LEAP Year Event 

27 Years & Counting


LEAP Year Event is our annual fundraiser when the community comes together to make LEAP's free programs for youth from low-income neighborhoods possible. This year our event takes place on February 24th, 2022 and we are committed to continuing this cherished event, which is why we will have both in-person and virtual options this year!  To keep the tradition alive and support our local businesses, there will be a dinner option available for both in person and virtual guests. A different notable Guest of Honor joins each dinner party, providing a special theme for each gathering. Guests of Honor are academics, authors, artists, activists, performers, elected officials, media personalities, journalists, and a range of other talented individuals who lead a conversation on a topic of their expertise. 

LEAP Year Event 2022 promises the fundamental ingredients that make it such a special event both in person and virtual; an evening of fascinating conversation, rich learning and connecting as a community! We are thrilled to continue this cherished tradition for our LEAP family with options for everyone!

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Want to get involved?

There are many roles that make the LEAP Year Event possible each year. We would love for you to join in any capacity you feel comfortable.

Attendee: Join the event by buying tickets to the conversation of your choosing! Have a wonderful evening knowing that you are supporting an amazing cause.

Sponsor: Looking to support a great cause while getting unmatched publicity with prominent business leaders and community members in the new haven area? Become a Sponsor at one of the many levels available, from Neighbor (contributing $500) to our Hero Sponsor, Noble Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (contributing $25,000). Your name and logo will be shared in multiple print and digital materials which are distributed to our database of over 5,000 people.

Host: Do you want to provide an atmospheric location with fine dining for people to gather and explore fascinating topics? Hosts work with Guests of Honor to create a beautiful evening of conversation and connection for their group of attendees. Hosts typically have the dinner party at their home but also sometimes at a restaurant in the New Haven area.

Guest of Honor: Are you an author, musician, explorer, scientist or expert in your area of interest? If you have a fascinating story to tell, we have people who would love to hear it. As a Guest of Honor you would present your topic, presentation or performance for attendees at the home or location provided by the Hosts. You are the draw of our event and reason this tradition continues after 26 years.

Interested in any of these roles? Contact Rachel Kline Brown, Director of Development and Communications at rklinebrown@leapforkids.org.

Thank You to Our
LEAP Year Event 2022 Sponsors


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Roz and Jerry Meyer

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Bill Aseltyne & Jeff Stryker


Jay & Grace Bright


Roger Ibbotson


Cynthia Mann, MD

Jacqueline Koral 

Hap and Stacey  

Perkins with 

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Scillia Family

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Alison Bonds & Larry Levine

George and Barb Germano


John S. Nussbaum

Marna Borgstrom

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Gerald Kahn & Kathryn Hill

Lisa Stanger & Greg Colodner

The Williams Family

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