Carver's 80th Anniversary Gala raises more than $1 million

Carver's 80th Anniversary Gala was truly an event for the ages!

Here is a Facebook photo album of 148 gala reception photos. Here is a photo album of 206 gala evening program photos

Joining us in this celebration were Ray Dalio presenting our Child of America award to Sean Combs, elected officials, Carver students and alumni, many generous supporters, program partners and staff, devoted friends and volunteers. It was a time of joy and of raising crucial support for the enduring work of the Carver Foundation of Norwalk. 

There were many moments during the evening that deserve their own blog posts. Carver alumnae Gabriel Pierre-Louis singing during the reception; a special video greeting by Carver kids; Carver alumni sharing their stories; the high drama of the Silent Auction, Paddle Raise and Live Auction managed by the thrilling Robbie Gordy; Ray Dalio presenting the Child of America award to Sean Combs; a music video of Carver kids and Carver Alumnus Kenneth "FNX" Shuler rapping Carver's new anthem, "We Are Carver"; and then the exuberant fellowship afterward.