Hello, World!

Please join us at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien for Carver’s annual gala on Friday, April 28, 2016!  We'll be honoring Marcus Mabry of CNN and Austin McChord of Datto, Inc. 

Our 2017 Gala Co-Chairs are Leah Glover and Jacqueline Novotny. Our Gala Committee Members are Wendy and Rich Baskin; Alexandra and Rich Baudouin; Erin and Sean Berry; Marilyn Altman Fider; Craig Glover; Joan and John de Regt; Margaret and Patrick Steele; Mary Ellen Walsh; Meggan and Joe Warren; and Barbara and Richard Whitcomb.

Here is the print version of the Gala Invitation and the Gala Reply Card. Here is a Gala RSVP form that may be more helpful for processing within a corporate environment. 

Contact Jim Schaffer (203-912-2802/mobile or jim@carvercenterct.org) with any questions about the event, your registration, and/or about your event Program Journal greeting, which can be arranged separately (these are included with all table sponsorships).  

Our students and their families, Carver Board of Directors, staff and volunteers join the 2017 Gala Committee in welcoming you to our annual celebration of Building Lifetime Achievers!

Begin the evening at 6 PM with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and good fellowship on the picturesque Wee Burn Country Club veranda. A fun and exciting silent and live auction and dinner follow conducted by Michael B. Nuzzo

Then there is fellowship and fun from 9 to 11PM!

Here is the 2016 Gala website that features last year's Program Journal and sponsors, the auctions, our honoree, Charles Burns, and much else. 

Here is our 2015 Gala website that features the same highlights of that year. 

2016 CHILD OF AMERICA GALA VIDEO!

Marcus Mabry, Director, Mobile News Programming, CNN Digital Worldwide, is this year’s Child of America Honoree. Since 2002, past honorees had included Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Roger Wilkins; Geoffrey Canada, the then-President and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone; Cynthia Thompson, when she was National Chair of The Girl Scouts Of America; and Helene Gayle, when she served as CEO of CARE. 

Datto, Inc. is the Carver Foundation of Norwalk’s Community Builder Honoree this year. Austin McChord will receive the award on behalf of the company he founded and established in Norwalk. Past Community Builder award recipients include Pitney Bowes, Affinion Group, GE, Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk Hospital, Bank of America, Deloitte, Pepperidge Farm, and Ring’s End.