Luisa Capasso Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut chapter has named Luisa Capasso, owner and vice president of G.L. Capasso Restoration, Inc., a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever — one of only 18 leaders within the New Haven region to be so named.
A resident of North Haven, Conn., Capasso attended the Stone School of Business in New Haven, Conn. Capasso has owned and operated G.L. Capasso Restoration, Inc. — 15 Oxford Street in New Haven — for 30 years.
“I have close friends who live with multiple sclerosis,” says Capasso. “Since there is no cure, I have a deep desire to help in the fight against this debilitating disease. It is important that scientific research continue in order to eradicate MS.”
Capasso’s business, G.L. Capasso Restoration, is a member of the Small Business Enterprise of the City of Hartford and the State of Connecticut, the Small Business Initiative of the City of New Haven and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise of the State of Connecticut.
Established by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter in 2000, MS Corporate Achievers is a recognition program honoring some of Connecticut’s most influential leaders while at the same time raising critically needed funds to ensure ongoing scientific research, and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS. Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by an advisory council board for making outstanding contributions to business, civic and cultural enrichment.
Through participation, honorees join an elite leadership network sharing a commitment to making Connecticut a better place in which to live. Since 2000 honorees have raised nearly $550,000 to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
“Ms. Capasso is truly an effective leader within G.L. Capasso Restoration, Inc. and throughout her community,” said Lisa Gerrol, Connecticut Chapter president and chief professional officer. “She is committed to raising funds in the fight against MS and devoted to elevating life within the New Haven region, her hometown of North Haven and the state.”
To nominate a candidate for MS Corporate Achievers 2009, please contact Kara Preston, associate vice president of development, at 860-714-2300, ext. 233 or kpreston@ctfightsMS.org. To learn more about MS and its effects, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/.
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