On most days, the Atrium at CityPlace is a large, beautiful space through which people flow to and from work. But on February 10th, in a few short hours, this soaring space was transformed into a scene of dazzling twinkle lights, enticing aromas and festive games. As this beautiful room filled with over 325 guests, we were able to raise over $180,000 towards ending homelessness in the Greater Hartford region. Truly amazing!

Let me set the scene for you…Max Downtown, our very generous partner, provided the food for the evening, with a raw bar, mac and cheese bar and delicious Dim Sum station. Powerstation Events pulled out all of the stops with their incredible sound and video system, DJ and fun photo station. Hartford Flavor Company and New Park Brewing teased our guests with fine samples from their cellars, NoRA Cupcakes delighted everyone with their sweet treats, and Munson’s Chocolates tempted guests with boxes of chocolates and a chance to win a diamond necklace. We were also fortunate enough to hear from Mayor Luke Bronin. For sure, our 2nd Annual Home is Where the Heart Is Gala did not disappoint.

If you have ever planned a gala or any large gathering, you also know that it takes many, many hands to execute a successful event. We feel so fortunate to have so many incredible partners and friends that made this evening super special. Thank you, thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, staff, volunteers and our guests who made this evening so amazing!!