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11th Annual Think Positive Gala Raises $46,000!

The 11th Annual Think Positive Gala exceeded all expectations with attendance of 260 guests and revenue of $46,000. All guests enjoyed this special evening of celebration. The money raised will be used to inform and educate people about epilepsy so that the stigma which is so prevalent today will become a thing of the past.

Kudos to Joanne & John Delponte who were the recipients of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award. They have been instrumental in our summer camp and annual Andrew’s Golf Benefit For Epilepsy. We truly appreciate their efforts and look forward to continue working with them in the future!

We are grateful to all our sponsors: Dinner Sponsors: Lundbeck, Vincent Siefert. Spotlight Sponsors: Eisai Pharmaceuticals and Hartford Hospital Epilepsy Center. Table Sponsors: Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, UCB, Upsher Smith, Steven Levesque, Tim & Sharon Forbush, KGC Direct, The Capacity Group, Geffco LLC, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Greg Sparzo. Program Book Ad Sponsors: Law Offices of Bruce Bergman, Delponte Plumbing & Heating, Associated Neurologists, P.C., Kappa Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Smith Benefits Group, Howard Financial, Sunovion, Updike, Kelly, & Spellacy, P.C.

We also appreciate the efforts of volunteers such as Sarah Golembeski and Emily Recalde who worked tirelessly to secure a great variety of wonderful auction items this year!

A special thank also goes to meteorologist Darren Sweeney of NBC Connecticut for being the evening’s exceptional Master of Ceremonies. Darren was entertaining and kept the evening on schedule. His attendance significantly added to the event.

We truly thank everyone for their support of this event and hope to see you again next year!

Master of Ceremonies Darren Sweeney Meteorologist NBC Connecticut
Master of Ceremonies Darren Sweeney Meteorologist NBC Connecticut

Think Positive Gala Sponsors:

Dinner Sponsor:


Spotlight Sponsors:

Hartford Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Eisai

Table Sponsors:

Connecticut Childrens Medical Center Willington Nameplate     KGC Direct     Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center     Gregory Sparzo

Donate Auction Items

Wondering how you can support the EFCT without reaching into your wallet? From event tickets to one-of-a-kind vacations, we are always on the look-out for unique, alluring auction items to tempt our guests at our fundraisers. Do you own a vacation home/timeshare, or membership in a golf club or boat club that is the envy of all your friends? Do you have season tickets to major sporting events?   Or perhaps you know someone who might be willing to provide an auction item to a great cause and receive some free publicity with our guests in return.  The ideas are endless, but you alone might be the missing link to unique items, experiences and adventures! We ask that all donated auction items be new, unused, and with original packaging.  And remember, the value of your item or service is fully tax-deductible.

Suggested Items:

  • Retail Gift Cards
  • Vacation home/timeshare/hotel stays
  • Sporting Event or Concert Tickets
  • Autographed items/Memorabilia
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Jewelry
  • Home Décor
  • Children’s items
  • Unique experiences (TV Set visit, meet & greets, Backyard Makeover packages, etc.)

 Please contact Allison Gamber at allison@epilepsyct.com to make a donation or for more information.

2017 Volunteers of the Year John & Joanne Delponte

Volunteer of the year at EFCT.

Last Year's Annual Think Positive Gala Photos

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