Jocelyn Maminta to Receive Liberty Bell Award at 2019 Spring Bash

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — On April 5, 2019, the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar will honor the recipient of the 2019 Liberty Bell Award at its annual Liberty Bell Bash. The Liberty Bell Award honors non-practicing lawyers and/or community organizations that have shown an extraordinary commitment to justice or provided outstanding service to the local community. This year’s award will be presented to Jocelyn Maminta because of her extraordinary service to the New Haven County community.

Over her distinguished broadcast career, Jocelyn Maminta, Good Morning Connecticut at Nine Co-Anchor and Emmy Award nominated News 8 Medical reporter, has anchored and reported for televisions stations in North Carolina, Buffalo, Milwaukee, Texas and at News 8 in Connecticut.

A political science graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Jocelyn works tirelessly for many nonprofits across Connecticut. She has been honored countless times for her efforts. She serves on the Board of Friends of Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven, and is a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven.

Jocelyn is co-founder of Caroline’s Room, a safe haven for families coping with the challenges and uncertainties surrounding the birth of a premature baby. There are Caroline’s Rooms in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. The first Caroline’s Room is at Yale-New-Haven Children’s Hospital and a second is located at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She is also the CEO of Frangi Pangi, fine hosiery for that bare legged look for women of all color. Made in the USA with profits supporting Caroline’s Room.

The Foundation of the New Haven County Bar is the charitable arm of the New Haven County Bar Association. Established in 1989, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through which local attorneys, other legal professionals and community members serve the needs of the Greater New Haven area by providing financial support to organizations that promote justice, assist the needy, and contribute to the greater public good through grants and legal related public service programs. A decade long commitment by the Foundation to eliminating homelessness through the “Snowball Tournament” has resulted in over $125,000 being raised for New Reach, a New Haven County non-profit organization. The Foundation maintains the Martha Sullivan Tribute Fund, the Thomas J. Witt Memorial Children’s Book Fund and the Book Award for Connecticut law students.

Over the years, the Foundation has provided funding to critical organizations in New Haven County including New Haven Reads, LEAP, IRIS, CWEALF, the Connecticut Veteran Legal Services, The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, and the Yale Sappern Memorial Fund among others. Since 2004, the FNHCB has provided over $260,000 to local charities and community organizations.

The Liberty Bell Bash will be held on Friday April 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven. Enjoy a “Taste of New Haven” with complimentary food, wine and spirits provided by local restaurants, breweries and cafes! To purchase tickets for the Liberty Bell Bash, please go to or contact the Foundation of the New Haven County Bar at (203) 562-9652. To make donations, or become a sponsor, please contact the Executive Director, Gillian Fattal, at or 203.562.9652.