Thursday, October 7th

2021 GALA



Visionary Sponsor

Leader Sponsor

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Judy Hyde



Advocate Sponsor


Elevate Sponsor


Mentor Sponsor


Aaron & Sandra Gersten


Debra & Jim Ruel


Inspire Sponsor

Gail & David Porteus

Elizabeth Thayer, Ph.D. and Jack Thayer M.D.

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Friend Sponsor

Bendett & McHugh, PC *

Law Offices of Susan Busby, LLC

Steven & Elizabeth Eskenazi

David Ford and Family

Patrick & Linda Proctor

* Pension Consultants, Inc.

Todd Shepard, CFP

Webber & Meyers, LLC. *



"Celebrate-at-Home" Dinner Ticket

Thank you Max Catering & Events for an exceptional dinner spread! We are so grateful for your support of CLC!


Our Auction is CLOSED

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our 2020 Virtual Gala! *

We have lots of great auction items in store!

 ~Click on each organization/business to find out more!~

Moira Aitro | American Girl Doll | Amity Fitness | Aviary Games, LLC | Bark Box | Bella Gusta Select Oils & Vinegars | BK & Co. | Bottle Stop - Avon |

Margaret Bozek | Brendan Milove - PadPlay Games| Blue Earth Compost | Bridgewater Chocolate, LLC | Café Sofia | Chewy | Chili's | ClayArtPlay | Deepwater Seafood | Jeff Dodgson | DORO Restaurant Group | E&D Pizza Company | Elyse Ryan Jewelry | Scott & Stephanie Esposito | Farmington Miniature Golf & Ice Cream| Fascia's Chocolates | First & Last Tavern - Avon | Patricia & Pascal Gartmaan | Kathy Goff | Golf Club of Avon | Gouveia Vineyards | Sue Grise | Cara Hardacker | Hartford Flavor Company | Hartford Symphony Orchestra | Hartford Yard Goats | Annmarie Hite | IRIS Photography | Lisa Keegan | Hayley Kolding | Lynne Krupa | Jon Kukucka | The LEGO® Group | Deborah Leonard | Sam Levine | Lost Acres Vineyard | Moscarillo's Garden Shoppe | The Mark Twain House & Museum | The New England Pasta Co. | Dan & Alexa Olimpio | Barbara Panico | Peak Training - Torr Bennetta Fitness | Barbara Pinkerton | Playhouse on Park | Gail Porteus | Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort | Kelly Scott | Susan Loraine Jewelry | Terry Walters, LLC | Liza Thayer | Total Wine & More | Carol Tsacoyeanes | Pam & Jeff Verney | Sandy Welch | Janice Wingo | Wampanoag Country Club |

Fund a Kinder Day

Since 1993, our programs have transformed lives of vulnerable children, moving their tumultuous family circumstances in a positive direction. Please consider donating to Fund a Kinder Day for our child clients.

$1000 Pays for 3 days in court negotiating or making an argument in the child's best interest, and three mediation sessions in the Families in Transition Program.

$500  Pays for six mediation sessions in the Families in Transition Program

$250 Pays for a day in court, negotiating or making an argument in the child’s best interest

$200 Congratulate Justine on 20 years at CLC; Pay for a day of Justine in family court!

$100 Pays for substantive law trainings and mental health trainings for the professional staff ensuring the highest quality representation

$50 Pays for a home visit, our first chance to meet and get to know our child client

$?? Every dollar helps support the Children's Law Center and Connecticut's children.


                                   Bring a Smile to a Child's Face with Ellie the Elephant

The 2020 Gala Elephant will certainly bring a smile to our child clients' faces and will make a wonderful gift for any child in your life ... or the child at heart!


Ellie is available for pick-up at the Children's Law Center or can be delivered/mailed (US ONLY)* to you.   

If Ellie is a donation, then the $20 is deductible for income tax purposes.                                                                                                                                                                * Shipping is $10 per stuffed animal  * *

Take Home or Donate a Plush Animal