This year's five winners are: Peter Goodwin of Orange; Bert Gallant of Milford; David Osella of West Hartford; Renee Goupille of Norwich; and James A. Somers of Trumbull.
Goodwin, along with co-award recipient Bert Gallant
, have been instrumental in organizing People's Bank's quarterly blood drives for over 15 years.
Bert Gallant of Milford, vice president and portfolio manager in the bank's Trust Department, has been a member of the American Red Cross for 18 years and most currently serves as an event volunteer.
, along with co-award recipient Peter Goodwin, have been instrumental in organizing People's Bank's quarterly blood drives for the past 15 years which have resulted in the donation of thousands of pints of blood and have helped to save thousands of lives.
Gallant also has spent over 20 years as an associate member of the Orange Volunteer Fire Department where she has held several committee memberships.
Additionally, Gallant serves as a committee member for the Fairfield University Trustees Advisory Council, where she makes corporate communications and involvement recommendations to the university's Board of Trustees.