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Pleasantville's Hope's Door Honors Local Supporter At 35th Spring Gala

Ingrid Connolly, of Waccabuc, will be honored at the gala for her continuted support and dedication to Hope's Door.
Ingrid Connolly, of Waccabuc, will be honored at the gala for her continuted support and dedication to Hope's Door. Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Hope's Door, a nonprofit organization that seeks to end domestic violence and empower victims, is celebrating 35 years of service to victims of domestic violence and their families throughout Westchester county.

The Hope’s Door Friends Committee is hosting the 35th Annual Spring Gala Friday, April 24 at The Apawamis Club in Rye. Ingrid Connolly, of Waccabuc, will be honored for her dedication to Hope’s Door’s mission for more than two decades.

“The work of Hope’s Door has been very important in our community for so many years, and has helped so many families in crisis. We provide them with comfort, necessities, and support. We help them rebuild their lives so that they can move on,” said Ingrid, describing the reason for her steadfast support.

“Ingrid’s dedication to our mission is outstanding,” said CarlLa Horton, Hope’s Door's executive director. “Her ongoing support for over two decades is a key component of our ability to offer vital services to those we serve. We are enthusiastic about the opportunity to spotlight her for her personal commitment to Hope’s Door and the victims and their children that we serve.”

Current sponsors of this anniversary event are Platinum: John K. Castle, The Westchester Bank; Gold: Combe Incorporated, Ingrid and John Connolly, RNN-TV, Nancy K. Simpkins; Silver: Martha and Jeff Kohn, Laurie and Paul Sturz, Warshaw Burstein, LLP; Friends: Allstate Insurance, BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Carlson & Carlson, Inc., Colleen Torpie Insurance Agency, Michael Fareri and Charles Persico, Wendy and Tom Gardner, Debra and James Kousouros, Lee Manning-Vogelstein, The Oren and Mary Jo Bramson Charitable Fund, Jane Silverman, Esq.; Benefactor: Donald K. Clifford, Jr., Ambassador April H. Foley, Leventhal Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., The New York Football Giants, Inc.; Patron: Karen Burchetta, Kirk and Robert Ferguson, William P. Lauder, Michelle Orange, Lorraine and Robert Reeder, Nancy E. Rubinstein, Nick Valenti – Patina Restaurant Group, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, Member SIPC.

To be a sponsor, contact Jennifer Ryan Safsel, director of development and community relations, at (914) 747-0828 ext. 1005. The gala will feature a cocktail hour, live and silent auction, Fund-a-Need, dinner and dancing to the Joe D’Elia Band.

For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation to this anniversary gala, visit or contact Lindsay Amoroso, development associate, at (914) 747-0828 ext. 1009.

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