Person-to-Person Celebrates Golden Anniversary with ‘Transforming Lives’ Gala on Nov 17

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To commemorate “50 years of Transforming Lives,” Person-to-Person will celebrate its golden anniversary with the “Transforming Lives” gala on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich.

— an announcement from Person-to-Person

The gala will feature a cocktail hour, a sit-down dinner, live band, dancing and paddle raise. Attendance at the event is expected to be 500 people.

Guests will include the countless volunteers, supporters and sponsors who are “good as gold” and who have been pivotal to the 50-year success of Person-to-Person.

Tickets can be bought here.

Proceeds will support P2P programs, serving more than 24,000 individuals annually. By helping families in crisis, P2P provides a pathway out of poverty for people seeking long-term stability.


To mark this milestone year, Person-to-Person will honor these long-standing supporters:

Kaye Barker James Barker P2P gala

Kaye and James Barker, Person-to-Person “50 Years of Transforming Lives” Gala honorees.

Lone Pine Foundation, Inc. for its continued commitment to helping Person-to-Person grow and expand to meet the increasing community needs;

Kaye and James Barker for their extraordinary vision, leadership and generosity that has impacted thousands of lives starting back in the early 1980s when Kaye served as Person-to-Person’s executive director;

—The volunteers of OPUS for Person-to-Person who, for more than 22 years, have proven that women united in a shared goal are a powerful force.

If You’re Going …

  • The “Transforming Lives” gala is from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17.
  • The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich.
  • Ticket prices start at $350 and can be purchased online, here.

More About the Event and P2P

P2P 50 Years of Transforming Lives gala chairs

Photo by Anika Charron

Person-to-Person “50 Years of Transforming Lives” gala chairs (from left): Doon Foster, Kristina Gregory, Judy Kilmartin and Kelly Wheeler

Event Chairs Doon Foster, Kristina Gregory, Judy Kilmartin and Kelly Wheeler are overseeing the gala committee of more than 35 dedicated volunteers and P2P supporters.

P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher said the agency’s origins are a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“Rev. Dr. Robert Nelson Back, former rector of Saint Luke’s Parish in Darien, attended seminary with Dr. King and wanted the community to respond to his assassination as well as to growing civil rights issues. Parish member Jean Sherman became the agency’s first executive director, and P2P has continued to grow from there.”

Opus for Person to Person honorees Tranforming Lives 50 year anniversary gala

Photo by Anika Charron

Person-to-Person “50 Years of Transforming Lives” Gala honorees include the volunteers of OPUS for Person-to-Person.


The Gold sponsor for the event is GE Energy Financial Services, with Silver sponsors to include Finn Dixon Herling, Pitney Bowes, Stephen and Alexanadra Cohen Foundation, and US Chemicals-WOB and with Bronze sponsors to include Baywater Properties, PG Properties, Cummings and Lockwood, Fairfield County Bank, Gleason & Associates LLC, Halstead Real Estate, Lake Point Capital, LLC, Lone Pine Foundation, Inc., Palmer’s Market, and Ring’s End Lumber.

To become a sponsor or volunteer, please email Tracy Cramerat

About Person-to-Person

Person-to-Person, Inc. was established in 1968 to provide low-income individuals and families living in Lower Fairfield County with basic emergency services.

A community-supported agency, Person-to-Person is committed to helping clients achieve self-sufficiency through practical help, advocacy, education and problem-solving initiatives.

Programs include Emergency Assistance, Campership and Scholarship. With offices in Darien and Norwalk, the Person-to-Person service area includes Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport and Wilton.

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