December 18, 2018

Vista’s Starlight Benefit “Sets Sail” in April, Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Members of Vista’s Starlight Benefit Committee are gearing up for this year’s Gilligan’s Island-themed event on April 16. From left are Margie Butler, Jean Brookman, Heidi Teubert and Francoise Williams. Photo credit: Vanessa Pereira

Members of Vista’s Starlight Benefit Committee are gearing up for this year’s event on April 16. From left are Margie Butler, Jean Brookman, Heidi Teubert and Francoise Williams. Photo credit: Vanessa Pereira

AREAWIDE — Set sail aboard the S.S. Minnow for a “three-hour tour” during the Vista Starlight Benefit at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa on Saturday, April 16.

The event—Vista’s annual spring fundraiser and social event—features a cocktail function, live and silent auctions, dinner and entertainment. Guests are encouraged to embrace this year’s “Welcome Ashore” theme by coming dressed as a shipwrecked castaway from the 1960s.

Charles Steinberg

Taking the helm is event honoree Charles Steinberg, owner of Branford Jewelers. Steinberg is a great friend of Vista and a tremendous supporter of many organizations along the shoreline. An avid cyclist, Steinberg supports a number of charitable rides, including the Vista Tour de Shore cycling event and fundraiser. Vista is proud to honor him for his dedication and commitment to the Vista and shoreline communities.

More than 250 people attended last year’s Broadway-themed Starlight Benefit, which netted over $90,000. Funds raised at the event support the many programs and services offered at Vista, an organization that serves individuals with disabilities. A unique auction held during the evening benefits Vista’s Student/Member Enrichment Fund, which helps underwrite special projects and initiatives that directly benefit students and members in Vista’s programs.

Event tickets start at $100. Sponsorships and online fundraising opportunities are also available. Visit www.vistavocational.org to support the Starlight Benefit. For questions or to get involved, contact Jessica Liedke, Manager of Fundraising and Events, at jliedke@vistavocational.org or (860) 399-8080 ext. 268.

Editor’s note: Based in Madison and Westbrook, Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. Vista’s mission is to provide services and resources to assist individuals with disabilities achieve personal success. For more information about Vista, visit www.vistavocational.org.

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