Amarante’s Sea Cliff
62 Cove St.
New Haven, CT 06512



5 o’clock in the evening
Fundraiser for CEF.

Don’t miss the event of the year. Join us on Friday, September 27, at the DoubleTree in Bristol from 6 to 11 p.m. for CEA Celebrates, an evening that includes dinner, dancing, an awards night, and a silent auction to benefit the Connecticut Education Foundation. Friends and family are welcome!

CEA will be honoring three education champions: Rep. Jeff Currey, Rep. Kathleen McCarty, and Guilford Superintendent Paul Freeman, as well as several CEA members for their outstanding contributions to public education.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Dinner
8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Presentation & Awards
8:30 – 11:00 p.m. – Dancing


Cost of ticket to attend includes cash bar & appetizers at happy hour, sit-down dinner with plated appetizer, salad, rolls, pan-seared chicken or caprese eggplant entrée, potatoes, and dessert. Coffee & tea service will be at the table, as well.

Support CEF

The Connecticut Education Association is celebrating its 176th anniversary with a special fundraising gala event on Friday, Sept. 27.

The CEA Celebrates 176th Anniversary Gala will benefit the Connecticut Education Foundation, the nonprofit arm of CEA. CEF’s purpose is to help in times of need. CEF provides school and living essentials for children in need, scholarships for high school and college students pursuing teaching careers, gifts that brighten the holidays for families experiencing hardships, books for students in our poorest districts, and emergency assistance for educators facing catastrophic illness or other emergencies.

Local Associations can become Gold or Silver Apple Sponsors with a full or partially reserved table and recognition in the program booklet.

Please join us and help raise funds for our students and teachers in need.

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Fun, Fancy, and Fundraising: CEA Gala a Success for Students and Teachers

The first CEA Celebrates Gala brought teachers an evening of fun and connection with friends and colleagues all while raising more than $15,000 for the Connecticut Education Foundation.

CEA Member Sponsorship & Gala Tickets

Join us as a sponsor, booklet advertiser, or buy tickets.

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Gala Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Gold Apple Teacher Sponsors

  • Bloomfield Education Association
  • Bridgeport Education Association
  • CEA Aspiring Educators
  • CEA Retired
  • Darien Education Association
  • Guilford Education Association
  • Manchester Education Association
  • Pomperaug Education Association
  • Shelton Education Association

Silver Apple Teacher Sponsors

  • Lisbon Education Association