Key agencies and OPOs identified and agreed to establish a statewide coalition to raise public awareness about the need for organ and tissue donation.
Partnership with DMV established.
First Coalition sponsored poster contest involved three (3) schools in the Milford area. Seventeen (17) posters were submitted for judging. Keith Kontz judged the contest.
First statewide poster contest endorsed by CT Department of Education.
Coalition is incorporated in state of Connecticut as a non-profit corporation and received Federal Employer Tax ID Number.
US Surgical Corporation funded the printing of a calendar that contained poster winners. Posters were distributed via CT DMV emission testing centers.
CCOTD received IRS tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) corporation.
CCOTD became associate member of CT Community Health Charities.
In partnership with SNET, organ donation information and cards were inserted in all employee paycheck envelopes.
Developed cookbook as a fundraiser, comprised of recipes from organ and tissue donors/recipients and professionals in the Coalition community.
Connecticut Coalition website launched.
Received Allstate Foundation funding for publication and printing of Coalition Annual Report.
Organ donation movie held 57 screenings in six theaters in Connecticut had organ Coalition and donation information as tag for each screening.
Rotary district representation on Board of Directors. Presentations given at local CT Rotary meetings.
Created Coalition note cards as a fundraiser, which illustrated artwork from previous poster contest winner submissions.
“Thanks for Asking” Campaign kicked-off to recognize the employees of the Department of Motor Vehicles for their assistance in registering organ and tissue donors during driver license or ID card applications or renewals.
Organ donation registration information incorporated into the DMV driver’s manual (inside cover).
Light Up Someone’s Life…Be An Organ Donor: Donate Life CT monthly United Illuminating newsletter “The Source”.
Public acknowledgement and declaration of April being “Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Month” in the State of Connecticut, given by Governor M. Jodi Rell and the Connecticut General Assembly and a donor flag raising ceremony at the State Capitol.
Dedication Bench and engraved stone installed at the State Capitol building to honor organ and tissue donors and their families.
The Connecticut Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation (CCOTD) began doing business as Donate Life Connecticut (DLC) to better align with the national Donate Life campaign.
Awarded State of Connecticut grant for funding public education activities and promoting organ and tissue donation awareness.
Celebrated major milestone of reaching 1 million registered donors in the sate of Connecticut
1st Annual Toast to Life Fundraiser held.
25 year anniversary of coalition.
CT Coalition for Organ & Tissue Donation, dba, Donate Life Connecticut
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278 Durham, CT 06422
Physical Address (No mail deliveries accepted): 16 Main St Durham, CT 06422