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Pictured left to right: Co-Chair Ed Kearns, Catholic Charities President Al Barber, Guest Speaker Donna Shalala, Co-Chair Sarita Hanley, New Covenant Center Board Member Phil Shalala, & New Covenant Center Executive Director John Gutman.

New Covenant Center’s 13th Annual Celebrity Breakfast was the most successful one yet! Nearly 300 people turned out to support the center, with an almost 50% increase in sponsors from last year — it was a truly amazing event!

John Gutman (l) and John Lodato (r).

In recognition of his 20 years of volunteer service at New Covenant Center, we honored John Lodato with The Founder’s Award. John’s humble acceptance speech, which included his heartfelt explanation ofhow he was motivated to live his life helping others, touched everyone in the room. You can watch News 12’s “Hometown Hero” segment featuring John Lodato here.

Donna Shalala, Ph.D., our distinguished keynote speaker, engaged the audience with anecdotes and stories from her experiences in the field of education and human services. Learning more about her current work in social services — and how it relates to our mission — was an inspiration to us all.

Check out more photos of the breakfast here or on our Facebook page.

Due in large part to the commitment and generosity of our supporters, we have grown from a basic soup kitchen into the largest nonprofit food program in Stamford. We’d like to thank all of you who have backed our mission over the years — we deeply appreciate all that you do!