The evening's events begin with a cocktail reception at Hopkins School, New Haven, from 5 to 7 p.m., with food and beverages provided by Culinary Concepts and the Wine Thief. Guest authors will be there to sign their recent books. The dinners are at 7:30 pm.
For those unable to attend the Feb. 29 event, another dinner is offered on March 7, featuring Dean Karlan, "a Yale behavioral economist who co-founded StickK.com, the online 'commitment store,'" the statement said.
Call the LEAP development office at 203-773-0770 for a detailed invitation listing the hosts and special guests for all twenty-nine dinners.
LEAP (Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership), was created in 1992 to make a difference in the lives of children and young people from challenged urban neighborhoods, the statement said. "LEAP is an after-school mentoring program that engages children and youth in opportunities that promote educational success and inspire them to become good citizens and agents of positive change for their communities. LEAP hires, trains, guides and supervises teenagers, college students and recent college graduates who run year-round after-school and summer programs for 250 children ages 6 to 12. The LEAP dinners are the organization's most significant fund-raising event. Last year, benefit tickets and the unstinting generosity of individual and corporate sponsors raised nearly $90,000 to support the organization's programs."
Learn more at leapforkids.org.
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