Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame
320 Fitch St.
Schwartz Hall
New Haven CT 06515-1306
Contact Information
Address 320 Fitch St.
Schwartz Hall
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 Sarah Lubarsky
Board Chair Ms. Diane W. Whitney
Board Chair Company Affiliation Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
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.

Founded in 1994 in Hartford, CWHF is a provider of innovative educational programs and tools that inspire women and girls to believe in their unlimited potential. Our 115 Inductees are role models for women of all ages, and their stories are proof of all that women can accomplish. We leverage the lessons contained in these powerful stories through programs for educators, multi-media presentations and traveling exhibits offered free-of-charge. Our work fosters the courage and confidence women need to overcome barriers and advocate on their own behalf. Each year, we show 50,000 women and girls what’s possible and empower them to take an active role in shaping their future.



In the last 18 months our award-winning DIY History program has reach more than 3,500 students, and our in-school speaker programs have visited more than 30 classrooms. We’ve doubled the number of professional development workshops we offered last year, training ten times the number of educators.  We will continue to develop new programing introducing our newest DIY History module DIY Jr. for elementary schools across the state with a module of women in the performing arts close behind. Please go to to see a complete listing of our programming opportunities.

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. Three modules are currently available: Votes for Women: Connecticut Women Changing Democracy and Marian Anderson: Powerful Voice for Change and STEMfems:  Women Transforming Our World. In the fall of 2017 we will be introducing DIY Jr. for elementary school children as well as a DIY History module on women in the arts.
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
Sarah Lubarsky
Term Start Dec 2017
Experience Sarah Lubarsky is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director.  
Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 75
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 80%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director of Development
Title Sr. Manager of Administration
Title Education Manager
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
Ms. Diane W. Whitney
Company Affiliation Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Board of Directors
Ms. Melinda Agsten Partner, Wiggin and Dana LLP
Ms. Sharon Alleman CFPUBS Financial Services
Ms. Sharon Alleman UBS Financial Service
Dr. Rosalyn Amenta Southern Connecticut State University
Ms. Beth Bombara The Hartford
Ms. Lisa Cantone CPAPartner, CohnReznick
Ms. Anne Elvgren President, Elvgren Associates
Ms. Tracy L. Feliciani Accenture, Inc.
Ms. Kristin Flyntz Director, Communications,The Hartford
Ms. Tracie Gildea Duby McDowell Communications
Ms. Mary Glassman Capitol Region Education Council
Ms. Felice Gray-Kemp Legal Busines Partner-American's Lego Systems, Inc.
Ms. Jacquline Jacoby Ed.DRetired Superintendent of Schools. Glastonbury & Hartford (interim)
Ms. Eileen Kraus Retired Chairman, Fleet Bank CT
Ms. Christine Lodewick Philip H & Christine Lodewick Foundation
Ms. Dorothy Martin-Neville Ph.D.Dorothy Martin-Neville, PhD, LLC
Ms. Mickey Mattei Communication and Fund Development Professional
Ms. Linda J. McDowell Robinson & Cole
Ms. Patricia Meiser Meiser Sports Consulting, LLC
Ms. Ruby Melton Retired Deputy General Counsel, Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy
Ms. Ndidi Moses ASsistant United States Attorney & Civil Rights Coordinator, Civil Division
Ms. Asha Rangappa Associate Dean, Yale Law School
Ms. Sandra Senich U.S. Trust
Ms. Tracy Tyree VP of Student Affairs, Southern Connecticut State University
Ms. Nancy Wheeler SVP, Director Investor Relations, MetroHartford Alliance
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. Maureen Zavatone SVP, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 30
Board Co-Chair
Ms. Sharon Alleman
Company Affiliation UBS
Term July 2016 to July 2018
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30 2017
Projected Revenue $505,515.00
Projected Expenses $503,912.00
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$418,386$457,262$441,414
Current Assets$70,853$121,861$342,213
Long-Term Liabilities$10,539$9,507$7,908
Current Liabilities$55,025$69,700$59,000
Total Net Assets$352,822$378,055$374,506
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountPepsiCo, Inc. $20,000Stanley Black & Decker $30,000The Hartford $30,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountStanley Black & Decker $20,000TIAA CREF $20,000Aetna $20,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAetna $15,000Connecticut Humanities $20,000TIAA CREFF $20,000
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
CEO Comments

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. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. 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.
Schwartz Hall
New Haven, CT 065151306
Primary Phone 203 392-9007
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Sarah Lubarsky
Board Chair Ms. Diane W. Whitney
Board Chair Company Affiliation Partner, Pullman & Comley LLC


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