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Chairman's Award Series

United Way’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Award of Excellence, was presented to Mohegan Sun and its Employees.

The company is a Platinum level United Way Corporate Benefactor, runs an employee giving campaign, and makes a corporate gift. Please click here to watch a video highlights Mohegan Sun's outstanding campaign effort.

Mohegan Sun employees are actively engaged in the community as volunteers working at United Way’s Mobile Food Pantry, serving as Volunteer Readers to students, assisting with the Tommy Toy Fund, running drives to collect coats, food, school supplies, and toiletries for those in need, and serving on the United Way Board of Directors, Young Leaders United, and other committees.

In its 2019-20 United Way Campaign effort, contributions by employees of Mohegan Sun increased by more than 11% over the previous year with participation increasing 23%. Their overall campaign increased 14%. President and General Manager Jeff Hamilton is now in his second year serving as United Way Campaign Co-chair along with Lee-Ann Gomes of Norwich Human Services.


  • Chairman’s Award of Excellence – Mohegan Sun & Employees
  • Community Leader of the Year - General Dynamics - Electric Boat & Electric Boat Employees’ Community Services Association
  • Community Partner of the Year – Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
  • Corporate Sponsor of the Year – Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation/Foxwoods Resort Casino & Employees
  • Bank of the Year – Chelsea Groton Bank & Employees
  • Campaign Coordinator of the Year – Cindy Beauregard, Norwich Public Schools
  • Campaign Committee of the Year -- Norwich Public Utilities
  • School Campaign Committee of the Year -- Montville Public Schools
  • Leadership Giving Campaign of the Year – Applied Physical Sciences & Employees
  • Labor Partnership of the Year – MDA-UAW Local 571, AFL-CIO, Metal Trades Council of New London County, AFL-CIO, and Carpenters Local 1302
  • Employee Campaign Performance of the Year – NLC Insurance Companies & Employees
  • Loyal Company of the Year – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union & Employees
  • Heart of the Community – Pfizer Inc. & Employees
  • New Coordinator of the Year – Cindy Stolaronek, NLC Insurance Companies
  • Loyal Coordinator of the Year – Mary Hill, City of Groton
  • Agency Coordinator of the Year -- Melanie White, Martin House
  • City Partner of the Year – City of Norwich & Employees
  • Retail Partner of the Year – Macy’s & Employees
  • Law Firm of the Year – Faulkner & Graves & Employees
  • Agency Campaign Committee of the Year – Madonna Place
  • Nonprofit Partner of the Year – United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern CT & Employees
  • Food Bank Community Engagement Award – Holiday Inn - Norwich
  • Volunteer Partner of the Year – Norwich Public Utilities & Employees
  • Outstanding Achievement Award – Freeport-McMoRan & Employees
  • School Engagement of the Year – Norwich Free Academy & Employees
  • School Partner of the Year – Norwich Public Schools & Employees
  • Live United Award for Inspiration – Brittany Bocian
  • Media Partner of the Year – Full Power Radio
  • Food Bank Volunteer of the Year – Ann Collette
  • Volunteer of the Year – Kevin Fusconi
  • Youth Engagement Award -- Colchester Youth & Family Services
  • Innovation Award - Stop & Shop, People's Bank, & Employees