Join us for CGC's Gala, A Derby Affair, which will be held on Saturday, May 6th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm on the breathtaking waterfront of Wee Burn Beach Club in Rowayton, CT.

For directions to Wee Burn Beach Club, click here.

Click here to view our silent auction items.

Gala Overview

Watch the sunset and the Kentucky Derby. Enjoy great company, delicious fare, drinks, dancing, 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 attire is encouraged.

Seats are no longer available for purchase. Please contact Jeannine Egdorf at (203) 517-3320 or To make a donation, click here.

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.

Silent and Live Auction

Starting at 5:30pm, guests can browse through and bid on a variety of silent auction items, such as private shopping nights, 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. Click here to view our silent auction items.

Gala Sponsors

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

GE Logo Thomson Reuters Logo Carmody Logo       MKTG Logo    Viking Foundation Logo    Cummings and Lockwood Logo    Eaton Partners Logo    Deloitte Logo Pitney Bowes Logo Rapid Press Logo Purdue Pharma Logo TD Bank Logo

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

Judy Nemec, Jay Sandak, and Eliot Brenner  Gala Guests    Gala Guests Dancing  Gala Guests- Silent Auction  Gala Silent Auction

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.