In the Community
Phoenix has been making the world a better place for more than 165 years. Francis Gillette, one of our founders and a noted abolitionist, worked tirelessly to end slavery. Our first charitable gift was $5,000 to victims of the 1871 Chicago fire. That would be over $90,000 today. In 1924, Phoenix was instrumental in founding the Hartford Community Chest, now known as United Way. And, we’ve kept on getting involved and giving back.
Today, Phoenix and its employees continue to work in a variety of ways to improve the quality of life in our home office communities of Hartford, CT and East Greenbush, NY. We’re focused on helping people meet their basic needs for housing, food and education and also support programs that enrich our lives.
Our Community Partners
- Charter Oak Cultural Center
- Connecticut Science Center
- Fred D. Wish School
- Greater Hartford Arts Council
- Habitat for Humanity
- Hands on Hartford
- Journey Home
- United Way of Central and Northeastern CT
- United Way of the Greater NY Capital Region