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United Way Honors TV Executive, Stamford Heart Of Gold Scholarship Winner

Tracie Wilson of NBCUniversal will receive United Way's Heart of Gold Award. Photo Credit: Contributed
AITE High School senior Alexandra Bergman is the recipient of this year’s United Way Heart of Gold scholarship. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – The United Way of Western Connecticut will honor Tracie Wilson, senior vice president, programming and development at NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution, at its annual Heart of Gold Award Dinner from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Stamford Marriott.

Wilson will be honored for her leadership on employee volunteerism. She has been selected as this year’s Heart of Gold recipient for the many ways in which NBCUniversal and its employees make an impact on the community through volunteerism. Under her leadership, NBCUniversal has distinguished itself as a company determined to promote and encourage the spirit of volunteerism.

NBCUniversal employees volunteer annually in programs such as Business to Books and Back to School, which serve elementary school-aged children from public schools in Stamford. In addition, with Wilson’s support, a long-standing volunteer from the Stamford Media Center has engaged with community members on United Way’s Workplace Volunteer Council, as well as the Stamford Community Council. She currently sits on the board of directors for the City of Stamford’s Chamber of Commerce, Stamford’s Center of the Arts and Stamford Downtown Special Services.

“We are so pleased to honor Tracie who has been a true leader in the Stamford nonprofit community,” said Kim Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut. “By sitting on multiple nonprofit boards and encouraging volunteer engagement amongst her colleagues at NBCUniversal, Tracie sets a high bar for other leaders in the community to reach. We are honored to be recognizing her.”

United Way of Western Connecticut also will award its 2016 Heart of Gold Scholarship to Alexandra Bergman, a student at AITE High School in Stamford. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to support the continuing education of an outstanding local student volunteer.

Bergman has been a member of the Stamford chapter of B’nai Brith Youth Organization since eighth grade. She became involved in this chapter initially by taking on its “Stand Up” chair position. She then became the chapter board’s corresponding secretary, and now has the position of Ozeret, vice president of community service and social action.

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