Recent Events

Family Lantern Tour
Oct. 24
, 2008
On Friday, October 24 the New Canaan Red Cross held its second annual Family Lantern Tour in Historic New Canaan. The entire tour took place within walking distance of The New Canaan Red Cross, approximately the stroll between God’s Acre, the Outback and Town Hall.  Much like the famous Ghost Tours of Williamsburg, Virginia, a lantern tour is led by a tour guide carrying a lantern!  Crossing guards kept our attendees safe. Each group was led around to 6 or 7 different locations where storytellers and reenactors awaited them. They were fascinated by the history, stories and legends of the town and its residents. 

Scene from last year's tour

Paint the Town Red
May 31, 2008

“Oh What a Night!”
The fifth annual gala of the New Canaan Red Cross was held on Saturday, May 31 at the Woodway Country Club in Darien.  As with most galas, the evening included live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing .  But it was a special live appearance by Broadway’s Jersey Boys original cast members Daniel Reichard and Michael Longoria that brought the house down! Daniel and Michael sang many favorites from the 60’s, pleasing all gala attendees.   Another treat was seeing master auctioneer C. Hugh Hildesley conduct the live auction and then raise donations through the Paint the Town Green segment of the auction.     

Jack Santoni (Board Member), Stacey Hafen, Rodgers Harper (Chapter Chair), Diane Castrovinci (Director of Development)

Tiffany (Gala Committee Member) and Brad McKay

Jersey Boys

Janet (Board Treasurer) and John Lanaway

Cathy (Gala Committee Member) and Marc Bromberg

Photos courtesy of Amy Plum

The gala was a great success, raising over $120,000 for the American Red Cross so the chapter can fulfill its mission, while at the same time providing great entertainment and a wonderful event for Red Cross donors. This was the first year the New Canaan Red Cross held the gala as a single chapter event and New Canaan responded with enormous support from numerous businesses and shops.  Town businesses are approached countless times each year and they don’t get enough credit or recognition for the support they continuously lend to organizations in New Canaan.  The Red Cross touches the lives of many New Canaan residents and it was gratifying to see so many respond so generously.   

The New Canaan Chapter of the American Red Cross would like to extend special thanks to all the sponsors, underwriters, live and silent auction donors, committee members, gala attendees and Stephanie St. Louis and the staff at the Woodway County Club.

The Red Cross extends a grateful note of thanks to the sponsors and underwriters: Knight Capital Group, Inc., Bridgewater Associates, Inc., Crown Strategies Inc., Kenneth and Kathleen Tropin, Impala Asset Management LLC, Thomson Reuters, Plainfield Asset Management LLC , A Friend of the New Canaan Red Cross, Armstrong Shaw Associates, Tiedemann Investment Group, Unimin Corporation, New Canaan/Darien Magazine, The New Canaan Advertiser and The Bank of New Canaan.

Thanks to committee members who worked tirelessly: Christine Dombrowski Ayoub, Corporate Sponsorship Chair Cathy Bromberg , Diane Castrovinci, Linda Cleveland, Arlene Colli, Cathy Fitzpatrick, Mike Gregorio, Wanda Gulley, Kerri Hah, Nancy Harper, Rodgers Harper, Suzanne Jonker, Leon Krolikowski, Tiffany McKay, Jayne Meythaler, Cheryl Parker O’Connor, Amy Plum, Deb Prutting, Lise Reddin, Sandy Reddin, Babette  Reyes Defelice, Anna Mae Skakel, Mary Shanley, Susie Starkman, Auction Chair Dawn Sterner,  Dave Stoller, Norman Toy, Eric Whiteway, Kenneth Wirth and Suzan Wirth.

And thank you to our Auction Donors; Roy A. Abramowitz, C.P.A, Alio Restaurant, Gian and Jinx Aliprandi, Aria Restaurant, Athletic Shoe Factory, Austin Rolfe, Thomas and Christine Ayoub, Barbel Jewelry, Bernard's, Betteridge Jewelers, BMW of Darien, Bob’s Sports, Louis and Kim Borrelli, Bridgeport Bluefish, Calico Corners, Carolee LLC, Russell and Deborah Chapman, Chinatel Group Inc., Christine Simmons Portraiture, Claudia Kronenberg Photography, Consider the Cook, Cuda Salon and Spa, Da Pietro's, Darien Sport Shop, Michael and Babette DeFelice, Earth Garden, ESPN, Exchange Club of New Canaan, Family Britches, Fitness Together, Franco’s Wine Merchants, French Bull, Garelick & Herbs, Gramophone Video, Michael and Kirsten Gregorio, Mark and Wanda Gulley, Herbert and Stacey Hafen, Handwrite Gallery & Framing, Rodgers and, Nancy Harper, Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers, Hoyt Livery, Ivy Lane Florist, J. McLaughlin, Kaoud Oriental Rugs, Kids Choice Interiors, King's Carriage House, Brian & Glenda Kammerer, L'Armoire, Lamaker’s, Lang's Pharmacy, Le Figaro Bistro, J. Paul Leslie, III, MacKenzie's Bar and Grill, M. Milestone, Rob Mallozzi, Monica Rich Kosann, NBC News and Brian Williams , New Canaan Auto Body, New Canaan Chapter of the American Red Cross, New Canaan Healthfare, New Canaan Racquet Club, New Canaan Toy Store, Nickelodeon & MTV Networks & Family Group, Nina McLemore, Noelle Spa for Beauty & Wellness, Omni San Francisco,, Pennyweights, Perfect Plantings LLC, Pilot Pen Tennis, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Sandy and Lise Reddin, Rockwell Art & Framing, Rowley's Tavern, Rucci Burnham, Carter, Carello & Reilly, LLP, Rudy's Limousine Service, Inc., Jack Santoni, Kenneth Schanzer, Trevor Shaw, Dr. Robert Sigg, Silvermine Tavern, Simple Fractures Band, Anna Mae Skakel, Skirtin Around, Sole Restaurant, Spectacles, Rob and Dawn Sterner, The Country Club of New Canaan, The Delamar Greenwich Harbor, The Hyatt Regency Greenwich, The Inn at National Hall, The Jewelry Store, The Linen Shop, The Philip Johnson Glass House, The Roger Sherman Inn, The Town Players of New Canaan, The Trump Organization, Togs, Town of New Canaan, True Blue, Village Critter Outfitters, Vineyard Gardens, Vineyard Vines, James and Gerri Walsh, Walter Stewart's Market, Wave, Kenneth and Suzan Wirth, John and Jeanne Yusko, Zest Cafe & Restaurant.