Changing Lives Gala At CCC November 3rd Featuring Dinner, the music of Alturas Duo and Students’ Success

Capital Community College’s Changing Lives Gala, an annual charity event celebrating student and alumni success stories, will be held on Thursday, November 3rd  from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the 950 Main Street campus in the college’s historic art-deco auditorium, Centinel Hill Hall.

Focusing on Capital’s mission through the experiences of successful students, the event will include a silent auction and a live auction where attendees can purchase “credit courses” for students.

The evening will include dinner, complimentary wine and beverages, art and music.

 The award-winning Alturas Duo ,  a Hartford-based ensemble that tours in South America, will perform. Gift baskets for the holidays and the vacation villa “Alexa” in Portugal will be featured at the gala, the 7thheld at the downtown campus.

The Alturas Duo, an award-winning ensemble, known for playing "passionate music" between the Baroque and South American folk rhythms.

Capital Community College enrolls 4,512 students this year in programs that include nursing and the health professions, business and technology and the liberal arts. Enrollment growth since the move to the 950 Main Street campus in 2002 produced 500 graduates at this year’s commencement, an all-time high for the two-year school. The college’s non-profit Foundation awarded more than $100,000 last year from proceeds of Changing Lives events and annual contributions.

Travelers Insurance Companies  is sponsoring the Changing Lives Gala and will
be recognized for five years of partnering with the college to establish the Crossroads
to Careers Program (C3) supported by Travelers EDGE initiative (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment). The Crossroads program, recognized  by the New England Board of Higher Education in 2010 with a state merit award, has provided groups of students each with financial support, internships, mentoring, advising, and leadership development in the workplace.  The program has engaged 35 students since its inception and the Travelers’ EDGE initiative involves Central Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut where Capital C3 graduates have transferred to earn the baccalaureate degree.

Auction bids for a week at the coastal villa Alexa in Portugal (November-March) will be part of the Changing Lives Gala, November 3rd

Chadia Parnell, a student at CCSU who currently interns at Travelers as part of the second group of C3 students and will be a speaker at the Changing Lives Gala, said learning about the insurance industry with “all this support” has transformed her life. “I wish that more students could have the opportunity we were given,” she said.

Joining the CCC Foundation board of directors and Travelers in support of the event are major sponsors  ING Investments, the Community Renewal Team and BKM Total Office.

Reservations are available for the Changing Lives event at $100 per person ($50 for alumni and students). For more information or reservations contact Leticia Colon  at
(860) 906-5244 or e-mail

Changing Lives Gala VII  Thursday November 3, 2011 5:30-8:30 pm

Capital Community College Centinel Hill Hall

950 Main Street, Hartford

Validated parking in the Morgan Street Garage

Business attire requested.


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A weblog for alumni and friends of the Capital Community College Foundation, Hartford, Connecticut active from 2009 to 2022, Comments and information pertaining to the College and College Foundation are welcome. John McNamara (Editor) Director of Institutional Advancement and Foundation Liaison Retired.
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