6th Annual Gala

2015 Gala Invite


Online registration is closed – please call us at 860-233-3853 to check ticket availability!

Individuals $125 / $75 Young Professionals
Includes a fabulous multi-course dinner, open bar and entertainment!



Live music from The Colbys

Max Reiss, NBC Connecticut, Master of Ceremonies



Photo Booth by New Vibe Studios



Get Ready to Bid!!

1-Year Membership to the Hermitage Club (includes ski & golf) at Haystack Mountain, VT
Breaking Bad Poster (Rolling Stone Cover) signed by Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and other major cast members
Game of Thrones poster autographed by major cast members
South African Photo Safari for 2 – Zulu Nyala Game Lodge
Vacation at Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama – Elite Island Caribbean
Getaway to St. James’s Club, Antigua – Elite Island Caribbean
Vacation at The Club Resort, Barbados – Elite Island Caribbean
Private Tour of NBC Connecticut Studio, hosted by morning anchor Todd Piro
$75 to Munson’s Chocolates
Weekend in Myrtle Beach
Weekend at the Jersey Shore
Privately Catered Dinner Party for 8 (donated by Nanci Fox and Gene & Peter Evans)
Wine Tasting for 4 at Chamard Vineyards
Unique Artwork and Jewelry, including from Raimie H. Weber, Ed Johnetta Miller, Amy S. Thall, Dunbar Jewelers, Phoebe Allen, Jackie Bright and others
Eminence Organic Facial at Victoria’s Beauty Center
Manicures from Orange Nails and Spa
1-hour Massage at Simsbury Therapeutic Massage
Dinner & Theatre Packages to your favorite area restaurants & venues, including Infinity Music Hall, Playhouse on Park, Theater Works, xfinity Theater, Bridge Street Live, Max Restaurant Group, Carbone’s, Arugula, Treva Restaurant, Harry’s Pizza, Hartford Restaurant Group, Teddy’s Pizza, City Steam’s Comedy Brew Ha-Ha, Blue Plate Kitchen, Yale Repertory Theatre, and more!
Dance Lessons at the Hartt School Community Division
4 New York Yankees tickets
Boston Red Sox memorabilia
Beautiful Food & Wine Baskets donated by Mary A. Oliver Company
Custom-Labeled Soda or a make-your-own soda party from Avery’s Beverages
Gift Cards to Whole Foods and Highland Park Market
Menswear from Zahner’s Clothiers
A Year of BBQ from Flaggstead Smokehouse
Omar Coffee Goodie Basket
Tour & Tasting for 6 at Thomas Hooker Brewery
1-Year Household Membership to the Wadsworth Atheneum
Photography Packages from IRIS Photography, Matthew J. Wagner Fine Photography, and There’s a Moment Photography
Personal Training/Fitness Package – Excel Fitness
A Year of Ice Cream from Friendly’s
Doggy Playcare Pass to Uberdog – West Hartford
Pet Grooming & Supplies from Shaggy Chic

…and more!!



Wealth Preservation Partners

Comcast Logo 2014


The Sandra and Arnold Chase Family Foundation


Goodwin College



Fradette Carlson Agency


People’s United Bank

Reid & Riege, P.C.

David & Linda Roth

(as of 3/10/2015)


Special thanks to Matthew Lin of New Vibe Studios for donating his photography services to this event for the 3rd year in a row!


Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  If you (or your company) are interested in helping us to make this year’s Gala a success, please review these opportunities to get involved:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Silent Auction Donations

or contact Shannon Houston, Assistant Director, at (860) 233-3853 or shannon.houston@lvgh.org.

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