Pegasus, a renowned 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in providing therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted services, proudly announces the upcoming 3rd Annual Gala, "Denim and Diamonds Dance." The event will take place at Pegasus Farm in Brewster, NY, on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Pegasus has been a dedicated force since its inception in 1975, empowering people with special needs, military veterans, first responders, and at-risk or disadvantaged youth to achieve newfound strength and confidence.
Throughout its illustrious 45-year journey, Pegasus has touched the lives of thousands of children and adults, making a profound impact on their futures and those of their families. Pegasus operates as a PATH International Premier Accredited Center serving communities in New York and Connecticut.
The 3rd Annual Gala "Denim and Diamonds Dance" promises to be a night of celebration, connection, and support. The event is expected to welcome around 300 guests from Fairfield and Westchester counties. During the gala, Pegasus will pay tribute to Joe Cusato, a dedicated individual whose commitment and benevolence have been instrumental in advancing the Equine Assisted Services community. Alongside last year’s honoree, Sue McGraw, Joe serves on Pegasus' Board of Directors and has personally experienced the life-changing impact of the organization's programs through the participation of his two children in the therapeutic riding program.
Funding for Pegasus' vital initiatives largely depends on charitable giving, with over 90% of its annual operating budget coming from generous donations. In addition to fundraising drives, the organization holds various events throughout the year to support its programs.
"We are thrilled to host our 3rd Annual Gala, 'Denim and Diamonds Dance,' which not only celebrates the remarkable achievements of our participants but also serves as a platform to garner vital support for our mission," said Candice Sciarrillo, Director of Development at Pegasus. "We wholeheartedly invite our community to join us in this endeavor to empower individuals with special needs, veterans, first responders, and at-risk youth."
As part of the event, Pegasus respectfully requests event sponsorship renewals to continue making a difference in the lives of those they serve. Donations will contribute to life-changing acts of generosity that positively impact numerous deserving individuals. The demand for Pegasus' programs and services is at an all-time high, and with the community's support, the organization remains committed and ready to meet these critical needs.
For more information about the 3rd Annual Gala "Denim and Diamonds Dance" or to support Pegasus' mission, please contact:
Director of Development
845-669-8235 x 110
Pegasus is a distinguished 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted activities. Founded in 1975, Pegasus has passionately served individuals with special needs, military veterans, first responders, and at-risk or disadvantaged youth. As a PATH International Premier Accredited Center, the organization has positively impacted the lives of thousands through its empowering programs.
For more information about Pegasus and its transformative initiatives, please visit www.pegasustr.org