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Following a two-year hiatus, the ICRF Connecticut Tower of Hope gala will once again be held in person! Join us for a joyous night of entertainment, science and hope.  Be inspired by our honorees as they are feted for furthering ICRF’s mission of helping to find treatments and cures for cancer patients worldwide.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Stamford Marriott Hotel
243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT 06901

5:30 PM VIP Reception | 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception
Followed by Sit-Down Dinner and Program 

Dietary laws observed (Vaad of Fairfield County approved) | Business attire 

Online auction opens October 2 | Silent auction night of the gala

Master of Ceremonies and VIP Reception Host

Richard Kind

Richard Kind

Award-Winning Actor of Stage, Screen, and Television
2021 ICRF Ribbons of Hope Gala Emcee and Honoree 

Tower of Hope Honoree

Alan Kalter - 220 x 220 px

Alan Kalter, z”l

Alan Kalter for two decades was known nationally as the lovable, red-headed comical announcer on “Late Night with David Letterman”.  But those who knew Alan best, knew him for his charitable essence. 

“He was a deeply spiritual man and dedicated to human causes and the Jewish people. He was a true mensch.”  – Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Panel Discussion: “Mitigating Cancer Risks”

Nicole Boxer, MS

Genetic Counselor, White Plains Hospital

Fran Ginsburg, MD

Stamford Gynecologist and Reproductive Endocrinologist

Shara Israel, MD

Internist, Stamford Health
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

Robyn Grosshandler

Robyn Grosshandler

Cancer Survivor and Advocate

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors




Ariel Property Advisors

Bran & Stuart Berni
Peggy Kalter
James Ritman


Stephen Berni
Morris & Arlene Goldfarb
Kori & Bill Meyers
Newmark Title Services

Newmark Logo


Marjorie & Steven Black
Gerry & Fran Ginsburg
Roz Mangot


Deborah & Allen Hindin
Dana Rosenberg-Kurtz & Warren Kurtz
Melanie Massell


Jodi & Richard Boxer
Gold Team of Corcoran
Sharon & Jeff Lewis
Rhonda & Jeff Marion

Registration, Sponsorships and Tributes

Click below or download a print version to learn more about our available sponsorships.

Host Committee In Formation

Leslie Freedman, PhD, CT Chapter Chairman*†
Jerry Silber, CT Chapter Vice-Chairman*
Steven Battaglia*
Stephne & Kerrin Behrend
Bran* and Stuart Berni*
Claudia* & Alan Bookspan
Rabbi Daniel Cohen
Harriet & Fred Dulaney
Robin & Jason Fischel, MD
Barbara & Stan Friedman
Judy* & Howard Goldstein
Jaffa & Pinchas Gross
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman
Meg & Yoav* Haron
Debby Hindin* & Allen Hindin, DDS*
Rabbi Mitch Hurvitz
Peggy Kalter

Lorraine Kweskin*
Fran Landy* & Fred Landy, DDS
Renee Manger
Roz Mangot*
Susan & Len Mark†
David Martin
Melanie Massell*
Kori Meyers, PhD & Bill Meyers*
Lee Miller
Bruce Newman, MD
Stephanie & David Ochs*
Anne Peskin, PhD*
Sharon & Burt Rubin, MD*
Bracha Silber
Honorable Caroline Simmons
Sheila & Bernie Teig
Rabbi Jay TelRav
Pam & Richard Vogel

*ICRF Connecticut Chapter Board Member
†ICRF International Board Member

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