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Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of fun events and celebrations. Next up on the calendar is the CHSC 50th Anniversary Gala and Bash, both occurring on Friday, September 30, 2022, promising to be an evening of elegance and celebration for CHSC families, friends and adults.

CHSC 50th Anniversary Gala

The festivities begin at 4 p.m. on the CHSC campus for CHSC adults, friends & family photos. Professional photographers will be on-hand to capture everyone in their finest attire. The parents and friends will then head to the New Haven Lawn Club at 5:30pm for a cocktail reception and dinner.

We are excited to  announce that our keynote speaker for the 50th Anniversary Gala is world-renowned executive, philanthropist, and CHSC sibling, Abby Spencer Moffat.

As Chief Executive Officer and President of the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation, Abby has scaled the organization into a globally recognized leader in the philanthropic arena with a focus on national security, education, entrepreneurship, and public policy.

A fervent believer in human ingenuity, she is particularly proud of her efforts to revolutionize how society helps and views those with special needs. She played an instrumental role in the creation of CHSC’s sustainable, scalable CareerAbility employment program that provides developmentally disabled adults with opportunities for personal fulfillment. The Foundation also provided a transformational gift for CHSC’s Phase I campus expansion that built the REACH and SAIL buildings as well as the expanded welcome center.

Click here to register for the Gala

CHSC 50th Anniversary Bash

On the same evening, our adults are invited to their own elegant celebration, the 50th Anniversary Bash.

Like our families, our adults will join us on campus for professional photos in their fun attire. After photos on campus, our adults will travel by bus to the JCC of Greater New Haven to enjoy a seated dinner complete with mocktail bar, dessert, entertainment, and dancing with DJ Joe. Buses will leave CHSC about every 15 minutes until 6:00pm.

Click here to register for the Bash
After Party for All

Photo of band The SpakersThe evening culminates for everyone – families, friends and CHSC adults and staff – back on-campus for an After Party with live music from current REACH student Jordan Levy’s band, The Speakers, a talented group of musicians who each have their own learning challenges.

Questions? Contact Kenyatta Simms