Join us for CGC's Gala, Cinco de Derby, which will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm on the breathtaking waterfront of Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton, CT.

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Gala Overview

Watch the sunset and the Kentucky Derby, with a Cinco de Mayo twist. Enjoy great company, delicious fare, drinks, and silent and live auctions during this Kentucky Derby Themed event.

All proceeds from CGC's gala will ensure that our community's highest risk children receive the best possible mental health services. Every dollar raised the night of the gala will help us lead a struggling child down a path to a happier and healthier life.

Arrive early to participate in pre-race activities. Derby chic (with a flair of Cinco de Mayo) attire is encouraged.

If you would like information on sponsorship opportunities or just have a question, please contact Jeannine Egdorf at (203) 517-3320 or

Derby Themed Activities

Get to CGC's gala early to place your bids for the 50/50 raffle and watch the Kentucky Derby race live. Race post time is at 6:34pm.

If you're not sure about what attire to don during this Derby themed event, then click here for some derby chic inspiration. Don't forget to bring your flashiest hat or sombrero!

Silent and Live Auction

Starting at 5:30pm, guests can browse through and bid on a variety of silent auction items such as high end restaurant certificates, sporting events, wine and spirits, and more. You won't want to miss what we have in store for our live auction.

Gala Sponsors

Thank you to our valued sponsors (list in formation):

GE Capital Logo   Thomson Reuters Logo  
Deloitte Logo   Purdue Logo  
Carmody Torrence Sandak Hennessey Logo   Cummings&Lockwood Logo   Pitney Bowes Logo   Eaton Logo   Rapid Press Logo   TD Bank Logo   Lapine Logo  

Check out some more photos from last year’s gala:

    Derby Chic Guests  Live Auction Fun  Paddle Raise Pride

If photos are taken at this event, guests give the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut permission to use any images in which they are captured in for its publications, videos, websites, or other marketing materials in furtherance of its charitable and public awareness purposes.