USJ Graduate Honored with YWCA Greenwich BRAVA Award
Denise C. Doria ’88, University of Saint Joseph alumna, was honored at the YWCA Greenwich BRAVA Awards. Established in 1977, the Awards honor women achievers who have excelled in their professional careers while also dedicating their time and skills to helping others through volunteer work.
After graduating magna cum laude from USJ in 1988 with a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting, Doria began her career as an auditor at Ernst & Young in Hartford, Conn. A partner at the Walter J. McKeever & Company, LLC in Greenwich, Conn. since 1995, Doria works closely with individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and nonprofits.
Throughout her career, Doria has remained an active member of her community. In 2002, she co-founded the Stamford-based Challenged People in Motion, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals with physical, mental, behavioral, and developmental difficulties in order to promote self-confidence and positive social skills. She now serves as the organization’s treasurer.
In addition to volunteering with the Southwest Region of CT Special Olympics over the years, Doria joined the Cure JM Foundation board of directors as the chief financial officer. The foundation, near to Doria’s heart because of her niece’s juvenile myositis (JM) diagnosis, raises money for research on the rare illness and families affected by it. Most recently, Doria has volunteered with the Development Committee of Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County and the Fairfield County Hospice House, where she provides pro-bono services.
Congratulations to Denise on her well-deserved award!