Abilis Celebrates ‘Spring for Abilis’ on April 27, 2024

Abilis, the nonprofit organization providing services and support to more than 800 individuals with special needs and their families, is pleased to announce its annual Spring for Abilis Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at Greenwich Country Club.

This wonderful, fun-filled night features Billy Blanks Jr. as the celebrity emcee with music provided by ETA Music. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction will also be part of the fun evening. To become a sponsor or purchase tickets, visit https://AbilisGala2024.givesmart.com

This year’s 2024 Spring for Abilis Gala co-chairs are Afton Fraser of Greenwich, Gena Mann of Weston, and Hillary Sollinger of Fairfield, who are all parents of young adults with disabilities living in one of Abilis’ newest residences and participate in Abilis’ day support programs. These families have directly experienced the important work that Abilis does throughout lower Fairfield County and are thrilled to support the organization in such a meaningful way.

Funds raised at the 2024 Spring for Abilis event will support new initiatives at Abilis.

“We are so excited for this year’s Spring for Abilis Gala,” noted Amy Montimurro, CEO and president of Abilis. “Spring for Abilis will be at a new location this year at the Greenwich Country Club, a longtime supporter and partner of Abilis. Greenwich Country Club has been part of the Abilis Competitive Employment program, employing several of our Abilis community members, and we are excited to hold our favorite springtime Gala at their beautiful club.”

Those wishing to support Spring for Abilis can purchase tickets online by visiting abilis.us and clicking on the Spring for Abilis banner. Stay tuned for exciting updates on supporting the Abilis Giving Garden, where supporters can purchase much-needed items for Abilis’ programs, such as diapers, books and educational games for Abilis’ Birth to Three program, and other needed items for Abilis’ lifespan programs. The Abilis Art Gallery will also be available online to bid on wonderful, one-of-a-kind artwork created by Abilis community members. There will also be a fabulous silent auction as part of this special evening. More information on the opening of the Giving Garden, Art Gallery and silent auction will be coming soon.

Gena Mann of Weston, Afton Fraser of Greenwich and Hillary Sollinger of Fairfield, are the co-chairs for this year’s Spring for Abilis Gala and are parents of young adults supported by Abilis. This year’s Spring for Abilis Gala is Saturday, April 27, 2024. Photo: Cara Gilbride, Callalily Studios

Spring for Abilis co-chairs with their children: Gena Mann with her son Jasper, Afton Fraser with her son Griffin, and Hillary Sollinger with her son Sam. Photo: Cara Gilbride, Callalily Studios

Special thanks to Spring for Abilis sponsors The Halper Family, Gena & Billy Mann, Evan Merberg, Kristine & Glen Braden, Cathy & Lou Paglia, Hillary & Jonathan Sollinger, and Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media.

To purchase Spring for Abilis tickets, sponsor or learn more, visit https://AbilisGala2024.givesmart.com

Abilis is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports more than 800 individuals with disabilities and their families from birth through the senior years. Founded in 1951, Abilis is a leader in providing meaningful support to the community in Fairfield County, Connecticut, in towns including Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport and Wilton. The organization has a long-standing reputation for individualized, high-quality supports. For more information, visit www.abilis.us, or follow on Facebook @Abilis, Inc., Instagram @abilis_us or Twitter @Abilis.