Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala

November 10, 2018 @ 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

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2018 Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Gala

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Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala 2018You only need to step inside Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to understand what a truly extraordinary place it is. It’s a place where kids can be kids and healing begins. At Connecticut Children’s, world-class physicians and staff deliver world-class care, conduct life-saving research and make the impossible possible each and every day.

On Saturday, November 10, Connecticut Children’s will host a Peter Pan-inspired Gala at the Connecticut Convention Center. With your support, and a little a belief, trust & pixie dust, we are striving to raise $1.2 million to ensure that a healthy childhood is possible for tens of thousands of children in our state and beyond.

The Gala pre-event cocktail reception will include a London cityscape, complete with Big Ben, unique silent auction items, living trees and street performers. The ballroom will be transformed into Neverland where you can experience all the magic and wonder of childhood. The evening will conclude with dancing to live music.

Best of all, you don’t need pixie dust to join us —you can simply become a sponsor, reserve a table, buy tickets, donate an item for the auction, or become an Honorary Committee member. For more information please contact Bree Pelczar at

Our Honorary Committee Co-Chairs

Olga Toro-Salazar*, MD, & Juan Carlos Salazar*, MD
Nancy and Jeffrey Hoffman

Our Honorary Committee

Debra Hendler and Jeffrey Hyams, MD*

Debbie and James Shmerling, DHA, FACHE*

Thank you to our sponsors

Tinker Bell Sponsor

Connecticut Business Systems

Lost Boys Sponsor

Hooker & Holcombe, Inc.

Our Planning Committee Co-Chairs

Amy Dillon
Ashley Gengras

Our Planning Committee

Lisa Barall-Matt
Stephanie Black
Kristina Bontempo
Alex Bowen
Dezire Burke
Julie Carter
Amy Crafa
Maureen Fitzgerald
Za Flores
Susan Hight
Karen Hinds
Missy Iler
Emma Kinahan

Shannon Klenk
Susan Lane
Judie Levy
Sally MacGilpin
Amy Morris
Tracy Parks
Anne Martha Pitegoff
Vanessa Rios
Lisa Schwartz
Debbie Shmerling
Gayle Temkin
Mary Jo Toczydlowski