Family Centers’ 2019 Benefit Under The Tuscan Sun

Greenwich, CTJune 7, 2019

Friday, June 7 was a night of romance and elegance, as Family Centers captured the essence of the Italian Countryside for its “Under the Tuscan Sun” benefit.

From the simple strung bulb lights hung overhead to the cypress trees lining the entranceway, co-chairs Lisa Errico, Patti Fast, Julie Graham, Elizabeth Lake and Amanda Lynch transformed the Greenwich home of Brooks and Tom Melly into an authentic Tuscan villa.

During the event’s cocktail reception, guests were treated to hand-pulled mozzarella, enjoyed Italian-inspired hors d’oeuvres and sampled Tuscan wine and Campari-infused specialty drinks to the sounds of Italian music.

Inside the tent, a magnificent backdrop of Tuscany, a wisteria-trellised bar and long wooden tables adorned with fresh herbs set the tone. Marcia Selden Catering also prepared a family-style feast featuring traditional Italian delicacies.

“Under the Tuscan Sun” was Family Centers’ largest fundraiser of the year, and raised more than $800,000 for the agency’s health, education and human services that helped more than 21,000 children and adults last year.

Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering heath, education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 4,000 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and is accredited by The Joint Commission and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit for additional information.


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