The Center for Empowerment & Education’s Annual Dinner slated for June 17 at Danbury’s Amber Room Colonnade

Elaine and Kevin Cox (contributed photo)

DANBURY, May 16 – The Center for Empowerment & Education’s Annual Dinner, At the Heart of It All, will be Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Amber Room Colonnade.

The Center is pleased to announce the building, design and planning team of Patricia House, the Center’s new residential facility, will be honored. Honorees are Former Mayor of Danbury and current Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Revenue, Mark Boughton, City of Danbury Public Works Director, Antonio Iadarola, Principal Architect of seventy2atchitets, Maura Newell Juan, and Charles Van Zanten, Executive Vice President, Hawley Companies/Hawley Construction. Dinner Co-Chair, Vicki Taylor-Bloch of New Fairfield stated, “We could not think of a better group to honor than the team that made Patricia House a reality. This new state-of-the-art facility is a blueprint for how the state, nonprofits and private business can work together to get things done.”

Ridgefield residents, Elaine and Kevin Cox will be celebrated for all their work co-chairing the successful Speaking Up/Speaking Out Enrichment Campaign. “We look forward to celebrating with the incredibly generous individuals, families, and many wonderful local businesses who have supported The Center’s mission over the years, including our Speaking Up Speaking Out Enrichment Campaign. We are proud to be part of a dedicated group that is helping to end the violence,” said the Coxes.

Newtown resident and The Center Board Chair, Eric Eggan added, “My wife and I love the Annual Dinner. Great food, great company, and a terrific cause. This year we have much to celebrate: a beautiful new state of the art residential facility; a new modern brand and logo: and another successful year serving women, men, and children in need. Funds generated at the Dinner will allow us to continue the many services we offer. Help us continue by filling the Amber Room on June 17th.”

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