Join us for our Child of America Gala, Friday, May 3rd!


Join us for our Child of America gala on Friday, May 3, 2019, at Shorehaven Golf Club, Norwalk, CT. Cocktails 6PM; Dinner, Program and Auction 7PM. Here is the 2019 gala website! Here is the 2019 gala invitation. Here is the 2019 gala Program Journal!

Our Keynote Speaker will be Tarik A. Brooks, Vice President, Office of the Chairman of Combs Enterprises. Mr. Brooks oversees the team that directly supports Chairman Sean “Diddy” Combs who received Carver’s Child of America award last year, and he serves as the primary interface across the Combs Enterprises companies and new business opportunities. Prior to Combs Enterprises, Tarik was the COO for the Account Management and Trading department at Bridgewater Associates. Mr. Brooks is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Business School and he serves on the Carver Board Development Committee.

This year we will be honoring Ms. Theresa Rangel, Principal of Tracey Elementary School, with our Child of America award. Ms. Rangel personifies and illuminates everything the Child of America award represents. In her fourth year as Principal, Tracey School has gone from one of the lowest achieving schools in the district to one of the highest performing. Tracey Elementary School was one of only 14 in Connecticut to earn the “Distinction” moniker this year for both high performance and high growth in ELA and Math, for all students and for high needs students as a separate category., a national advocate and leader for character education based in Washington DC, also recently named Tracey a 2019 Connecticut School of Character.