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Annual Gala

Each year, the Women’s Center hosts a Benefit to raise funds to support our work. It’s our largest fundraising event of the year. In addition to fundraising, our goal for the Gala is to celebrate all of the good that we do. The event features a live and silent auction with donations from many wonderful area merchants and friends of the Center. With the generosity and support we receive each year, we are able to provide critically needed, often life-saving services to every adult and child turning to us for help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our annual Gala will take place on Friday, April 8, 2016 at the Amber Room in Danbury, CT.

Purchase Sponsorships:

$15,000 Cocktail Sponsor (includes tickets for 20 guests, special recognition during cocktail hour, recognition in program, and program center spread ad)

$10,000 Presenting Sponsor (includes tickets for 20 guests, recognition in program, program full-page ad)

$5,000 Premier Sponsor (includes tickets for 10 guests, recognition in program, half-page program ad)

$2,500 Benefactor Sponsor (includes tickets for 6 guests, recognition in program, half-page program ad)

$1,000 Patron Sponsor (includes tickets for 4 guests, recognition in program, quarter-page program ad)

$500 Friend Sponsor (includes tickets for 2 guests, recognition in program)

Sponsorship Level (choose):

Purchase Individual Tickets ($175):


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13th Annual Benefit – 40th Anniversary Gala - April 10, 2015, The Amber Room Colonnade

Thanks to the generous support & dedication of our guests, contributors, corporate sponsors, and volunteers, this year's spring Gala was our most successful yet! We sincerely appreciate the many friends who joined us for this very special night. Appreciation goes out to generous local photographers Sloan Howard and Kristen Jensen for capturing these wonderful photos of the evening. Please go to our Facebook page to see more pictures.

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  • 2015 Gala Committee members.
  • 7 Past Presidents were in attendance to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to helping make the Women's Center who we are today. (Pictured left to right: Deborah Backes Grissmer, Deborah Goodman, Susan Rosengrant, Rona Rothhouse, Pamela Chapman, Maggie Hooton, and Co-Founder Betti Corso.)
  • Pictured left to right: Patricia A. Zachman, President & CEO; Glori Norwitt, Board Chair & Gala Committee Chair; keynote speaker Victor Rivas Rivers; and Elaine Cox, Board Vice Chair & Gala Committee Member.
  • Pictured left to right: Gary Lehman; Virginia Young, Advisory Council and Gala Committee member & 2014 Gala honoree; Elaine Cox, Board Vice Chair & Gala Committee member; Kevin Cox.
  • Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton presented Pat Zachman, President & CEO of the Women's Center, with a special proclamation from the City commemorating our 40th anniversary.