Game Changers

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Each year, thousands of individuals use their time, talent, and treasure to make our community a better place, largely without recognition. We want to honor these tireless, unsung heroes for their outstanding service and incredible impact through the Game Changer Award. These Game Changers come from all ages and backgrounds but are bonded through their passion and commitment to service.


We congratulate all of our Game Changer awardees for their work to enhance the lives of those around them. Greater New Haven is enriched by community heroes like you. 




"Game Changer - just that name alone. It's about your community, it's your home... you make it what you want it to be... that is why I'm involved."
Hector Velazquez


Hector Velazquez
Hamden Food Task Force


Camila Güiza-Chavez
Havenly Community Outreach Coordinator


Shaunette Marquis
Homelessness Family Case Manager


Kim Harris
Child Care Coalition

Jeff Gworek, Joe Relihan & Jason England
Yale Printing & Publishing Services


"Any way we can encourage more people to be involved whether through volunteering or donating, it impacts many of those in need of services across the region. It’s simply the right thing to do. For me, I’ve had the chance to get to know many more very committed people from both Yale and the United Way. The passion is tremendous and it shows in the results.”
Jeff Gworek


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