Child Guidance Center’s ‘A Derby Affair’ Annual Spring Gala Takes Place May 4

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“A Derby Affair,” a gala benefitting the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, features the Kentucky Derby live on TV, a 50/50 raffle, a cocktail reception, dinner and the chance to participate in silent and live auctions.

The Saturday, May 4 event at the Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton will honor U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal with the Distinguished Public Service Award for outstanding personal and corporate commitment to children’s mental health.

A Derby Affair 1 CGC gala 2019— an announcement from the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut

The annual gala is the biggest event of the year for CGC. A Derby Affair is expected to draw over 250 guests.

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut (CGC), a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens in Lower Fairfield County, will celebrate 65 years of outstanding service to the community at the annual event.

Longtime Board member Laura Weintraub Beck will receive the inaugural Edna and Malcolm Edgerton Award for being a champion for children’s mental health.

All proceeds from the event will support CGC’s high quality mental health services that help children struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, abuse, or suicidal thoughts.

“This is an important evening for us” said CGC President and CEO Eliot Brenner, PhD. “It is our largest fundraiser of the year and an opportunity for us to rededicate ourselves to the mission and educate attendees about the critical need for children’s mental and behavioral health services in our community.”

If You’re Going …

  • A Derby Affair takes place from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit this Web page.
  • For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table, please contact Katrina Dorsey, at 203-517-3372 or Affair 3 CGC gala 2019

This year we welcome Fairfield County Look as our exclusive media partner.

About Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut

Founded in 1954, CGC is dedicated to improving the mental and behavioral health of children and teens through treatment, education, and community support. CGC provides specialized outpatient services to children, birth to 18, to treat psychological, behavioral, developmental, social and familial problems.

Derby Affair 2 CGC gala 2019Last year we served more than 2,100 children in conveniently located offices, in homes, schools and other community locations. For those without health insurance or with high deductibles or co-pays, fees are charged on a sliding scale based on each family’s ability to pay.

If you would like to get help for a child or learn more about our mental health services, please call (203) 324-6127 or visit CGC is on social media at and

If you’re interested in volunteering with CGC’s Youth, Empowerment, and Success Mentoring program, please visit this Web page on the CGC website.

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