Connecticut Cares 2013

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October 20, 2013
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Mitchells of Westport
670 Post Road East
Westport, CT

Online ticketing is now closed. You may still purchase tickets by contacting Patrick Goulet at 212-809-8585, ext. 231 or purchase them at the door of the event. All reservations will be held at the door.  There are no printed tickets.

Join us as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Lambda Legal as well as the recent victories at the Supreme Court. Guests will enjoy cocktails, brunch, silent auction and a full runway fashion show featuring the best of Fall 2013.

Saluting: Diane Marini

Diane Marini has been fighting for the freedom to marry in New Jersey since 2002 and will join us to to celebrate Lambda Legal's recent win in New Jersey where same-sex couples finally have the freedom to marry. She and her late partner, Marilyn Maneely, were part of Lambda Legal's first marriage case in New Jersey -- which resulted in a 2006 unanimous ruling from the New Jersey Supreme Court ordering that same-sex couples must be provided all the benefits and responsibilities of marriage. The Court left devising a remedy to the New Jersey Legislature, which unfortunately chose to enact civil unions instead of marriage.  Diane and Marilyn had been together for 14 years, and despite all their devotion and hard work, they were still strangers in the eyes of the law when Marilyn tragically passed away in the fall of 2005. Diane remains committed to fighting for marriage equality by telling her story to help change hearts and minds.

Also featuring special remarks from Lambda Legal's Executive Director, Kevin Cathcart.

2013 EVENT SPONSORS*

AMICUS
Silver Golub & Teitell, LLP
Case/Garber Foundation
Hawkins, Delafield & Wood
Jack and Linda Mitchell
Andrew** and Isaac Mitchell-Namdar
Pullman & Comley, LLC
Robinson & Cole, LLP
John Stafstrom** and Dennis Murphy

PATRON PLUS
Rachel Goldberg
Diageo

PATRON
Jeffrey A. Asher and Stephen Roach
Charles F. Burke, Jr. and Jonathan R. Stark
Adam Derrick and Charles Robin Steakley | To Boot New York
Jay A. Kobrin and Gordon J. Micunis
McCarter & English, LLP
Mohegan Sun
Bryan Morris** and Craig Wood
William H. Pierz | Shoff Darby Insurance Company
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Wiggin and Dana, LLP
William Blair & Company

LIBERTY CIRCLE
AT&T Connecticut
BlumShapiro
Timothy Butler and Robert Becker
Phil Devine and Theodore Kowalski
Charles R. Gray
John Hamlin and Gregory Cole
Robert and Kelly Landino
Mark Peter Leondires, MD | Reproductive Medicine Associates of CT
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Raymond James

ADVOCATE
Sharon and Al Barbarotta
Bruce A. Barrett and Theresa Eke
Beverly A. Belcamino
Law Firm of Victoria T. Ferrara, PC
Keith L. Fox and Thomas F. Keyes
Fusco Corporation
Levin, Powers & Brennan, LLC
Francis J. Mayer and David L. Weill
Russ and Kathy Mitchell
W. Glen Pierson and Charles P. Reed
Reynolds Strategy Group, LLC
Libby Schreiber and Andy Kaplan
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.

PARTNER
Nan Bailey and Maria Finley
James A. Bruno and William F. Gratz
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Nancy J. DiNardo
Duby McDowell Communications
Thomas Hamilton and Gary Wang
Congressman Jim and Mary Himes
Edward C. Jablonsky and Ronald A. Amruso
Melissa Koller
Loughlin FitzGerald, P.C.
Renee Mandis and Amy Gross | WSAA, Inc.
Marcus Law Firm
Merit Insurance
Mark Ojakian and Jason Veretto
Anthony Pietrangolare and John Sabulis
Ray Raymakers and Rob Copley
Jim Ryan and Nick Perugini
Paul Schneider and Bryan Garcia
Thomas Stearley

FRIEND
Keith Champagne and Paul Gruber
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
James D. Farthing
Dan Guller and Eric James
David B. Himmelreich
Kevin Mason
Liz McGovern and Judy Eckert
Loretta Pizzella and Patricia A. Coffey
Anne Stanback and Charlotte Kinlock
Christopher J. Wolf

 *As of 10/15/13
**Event Co-Chairs