Celebrating 25 years of building global understanding through the arts


Creative Connections 25th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 25 years of building global understanding through the arts


Creative Connections is honored to invite you to attend its 25th anniversary gala dinner and performance.

Sunday, April 29, 2017
6:30-10:30pm
Stepping Stones Museum, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT

This year, we will be presenting the 25th Anniversary Global Partner honor to David Janes of the United States-Japan Foundation. Mr. Janes is the Director of Foundation Grants and Assistant to the President at the United States-Japan Foundation, where he leads the Foundation’s grant-making programs and represents the Foundation to potential and current grantees. Mr. Janes is a long time ally and supporter of Creative Connections, and could not be a more fitting honoree for this prestigious award.

The evening’s program will include a formal dinner, and a performance by Tharanginee!, the talented Indian dance troupe.

Proceeds from the gala support Creative Connections work fostering global competency, and encouraging youth awareness, understanding, and appreciation of other cultures, as well as their own.

Gala Performers, Tharanginee!

These talented teenage students blend dance, drama, yoga and martial arts in a mesmerizing program of classic Bharatanatyam and colorful folk dances. Audiences will also enjoy seeing ancient Hindu tales brought to life.

Touring April 21-May 5, 2017

Learn more about Tharanginee! and the International Young Performers Tour.

Purchase Gala Tickets

RSVP Here

Gala Committee

Diane Fried
Wouter GoedKoop
Susie Hurwitt
Mindy Pritchard
Susie Salomon
Alan Steckler

Board of Directors

Alan Steckler, Founder & President
David Pritchard, Chair
Kim Beck
Diane Fried
Wouter GoedKoop
Dr. Cheryl Iozzo

Event Sponsors

If you are unable to attend, and would like to make a contribution, please click here to donate now.

For more information, please contact us here or call 203-803-4376.

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