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Simply Smiles provides bright futures for children, families, and communities. The organization partners with populations in need to create physical and emotional environments where suffering is alleviated and from which local leaders can emerge.

Keep Hope Alive 2019

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Keep Hope Alive 2019 fundraisers

Our 2019 Keep Hope Alive fundraising events were ones for the record books! Members of the Simply Smiles community gathered at our events in Norwalk, CT, Newtown, CT, and Farmington, CT to support our programming on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota and the Simply Smiles Home for Children in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Thank you to attendees and supporters near and far for making our fundraisers a HUGe success!

Check out more videos, photos, and highlights below from this inspiring fundraising series:

Keep Hope Alive 2019 fundraising event in Norwalk, Connecticut at Stepping Stones Museum. A huge THANK YOU to videographer, media specialist, and Simply Smiles volunteer Samantha Nankervis for generously creating and donating her time to craft this video!


the impact

Attendees and supporters of our Keep Hope Alive fundraising events in Norwalk, CT, Newtown, CT, and Farmington, CT made a direct and immediate impact on the children in our care at the Simply Smiles Home for Children in Oaxaca, Mexico and on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota:

thank you to our amazing sponsors

Thank you to our incredible sponsors who generously provided food and drinks for the event:

the honorees

This year, we honored these extraordinary individuals who are a vital part of the Simply Smiles community with scholarship funds in their names.

Lisa & Paul Doocy

Ann & Michael Feinberg

Betsy & Peter Van Loon

Through the generosity of their family, friends, and members of the Simply Smiles community, we established educational endowments for youth at the Simply Smiles Home for Children in Oaxaca, Mexico!

 a special thank you to our event committees who helped to make Keep Hope Alive possible!

NORWALK

Lisa Doocy, Event Chair

Karen Jones, Event Chair

Jackie & Lenny AcriGarofalo

Alison Barry

Renée Burger-McMichael

Sharon Clark

Kathy Davies

Paul DiPrato

Cheri Evan

Beth Anne Ferraro

Carla Foster

Samantha & Crawford Hamilton

Dan Haugh

Janet Huley

Jack & Sally Ijams

Janet Jorgensen

Grace Kelly

Lori Langdon

Leslie Loop

Ivan & Marisa Lucuk

Maria Montalbano

Patricia Nave

Marjory & Chris Palmer

Jean Schluter

Linda Seaver

Izabela Socha

Vern Swett

NEWTOWN

David Nurnberger, Event Chair

Alice Baye

Peter & Tracy Bayers

Kerri Colombo

Ed Dooling III

Ann & Michael Feinberg

Beth Ann Fetzer

Vincent McDermott

Nancy Nurnberger

Ron & Janice Pugliese

Jan & Scott Redfern

David & Pam Rotatori

Steve & Jessica Widman

Michael Wallace

Laura Westby

FARMINGTON

Sarah Westby, Event Chair

Betsy Van Loon, Event Chair

Gail Alvord

Ben Bayers

Tom Bissell

John & Martha Bradshaw

Terry Briggs-Perrelli

Caroline Dealy

Chris Drury

Jennifer DeSimas

Rose Frink

Kathy Hine

Gil L’Italien

Nikole McCarthy

Mark Pierce & Kristin Coombs

Jim and Cathy Smith

Peter Van Loon

Lisa Waller

Jaime Welsh

Lindsey Wright

…and thank you to our event volunteers for all of their help with these fun, inspiring evenings!


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