Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala

November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
$500 Individual; other attendee and sponsorship opportunities available
Bree Pelczar
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala

A wondrous place for you and me

We’ve rolled out the magic carpet to fly to a whole new world. This year’s Gala will transport you to an exotic Arabian marketplace and palace featuring live musicians, fortune tellers and a henna tattoo artist. You will be amazed by an exhilarating fire performance troupe, belly dancers, and world-renowned mentalist Craig Karges.

This year’s Gala will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Connecticut Convention Center. Your support of the Gala ensures that all children, from infants to adolescents, receive the highly specialized medical and surgical services Connecticut Children’s offers. From neurosurgery to oncology, to orthopedics, and everything in between, our accomplished pediatric subspecialists treat even the most complex conditions in a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for kids.

This year’s Bid 4 Kidz will support the new Infusion and Dialysis Center, the first of its kind in Connecticut. Connecticut Children’s is committed to enhancing the care experience for children who need infusion therapy. Patients who need infusion therapy on a regular basis for extended periods of time may begin to feel defined by their disease. Receiving treatment in an over-crowded, windowless room can make that definition bleak and discouraging. By making a gift in support of the new Center, you are providing a space that will effectively redefine a child’s outlook on life and on themselves.

We invite you to participate by attending, donating or sponsoring the Gala, serving as a member of the Honorary Committee or donating an auction for our live or silent auction. For more details, please call Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation at 860-537-5700.

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Our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs

Christine Finck, MD, FACS
Gayle & Steven Temkin

Our Honorary Committee

William Agostinucci
Tom and Melanie Barnes
Tracey and Craig Bonanni
Shari and Michael Cantor
Trisha and Jeffrey Farmer
Ashley and Chip Gengras
Nancy and Jeffrey Hoffman
Emma and Dave Kinahan
Cynthia and Cato Laurencin
Emily Germain-Lee and Se-Jin Lee
Lois and Edward Lewis
Jacqui Robertson and Larry Milan
Trudy and Kola Olofinboba
Linda and David Roth
Rachel Garron and Scott Schoem
Debbie and Jim Shmerling
Ann and Rob Taylor
Joelle and Moses Vargas

Kathy and Geno Auriemma
Jordan and Guy Beaudoin
Dez and Tyler Burke
Martha and Jim Fanelli
Kathy and Marty Gavin
Cheryl and Matt Hoey
Debra Hendler and Jeffrey Hyams
Shannon and Jeffrey Klenk
Jill and Bobby Le Blanc
Judie and Coleman Levy
Jolyn and Jim Manafort
Kristan Pierz and Brian Molinari
Bethany and Gil Peri
Olga Toro-Salazar and Juan Carlos Salazar
Francine and Bob Shanfield
Leslie and Steven Silverman
Susan and Jeffrey Thomson
Meg Scranton Wilson and Phil Wilson


Thank you to our sponsors

Aladdin Sponsors

Integrated Anethesia Associates

Jasmine Sponsors

Connecticut Business Systems LAZ Parking

Magic Carpet Sponsors

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.

Barnes Group Foundation

M. Frank Higgins & Co., Inc.

Tea Leaf Realty

Sultan Sponsor

Hooker & Holcombe

Abu Sponsors

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Connecticut Hospital Association

Fairview Capital Partners

Hartford Yardgoats

Hartford Healthcare Federal Credit Union

Hoffman Auto Group

Mandell/Braunstein Family

Standard Builders, Inc.

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