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Be there to share our excitement as Charter Oak Cultural Center invites one and all to our 2021 Vision Awards Virtual Gala. This moving and entertainment-filled event raises funds that help us meet our mission of doing the work of social justice through the arts. This 2021 Vision Awards recipients are:

  • Scott O’Keefe — Jewish Heritage
  • Rachna Ramya Agrawal — Arts & Education
  • State Representative Julio Concepcion — Social Justice


    • Julio A. Concepción settled in the City of Hartford after graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2004. Currently, Julio serves as the Executive Director of the Hartford Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served 11 years as Vice President of Hartford Partnerships for the MetroHartford Alliance. As Community Liaison and Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Hartford, Julio focused on resolving constituent issues. Julio has a long history of public service including: Chairman of Hartford Crime Stoppers, Chairman of the Young Professionals Taskforce, Majority Leader on Hartford’s Court of Common Council, representative of the 4th District in the CT General Assembly, Grand Marshal of the 2011 Puerto Rican Day Parade. Julio is an active board member of Camp Courant, the Downtown Business Improvement District, Riverfront Recapture and the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT.

Sponsored by HSB & The Mandell-Braunstein Family Foundation


WHERE: Party at your house! Host a group of your BFF’s or keep it intimate. Black tie or pajamas, your choice!

WHO: Our emcee Chion Wolf, Rabbi Donna Berman, The 2021 Vision Awards Honorees, Youth Arts Institute and other surprise performers, Auctioneer Jacques Lamarre…AND YOU!

WHY: Why not?! Who doesn’t love a party that keeps us all safe and healthy?


Ticket Levels:

$180 – VIP with Dinner Delivered to Your Home (Greater Hartford area only)

$125 – VIP (outside of Greater Hartford)

$50 – Community Supporter

$0 – Free Admission


For more information on our honorees, sponsors, or to make a donation to Charter Oak Cultural Center CLICK HERE. (Link:

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