"Come with me and you'll be in a world beyond imagination."

Join us for a whimsical evening at the Wonka-inspired Gala, benefiting Connecticut Children's Foundation! Step into a world BEYOND IMAGINATION at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Your exclusive 'Golden Ticket' will unlock a series of enchanting surprises, from scrumdiddlyumptious treats and libations to mesmerizing entertainment, inspired by the beloved Wonka universe. 

As we celebrate the limitless potential of our young patients, delight in the live music, indulge in delectable dining and participate in our silent and live auctions, featuring unique items and experiences. Your participation contributes directly to enhancing healthcare services and programs for children across Connecticut. Dress in your finest and be part of this extraordinary event, where your support helps bring smiles to countless children’s faces. Get ready to explore a night of wonder and help make a significant impact!

Empower Their Imagination, Empower Their Health

Get ready to explore a night of wonder while making a significant impact for the more than 137,000 children cared for at Connecticut Children's in the last year alone. Thank you for supporting our mission to improve access to health care for all children.

Connecticut Children's Gala is the region’s premier fundraising experience and a Best of Hartford Reader's Poll 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024 winner for Best Charity Event.

Appearances by:

Coming Soon!

Performances by:

Alex Voz, renowned mentalist and magician

Fairfield County Children’s Choir

Gala proceeds support Connecticut Children’s world-class pediatric health care and community-based health and wellness programs. Funds raised through Bid for Kids will benefit Connecticut Children's Advanced Cellular and Gene Therapy Unit.


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Saturday, November 02, 2024

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
United States

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Bree Pelczar


bpelczar [at] connecticutchildrens.org