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10th Anniversary Gala In Darien Raises Over $250,000 For Premature Babies

NICU nurse manager Colleen Loyot and friends, and honoree Mary Alice Cullen, all of Danbury Hospital. Photo Credit: Chi Leung Photography-Big Shots
Scott Srolis and board member Robin Black, of Ridgefield, Minhee Choi and Roldao Carvalho. Photo Credit: Chi Leung Photography-Big Shots
The Tiny Miracles Foundation board. Photo Credit: Chi Leung Photography-Big Shots

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Tiny Miracles Foundation had its 10th Anniversary Gala on April 24 at the Wee Burn Country Club in Darien.

The event was led by co-chairs Ashley Dineen (Darien), Marisela Esposito (Weston), PJ Marcella (New Canaan) and Ariane Triay (Stamford). The evening included dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions for 300 attendees, raising more than $250,000 for the charity.

It was an evening filled with emotional speeches, an inspiring video and a celebration of milestones and accomplishments of the organization.

TTMF presented its first “Miracle Maker” awards to honorees Robert Herzlinger, MD (Bridgeport Hospital); Gerald Rakos, MD and Kathy Livolsi, RNC (Stamford Hospital); Mary Alice Cullen, RN and Pamela Carola Dion, MHA (Danbury Hospital-WCHN); and Jeryl Topalian, MS (Norwalk Hospital-WCHN), in appreciation for their years of dedication to families of premature babies and the mission of The Tiny Miracles Foundation.

The Tiny Miracles Foundation recognizes and is thankful for the support of their many private and corporate sponsors, including Baywater Properties, Bridgeport Hospital, Broder and Orland, LLC, Houlihan Lawrence, Dr. Jareef Jandali, Stamford Hospital, Webster Bank and Western Connecticut Health Network, Diageo, Ketel One Vodka, Nestlé Waters North America, PALM Breweries/Radeberger Gruppe and Pisco Porton.

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