2020 Gala

This annual event engages attendees, volunteers, and staff in support of The Connection’s Community Service and Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to over 400 individuals participating at The Connection. Last year’s “Give Like Gatsby Gala” successfully raised over $120K and we are hoping to exceed that figure in 2020 with your help!

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2020 GALA COMMITTEE

Gala Co-Chairs: Jen Counihan and Ariele Sullivan
Lindsay Bell  |  Laura Buccola  |  Nev DiPetrillo  |  Tara Ferris  |  Jessica Flynn
Tara Marshall  |  Erika Melchiorre  |  Gina Michal  |  Jen Milnes  |  Annel Mitchell  |  Lauren Mozer
Caitlin Porpora  |  Molly Smith  |  Amy Smoragiewicz  |  Maria Williams  |  Stephanie Wilson

LEAD SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSOR

 

GOLD SPONSOR

 

BRONZE SPONSOR

 

EVENT PARTNERS

Summit House

 

FRIENDS

Cavazini Dangler Team
Gente
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Lois Schneider
Barclays
Lindabury
Russo Bros. & Co.
Five Star Painting
WBMason

2020 GALA SUPPORTERS

Endowing Benefactor ($10,000+)
  • Betse Gump
  • Nora and Rob Radest
  • Marianne Suffern
  • Maria & Evan Williams
Founding Benefactor ($5,000-9,999)
  • Rachel and Tom Cortese
  • Lauren and Adam Decker
  • Betsy and Charles Phillips
Sustaining Benefactor ($2,500-4,999)
  • Virgina and Shawn Cepeda
  • Jennifer and Ted Counihan
  • Wendy and Bruce Graeb
  • Jayne and David Graepel
  • Abby and Eli Manning
  • Erika and Mark Melchiorre
  • Ben and Sarah Seelaus
  • Annie Seelaus Mitnick
  • Martin and Kristen Segal
  • Douglas and Tracey Sieg
  • Ariele and Jeffrey Sullivan
  • Brianne Tammaro
Sponsoring Benefactor ($1,000-2,499)
  • KC and William Artemenko
  • Ann Berkery
  • Kathryn Brock
  • Kristin Caldwell
  • Laura Hanley and Robby Meijer
  • Mary Hill
  • Tara and Devan Marshall
  • Ish McLaughlin
  • The Milnes Family
  • Betsy Patterson
  • Richard and Kayla Pechter
  • Melissa and Rob Phillips
  • Julie and Rob Potack
  • Bridget and Glenn Renzulli
  • Lee and Justin Sadrian
  • Joanne Seelaus
  • Melissa and AJ Sfarra
  • Laurie Steffa
  • Bruce Stein and Jeanne D’Haem
  • Mary and Woody Weldon
Endowing Benefactor ($500-999)
  • Alicia and Kevin Broughel
  • Laura and Jim Buccola
  • Karen Builione
  • Francie and Yon Cho
  • Stacie Collins
  • Elixabeth Cox
  • Nev and David DiPetrillo
  • Judith Farrer
  • Bri and Mike Finnegan
  • Monica Foley
  • Haynes Gallagher
  • Rosemarie and Charles Gelber
  • Jenny Goyal
  • Max Graeb
  • Helen Griffith
  • Colleen Jeffries
  • Liz Kapp
  • Julie Lanzone
  • Jennifer Levanchy and Drew Chen
  • Josette and John Luciano
  • Gina and Greg Michal
  • Annel and Toby Mitchell
  • Jocelyn and Art Modesto
  • auren and Jim Mozer
  • Alicia and Quentin Murray
  • Lauren and Evan Nisenson
  • Sharon and Danny O’Sullivan
  • Katherine Peck
  • Caitlin and Matt Porpora
  • Teresa Solano
  • Brynne Thomson
  • Ronnaug Vinje
  • June and Bob Wessel
Benefactor ($250-499)
  • Cristina and Nick Adragna
  • Melissa Bartoli
  • Carolyn Carey
  • Kevin Counihan
  • Moona Elsevier
  • Nicole Epps
  • Jessica and Brian Flynn
  • Lisa Grennon
  • Ameesha Hosmane
  • Stella Kapur
  • Michelle Keller
  • Marilyn and Lowell Kramme
  • Courtney Kumpf
  • Beth McCarter
  • Aimee Messer
  • Mary Ann and Craig Moore
  • Stephanie and Jordan Phiebig
  • Julia Ryan
  • Christine Semcer
  • Lori Sher
  • William Thar and Yukiko Shuya
  • Alyssa Vazquez
  • Karen Vitale
  • Barbara Von Klemperer
  • Jane Walbridge
Friend ($100-249)
  • Lesley and Manny Andrews
  • Gloria Badgley
  • Amalie Bandelier
  • Anita Beechner
  • Adrienne Berk
  • Jill Bernstein
  • Ralph Bianca
  • Jill Bray
  • Lesley Calvert
  • Tara Charvat
  • Tracy Claus
  • Julie Cooper
  • Abigail and Jonathan Emerson
  • Betsy Flaim
  • Nancy Galietti
  • Slater Gillin
  • Amanda Grainger
  • Lisa Hartmann
  • Sherel Hersch
  • Tom and Kay Inglesby
  • Katie Jesionowski
  • Kelly Klaif
  • Eric Korins
  • Jennifer LaBracio and Peter Paganessi
  • Linda and Rhoades Lawton
  • Rachel Lewis
  • Adrienne Lowenstein
  • Nancy MacNiven
  • Deja Martini
  • Sarah Masyra
  • Deb McCann
  • Judith McCarthy & Mike Walsh
  • Liz Meakim
  • Jessica and Nick Mills
  • Jen and Doug Milnes
  • Susanne Mulligan
  • Kate Nealon
  • Lisa Netcher
  • Ashley O’Connor
  • Elizabeth Peck
  • Nicole Perry
  • Jamie Platt
  • Anonymous
  • Kerri Price
  • Lisa and Ed Proshuto
  • Kristin Pustylnik
  • Geeta and Shishir Prasad
  • Danielle Robinson
  • Vincent Sottile
  • Maria Spinola
  • Renee Stene
  • Caitlin Strain
  • Courtney Von Glahn
  • Tina Whitman
  • Bill and Donna Williams
  • Roseanne Wilson
  • Becky Zacharias