Effective October 1, in an unprecedented move to better serve members and streamline efforts, the Greater Connecticut Chapter united with the Western Connecticut Chapter to form the Connecticut Chapter.
“The National MS Society has a new voice and with it, a new opportunity,” said
“By consolidating operations, we are able to leverage more local resources and expand programs and services for people living with MS and their families throughout
Lisa Gerrol joined the Greater Connecticut Chapter in 1994. At that time, the chapter had a budget of about $500,000, of which approximately $230,000 was spent on programs and services. Under her leadership, the chapter has grown significantly, and last year raised $3.2 million and spent $2.3 million on programs and services. Her most recent accomplishment was spearheading the launch of the first comprehensive MS Care Center in
“This is an exciting time offering limitless opportunities,” said Nancy Hoffmann, who formerly served as interim President of the Western Connecticut Chapter. “Uniting manpower and resources available through both chapters enables the society to meet the increasing needs of those depending on us most
For additional information on the Connecticut Chapter and its mission, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/.