Near & Far Aid's Spring Gala

Posted by Emily Rigo on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 1:51 PM


 On Friday March 3rd, Near & Far Aid will host its 22nd Annual Spring Gala to raise funds to be granted to Fairfield County's poverty-fighting organizations. This highly popular event will take place at the flagship Mitchells store in Westport and only has a limited number of tickets available for purchase. This year's theme, "SKY’S THE LIMIT – THE ULTIMATE (indoor) ROOFTOP PARTY", will be an evening of glamorous fun, delicious food, dancing, fashion and will surely be the not-to-be-missed event of the area's most philanthropic partygoers of 2017. 

“We are thrilled to announce that Gala tickets are available online,” said Gala Co-Chairs Jaclyn Picarillo and Katie Dresch. “We are one step closer to this amazing evening and are optimistic that we will surpass our fundraising goals. The support from sponsors and local vendors has been tremendous”. Near & Far Aid President, Joan Panagos adds, “Gala brings out all the stops! It's our biggest fundraiser of the year and a night people look forward to because they can make a real difference while having a fabulous time."

This year's Near & Far Aid Spring Gala at Mitchells will feature a top model runway fashion show showcasing Brunello Cucinelli’s HOT Spring 2017 Collection and a high energy music concert by NYC a-lister's, 45 Riots. The live and silent auctions will once again impress with one-of-a-kind items, luxury holidays and unique experiences. A sneak peek of what bidders can expect includes: a wine & food enthusiast's dream vacation at an exclusive Napa winery with tour and private guest accommodations rounded out with a stay and shopping spree in San Francisco; a 1-year boating club membership with Carefree Boat Club of Southern CT; impossible to get reservations and chef's tasting menus with wine pairings at CT and NYC's top restaurants; and amazing tickets to the newest and best Broadway shows with backstage access.


Near & Far Aid provides funding for agencies and programs in Fairfield County that are working to break the cycle of poverty. We work with other community leaders and founders to forge partnerships with a common goal of strengthening our community. For over 60 years, Near & Far Aid has remained an all-volunteer organization, currently working with more than 100 local agencies that address the causes and effects of poverty, and has granted over $16 million since 2000.

Tickets for this special evening are NOW available at Tickets are $350, with a limited number of premium seating tickets available for $400. Visit or for more information.


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