The Gala – 2013 10th Annual Fundraiser

According to the 300 guests who attended the event at Anthony’s Ocean View on September 11th, the fundraiser was extra special. The atmosphere was electric, filled with lots of excitement, scrumptious hot and cold Hors D’oeuvres and more than 70 wines procured in conjunction with Grand Vin Fine Wines & Spirits.

Our guests met the Emcee, Erika Martin, Meteorologist from WTNH, who was joined by WTNH News Anchor, Keith Kountz, while they listened to the live smooth sounds of the Richard “Cookie” Thomas Trio.

The fundraiser featured a Silent Auction with 75 gifts, ranging from an Apple iPad, all inclusive trip to the Hotel Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico, autographed baseball signed by Derek Jeter, golf 4-somes, Christmas baskets, school supply baskets, restaurant gift certificates, New York Giants team autographed 2012 football, a 4 foot portrait of Mariano Rivera, and many, many more great gifts.

Through this fundraiser, CfAL raised $26,000. Those donations will be used to benefit a program that extends learning beyond the classroom, and increases the educational outcomes of public school children, by increasing their parents’ involvement in their education at home. We will train and give gently-used computers to more than 50 underserved families living in New Haven, CT’s poorest neighborhoods.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, we are thankful to our guests, donors, sponsors and the fundraiser planning committee for making this event a success.

The CfAL Board of Directors