Greenwich, Connecticut
April 1, 2023

This year’s Kids In Crisis Gala, Grazie: A Night In Italy, was held Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Burning Tree Country Club. It was a lovely evening of fine food, wine, and fantastic company – all to benefit Fairfield County children in need.

Event co-chairs Kristen Forlini and Karen Tepper-Bauduin, and our hard-working event committee planned an incredible evening. Sly the Piano Guy entertained us during cocktails, while Paloma Skye filled the dance floor later in the evening. Greenwich-born and raised artist Katie Swatland created a beautiful painting on site for auction, and Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses provided lush foliage decor to add to the Italian ambiance. Las Vegas Magician and Mentalist Kent Axell opened up the evening’s program for Jodi Applegate, Jeff Glor, and Demetra Soterakis to lead us through a lively auction and paddle raise to support the Kids In Crisis pledge to impact 25,000 children by 2025.

We are grateful to our sponsors Bridgewater Chocolate, Fairfield County Look, Greenwich Pediatric Dental Group, KIC Grandma – Marsha Shendell, Morgan Stanley, Paloma Skye Band, Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, and Sly the Piano Guy (Sylvester Pecora), and to the entire event committee for making this evening a great success.

Thank you to all who attended and who participated in our online silent auction. We can’t wait to see you at our Annual Gala next year! Grazie!