Community Involvement


Whittlesey & Hadley has been a leading provider of financial services to nonprofit organizations in the Hartford region and throughout Connecticut for more than 50 years. The Firm planted its roots in Hartford in 1961 and believes our success must be equally matched by what we return to the community.

Our partners and staff are involved in a variety of philanthropic activities with a diverse collection of organizations devoted to rewarding missions. We take an active role on boards and sponsor a number of charitable fundraising and volunteer events each year throughout the Hartford region. A major Firm tradition is the annual Community Day, an event that introduces employees to numerous volunteer opportunities at client organizations throughout our region, giving them a chance to make a direct impact on their missions and the communities which they serve.

The Firm sponsors teams and encourages employees to participate in several local community events. Employees have teamed up to support HYPE—Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs, Susan G. Komen Walk for a Cure, Immaculate Conception Shelter, United Way and United Arts Campaign, Travelers Championship, and Hartford’s Dragon Boat Races. These events provide members of our Firm the opportunity to increase their involvement in our community, network with co-workers outside of the office, and participate in fun and meaningful activities that make a real difference.

Whittlesey & Hadley believes that reading is fundamental to learning and succeeding in school and the workplace. The Firm is the first Hartford-based business to provide NOOK Tablets™ to third grade students at Dr. Ramon E. Betances Early Reading Lab School in Hartford. The NOOK Tablets will help to enhance the curriculam and further the mission of the Third Grade Promise—whereas all students who enter a Hartford Public School at grade Pre-K or K will read at/above grade level by the end of third grade.

Here are just some of the other organizations that W&H supports throughout the year:

Association of Latinos Professionals in Finance and Accounting
The American School for the Deaf
American Society of Women Accountants
Boys & Girls Club of Hartford
Channel 3 Kids Camp
Community Health Services, Inc.
Community Solutions, Inc.
Connecticut Landmarks
The Connection Fund, Inc.
Connecticut Bankers Association
Connecticut Construction Industries Association
Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach
Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.
Greater Hartford Arts Council
Hartford Public Schools
Human Services Council
Immaculate Conception Shelter
Intercommunity, Inc.
Manchester Chamber of Commerce
MetroHartford Alliance
Middlesex Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Black Accountants
New Britain-Berlin YMCA
Our Piece of the Pie
Summerwind Performing Arts
United Way of the Central and Northeastern Connecticut
University of Saint Joseph Connecticut
YMCA of Greater Hartford
Watkinson School
Wheeler Clinic


The Firm recognizes the importance of employee volunteerism outside of work with organizations that hold personal meaning for them. Our employees are giving back in many ways throughout the year.

Here are just some of the past and present organizations that they support:

American Diabetes Association • Bolton Heritage Farm Commission • Bolton Community Education Foundation • Bolton Land Trust • Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford • Capital Community College Foundation • Central CT Feed My Starving Children • Connecticut Freemasons • Faith Lutheran Church/East Hartford • Friends of the Mark Twain House & Museum • Greater Hartford Jaycees Foundation • Knox Parks Foundation • Manchester Country Club • Manchester High School • Manchester Power Squadron • Manchester Road Race • MARCH Inc. • Masonicare and Masonicare Home, Health & Hospice • North Central Regional Mental Health Board, Inc. • Rotary Club of Hartford • Saint Andrew the Apostle/Rocky Hill • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Foundation/Young Professionals Committee • St. James Church/Manchester • Girl Scouts/Suffield • Travelers Championship PGA Tour Event • UNICO/Manchester Chapter • Village for Families and Children