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Honorary Event Chairs

Sheila & Doug Elliot

Committee Co-Chairs

Mayor Shari & Michael Cantor
Alexia Cruz & Jon Brighthaupt


Beverly Buckner Baker
Diane & Timothy Bengston
Julia Cassarino-Chase
Landon Chase
Andrew Crumbie
Martha & James Fanelli
Marilda Gánda
ra & Scott O’Keefe
Annie Lazarus
Kathy & Brian MacLean
Margot & Kris Mineau
Rennie & David Polk
Mary & Christopher Swift
Mary-Jo & Greg Toczydlowski
First Selectwoman Jennifer & Morris Tooker
Elizabeth Vandeventer
Leigh & Joel Vengco
Mary Beth & Joseph Voelker
Anna & Steven Webersen
Henry M. Zachs
Jessica & Eric Zachs
Judith Zachs

Clinical Leadership

Todd Alekshun, MD, RPh
Cassandra Crowal, MM, FACHE
Kristi Gafford, MPH, MBA
Heather King, MD, FACS
Andrew Salner, MD, FACR, FASTRO
Bret Schipper, MD, FACS, CPE



Past Galas

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Black & Red

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT

We are pleased to announce that Hartford Hospital's premier gala, Black & Red will return to The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 22, 2023. 

Join us as we honor the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital and its Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center as they provide compassionate, personalized clinical care and innovative research in Hartford and beyond.

Ticket information will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Lapenta at 860.972.1299 or


Learn more about the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital and its Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center.

Sponsorship Opportunities are now available for purchase.

Make a gift to support the 2023 Black & Red.




Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

Title Sponsor


Premier Sponsors

Athena Health Care Systems logo 2022 Constitution Surgery Alliance Logo The Hartford Logo

Marquee Sponsors

Presidio logo    

Leadership Sponsors

CFM logo FIP Construction logo HSB logo
MBH logo 2022  Travelers 2022 logo  

Presenting Sponsors

Jefferson Radiology Logo Standard General logo  

Producer Sponsors

Adams and Knight logo Aetna logo 2020 Chase logo
Jefferson Radiology Logo Concord HealthCare logo
Frank Capasso & Sons General Contractor logo 2021 GNYHA_2021 Orthopedic Associates_OAH_logo


Director Sponsors

Cigna logo 2020
  Mintz+Hoke Media Only
Mary Beth and Joe Voelker logo SheppardMullin logo 2022  

Spotlight Sponsors


Connecitcut Children's
Connecticut Hospital Association
Custom Electric, Inc.


Marilda Gándara and Scott O'Keefe
Frontier Communications
NDC Commercial Construction, Inc.

New Era Technology
University of Hartford
Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.



In-Kind Donors

Halo logo 2022 Hartford Business Journal logo 2021 Hartford Courant