Hurley to speak at annual Help & Hope fundraiser

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is proud to announce that University of Connecticut men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley, who led his team to the NCAA national championship last season, will be the keynote speaker at the nonprofit’s Help and Hope breakfast on Nov. 17.

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The event, which will be at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, is the human service agency’s signature fundraising event of the year and proceeds will support its programs and services that are offered throughout Hartford, New Haven, and Litchfield counties.

“We can’t thank Coach Hurley enough for supporting our mission,” Catholic Charities CEO Marek Kukulka said. “He and his family are shining examples of dedication and commitment that we feel perfectly illustrate the theme of this year’s fundraiser, which is fatherhood.”

WTNH news anchor Dennis House will be the emcee of the event and handling auctioneer duties that morning will be Conor Geary, the on-field and on-court host at Hartford Yard Goats and UConn games.

Dennis House
Conor Geary

The event is 7-9 a.m. and includes an auction, breakfast and networking time. There will also be an online auction paired with the Help and Hope breakfast in the weeks leading up to the in-person event.

The event’s presenting sponsor is Whittlesey, an accounting, advisory, and technology firm.

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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford is a nonprofit social services agency that serves people of all faiths, backgrounds and ages in Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield counties. The agency provides accredited School Readiness programs and youth services, vibrant senior citizen centers, behavioral health services for a wide variety of issues, programs for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, and many more resources for individuals and families.