Golden Anniversary Gala Scheduled for November 17, 2018

To commemorate 50 years of transforming lives, Person-to-Person (P2P) will celebrate its golden anniversary with the “Transforming Lives” gala on Saturday, November 17, from 6pm – 11pm at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich. Tickets will go on sale in early September.

The gala, which will feature a cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner and a soon-to-be-named guest speaker, will also have a live band and paddle raise. The event is anticipating an attendance of 500 people. Guests will include the countless volunteers, supporters and sponsors who are “good as gold” and who have been pivotal to the 50-year success of Person-to-Person.

Event Chairs Doon Foster, Kristina Gregory, Judy Kilmartin and Kelly Wheeler are overseeing the gala committee. To become a sponsor or volunteer, please email Alison de Lavis.

Proceeds will support P2P programs, serving more than 23,000 individuals annually. By helping families in crisis, P2P provides a pathway out of poverty for people seeking long-term stability.

P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher shares the agency’s origins as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., saying, “Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson Back, former rector of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, attended seminary with Dr. King and wanted the community to respond to his assassination as well as to growing civil rights issues,” says Maher. “Parish member Jean Sherman became the agency’s first Executive Director, and P2P has continued to grow from there.”

Pictured [L-R]: P2P “50 Years of Transforming Lives” Gala Chairs Doon Foster, Kristina Gregory, Judy Kilmartin and Kelly Wheeler (Credit: Anika Charon)