Men's Initiative

Men Make A Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence™

Since 2009, the year Interval House and US Senator Richard Blumenthal co-founded Men Make a Difference, Men Against Domestic Violence™ the group of prominent Connecticut men have distributed more than 20,000 brochures and training materials, raised money for the cause against domestic violence, and spoken to thousands of area residents — mostly boys and young men. Their message and mission is clear: there is never an excuse for domestic violence.

“Unless we, as men, are willing to stand up and speak out, this whirlwind of tragedy and devastation will be passed from one generation to the next,” said Senator Blumenthal. “I have pledged to do everything I can to break the cycle of domestic violence. Please stand with me to do the same.”

Men’s Initiative Members:

Senator Richard Blumenthal, Co-Founder of Men Make a Difference • Rich Coppola, Fox 61 Sports Director • Jon Hitchcock, Fox 61 General Manager • Joe Zone, WFSB-TV Channel 3 Sports Director • Joe Furey, WTNH Channel 8 Co-Chief Meteorologist • Dennis House, WFSB-TV Channel 3 News Anchor • State Rep. Dr. William A. Petit, Jr. • Howie Dickenman, Former CCSU Men’ Basketball Coach • Eric Daniels, Managing Partner of Robinson & Cole • Bill McGurk, CT Board of Regents/Former President of Rockville Bank • Brandon Lorey, Executive Vice President of United Bank • Brad Drazen, Director of Communications for United Technologies Corp. • State Rep. Jason Rojas • Col. William Adams, US Army/CT National Guard • Prasad Menon, Interval House Board of Directors/Simsbury-Granby Rotary • CT Attorney General George Jepsen • Dennis Bisgaard, Head Master, Kingswood Oxford School • Rich Kehoe, East Hartford City Council Chairman • Garry Lapidus, CT Children’s Hospital/Director of the Injury Prevention Center • Ed Wrobel, Managing Director of Towers Watson • Manchester Police Chief Marc Montminy • Jim Donahue, President of Winam Wines • Donnie Cabral, Team USA Olympian • Dr. Ken Alleyene, Eastern Orthopedics & Sports Medicine • Tim Bergstrom, Regional President of Webster Bank • Fire Chief Reginald Freeman, City of Hartford • Mark Scheinberg, President of Goodwin College • Harold Sparrow, CEO of The YMCA of Greater Hartford • John Turgeon, Partner with Cohn Reznick • Trooper Andy Mathews, CT State Police Union • Don Frechette, Partner with Locke Lord • Prof. Paul Resetarits, CCSU

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