HARTFORD, Conn., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the National Council of Nonprofits, if the nonprofit sector were a country, it would have the seventh largest economy in the world. During 'CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol,' the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) seeks to illuminate the fact that nonprofits are an essential component of the community and economy, providing much needed services while keeping costs to a minimum and creating jobs.
For the fifth year, CT Nonprofits, the largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in Connecticut, will celebrate its 'CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol' from April 18-April 22, 2011 at the Legislative Office Building, 210 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Conn.
"As we continue to deal with a tough economic situation, it's imperative that we engage the nonprofit community in a concerted, strategic way to maximize services and minimize cost," Governor Malloy said. "The noble mission of nonprofits – to serve, support and strengthen healthy communities – is of immense value, and it's important that we take the time to recognize and celebrate the critical role these organizations play."
"Governor Malloy recognizes the integral role that Nonprofits play in the community and the economy, and has therefore proclaimed April 18-22, 2011 to be Connecticut Nonprofits Week," said Ron Cretaro, Executive Director, CT Nonprofits. "During this celebration, we are eager to help our members connect with their legislators and educate key audiences regarding the essential services they provide."
The upcoming 'CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol' will feature 50 nonprofits from across Connecticut and highlight the variety of work that nonprofits do to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of Connecticut. Among those exhibiting are health and wellness organizations, groups that support people with disabilities, women's and youth organizations, and community service providers.
"The partnership our state holds with the nonprofit community is critical to the health and well-being of all Connecticut's citizens," said Deb Heinrich, Nonprofit Liaison to the Governor. "It is a privilege and an honor to work with such dedicated and hardworking organizations whose collective mission is to make the world a better place."
"Nonprofits benefit Connecticut communities in ways that cannot easily be quantified," said Julia Wilcox, Senior Public Policy Specialist, Connecticut Association of Nonprofits. "Each day, nonprofit organizations help build communities, foster civil society, strengthen the social fabric and improve the quality of life for people in Connecticut. It is impossible to place a price tag on the value they bring and we are excited to celebrate their contributions during CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol."
To learn more about CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol, visit www.ctnonprofits.org.
Media interested in attending CT Nonprofits Week at the Capitol are encouraged to contact the press contact in this release.
Connecticut Association of Nonprofits (CT Nonprofits) is the largest membership organization in the state dedicated exclusively to working with nonprofits in Connecticut. As the voice of nonprofits, the association has advanced the social and economic impact of nonprofits for over 30 years. CT Nonprofits helps members focus their energy on the people and communities they serve by connecting organizations with information, education, advocacy and collaboration. For more information, please visit www.ctnonprofits.org.
Press Contact: Danielle Cyr Ι Co-Communications Ι 860.676.4400 Ι Danielle@cocommunications.com
SOURCE Connecticut Association of Nonprofits