Norwalk, CT, February 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- One of the most important factors in the recovery from mental illness is the understanding and acceptance of friends. Friends can make a difference by offering reassurance, companionship, and emotional strength.
“What a Difference a Friend Can Make” will be the theme for the 2014 annual fundraising gala auction and dinner to benefit Keystone House, Inc. The event will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at the Rolling Hills Country Club, Wilton, CT.
The Wilton Congregational Church will be honored for their continued support and friendship of Keystone House, Inc.
Former News 12 CT anchor, Easton resident and co-host of The Exchange, David Smith, will be the celebrity host and auctioneer for the evening. There will be live music, dancing, a silent and live auction. Last year’s event was completely sold out, with over 200 supporters in attendance.
Once again, Palace Productions of Norwalk, CT, the Media Sponsor for the evening, will debut an all new video about Keystone House. “Last year’s video by Palace Productions completely changed the understanding of what Keystone does and their impact to the people and community they serve. Everyone loved it! We are so excited to see the next video which will expand on the information,” said Elizabeth P. Ball, Keystone Board Member and Chairperson of Fundraising Committee.
TFI Envision, Inc. of Norwalk, a Success Sponsor for the event, is also donating the creative development of the event materials and PR again this year as they have done for the last several years. Diamond Chocolatiers, Inc. is the Chocolate Sponsor and Wilton RE is a Partner Sponsor.
This is Keystone’s primary fundraising event, which helps to support their mission. Keystone’s purpose is to assist adults facing the many challenges of a psychiatric disability to live a happy and safe life. Keystone helps nurture personal success and satisfaction through an independent housing program and rehabilitation services.
Keystone’s residential services include two transitional housing programs, a long-term housing program, and a supportive apartment program. In addition to housing, Keystone offers psychosocial programming that promotes social, cultural, recreational, educational, and rehabilitation services.
There will be a silent auction, a live auction, open bar, dinner, live music by "The Collection" and dancing. The proceeds will benefit the many programs and services Keystone House provides for adults facing the challenges of living with mental illness. Tables of 10 are $2,000 with individual tickets at $200. For more information, Advanced Reservations and Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Kim Carter at (203) 956-7818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Keystone Gala Auction and Dinner Committee includes: Elizabeth P. Ball, Chairperson; Olga Arteaga; Kim Carter; Lee Fallet; Wendy Lambert; Jeffrey W. Poruban; Catherine B. Smith; Mary Tomolonius; Carolina Trinidad; Dana Weinberg and Valerie Williams.
Honorary Committee members include: Frank Bellocchio; Rosa Careccia, Berkshire Hathaway; Harry Carey, AT&T; Mark Depanfilis; Karen Ham,Women's Business Development Council ; Heidi Hawk; Glen LeBlanc, Senior VP Fairfield County Bank; Gary Lorusso, Esquire, Tierney, Zullo, Flaherty & Murphy PC; Julie Murray; David Smith, Celebrity Host and Auctioneer; Reverend Arnold Thomas, Wilton Congregational Church and Pat Tyre.
These dedicated Committee members are from all over Fairfield County.