BNT’s CEO Doris Latorre and Board President Chip Parrish Featured on Channel 12 News, Discuss Annual Benefit, and Express Gratitude to Sponsors

Bridgeport, CT – October 21, 2023 – In an insightful video interview by Channel 12 News reporter Frank Recchia, which aired on both the 6 PM and 9 PM editions on Saturday, October 21, Doris Latorre, CEO of Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT), and Chip Parrish, President of the Board, shared crucial details about the organization’s upcoming Annual Benefit event, “Let’s Make Home the Goal.” This engaging discussion was held against the backdrop of BNT’s mission to address the housing needs of the community and its commitment to creating safe, affordable housing.

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Background of BNT Annual Benefit

BNT’s Annual Benefit, themed “Let’s Make Home the Goal,” is set for November 2, 2023, at the Great River Golf Club in Milford, is its most important fundraiser of the year. It unites supporters, advocates, and partners who share BNT’s vision for secure, affordable housing and financial education and counseling services. Notable housing industry figures to be honored include David Berenbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing Counseling at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, as keynote speaker and Housing Leadership Award recipient. Fabian Durango, President of Durango Insurance and Financial Services, and Mina Minelli, SVP, Regional Sales Manager at Webster Bank, will both receive the Community Impact Award, while the Board Service Award goes to Deborah Clancy of TD Bank, a retiring BNT Board Member. During the interview, Doris Latorre and Chip Parrish provided the audience with key details of the Annual Benefit.

Event Details

Event Name: BNT’s Annual Benefit, “Let’s Make Home the Goal”
Date: Thursday, November 2nd
Location: Great River Golf Club, 130 Coram Lane, Milford, CT 06461
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Gratitude to Sponsors

Doris Latorre and Chip Parrish expressed their deepest gratitude to the event’s principal sponsors for their unwavering support, including Platinum Sponsor M&T Bank, and Gold Sponsors, JPMorgan Chase and Webster Bank.

Both leaders emphasized that these sponsors play a pivotal role in making the event a reality and furthering BNT’s mission.

Opportunity to Support the Cause

Doris Latorre concluded the interview by saying, “We invite everyone to join us on November 2nd for a memorable evening of unity, celebration, and philanthropy. Your support means the world to us, and we can’t wait to see you there.” To purchase event tickets or make a donation visit the following link: Purchase tickets, donate or become a Sponsor

Every contribution makes a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need and furthers BNT’s mission to provide safe and affordable housing.

About Building Neighborhoods Together (BNT):

As a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and HUD certified housing counseling agency, BNT’s mission is to eradicate housing insecurity, income inequality, and homelessness by developing secure and affordable housing in Bridgeport and by providing extensive housing and financial counseling services to low- and moderate-income families across Connecticut.


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