Sponsored Events 2023
Jan 23: Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. ($1000) The 28th annual LEAP Year Event is an evening of stimulating conversations, community connection, and rich learning and culture through dinner parties in homes throughout the Greater New Haven area and virtually via Zoom, (with additional dinners taking place on Feb 18 and 25th). A notable Guest of Honor joins each dinner party, providing a special topic of conversation for each gathering.
Feb 16: International Festival of Arts & Ideas ($2500) The 13th-annual Visionary Leadership Award will celebrate food justice advocate, Leah Penniman, at an event featuring Penniman in conversation with CT Public's Lucy Nalpathanchil. This event will take place in person at The Lab at ConnCORP, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and welcoming an audience of 400 philanthropic and community leaders. It will be recorded for possible rebroadcast and/or sharing for accessibility to people who are not able to attend in-person at the time of the event.
Feb 21: New Haven Free Public Library Foundation ($1000) Annual Mardi Gras 2023 (in-person). A celebration of the New Haven Free Public Library, to bring together the library’s citywide community of patrons, supporters and staff takes place at Ives Main Library at 133 Elm Street, New Haven from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Feb 24: Yale University ($300) The Yale Philanthropy Conference is an annual student-led conference that convenes philanthropic and nonprofit leaders who seek to tackle the social sector’s most pressing challenges. The Conference will take place in-person at Yale University on Friday with the theme of Advancing Justice.
Feb 25: West Haven Black Coalition, Inc. ($1,050) The West Haven Black Coalition's 35th Annual Scholarship and Community Awards dinner (and 37th year, due to missing 2 years to Covid) and its largest fundraiser; beginning at 4:00 p.m. for meet-and-greet at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven, CT.
Mar 02: Fellowship Place Inc. ($1000) Fellowship Place is hosting our 2023 fundraiser at the Union League Café in New Haven, CT from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The in-person event will include a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and live auction with auctioneer. We hope you will want to lend your support to this occasion, when we will celebrate over 63 years of serving the needs of adults in our community who struggle with serious mental health problems and secondary problems such as social isolation, poverty, unemployment, and homelessness.
Mar 23: Women and Family Life Center ($500) The 2nd EmpowHER gala in-person event Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Woodwinds, Branford. Expected attendance of 225 for an evening of inspiration, music, silent and live auction, raising Center awareness and operating funds.
Mar 24: Ronald McDonald House Charities of CT and Western MA: ($500) Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut’s Dancing Under the Stars is one of our most exciting annual fundraisers! Following all CDC, state and local safety guidelines, the 12th Annual showcase will be held at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. . This event is instrumental in securing the necessary funds to support Ronald McDonald House families during their stay. Dancing Under the Stars is a dazzling and enjoyable event from the first dance to the judges’ final decisions and awards. The event features a seated dinner and a cast of local celebrities who are paired with professional ballroom dancers from the Greater New Haven area in a competition unlike any other.
Apr 13: Connecticut Voices for Children ($250) Our 2023 First for Kids award ceremony. This year we will celebrate honorees doing important work to improve family economic security and close the racial income and wealth gap.This in-person event will be held at the Pond House Cafe in Hartford from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Apr 27: APNH: A Place to Nourish Your Health ($1,000) Dining Out For Life®, an annual dining event raising money for community-based organizations serving people living with or impacted by HIV. The event will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. throughout the greater New Haven area. Your partnership will ensure the success of this event, furthering the mission of APNH to enable disadvantaged/disenfranchised individuals to achieve a sense of belonging, eliminate barriers that may lead to isolation, and provide the support needed to persevere and thrive.
Apr 29: Edith B. Jackson Child Care Program, Inc. ($1000) The Edith B. Jackson (EBJ) Child Care Program, Inc. will celebrate its 50th year of providing high quality
care and early education by hosting a gathering of current and former EBJ community members including alumni, families, teachers, and Board members and will specifically honor one of our founders and board members, Dr. Deborah Ferholt, MD. Our in-person event will occur from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Hosley Gymnasium, The Foote School, 50 Loomis Pl, New Haven, CT.
Apr 29: James Blackstone Memorial Library ($500) The Blackstone Library is once again transforming into an 18-hole mini golf course starting on April 29 - 30th. With “Mini Golf at Blackstone Library" during the day, families can come and play in person at an affordable rate. On Saturday night, adults can have some fun at "Mini Golf: After Hours," which includes a wine and spirits tasting, snacks, prize drawings and a silent auction.
Apr 30: Help Our People Inc. ($250) Help Our People Inaugural Event Fundraiser
beginning 3:00 p.m. at Ayuthai Restaurant 2548 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT 06537
Featuring Timmy Maia and Ria Ipa.
Jun 06: Hamden Transition Academy at SCSU ($2500) Annual Graduation Ceremony for the Hamden Transition Academy. It will be an in-person format from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the grand ballroom of the Michael J. Adanti Center at Southern CT State University.