Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame
320 Fitch St.
New Haven CT 06515-1306
Contact Information
Address 320 Fitch St.
New Haven, CT 06515-1306
Telephone (203) 392-9007 x
Fax 203-392-9012
Web and Social Media
The mission of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1997
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Katherine B. Wiltshire
Board Chair Ms. Susan Rottner
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired President, Bank of America-CT
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $356,074.00
Projected Expenses $383,264.00
Mission The mission of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls.
Background The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational outreach organization whose mission is to honor publicly the achievements of Connecticut women, preserve their stories, educate the public and inspire the continued achievements of women and girls. Founded in 1994 in Hartford, Connecticut, the Hall fills the void that traditional curricula still fail to address and today stands as the state's premier source for women's history with 102 Inductees. Our goals are to build a community of women and provide role models for women of all ages; to bring innovative programming focused on our Inductees to women and girls throughout the state offered free-of-charge; provide increased access to all our educational resources; and connect with far- reaching partners across the state.
Over the past year, the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame has been making great strides on many fronts. Some top accomplishments include:
  • Impacting more than 50,000 women and girls with our engaging educational programming and resources
  • Developing award-winning DIY History program and launching two modules: Votes for Women: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy and Marian Anderson: Powerful Voice for Change
  • A third DIY History module, STEMfems: Women Transforming Our World, is due to launch in fall 2015
  • Increasing our public program hosts for Talks on the Road and traveling exhibits
  • Doubling our social media presence and followers
  • Continuing to grow our Annual Induction Ceremony

Goals for the current year include the following:

  • Develop and launch a the third DIY History module focused on Women in STEM
  • Promote DIY History to educators around the state
  • Develop 3 additional "Talks on the Road" talks for presentation at libraries, community groups, schools, universities, etc.
  • Recruit, train and establish a core of volunteers who can help bring our programming to broader audiences
As a small organization with a broad mission, our needs are diverse. Top needs for this year include:
  • Financial resources to fund staff time to expand our reach and develop new educational programming as well as to support day-to-day office/administrative functions.
  • Volunteers to help us bring our Inductees' stories to audiences around the state, contribute to day-to-day operations and research and to help with special events including our Annual Induction Ceremony.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Historical Organizations
Secondary Organization Category Education /
Areas Served
State wide
East Haven
Lower Naugatuck Valley
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
West Haven
The Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame is based in New Haven, CT but our programs serve women and girls statewide.
DIY History is a series of themed modules that help Connecticut educators bring local women's history to young people, in the classroom and beyond. Available free-of-charge and mapped to the new Common Core Standards, each module provides information about relevant CWHF Inductees and a host of creative activities and projects that foster essential 21st-century skills. Two modules are currently available: Votes for Women: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy and Marian Anderson: Powerful Voice for Change (launched in February 2014). A third module is planned for launch in September 2015 focused on Connecticut women in STEM fields.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) / Females / K-12 (5-19 years)
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Our Virtual Hall ( is your 24/7 source for Connecticut women's history, offering details on all of our educational programs and resources as well as:
  • Inductee profiles with in-depth biographical information and multi-media links
  • Exclusive Inductee Tribute Films
  • Interactive Historic Timeline giving context to the Inductees' stories
  • Rose Garden where you can be inspired by the lives of everyday women and honor an important woman in your life
  • Opportunities to get involved in our mission
Population Served / /
CWHF offers two traveling exhibits that organizations, schools, libraries and other community groups can host free-of-charge. Based on our Inductees' stories, both exhibits provide an opportunity to engage with CT women's history in their local communities. The two exhibits include:
  • We Fight for Roses, Too, which tells the story of women's struggle for equality through 22 themed panels. The panels feature flexible, interactive components and bold graphic design.
  • Inductee Portrait Exhibit is elegant and features framed black-and-white portraits of CWHF Inductees as well as short biographies.
Population Served / /
CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Katherine B. Wiltshire
Term Start Aug 2005
Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 25
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 80%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director of Development
Title Director of Administration & Programming
Board Chair
Ms. Susan Rottner
Company Affiliation Retired President, Bank of America-CT
Term Nov 2012 to June 2015
Board of Directors
Ms. Sharon Alleman UBS Financial Services
Dr. Rosalyn Amenta Southern Connecticut State University
Ms. Nan Birdwhistell Murtha Cullina LLP
Ms. Beth Bombara The Hartford
Dr. Laurine Bow Yale University Medical School
Ms. Susan Cocco Colangelo
Ms. Michelle Crecca Community Volunteer
Ms. Tracy L. Feliciani Accenture, Inc.
Ms. Tracie Gildea Duby McDowell Communications
Ms. Laurie Havanec Aetna
Ms. Kim Healey NewAlliance Foundation
Ms. Eileen Kraus Retired Chairman, Fleet Bank CT
Ms. Christine Lodewick Philip H & Christine Lodewick Foundation
Ms. Rebecca Corbin Loree Corbin Perception Group
Ms. Sherry Manetta Conning
Ms. Linda J. McDowell Robinson & Cole
Ms. Patricia Meiser Meiser Sports Consulting, LLC
Ms. Barbara Pearce H. Pearce Real Estate
Ms. JoAnn Price Fairview Capital Partners
Ms. Sandra Senich U.S. Trust
Ms. Paula-Marie Uscilla United Technologies Corporation
Ms. Diane Whitney Pullman & Comley
Ms. Diane Wishnafski Retired Executive Vice President, NewAlliance Bank
Ms. Desiree Wolfe Webster Bank
Ms. Patricia Zandy Retired Associate Secretary, Director of Corporation Affairs and Assistant to the President, Yale University
Ms. Lizabeth Zlatkus LZH Insights, LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 27
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $356,074.00
Projected Expenses $383,264.00
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$283,764$233,535$267,685
Administration Expense$31,266$28,064$30,121
Fundraising Expense$93,344$83,929$72,343
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.031.31
Program Expense/Total Expenses69%68%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%25%15%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$441,414$454,473$460,158
Current Assets$342,213$151,545$167,838
Long-Term Liabilities$7,908$7,856$7,312
Current Liabilities$59,000$84,750$56,719
Total Net Assets$374,506$361,867$396,127
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Hartford $30,000The Hartford $30,000The Hartford $30,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAetna $20,000Northeast Utilities $20,000Northeast Utilities $20,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTIAA CREFF $20,000Stanley Black & Decker $20,000The Stanley Works $20,000
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.801.792.96
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%2%2%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
CEO Comments Please note that in Fiscal Year 2014-2015, we will be allocating $31,302 of a multi-year grant for our website to cover website-related expenses. This income was accounted for in a previous year but will be released from restriction to cover expenses to be incurred this year.
Foundation Staff Comments

This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.

Address 320 Fitch St.
New Haven, CT 065151306
Primary Phone 203 392-9007
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Katherine B. Wiltshire
Board Chair Ms. Susan Rottner
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired President, Bank of America-CT


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