SilverSource Charity Golf Outing Raises $130K, Honors Stamford Attorney

SilverSource Richard Silver

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From left: SilverSource Executive Director Kathleen Bordelon, Honoree Richard Silver and Board Chair Jerome Berkman.

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SilverSource held its annual Charity Golf Outing on June 10 at Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford. The event included a day of world-class golf, brunch, dinner, cocktails, door prizes and awards.

— an announcement from SilverSource

The tournament was one of the organization’s central fundraisers, drawing over 100 golfers and raising over $130,000 for the SilverSource Elderly Housing Stability Program, Elder Eviction Protection and the Ride To Wellness Medical Transportation Program.

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From left: Former Norwalk Mayor Alex Knopf, Mike Cacace, Harry Day, Nick Vitti

Tournament participants enjoyed a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of golf. Tournament play activities included a longest drive contest, closest to the pin competition, a closest to the line contest, and a hole-in-one competition presented by BMW of Darien. Participants attempted to get a hole-in-one to win a 2019 BMW 330xi.

“The19th Annual SilverSource Charity Golf Outing was a great success,” said Kathleen Bordelon, SilverSource executive director. “We’re very grateful to the generous businesses and individuals that came out in support of greater-Stamford seniors in need.”

A rousing live auction was led by television personality, Alan Kalter, and raised funds to help seniors keep a roof over their heads, afford healthcare and basic necessities as well as heat, hot water, and to fight hunger.

Honoree: Stamford Attorney Richard Silver

SilverSource Richard Silver

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From left: SilverSource Executive Director Kathleen Bordelon, Honoree Richard Silver and Board Chair Jerome Berkman.

The event honored Richard Silver, senior partner of Silver Golub & Teitell. Silver was presented with the 2019 SilverSource Champion Award.

A Stamford native, Silver’s distinguished career as a Connecticut trial attorney includes many high profile, landmark cases, including in his role as lead counsel in the Mianus River Bridge collapse trial and pro-bono work representing prisoners at Danbury Correctional Institution to eliminate overcrowding.

Silver Source 2019 past honorees

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Community Champions and past honorees of the SilverSource Golf Tournament, left to right, Jevera Hennessey, Ernie Abate, Bill Hennessey, Rick Silver, Clay Fowler, Dick Taber (not shown, Mike Cacace).

“I’m especially delighted to receive this honor because of the wonderful work the organization does,” Silver said. It really is a wonderful resource for this community, and we don’t know how lucky we are to have an independent charity organization that does the work that this organization does.”

The Circle of Champions past honorees for the tournament include Dick Taber, Mike Cacace, Esq., Ernest Abate, Esq., Jevera and Bill Hennessey, Esqs. Honorable Gerald Fox, Jr., Patricia and Paul Kuehner, Clay Fowler, and Rey Giallongo, Jr.

“We are proud to recognize Rick for his professionalism, integrity and dedication to advocating for the rights of those in our community,” Bordelon said. “We are fortunate to have his support, and thankful that he is in our corner championing for vulnerable seniors.”

About SilverSource

Each year, SilverSource manages more than 2,000 cases, assisting older adults in crisis.

In addition to providing individual assistance such as life-saving prescriptions, groceries and medical equipment, the organization prevents seniors who are struggling financially from spiraling into homelessness, and the SilverSource “Ride to Wellness” transportation program provides safe and affordable rides to medical appointments.

SilverSource, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization is located at 2009 Summer St. in Stamford.  For more information call 203.324.6584 or visit the group’s website.


SilverSource is grateful to the golf committee, led by Bill Hennessey. The committee included Ernie Abate, Jerry Berkman, Ellen Bromley, Bob Goldstein, John Louizos, Mike Mezzapelle and Dan Tully, as well as many volunteers who contributed their time and talent to make the event a great success.

The organization is thankful to the many generous corporate sponsors who helped to make the event possible, including Title Sponsor: Silver, Golub and Teitell, LLP; Platinum Sponsor: First County Bank; Gold Sponsor: George Comfort & Sons; Silver Sponsors: Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, Steven Wise Associates, Stamford Health and Viking Construction; Bronze Sponsors: AA Hearing Aid Center, Bartlett Tree Experts, Cacace Tusch & Santagata Attorneys at Law, Cappelli Organization, Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP, Curtis Brinkerhoff & Barret PC, D’Amico and Pettinicchi Attorneys at Law, KAF Manufacturing Co, Kilbourne & Tully PC, Mezzapelle & Associates LLP, Oak Financial Group, Plaza Realty & Management Corp, and Quinnipiac – Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine; Foursome Sponsors Halloran & Halloran, Riko’s Pizza, The Umbrella Club, and Reckson, a Division of SL Green; Competition Sponsors Abate & Abate Attorneys at Law, Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens, BMW of Darien, The Ashforth Company, Wheelhouse Group, BLT/Harbor Point, David’s Soundview Catering, Day Pitney LLP, The Field Group, Leandro P. Rizzuto Foundation and Wilton Meadows & The Greens at Cannondale; as well as Media Sponsor, Stamford Magazine/Moffly Media.

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