Hope Night 2017 Gala Co-chairs Parnian Emami and Heidi Desporteris hosted a lovely evening on Saturday, April 22nd.   

We are grateful to our Guest of Honor  Joe Furey, Chief Meteorologist for FOX CT-TV and CBS Radio Hartford. Joe is a long time friend of The Cove and made the evening and Live Auction a fun and exciting event! 



The Cove honored Bruce McIntyre for 18 years of volunteerism and leadership as Chair of our Annual Run for The Cove.  He was presented with a Certificate of recogniton of his efforts by Senator Blumenthal and received a hand made plaque created by our current chairman Kevin Kearney, acknowleging his great efforts on behalf of The Cove.

We thank our speaker Joshua Caruso for sharing his personal experience with The Cove. He conveyed the true meaning of resiliency through his moving speech.

All of the 7 Cove sites and Chippens Hill Middle School "Good Grief" program participated in the "Resiliency Project" that was on display at the gala.  Our thanks to the youth who contributed their artwork for the event.

Our thanks also to Simon Etzel for underwriting the video footage and Aetna for editing it into a child's eye view of Camp Erin CT. 


CFormer Cove Board Member and current Big Buddy Leader at Camp Erin CT, John Plourde and his lovely wife Bernice who is also a Big Buddy, attended the gala along with many friends. 





Blakeslee Prestress
Bradley and Wall Gourmet Food
Case Professional Resources, LLC.
DiBlasi Associates, P.C.
Fairfield County Medical Group, P.C.
Loureiro Engineering, Associates, Inc.

Elmwood Dental Group
Preferred Foam Products
Solinsky EyeCare 
Stifel Nicholas 
West Hartford Cove                                

Felipe Alves
Board of Directors of The Cove
Heidi Desporteris
Parnian Emami
Simon Etzel and KBE
Joe Furey
Wall Street Gallery
Program Printing:


All in It's Place, LLC
Anytime Fitness
The Audobon Shop
Bill's Seafood
Bigelow Tea
Bob's Discount Furniture
Boston Celtics and Avery Bradley
Boston Red Sox and Jackson Bailey, Jr.
Bradford Renaissance Portraits
Broadway Comedy Club/Greenwich Village Comedy Club
Burbank Rose Bed and Breakfast - Newport, RI
The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
The Children's Museum
Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut Science Center
Comix at Mohegan Sun
Walt Disney World Community Relations
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
ESPN and Trey Wingo
Simon and Jennifer Etzel
Thomas Fallon Photography
Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream
First & Last Tavern
FOX61 and Joe Furey
Foxwood's Resort Casino
Friends of The Cove
Leigh Gallagher
Jason and Melissa Gallaway
Gouveia Vineyards
Guilford Cove
Hartford Restaurant Group - Wood N'Tap
Hartford Yard Goats
Tony Hawk Foundation
Hawk's Landing Country Club
J.C. Farm and Greenhouses
Jacob's Pillow Dance
Kevin and Kristy Kearney
Kidcity Children's Museum
John and Rebecca Konstantino
Kramer Portraits
The Land of Witches and Pirates
L'Orcio Restaurant
Long Wharf Theatre
Lutz Children's Museum
Mattatuck Museum
Max Restaurant Group
Meriden Cove
Miranda Vineyard
MiJoy 747 Fishing Boat
Mondo Restaurant 
Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun Golf Club
Muse  Wine and Paint Bar
Mystic Seaport - Museum of America and The Sea
New Haven Cove
Newport Winery and Vineyard
New York Giants and Eli Manning
New Britain Museum of American Art
New England Patriots
New England Patriots Foundation and Danny Amendola
Palace Theater
Panera Bread
Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana
The Preservation Society of Newport R.I.
Real Art Ways
Rhode Island School of Design Museum
Sea Glass Fine Art Photography
Seven Angels Theatre
Ski Mount Southington
Solinsky EyeCare
Stanley Black and Decker
Stew Leonard's
Thomas Portraits
Toad's Place
Travelers Championship
True Bikram Yoga
John and Maryellen Turgeon
The Mark Twain House and Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum
Warner Theatre
West Hartford Yoga
Westport Country Playhouse
Yale Repertory Theatre


And a special thank you to our guests and donors!