For those who missed the camaraderie and charity that The Connection’s annual Derby party provided…."Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall" (The Great Gatsby).

The Connection has moved its annual fundraising event to Saturday, November 16. The re-imagined party, the Give Like Gatsby Gala, will be held at 7pm at Canoe Brook Country Club. With a nod to the Prohibition-era theme, attendees will begin the evening with craft Summit House cocktails setting the speakeasy tone for the event.

Guests will enjoy the Gala committee’s artfully curated silent auction and have the chance at winning glitz and glamour in Bloomingdale’s key raffle. The committee is thrilled to partner with Propeller Communications to showcase The Connection's programs, benefits, and services.

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The celebration of community will continue at Summit House with a VIP after-party with limited complimentary entry tickets available to Gala attendees.

"There are all kinds of love in this world" (Fitzgerald), and this event is our community’s finest opportunity to show it. Whether you’re a Connection member, participate in our programs, or support our services, we all work together to strengthen our shared community.

Join us for this event, and become an essential part of our collective success. A better community begins at The Connection--and you can make it possible by becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets, making a contribution and participating in the silent auction. Learn more via

Questions about the Gala or The Connection’s programs? Please contact Lauren Nisenson, Director of Philanthropy, at 908.273.4242x119 or