Gala 2018


The Children’s Law Center of Connecticut (CLC) is excited to celebrate its 25th Anniversary with a celebration Gala at Delamar West Hartford. The Gala will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Sponsorship and program ads provide a unique opportunity to celebrate and support CLC’s important work and be recognized among regional leaders and businesses at our Gala, which attracts over 300 community leaders, attorneys, business executives, donors and friends. The evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, culinary stations, as well as live and silent auctions.

To see the sponsorship levels and benefits, click here. If you are interested in sponsoring our 25th Anniversary Gala and being a hero to children across Connecticut, fill out this form and return it per instructions detailed on the page.

Interested in supporting a visible need for our Gala, such as desserts, drinks, and decoration? Click here to see what areas are available for targeted sponsorships and contact Danielle at

To inquire about our auction item donation process or for any other questions, please contact Danielle at


Enjoy a restful stay after the Gala. The Children's Law Center has negotiated an exclusive rate for a night's stay at Delamar West Hartford on Nov. 29. Call 860/937-2500 for more info.

Champion Sponsor

Advocate Sponsors

Judy Hyde


Advocate Sponsors

Elevate Sponsor

Bruce & Hanna Clements

Debra & Jim Ruel and Ruel Ruel Goings & Britt

Strategic Staffing Solutions

Anniversary Sponsor
Flaherty Legal Group
Aaron & Sandra Gersten

Moses Tax Group, P.C.
Russell & Company CPAs PC

Inspire Sponsor
Brown Paindiris & Scott
Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group
Kim L. Duell
Louden, Katz & McGrath
Mester Law Group
The O'Neil Law Firm
Pullman & Comley LLC
Robinson + Cole

Sullivan & LeShane Public Relations
Elizabeth & John Thayer
Webster Bank

Friend Sponsor
Berman Mickelson Dembo Jacobs & Bozek, LLC.
Shari Cantor
Impact Makers
Maluszewski Law
Patrick and Linda Proctor
Todd D. Shepard CFP
Nancy & Tim Strini
Lynne A. Ustach, Esq.

In-Kind Donors and Supporters

Dessert Sponsor
Eurest Dining
Compass Group USA

Photography Sponsor
Skyeline Studio

Signature Cocktail Sponsor
Hartford Flavor Company
The Liquorist

Teddy Bear Sponsor

Valet Parking Sponsor
Hide Inga

Venue Sponsor

Live Auction Items

Head to Hilton Head
Value: $2,800
One week stay in a three (3) bedroom home with a pool in quiet Hilton Head Plantation. House sleeps eight. 10-15 minute drive to the beach, close to bike trails, walking paths, golf, shopping and great restaurants. 50-minute drive to the beautiful city of Savannah. Dates to be mutually agreed upon.

Package includes (4) one-way domestic flight tickets, valid for travel between December 22, 2018 and December 22, 2019 from Southwest Airlines.
Donors: Mark and Diane Roach, Southwest Airlines

Chef Noel Dinner in Home
Value: $1,000

Invite guests to your home for a luxurious in-home dining experience for eight (8) prepared by award-winning and internationally respected Chef Noel Jones. Known for his culinary creativity and delectable cuisine, Chef Noel and his team will prepare their Chef's Tasting Menu. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Wine and liquor not included.
Donors: Chef Noel Jones, Compass Group

Siesta Key Vacation
Value: $1,500

Enjoy a seven (7) day getaway to a two (2) bedroom, two (2) bathroom condo that sleeps 6 with a full-water view of Sarasota Bay. The condo's street is from a private section of Crescent Beach, and includes a beach monitor to provide set-up of umbrellas and chairs.

Dates to be mutually agreed upon.

Package includes up to $300 reimbursement for airline tickets.

Donors: Andrew & Rachel Hechtman, Hon. C. Ian McLachlan

Kihei Hawaiian Paradise
Value: $2,100

A six-night stay in a two (2) bedroom, two (2) bathroom condo at the Royal Mauian in Kihei, Maui. Nestled between two world class beaches, the complex includes an ocean front pool and a rooftop patio with views of the ocean, mountains, sunsets, and surrounding islands. Beautifully decorated, air conditioned, and completely renovated, the condo is full-equipped with the amenities of luxury living. Bid is for May 1 through September 30, 2019, subject to availability. For an additional cost and subject to availability: January 1 through April 30, 2019 and October 1 through December 31, 2019.

