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

Thank you for a spectacular evening to benefit Connecticut Children’s!

Save the Date of Saturday, November 10, 2018 for another magical journey….

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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 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 item for our live or silent auction. For more details, please call Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation at 860-537-5700.

This year’s Gala will be an engaging evening with live performances fit for a sultan!

Belly Dancers - Zohar Productions, Inc.Live Arabian music, fortune tellers, a snake charmer, henna tattoo artists, belly dancers and a fire performance troupe provided by Zohar Productions, Inc., an award-winning, nationally known event production company specializing in Arabian Nights-themed events for clients, such as The Saudi Arabian Royal Family, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Warner Bros. Studios, and celebrities like Vanessa Williams, Meryl Streep, and Madonna.

Soul Sound Revue “America’s #1 Dance Party Band”

Soul Sound Revue, the hottest nine-piece Motown show this side of Detroit, performs the greatest hits in the true “Motown Tradition.” Soul Sound Revue recreates the dynamic vocal harmonies and stylings of classic Motown groups of the sixties, seventies, and eighties: The Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and many more. With all its flash and finery, reminiscent of a time when a band’s looks were as important as their sound, Soul Sound Revue’s three lead vocalists explode onto the stage backed by a powerhouse rhythm and horn section!

Our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs

Christine Finck, MD, FACS*, and John Laplante
Gayle & Steven Temkin

Our Honorary Committee

William Agostinucci*
Kathy and Geno Auriemma
Andrea and Richard Balogh
Melanie and Thomas Barnes
Tracey and Craig Bonanni, MD*
Alexandra RiceViens Bowen, Esq.
Dezire and Tyler Burke
Shari and Michael Cantor
Lauren and Christopher Casazza
Martha and Jim Fanelli
Trisha Farmer, MSN, RN, CPHRM*, and Jeffrey Farmer
Jennifer and Andy Filler
Kathy and Marty Gavin
Ashley and Chip Gengras
Cheryl Hoey, RN, BSN, MBA*, and Matt Hoey
Nancy and Jeffrey Hoffman
Carolyn and Garrison Hudkins
Debra Hendler and Jeffrey Hyams, MD*
Emma and David Kinahan*
Shannon and Jeffrey Klenk
Cynthia and Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD*, and
the Helen I. Moorehead Laurencin Foundation

Jill and Bobby Le Blanc
Emily Germain-Lee, MD*, and Se-Jin Lee, MD, PhD
Judie and Coleman Levy, Esq.
Lois and Edward Lewis
Jolyn and Jim Manafort
Mandell/Braunstein Family
Jacqui Robertson and Lawrence Milan*
Kristan Pierz, MD*, and Brian Molinari
Trudy Olofinboba, MD, and Kola Olofinboba, MD
Tracy Parks
Bethany Peri, MD, PhD* and Gil Peri, MBA, MPH*
Viviann and Jonathan Rubin
Olga Toro-Salazar, MD*, and Juan Carlos Salazar, MD, MPH, FAAP*
Francine and Bob Shanfield
Rachel Garron, JD, and Scott Schoem, MD*
Debbie and James Shmerling, DHA, FACHE*
Leslie and Steven Silverman
Ann Taylor, JD*, and Rob Taylor
Susan and Jeffrey Thomson, MD*
Joelle and Moses Vargas, Esq.*
Meg Scranton Wilson and Phil Wilson

*Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Physician or Staff Member

Thank you to our sponsors

Aladdin Sponsors

Integrated Anethesia Associates South Ocean Capital Partners

Jasmine Sponsors

Connecticut Business Systems LAZ Parking

Magic Carpet Sponsors

Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc.
Barnes Group Foundation
Landmark Partners
M. Frank Higgins & Co., Inc.
Metro Realty Group
Tea Leaf Realty

Sultan Sponsor

Hooker & Holcombe
T&M Building Co., Inc.

Abu Sponsors

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
BNY Melon
Connecticut Hospital Association
DAI Architects
Fairview Capital Partners
Gaffney, Bennett & Associates, Inc.
Hartford Yardgoats
Hartford Healthcare Federal Credit Union
Hartford Healthcare
Highmark Inc.
Hoffman Auto Group
Jefferson Radiology
Magellan Cares Foundation
Robinson & Cole LLP
Standard Builders, Inc.
UCONN Health
U.S. Trust
W.B. Mason
Wells Fargo