Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation to Host “Emily’s Chimes” Event on April 4th

ECFF Board members from last year’s event, from L to R: Susan Warner, Timothy Kane, Mary and Gary Dell’Abate, trustees Pam and Joe Fedorko, Beth Allen Moore, M.D., Angela Swift, Robin Bartholomew and Christine Franklin (missing Maria Fata).

ECFF Board members from last year’s event, from L to R: Susan Warner, Timothy Kane, Mary and Gary Dell’Abate, trustees Pam and Joe Fedorko, Beth Allen Moore MD, Angela Swift, Robin Bartholomew and Christine Franklin (Missing: Maria Fata). Contributed photo

On Saturday, April 4, the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation will host their second fundraiser, “Emily’s Chimes” at Arch Street Teen Center from 7:00-11:00 pm.

The event, which will benefit the “Emily’s Chimes” restoration project at Tod’s Point, and will be emceed by ECFF board member, Gary Dell’Abate.

Gary and Mary Dell'Abate. Contributed photo

Gary and Mary Dell’Abate. Contributed photo

Guests will enjoy delicious food by OntheMarc catering, specialty cocktails sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a Raw Bar provided by the Greenwich Shellfish Commission, music, dancing and an incredible line-up of silent and live auction items.

Attendees are encouraged to wear casual attire, with a splash of BLUE.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available online at: https://emsway.org/emilys-chimes/

The “Emily’s Chimes” event will support the organization’s pledge to the Greenwich Point Conservancy to help fund the restoration of the Chimes Tower at Greenwich Point, built in 1901 as part of the historic Chimes Building, overlooking the waters of the Long Island Sound on Tod’s Point.

Emily Fedorko. Contributed photo

Emily Fedorko. Contributed photo

Through the restoration project, the physical chimes and their intricate mechanisms will be restored to their melodic glory. Upon completion, the chimes will be named “Emily’s Chimes” to honor the life of 16-year old Greenwich High Schooler Emily Fedorko, who tragically lost her life in 2014, during a water tubing accident on Long Island Sound.

In addition to the chimes, a new Water Safety Center will be established inside the building to further the Foundation’s mission to educate the community about the importance of water and boating safety.

Chimes building at Greenwich Point. Photo: Devon Bedoya

Chimes building at Greenwich Point. Photo: Devon Bedoya

The Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation is a family foundation that provides funding to advance education, advocacy and awareness of boating and water sports safety for adults and children, throughout Connecticut and nationwide. This includes awareness of both state and local boating and water sports rules and regulations, obtaining necessary certifications, knowledge of each body of water, the vessel mechanics, and life jacket requirements, ongoing safety education for boat drivers, navigators and passengers, and more.

Gary Dell’Abate, ECFF board member, will emcee the “Emily’s Chimes” event on Saturday, April 4 at the Arch Street Teen Center. Photographed with his wife and fellow ECFF board member Mary Dell’Abate.

For more info on the Emily Catherine Fedorko Foundation, visit visit www.emsway.org.