United Way honors children's advocate Simon
Published 4:14 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013
Simon was presented the United Way's August F. Serra Community Engagement Award during an awards breakfast June 4 at Fairfield University.
The organization said Simon was a "lifelong advocate for children in Connecticut," and has been active in effecting social change in education, health, child care, child welfare, and intercommunity relations.
Among her many positions, she was a founding member of the Connecticut Commission on Children and its chairman for 10 years; founder of the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition; first woman chairman of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network; and organizer of Project Concern, which bused 25 Bridgeport students to Westport schools in the 1970s; and vice president of the Connecticut Child Welfare Association.