2023 Annual Meeting



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Congratulations to the 2023 John S. Martinez Community Service Awardees!

Penelope Jordan

The Foote School

Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals

Pictured l-r: Chris Ulbrich, Penelope Jordan (front right), a class from The Foote School


We can't wait to celebrate YOU and all who make Columbus House's work to end homelessness possible – together in-person for the first time in four years! Please join us and keynote speaker Sarah Fox, CEO of Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, for breakfast on December 7 from 7:30-9:00 AM at the New Haven Lawn Club. 

Registration is required. Please RSVP today by contacting Phalakorn at 203-401-4400 x131 or pphonyothee@columbushouse.org.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this popular, mission-centered event – we hope you will consider supporting us! Download Sponsorship Package


About Our John S. Martinez Community Service Awardees

This annual award is named in honor of the late State Representative, John S. Martinez, who was an employee of Columbus House and later served as a board member. John spent his life in service to others and was an inspiration to us all.

Penelope has been spending her birthday making a difference for others through her lemonade fundraiser for the past three years. Her compassionate and entrepreneurial spirit, selflessness, and commitment to helping people experiencing homelessness inspires us all. 

The Foote School exemplifies a collaborative relationship between students, teachers, families, and school administrators working together as a community to show care and enhance the lives of their most vulnerable neighbors. For their Valentine’s gift card collections, "fill a Van" snack collections, visits to our shelter, an art installation in our dining room…. and so many other forms of support over the years- we are eternally grateful!


Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals is an ongoing supporter of the Wallingford Emergency Shelter. Whether it be through financial contributions, collections for items on our wish list, or an Appalachian Trail trek that raised thousands, we are grateful for their dedication to our mission!





Table Sponsors

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The Jones Family




Associate Sponsors

James & Melissa Barra

Ironwood Capital


McCarter & English, LLP

Webster Bank

Friend Sponsors

Connecticut Health Foundation


Enterprise Builders, Inc. 

Laundry Express

New Haven Bank

SphereGen Technologies

The Angeletti Group, LLC

Carla & Rudy Zimmermann





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