The Kennedy Center will hold their 51st annual Four Seasons Ball on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m., at Rolling Hills Country Club, 333 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton. This year’s theme is The Pink Panther.
Tickets are $200 per person.
Proceeds will benefit The Kennedy Center’s residential services for people with disabilities.
Lifelong Kennedy Center volunteer and former board chair Barbara Green, Esq., of Milford is the Tribute Journal Honoree at the 51st Four Seasons Ball.
The event features live music by Cracked Ice, appetizers and a full-course dinner. Black tie optional; evening attire is requested.
Attorney Green will be recognized for her many leadership roles in the community. She has been a lifelong volunteer with The Kennedy Center and served as past Board Chair. In addition, she chairs several area community organizations.
The ball will be co-chaired by Robert and Barbara Scinto of Fairfield, while the chair of the Tribute Journal is Eric Gross of Bridgeport.
Members of the Tribute Journal include the following community leaders: Fairfield residents Bailey Orell, Erica Green and Judy Green; Martin D. Schwartz of Trumbull, Jo Ann McMullan of Westport, Amy Margolis of Milford, Deb Kane of Derby, and Shelton residents Gina Ciliberto and Dottie Kellersman.
Proceeds from the ball will benefit The Kennedy Center’s residential services for people with disabilities, including: 16 group homes; a supported living option program, a family support and respite service, and the nationally recognized Caring for the Caregiver Program that offers support for parents of family members who are developmentally disabled.
Many sponsors have given generously to make this 51st anniversary celebration special. The Platinum Sponsor is People’s United Bank; Sapphire Sponsors are William and Gloria Paul Family Foundation, R. D. Scinto, Inc. and The Orell Family. Merit Insurance and BlumShapiro are Ruby Sponsors.
This year’s honoree, Attorney Barbara Green, was born, raised and educated in Connecticut. Prior to attending law school, she earned an MSW and worked as a social worker for nearly five years. Green has been associated with the Law Firm of Green and Gross, P.C. in Bridgeport since 1990 and has been a partner for about twenty years. She is a member of the Bridgeport Bar Association and the Connecticut Bar Association.
She handles family law, but spends most of her time practicing estate planning and settlement as well as elder law. In addition, she currently serves as a guardian or limited guardian for about seven people with intellectual disabilities; most of them Kennedy Center clients. She frequently serves as a court appointed conservator for people with disabilities and the elderly.
Through her parents’ involvement, Green has been associated with The Kennedy Center for her entire life. In 1960, she even attended the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for The Kennedy Center’s first building in Bridgeport! When she began working in Bridgeport in 1990, she called Evelyn Kennedy and asked her how she might get involved with The Kennedy Center.
Green was immediately assigned to a committee by President and CEO Martin D. Schwartz and the rest is history! She became a board member in the mid-1990’s and has been an officer or a director for more than two decades. She has served as Chair from 2003-2005. Over the years, she has worked with many Kennedy Center families to establish special needs trusts for their family members with disabilities. She also speaks to The Kennedy Center caregivers support group on an annual basis.
Active in the community, she has been involved in the International Institute of Connecticut as a board member for nearly six years. She is currently the Chairman of its Board of Directors.
In addition, she has held many leadership roles over the years with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. She has served as the President of the Women’s Division and as Chairperson of the Allocations Committee and the General Campaign. She also has been on the Federation’s Board of Directors and is presently the Chairperson of the Southern New England Consortium for Partnership 2Gether, a joint project of the Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federations of North America.
For more information about the Four Seasons Ball, call The Kennedy Center at 203-365-8522, ext. 216 or visit thekennedycenterinc.org to register online.