Nearly 200 guests recently attended an evening of entertainment at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Magic Moments Live was a benefit concert for The Kennedy Center’s Autism Project. The Kennedy Center is a nonprofit based in Trumbull.
Percussionist Steve Scales, formerly with Talking Heads, assembled a group of renowned artists that played a medley of crowd-rousing numbers, which ended with a standing ovation. Other top musicians performed and helped raise more than $53,000 for The Autism Project, which provides affordable accessible programming for local children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Sponsors of the event included Jeff Dworken and family of Easton, Kristine and Pietro Andres of Fairfield, Mike Dworken of Fairfield, the Carroll Family Fund, the Horton Family of Southport, the Chris and Liz Blanco family of Fairfield, Susan and Peter Evensen of Southport, Anne and Peter Foley of Fairfield, Stratford resident Michael Lynch/Barnum Financial Group, Pediatric Healthcare Associates, The Tarian Group LLC / Pillar To Post Home Inspectors – New Haven County, Frontier Communications, and Connecticut Distributors.
The autism project has served more than 500 families and has become one of the leading providers in Fairfield and New Haven counties.