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TRIANGLE COMMUNITY CENTER TO HOST 8TH ANNUAL “VISIONARY PARTY: A NIGHT AT THE SPEAKEASY,” ANNOUNCE NEW CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AT GREENWICH HYATT REGENCY, SEPTEMBER 27th
VIP pre-party, silent auction and new programs to be featured at TCC’s largest annual fund raiser, local residents to be honored for service
(NORWALK, CT - AUG. 26, 2014) - Fairfield County’s only resource center for the local LGBTQ community, Triangle Community Center (TCC) (www.ctgay.org), is hoping to raise more than $100,000 and will announce its new case management program at its 8th annual “Visionary Party: A Night at the Speakeasy” at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The event includes a 100-guest VIP dinner and live auction that begin at 6 p.m., and a general admission program that runs from 7:30 to midnight which features a silent auction, dancing and an awards ceremony honoring local residents who have dedicated their time and service to the LGBTQ residents of Fairfield County.
With a commitment to the local community, TCC is consistently expanding its services and offering new programs to local LGBTQ residents. It recently secured two grants, one in the amount of $15,000 from the Richardson Fund and an additional grant in the amount of $100,000 from Norwalk-based World Health Clinicians (www.worldhealthclinicians.org), to fund its new case management program, which will more efficiently navigate clients to appropriate services, programs and professional or health services either offered by TCC or by local professionals and other organizations.
“We’re excited to host our 8th annual Visionary Party this year in the hopes of doubling donations from last year,” said Anthony Crisci, Executive Director of Triangle Community Center. “It’s a great event that really helps us secure the funding we need to maintain and develop the programming we offer to the local LGBTQ Community. Through our new case management program, we’ll be able to better navigate our clientele to the services they require, while also focusing on four key areas that will ensure better quality of service from TCC: intake, assessment, referral and follow-up. With a new, full-time case manager leading our program, we’ll be able to assist clients with their needs from start to finish.”
Local honorees include Scott Gretz, Executive Director of Norwalk-based CIRCLE CARE Center (www.care.worldhealthclinicians.org) and World Health Clinicians (www.worldhealthclinicians.org), for his commitment to the health and well-being of the Norwalk and Fairfield County community. Janis Stahlhut will be honored for her decade of service to TCC. And Lester and Elaine Sharlach, who were both involved in the founding of TCC, will be honored for their commitment of the local LGBTQ Community, having pioneered the first chapter of PFLAG in Southwestern Connecticut. For 23 years, the Sharlachs held monthly support meetings for the parents and friends of lesbians and gays in the local community.
“An event like the Visionary Party is important for recognizing local heroes and for raising funds that help to keep the organization alive, as well as keeping the doors open,” concluded Crisci.
General admission tickets to the 8th Annual “Visionary Party: A Night at the Speakeasy” are available online for $100 per person ($125 at the door on the day of the event). VIP tickets are limited to 100 guests and are available at $250 per person and include general admission to the Visionary Party. To directly purchase VIP or general admission tickets for the Visionary Party, please visit http://501auctions.com/tcc_visionary_party/.
To learn more about the 8th Annual “Visionary Party: A Night at the Speakeasy” or Triangle Community Center, please visit www.ctgay.org.
About Triangle Community Center (TCC)
Triangle Community Center (TCC) is Fairfield County’s leading provider of LGBTQ programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the community. It is the only organization focused exclusively on the LGBTQ community in Fairfield County, which is a community at much greater risk of isolation, discrimination, suicide, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS than its peers. TCC was founded in 1990 and serves more than 100 clients who attend programs and services on a weekly basis. More than 1,000 members of the Fairfield County community attend a TCC program or event at least once each year.
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