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Child Guidance Center Announces Cinco de Derby Gala

By Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC)


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On Saturday, May 5, 2018 the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens in Lower Fairfield County, will host their annual gala. This year’s event, themed Cinco De Derby, is the agency’s largest event of the year and is expected to draw over 300 guests to the beautiful waterfront of Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton, CT. The event will honor James A. Colica and GE Capital with the Distinguished Public Service Award for their outstanding personal and corporate commitment to children’s mental health.

The Kentucky Derby themed gala falls on Cinco de Mayo and the event festivities will reflect the spirit of these two celebrations. The evening includes a live television viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a 50/50 raffle, a cocktail reception, dinner, and the chance to participate in silent and live auctions. All proceeds from the event will support CGC’s work helping children who are struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, abuse, or suicidal thoughts access the high quality mental health services they need.


“This is an important evening for us” said CGC’s President and CEO, Eliot Brenner, PhD. “It is our largest fundraiser of the year, and a celebration of outstanding successes. More importantly, it is an opportunity for us to rededicate ourselves to the mission and educate attendees about the critical need for children’s mental and behavioral health services in our community.”


Cinco de Derby, will be hosted at the Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton, CT on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Tickets sell our fast! For more information or to purchase tickets please visit www.childguidancect.org/gala. For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table, please contact Jeannine Egdorf, at 203-517-3320 or jeannine.egdorf@childguidancect.org. This year we welcome Moffly Media as our exclusive media sponsor.


The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC) is dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens through treatment, education, and community support. CGC serves children, from birth to 18, in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan. CGC’s clinical staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other clinicians work with more than 3,200 children annually, providing culturally competent and sensitive care to families. Preventative services are provided to youth, parents and professionals through community education and consultation programs.

If you would like to get help for a child or learn more about our mental health services, please call (203) 324-6127 or visit www.childguidancect.org. CGC is on social media at www.facebook.com/childguidancect and www.twitter.com/cgcCT. If you’re interested in volunteering with CGC’s Youth, Empowerment, and Success Mentoring program, please visit https://childguidancect.org/get-involved/volunteer/.




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