Darienites DeAnne and James Calcagnini To Be Honored at Pacific House Gala on Oct 12

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DeAnne and James Calcagnini of Darien will be honorees at an Oct. 12 gala fundraising event for Pacific House, which runs a homeless shelter for men and young adults from Stamford, Darien and area towns.

DeAnne Calcagnini and James Calcagnini Pacific House Gala honorees 2018

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2018 Pacific House Gala honorees DeAnne and James Calcagnini of Darien

The Calcagninis will be honored for their longstanding support of the Stamford homeless shelter. The event will raise funds “to support the shelter and help end homelessness in Fairfield County,” according to a news release from the organization.

The 17th annual event is expected to have more than 500 attendees at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Former Major League Baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine will serve as master of ceremonies.

From the Pacific House announcement about the gala:

Pacific House, in celebration of its commitment to ending homelessness in Fairfield County, asks the community to plan to attend its 17th annual Pacific House Gala.

On Friday, October 12th over 500 of the area’s most socially minded residents, business and community leaders will gather together at this memorable and elegant evening filled with inspiration.

Ballroom gala fundraiser for Pacific House

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A previous Pacific House gala fundraiser

The gala will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, a live auction and dancing to live music. The event ends “whenever the dancing stops.” The Hyatt Regency Greenwich is at 1800 E Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich.

Pacific House would like to thank The John N. Blackman Sr. Foundation, Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust, Steven Fox Jewelry, Healthcare Pathfinder, Riley Family Foundation, St. Mary Church Greenwich and Wesfair Agency for their generous sponsorship, and media partner Stamford Magazine/Moffly Media.

Pacific House is grateful to the 2018 gala committee, led by Andrew M. Reid and including Cliff Berger, Jim Bosek, Aaron Eiges, Steven Fox, Brad Mahaney, Marc Malloy, Peter Rugen, Chris Tate and Jane Pelletier.

About Pacific House

Pater Rugen and Alice Melly 2017 Pacific House gala

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Peter C. Rugen, Pacific House Board chairman with 2017 Gala Honoree Alice Melly

Pacific House, formerly Shelter for the Homeless, is the only regional shelter for homeless men and young adults serving Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and the rest of Fairfield County.

For 35 years, Pacific House has been serving our community by providing food, temporary shelter and an array of support services to homeless men and young adults.

Pacific House helps clients get back on their feet by obtaining employment and finding permanent supportive housing so they may lead more independent and fulfilling lives.

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