The award will be presented annually.


Davey,MildredMildred Davey

At it’s 48th Annual Meeting on April 26, 2016, Valley United Way awarded the Mildred Davey Agency of the Year Award to TEAM, Inc. for the level of service that it provides to Valley residents to improve the quality of life in the Valley. The award is named in honor of Mildred Davey a life long Shelton resident who was a very active leader in the community including her strong involvement with the Valley’s nonprofit community.

Mildred Mooney Davey was born on April 4, 1933 in Derby, the only child of John Oates Mooney, and Mildred Gillis Mooney, both Valley natives. She was a lifelong resident of Shelton, as was her husband, Stephen A. Davey, who died shortly after their marriage in 1962.

A graduate of St. Joseph Grammar School and Lauralton Hall, Mildred received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in 1954. She enjoyed a distinguished career in human resource management, serving as Director, Personnel at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut for more than twenty-five years. In 1981 she joined the Hewitt organization in Shelton, at that time one of the largest nonprofit employers in the Valley, as Vice President, Human Resources, and in 1985 became President of the Hewitt Management Corporation, a position she held until her retirement in 1998. She was a past President of the New Haven Personnel Association and former member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Personnel Association.

Mildred was actively involved in the community, a former Director and member of the Executive Committee of the Valley United Way, and President of the Friend A. Russ Fund, Incorporated. Through both her professional and volunteer activities, Mildred developed a keen understanding of the myriad challenges faced by nonprofit organizations, and many agencies benefited from her managerial expertise, good humor, and generosity. She was a recipient of the Claven Award, the highest distinction given by Lauralton Hall in recognition of outstanding example, service and achievement.

When Mildred died in 2014, she left a number of bequests to Valley nonprofit organizations, both in support of their missions and in celebration of her deep Valley roots. Valley United Way was honored and pleased to be one of the organizations to benefit.


2017 Award Recipient
Boys and Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley

This year we selected an agency that has tentacles in many areas of the valley.  They are helping to galvanize our children so that they can stay in school, learn to be accepting and tolerant of others and look to the future to further their personal success.  I invite you to learn more about this year’s winner:

2016 Award Recipient
TEAM, Inc.

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