Michael Bolton Charities: Chords of Hope 2019 Oct 12 Stamford CT
On Saturday, October 12th, The Michael Bolton Charities will present “Chords of Hope” to celebrate 25 years of dreams realized. This year’s event will honor Igor Tulchinsky, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of WorldQuant. The evening will feature a special performance by Michael Bolton and his band. A cocktail reception and silent auction will kick off the event at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner, awards ceremony, performances, and dancing – all starting at 7:30 p.m. this year's event chairs are Jen Danzi and Alan Oyugi.
The presenting sponsor is the Centene Charitable Foundation. Additional sponsors are BMI, Cozy Mattress® (Gold); Tom and Pamela Anderson, Connecticut Distributors, Inc., Endicott College, Donna & Tommy Febbraio, Justina Pray and Joseph Lockridge (Bronze); Dawn Knief-Compass Real Estate and Tito's Handmade Vodka (Benefit). The special event is returning to its roots in Connecticut after holding fundraisers on the West Coast and Hamptons for the past 8 years.
"There are so many of us who are truly fortunate in so many ways," said Bolton. He continued, "And there are many of us who believe that giving something back and helping people less fortunate than ourselves is simply the right thing to do. I was a New Haven city kid. It took me 20 years to catch my break. The Michael Bolton Charities serves as an instrument of compassion to give those less fortunate – those children and women who deserve a chance for a better life. We support organizations that emphasize teaching children and women a way to escape, on their own, the patterns and consequences of abuse, poverty, and ignorance. We reach out to support groups whose programs provide a path to a safe future. For over two decades, dedicated donors, volunteers, and professionals have changed lives and saved lives. The needs across our communities remain, and we remain committed – with your help – to go the distance. I am most proud of our 25th-anniversary celebration and hope you will join us. Thanks to you, our work will continue!”