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On Thursday, April 25, business and community leaders from across Fairfield County got decked out in cocktail attire for our Spring Soiree. We honored Peri and Samantha Stevelman for their contributions towards mitigating the trauma of homelessness and celebrated our clients’ successful journeys out of homelessness. With a reception catered by ABIGAIL KIRSCH, a live DJ, and a silent auction, this was a night to remember!

As always, we are grateful for the support of our community, including our many event sponsors, volunteers, and others who came together to help those in need.

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At Inspirica, we are incredibly fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who invest their time with our clients, helping them along their journey to permanent housing and stability.

This year, we honored Peri and Samantha Stevelman, a dynamic mother-daughter duo who, through their volunteer efforts, has helped mitigate the trauma of homelessness for the children in our care. Peri and Samantha have volunteered with Inspirica's after-school Youth Center for over seven years, throwing ice cream socials and other fun parties that allow our children to set aside their worries and pursue the joys of childhood. Put simply, Peri and Samantha's efforts let our kids be kids.

Peri is currently a fashion designer in New York City. Samantha attends St. Luke's School and plays volleyball and tennis.

Thank you to our 2019 event sponsors

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Exclusive Media Sponsor

Floral Partner

Entertainment Partner


Host Committee

We are grateful to have the support of our community, including the following members of our Host Committee:

Tracey Alston - Jane Carlin - Carmen Domonkos

Kristine Gore - Nancy Gramps - John Kennedy

Sally Anderson Lambdin - Celeste Marsh - John McKee

Bob & Pat Mendelsohn - Jennifer Murphy

Stephen Napier - Carol Rooney

Caroline Simmons - Lucy Store - Janie Weyl