For 39 years, Martin D. Schwartz’s presence has loomed over The Kennedy Center as its first president and CEO. Now, with his retirement nearing, the Kennedy Center board is making sure his name remains connected with the center, as the agency’s Trumbull headquarters was named after him in a Monday morning ceremony attended by dozens of staff members, volunteers, clients, and elected officials from throughout the region.
“All our board members felt it was fitting to commemorate Marty’s many achievements and dedicate the Reservoir Avenue headquarters in his honor,” said Kennedy Center board Chairman Michele Macauda of Monroe. “He has certainly been one of the biggest advocates in the state of Connecticut for people with disabilities. Marty’s leadership and foresight is recognized both in Connecticut and throughout the country.”