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Valley United Way Honors One Of Its Own: Retired Teacher, Coach Jack Walsh

Jack Walsh was given the Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award.
Jack Walsh was given the Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award. Photo Credit: Contributed

SHELTON, Conn. -- Valley United Way honored one of its own by presenting its most prestigious award for community service to former COO Jack Walsh recently.

Walsh, the 47th recipient of the Charles H. Flynn Humanitarian Award, is a lifelong resident of Derby. He was with United Way since 1989.

Walsh was previously a teacher in Shelton and Derby as well as the head boys basketball coach at Shelton High School. He was also the director of the Recreation Camp in Derby, a United Way funded agency, for 14 years.

During his tenure, Valley United Way has grown as a community resource by adding the Youth Leadership Program, the Volunteer Action Center, and the partner Agency Council which has since expanded to become the Valley Council for Health & Human Services. He was also one of the leaders in the Valley’s successful effort in the All-America City competition.

The Charles H. Flynn award has been presented annually since 1971 and recognizes individuals for lifetime service in the Valley involving more than one organization or one town.

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