Special Events

Special events are an important and fun way to help Ability Beyond continue to discover, build and celebrate the ability in all people. Everyone — from individuals and family members to corporations and community organizations — who volunteers, attends or sponsors our fundraising initiatives is helping us meet critical financial goals. We invite you to join us and celebrate with our friends and donors to raise the needed funds that will help the people we serve go beyond the expected!

How You Can Help

Questions? Call (203) 826-3008 or email: development@abilitybeyond.org

Gala & Beyond

Our annual Gala is Ability Beyond’s largest fundraiser of the year and generates funding for many initiatives and enhancements that support the people we serve. The 2024 Gala: A Night of Reflections this spring brought 350 supporters together for a fun evening honoring an outstanding pillar of the community with the Robert S. Young Humanitarian Award and featured an unforgettable musical performance by our day program participants. Save the date for our next Gala on April 26, 2025!

Golf & Tennis Tournament

Join us for our 2024 Golf & Tennis Tournament on Monday, October 7, 2024, at Ridgewood Country Club in Danbury. Join us for a day of outdoor recreation, player gifts, contests, auction, and networking. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click below to register and for more information.

Autumn Breakfast

Our annual Autumn Mental Health Breakfast honors deserving community members with the Celine Karraker and Theresa Foss Memorial Awards for their leadership and advocacy in destigmatizing mental illness and saving and improving lives. Save the date for our 2024 Breakfast on Thursday, November 14th. Click below for a recap on our 2023 fundraiser and honorees.

Nonprofit Designation

Ability Beyond is a non-profit,+ recognized as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS. Donations made, where a return of good or services are not provided, are tax deductible.

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