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The Tiny Miracles Foundation Plans Annual Gala In Westport

The Tiny Miracles Foundation will hold its 12th annual gala on Saturday, April 29, at The Inn at Longshore in Westport. See story for photo IDs of the gala committee.
The Tiny Miracles Foundation will hold its 12th annual gala on Saturday, April 29, at The Inn at Longshore in Westport. See story for photo IDs of the gala committee. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Tiny Miracles Foundation will hold its 12th annual gala – “America’s Got Preemies” – at The Inn at Longshore in Westport on Saturday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s Gala is being co-chaired by Michelle Hogue (Westport) and Grace Duplinsky (Milford). The event will honor Leelee Smith Klein of Darien, former TTMF president and mother of premature twins.

Guests will enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres, dinner and entertainment by Oz Pearlman – mentalist, magician, and finalist on America’s Got Talent – and up-and-coming Canadian singer-songwriter Jessica Allossery, a preemie herself. Auction items will be up for bid and guests will also enjoy cocktails from Diageo North America, Ketel One Vodka, Nestlé Waters North America, San Pellegrino, Latis Imports, Palm, Radeberger, and Schofferhofer Grapefruit.

Other sponsors for the event include Bankwell, Barnum Wealth Management, Broder & Orland LLC, J.P. Morgan, Jefferies, S&P Global, Stamford Health, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Western Connecticut Health Network, and Yale New Haven Health.

Local businesses that are donating their time and services to the event include Westport Magazine/Moffly Media, William Oakley Imaging, Trader Joe's, and TWOHOMERUNS Production Group LLC.

The Tiny Miracles Foundation (TTMF) is a nonprofit charity based in Fairfield County that is dedicated to helping families with premature babies through comprehensive support and assistance. Their services and programs are provided in the neonatal units of Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, and Danbury Hospitals and at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, their newest partnership. Proceeds from the event will support the programs and services of the foundation, which reaches over 1,200 preemie families in Fairfield County.

Sponsor and ticket information can be found at www.ttmf.org or by contacting TTMF at (203) 202-9714.

Photo (from top, left to right); The Gala Committee includes Brooke Gies, Lisa Neumyer, Dina Phelps, Vicki Lopez, Karen Sutton, Carrie Cromwell-Hunt, Lisa Broder, Jaclyn Carbino, Leelee Smith Klein, Michelle Hogue (co-chair), Marisela Esposito and Laura Franchi.

Missing: Grace Duplinsky (co-chair), Michelle Barman, Lindsay Bernsohn, Sarah Blumberg, Amy Dry, Johanna Kiev, PJ Marcella, Tracy Porosoff, Val Saltzman, Amy Saperstein, Ariane Triay.

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