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Mildred `Micki' Savin, Arts Devotee, Dies At 94

March 21, 2005
Courant Staff Report

Mildred "Micki" Savin, a lifelong devotee of the arts who brought a special touch to an array of cultural organizations in Hartford, died Thursday at her residence in Bloomfield.

She was 94.

Savin organized fund-raisers and programming events for almost six decades on behalf of Hartford's most prominent arts organizations.

She made a life out of civic activities.

In 1965, when Savin was named the B'nai B'rith "Woman of the Year," she remarked in a newspaper account that she was not concerned with a long life, "but how worthwhile I make the years allotted to me."

Savin was president of the board of the Hartford Ballet, and a founding member and two-time president of the Connecticut Opera Guild.

She was also a founding member and president of the Hartford Symphony's women's auxiliary.

In 2003, the Connecticut Opera presented Savin with the coveted Medici Award for Arts Leadership for her more than 40 years of dedication, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness.

Savin was a past president of Hadassah, a member of its speaker's bureau and a board member of the Connecticut regional B'nai B'rith.

She was also a president of the Sisterhood of the Emanuel Synagogue and a founding member of Beth El Temple in West Hartford.

Until recently, Savin was the contributing editor of the Connecticut Opera Guild's "Allegro" newsletter, and she wrote numerous articles for The Courant's Northeast magazine.

Savin was born in Norwich and graduated from Norwich Free Academy. She earned degrees from Connecticut College and from Trinity College.

Her husband, Isadore, died in 1973.

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