Circle of Friends Gala

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Circle of Friends

Freida Hecht (203) 247-3348


March 27, 2018

Local Teen Volunteers to be honored
at Circle of Friends Dinner Gala

Circle of Friends of Fairfield County will host an Evening of Recognition fundraising dinner honoring its more than 150 teen volunteers who share friendship with children with special needs. The gala will take place Sunday, April 22 at 5:00 PM at the Inn at Longshore Westport, CT

In addition, Circle of Friends will present twelve high school seniors from Westport Staples, Weston High, Norwalk High and Wilton High School with Fellowship Awards for their combined 3,000 “friendship hours”.

Ali Kolbert, comedian seen on the Tonight Show will provide entertainment. The dinner will feature a new video presentation called “The Heart of Friendship” especially produced for the evening. The dinner will also feature an auction and dinner journal to raise much-needed funds for the organization

Wilton residents & Guest of Honor, Beth & Raphael Davison, will receive the Pillar of Friendship Award for their philanthropic work on behalf of Circle of Friends and local and state Dignitaries will be presenting the volunteers with their awards.

Circle of Friends is nonsectarian and is an all-volunteer organization that reaches out to children, teens and adults with special needs and involves them in a full array of inclusive social programs, and weekly plays dates.

Concluding its 14th year, the teen volunteers and their adult supervisors are currently involved with over 120 families in the area.

To place an ad in the dinner journal or to make a reservation or for more information, please visit , call 203-293-8837 or email

Circle of Friends is a beneficiary of WYWL, Westport Women’s Club, the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy and funding from private charitable individuals residing within Fairfield County.


Additional Information

  • Sponsor: Circle of Friends
  • Contact Name: Kayla Phelan
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