Announcing Our 50th Anniversary Gala!

Announcing ABC New Canaan’s 50th Anniversary Gala!

Please join us on Friday, April 26, 2024, as we celebrate five decades of providing life-changing academic opportunities to talented young men of color. This not-to-be-missed event at the Greenwich Regency Hyatt will feature cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing. 

The Original 1974 ABC New Canaan Family:

Founding President: Bruce Shundler and Sara Shundler
Class of 1976 Scholars: Mike Bivens and Terry Trusty
Class of 1977 Scholars: Darrell Washington (in memoriam), Luis Taveras, Ph.D., and Gerald Wills
Resident Directors: Christine and Bruce Kowalski
Resident Tutor: Rob Ingraham
Host Family: The Gerwicks 

Special thanks to our event leadership: 

Gala Co-Chairs: 
Michele & Kevin Salmini and Kate & Matt Thomas

Auction Chairs: 
Tiffany & Pete Bevacqua 

Benefit Committee: 
Meagan Brody, Victoria Cohn, Dina Connelly, Michael Curran, Susan Donnelly, Marjorie Furman, Jill Gordon, Lisa Hill, Kimberly Jetnil, Nina Lota, Maura Marshall, Hollis McIntosh, Alicia C. Meyer, Megan Morales, Sarah O’Keefe, Katie Rittenberry, Liz Tuff 

ABC New Canaan Alumni Committee:
Devaun Bovell, William Choi, David Cox, Osasu Uma-Omede

Exclusive Media Sponsor

Tables, sponsorships, and advertisements are available to purchase now. Individual tickets at $300 will be available in March. 

We hope you can celebrate with us!