LEAP Year Event

LEAP Year Event is our annual fundraiser held this year on February 28th (with four dinners on March 2nd). It starts with a cocktail reception that is followed by dinners at 31 elegant homes and restaurants in and around our city. 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.

Date: February 28th (four dinners on March 2nd)  

Time:  Reception 5:00 to 7:00 pm; Dinners begin at 7:30 pm

Location: The reception is at Heath Commons at Hopkins School (986 Forest Road, New Haven)

Ticket Prices: $150 for Dinner & Reception $50 for Reception Only

LEAP Year Event Sponsors

Hap & Stacey Perkins with

The Schaefer Family Foundation

Joel Zackin & Celeste Suggs

John S. Nussbaum

Dr. Marcus McFerren with

Dr. Cynthia Mann

Julie Wilson & Thomas Ruggieri

George & Barb Germano

Dick & Marissa Ferguson

Dr. Gary Desir & Dr. Deborah Dyett Desir

Ms. Lisa Stanger


Dr. Greg Colodner

Friend ($500)

Deb Eldrich


Dan Hoffnung

Jody Ellant Howard Reiter

Law Office of W. Martyn Philpot, Jr., LLC

Encalada Construction, Inc.

Sydney Perry

Contributors to the New Haven Building Trades Sponsorship


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New Haven CT 06511

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