating
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $7,681,472.00
Projected Expenses $7,681,473.00
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Other Documents
Other Documents 3
NameYear
FY16 American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter Annual Report2016View
FY15 American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter Annual Report2015View
FY14 American National Red Cross Annual Report2014View
American Red Cross CT&RI FY13 Annual Report2013View
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$10,320,255$11,795,215$11,118,102
Total Expenses$10,320,255$11,795,215$11,118,102
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
--$4,291,204$3,357,534
Government Contributions$0$401,162$89,812
Federal--$392,072$80,812
State------
Local--$9,090$9,000
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$6,273,604$3,390,962$3,279,643
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$3,264,434$2,930,913$3,083,160
Investment Income, Net of Losses$242,182$195,121$197,925
Membership Dues------
Special Events$223,315$183,203$286,816
Revenue In-Kind--$250,739$182,142
Other$316,720$151,911$641,070
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$8,087,984$9,067,137$8,524,155
Administration Expense$493,308$890,244$901,979
Fundraising Expense$1,738,963$1,837,834$1,691,968
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%77%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue27%22%24%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets------
Current Assets------
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets------
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --UW Central & NECT $350,000UW Central & NECT $500,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Hoffman Foundation $100,000Pratt & Whitney $100,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Diebold Foundation $78,000Wells Fargo $50,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments The above ASSETS section is not applicable for Connecticut. As the American National Red Cross (which includes all chapters) is a single 501( c)(3) organization, the organization maintains its assets at a national consolidated level. Consolidated cash enables chapters to distribute financial resources to disaster victims immediately.
Foundation Staff Comments The American Red Cross Connecticut Region operates under the 501c3 of the American Red Cross (National). The 990s and audits contained in this profile are those for the American Red Cross (National). The previous three years of financial information in the profile is specific to the American Red Cross Connecticut Region.
 
 
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Address 209 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT 06032
Primary Phone 866 287-3327
Contact Email ctinfo@redcross.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mario J. Bruno
Board Chair Mr. Patrick O'Donnell
Board Chair Company Affiliation GE

 

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