Package includes up to $600 reimbursement for airline tickets.
Donors: Fatima Lobo, Hon. C. Ian McLachlan

South Kihei Hawaiian Paradise
Value: $2,115

A six-night stay in a two (2) bedroom, two (2) bathroom condo at the Kihei Akahi in South Kihei, Maui, across from the famous Kamaole Beaches. The complex includes 2 pool areas with gas grills and a tennis court. This beautifully decorated unit sleeps 6, is air conditioned, has wifi and other amenities of luxury living. Available only during September 2019.

Dates to be mutually agreed upon.

Package includes up to $600 reimbursement for airline tickets.
Donors: Fatima Lobo, Hon. C. Ian McLachlan

Max's Oyster Bar Wine Dinner
Value: $750
Six people will enjoy a multi-course culinary experience at Max's Oyster Bar. Executive Chef Bob Peterson will select and pair exceptional wines with each course. Chef's menu may be modified to accommodate your needs and preferences. Not valid Saturday evenings or holidays. Wine included. Cocktails, tax and gratuity not included. Expires February 28, 2019.
Donors: Max Restaurant Group

Backstage on Broadway
Value: Priceless

Two (2) premium seats to one (1) of the following shows on Broadway: The Lion King, Kinky Boots or The Book of Mormon with a backstage tour. Includes 10 hours of car service to and from the show. Date of your choice.
Donors: K & A Transportation, LLC; A friend

Auction Item Donors

A.C. Petersen Farms
The Adventure Park at Storrs
Ake Massage & Fitness
Alvarium Beer Co.
American Girl
Art Connection Studio
Artisan West Hartford
Avery's Beverages
Back East Brewery
Becker's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Big Y World Class Market
BJ's Wholesale Club
BK & Co.
Blick Art Materials
Blue Plate Kitchen
Boston Bruins
Boston Celtics
Boston Red Sox
Bridgewater Chocolate
Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream
Anthony & Logan Carducci
The Children's Museum
The Claypen
Coastal Tools
The Coffee Trade
Compass Group USA
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut Science Center
DORO Restaurant Group
Elizabeth Grady
El Pollo Guapo
Engine Room
Scott & Stephanie Esposito
Faith Middleton's Food Schmooze
Farmington Miniature Golf Course & Ice Cream Parlor
Farmington Valley Arts Center
Ferris Acres Creamery
Jonathan & Carolyn Fink
Flanders Donut & Bake Shop
Frank Pepe's Pizzeria
The Golf Club of Avon
Gouveia Vineyards
Cara & Jason Hardacker
Hartford Stage
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Hartford Yard Goats
Andrew & Rachel Hechtman
Ichiro Japanese Restaurant
IRIS Photography
JEMS Garden & Dairy Barn
KidCity Museum
Susi Kinsloe-Byers
Laura Langlie
Liquid Nirvana
Little Monster Shibas
Fatima Lobo
Lux Bond & Green
Robert & Doreen Madden
Pam & Brian Magnano
The Mark Twain House
Matthew Phillips
Maximum Beverage
Max Restaurant Group
Patrick & Carol McCabe
Hon. C. Ian McLachlan
Heather McRoberts
T. Michael McRoberts
Medspa at the Delamar
Milexy Couture
Morneault's Stackpole Moore Tryon
Mortensen Dairy Ice Cream
Mount Southington Ski Area
Muse Paintbar
Mystic Aquarium
The New Britain Museum of American Art
New England Patriots Foundation
New York Giants
New York Jets
Tim Buckley & Patricia O'Neil
Oriental Trading Company
Panera Bread
Barbara Panico
Playhouse on Park
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Christa Rakich-Kelly
Justine Rakich-Kelly
Erum Randhawa
Real Art Ways
Mark & Diane Roach
Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream
Seaglass Fine Art Photography
Shake Shack West Hartford
The Silva Household
The Silver Dahlia
Sinatro Agency Insurance
Southwest Airlines
Spoke + Spy Ciderworks
Stanley Black & Decker
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Still Hill Brewery
Stonewall Kitchen
Sullivan & LeShane
Super Cellar Warehouse Liquors
Susan Loraine Jewelry
Talcott Mountain Science Center
Therapeutic Solutions
Tea Roses Tea Room & Gift Shoppe
Total Wine & More
Truffles on Main
Pamela & Jeffery Verney
Vineyard Vines
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Willington Pizza