Family Centers celebrated the start of a new Major League Baseball season at an intimate breakfast fundraiser featuring New York Yankees General Manager and Darien resident Brian Cashman on Friday, Feb. 8.
Held at the Darien home of Jan and Bob Dilenschneider, the event directly supported Family Centers’ network of health, education and human service programs that assist more than 21,000 Fairfield County children and families each year.
During his remarks, Cashman described how he started as an intern in the Yankees organization and rose to become one of the longest tenured General Managers in team history. He also offered his outlook on the Yankees' 2019 campaign and provided first-hand perspective on the team's off-season moves.
Special guest Mark Teixeira, a former Yankees first baseman and member of the 2009 World Series Championship team, was also on hand to answer questions and meet with attendees.
Family Centers is a Joint Commission-accredited private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 4,000 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information