TRUMBULL, Conn. -- The Kennedy Center plans to honor a Trumbull couple for their support of people with disabilities during the 52nd annual Four Seasons Ball on Saturday to benefit the Trumbull-based organization.
Nancy and Joe Dennin of Trumbull, along with Bonnie and Steve Smith of Shelton, are to be recognized as Tribute Journal honorees during the annual fundraiser for The Kennedy Center's residential services. The formal charity gala starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and includes dinner and dancing at the Rolling Hills Country Club. 333 Hurlbutt St., in Trumbull.
The Dennins, whose son David is a client of The Kennedy Center, are longtime volunteers of both center and Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT). In 1999, they were inducted into the SOCT Hall of Fame as winners of the Bozzuto Family Award.
At The Kennedy Center, Joe Dennin is currently serving a third term on the board, and both have served on several committees, including helping to raise funds. The couple also created Logoland for the center to sell items with the center's logo to increase the visibility of The Kennedy Center.
Joe Dennin has been a math professor at Fairfield University for 40 years while Nancy in in her 10th year as a math teacher at St. Joseph's High School, following 26 years at New Canaan High School. The couple has four children and 10 grandchildren.
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.
Tickets for the Four Seasons Ball are $200 per person and can be ordered online . For more details, call (203)-365-8522, ext. 213.
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