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The New Canaan YMCA will be hosting its first gala fundraiser in over 12 years on April 29 to celebrate its 63 years of service to the community, as well as its soon-to-be-completed renovated facility. Proceeds from the event will support the Y and its dedication to strengthening the community.
On April 29, the lawn behind Waveny Mansion will be elegantly tented and transformed into a chic Saint Barths setting. In celebration of both the Y’s strong past and bright future, approximately 400 guests are expected to attend the event, enjoying cocktails, dinner, and dancing.
Led by chairs, Kelly DeFrancesco and April Kaynor, in addition to Honorary Chair, Kristin Selvala, this community celebration is being organized by over 75 dedicated community members, including Executive Committee members Amanda Carter, Mimi Gammill, Leah Kittredge, Tucker Murphy, Pam Norton, and Lisa Richardson.
Event attendees will have the opportunity to further support the Y through a live auction, including an exclusive Saint Barths experience, plus a unique Mystery Gift offering. For $100 guests may select a wrapped gift from one of three categories – Wine, Dine, & Shine. Bottles of wine will have a minimum value of $30 and Dine and Shine (jewelry and beauty) will have a minimum value of $50. Each category will feature a few “super prizes,” too.
Individual ticket prices range from $250-$1,000 and table prices range from $5,000 to $25,000 featuring varying recognition opportunities. Sponsorship and program advertising options are available as well. The New Canaan YMCA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Contributions in excess of $114.00 per guest and contributions in lieu of attendance are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Guests and sponsors are asked to RSVP by March 31 to ensure inclusion in print materials. To learn more or reserve a ticket, table, or program ad, visit http://www.newcanaanymca.org/stbarths or contact Kristina Barrett at 203-920-1654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Y is very grateful to early supporters of the event including: gift bag sponsor, William Raveis Real Estate, print sponsor, Serendipity Magazine, plus A.P Construction & the Ashforth Family, C. Alec and Sarah Casey, the Cioffi Family, Kelly and Dan DeFrancesco, Marie and Richard Holahan, Michelle and Jeffrey Jacob, April and Bobby Kaynor, the Karp Family, Dan and Leah Kittredge, Susan and John McDonough, Pam and David Norton, M.E. and Chris O’Connor, the Pohle Family, Kristin and Rick Selvala, Kathleen Auda and Peter Skaperdas, Stamford Health, and Carol and Jean-Paul Valles.