Former Lieutenant Governor, Michael Fedele, to be Honored by March of Dimes at 2012 Fairfield County Signature Chefs Auction
Leigh-Anne Lefurge, March of Dimes, (860) 815-9353, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stamford, CT, July 13, 2012
Michael Fedele, 107th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, will be honored at the March of Dimes Fairfield County Signature Chefs Auction as this year’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt Outstanding Corporate Citizen. The 6th annual event will be held on Monday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m., at the Italian Center of Stamford.
“We are proud to present Michael Fedele with this honor,” said Jonathan Shapiro, Chairman of the March of Dimes Fairfield County division board of directors. “His long-standing support of the March of Dimes, and issues affecting women and children’s health in the State of Connecticut, has truly made a difference. We thank him for his commitment and support of our mission.”
Fedele is the founder and Chairman of Stamford, Connecticut-based Pinnacle Group, which delivers information technology solutions and services through a network of offices located in the United States. He was instrumental in establishing the company’s presence in the information technology market and has received numerous awards for work The Pinnacle Group has done in the field of information technology.
Fedele began his public service in 1983, when he was elected to the first of two terms on Stamford’s Board of Representatives. In 1992, Mr. Fedele was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly to represent the 147th House District of Stamford and New Canaan, where he served until 2002. As State Representative, Mr. Fedele held a number of leadership posts, including Ranking Member of the Legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee and Assistant House Minority Leader. He also served on the Legislature’s Banks, Transportation and Workforce Development Committees.
Locally, Mr. Fedele is widely regarded for his work in Stamford. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Stamford Hospital, and a former Board member of the Yerwood Center, the Stamford Education Foundation and CTE, which is a community action agency that addresses the basic causes of poverty in the Stamford, Darien and Greenwich communities. He has lived in Stamford for 54 years with his wife Carol of 36 years. They have three children: Michael, Briana and Alesandra.
“I am deeply honored and humbled in receiving this recognition from the March of Dimes. I have found the March of Dimes to be an incredible organization whose sole mission from its inception is to help the most vulnerable of our society, our babies and children,” said Fedele.
Fairfield County Signature Chefs Auction brings together the area’s premiere establishments for an elegant evening of signature dishes, live and silent auctions and more, all to support the March of Dimes mission to give every baby a healthy start. Fund the Mission donations to the March of Dimes can be made in Fedele’s honor at marchofdimes.org/ct.
Participating premier establishments to-date include: Bar Q, Bar Rosso, Harlan, Mangia Philomena and Napa and Company. For tickets and sponsorship, contact Deb Poudrier-Fafard at (860) 815-9355 or visit marchofdimes.org/ct. Signature Chefs Auction is proudly sponsored by Building and Land Technology.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.