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All sponsorships will be used to help support the mission of Open Doors.

We have levels starting at $10,000 up to $50,000.

For more details and to purchase a sponsorship click the button above or contact

Maria Davis at (203) 866-1057 x210 or [email protected]

Click here to view highlights from our 2023 Gala! 

On April 20, Open Doors returned to The Loading Dock for our annual Gala and Auction. This year was particularly special as we honored the students of Feeding 500 as our 2023 Luminary Award recipients.

Over the past three years, this student-led organization brought together more than 100 high schoolers across Darien, New Canaan, and Wilton to support Open Doors' kitchen and grocery pantry. Each member of Feeding 500 has given their time and creativity to help provide thousands of meals through food drives, fundraising, and volunteer hours.

This year, the founders of Feeding 500 graduated high school, moving on to new endeavors, and passing this incredible program on to the next generation of students. Darien chapter president Lucy Brennan stated in her acceptance speech, "I grew up in a family where we learned that you didn't give to get; instead, you get to give." That spirit of generosity, community, and enthusiasm infuses all of the wonderful work that these students do to help provide food for our neighbors.

Thank you to everyone who has helped make a difference in our community through your support! While the Gala only happens once a year, there are opportunities every day to do something good.

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Your donation provides support for our neighbors dealing with poverty and homelessness.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

For 40 years, Open Doors has been a resource for people dealing with poverty and homelessness in the greater Norwalk area. With the support of our community, we help our neighbors on the path to housing stability.

Click the video to learn more abut the work we do and the people we serve.


Open Doors Board of Directors:

Narendra Mulani, President
Kersten Rivas, Vice President
John "Jeff" F. Erdmann III, Vice Chair
Nancy Meany, Secretary
Seth Birnbaum, Treasurer
Martin A. Buccolo, Ph.D, Executive Committee
Greg Kamedulski, Executive Committee

Harsha Bethi
Hugh Boyle
William Burnham
Sean Conk
Read Hubbard
Melora Johnson
Rick Kleeman
Jody Proct
Corky Stewart
Alexander Tuff

Advisory Members
Barbara Blasso
David Cudiner
Anthony DeChellis
Brian Kreiter
Nathaniel Yordon


Special thanks to Joel E. Smilow,

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Open Doors
Questions? Please contact Maria Davis

The Loading Dock

375 Fairfield Ave, Stamford, CT 06902, USA

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