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Darien Community Association Annual Fundraiser – Darien Neighbors, Global Players Speaker Series

October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


With the world upended, this year’s speaker series is especially timely and relevant. Through a live broadcast from the DCA with DAF Media, we invite you to hear from a trio of industry innovators we’ve assembled who have called Darien their home. Registrants will receive access to participate online, while helping to provide critical support for the DCA’s nonprofit mission at the same time.

Buy your tickets for this livestream series –

Steve Mandel
Founder and Managing Director, Lone Pine Capital
Investing and Philanthropy
Thursday, October 1: 7:00pm

10% unemployment and yet the Nasdaq is at an all-time high – where do the markets go from here? Since its founding in 1997, public equity asset management firm Lone Pine Capital has generated some of the best long-term returns in the industry – while its Lone Pine Foundation has helped children and families in the communities where Lone Pine has offices. Steve Mandel grew up in Darien and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School. He served as board chair of Teach for America and Dartmouth and is a former trustee at both Phillips Exeter and The Children’s School in Stamford, CT. He and his wife Sue have three children.

SE Cupp
Political Commentator/Host of CNN’s SE Cupp Unfiltered
Unfiltered…the White-Hot Intersection between Politics and the Media
In Conversation with Ashleigh Banfield, Broadcast Journalist
Tuesday, October 13: 6:30pm

What is it like covering an election, from your home in Darien? What can we expect in the November elections? SE Cupp is the host of CNN’s SE Cupp Unfiltered, a weekly Saturday program. Cupp is a practical conservative who brings her distinct outlook to CNN programming and special political coverage. She joined CNN as a contributor in 2013 and Headline News as a host in 2017. A graduate of Cornell University, she earned a master’s degree from New York University. In her free time, Cupp enjoys hunting, fishing and camping with her family. She is married with one son.

Ian Murray
CEO and Co-Founder, vineyard vines
vineyard vines: The Story Behind the Brand
In Conversation with Demi Ferraris, VP of Custom and Corporate Sales, vineyard vines
Wednesday, October 28: 7:00pm

The retail industry has been hard-hit since March, as people spend more time at home. How has an iconic apparel and lifestyle brand like vineyard vines adapted? Founded in 1998 with his brother, Shep, with headquarters based in Stamford, vineyard vines sells their products nationwide through various channels. Ian Murray is a graduate of the Brunswick School in Greenwich, CT and Lafayette College. He currently splits his time between Darien and Edgartown, MA with his wife and three children. He is an avid pilot, boater, angler and musician.

Gold Sponsor: John M. Glover Insurance Agency

Silver Sponsor: Northern Trust

Bronze Sponsors: PG Properties • Hawes Team and Nancy Dauk of Halstead CT in Darien • Darien Police Association

DAF Media brings together student volunteers to livestream sports, arts and community events. DAF Media is a joint venture between The Darien Athletic Foundation and The Darien Foundation.

Please consider making an additional donation to the DCA if there will be more than one viewer in your household, or if you would like to further support the DCA.

Series tickets for all three speakers: $80 DCA members / $120 public
Individual speaker tickets: $30 DCA members / $45 public
Purchase series and/or Steve Mandel tickets by September 29; SE Cupp tickets by October 11 and Ian Murray tickets by October 26.
Buy online or through the DCA office, 203-655-9050 extension 10.


October 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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