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Saturday March 9, 2024  6pm-11pm

Featuring Live Performance from

 Timmy Maia Music Experience


To all our valued House of Heroes Connecticut Supporters:


Please join us on Saturday March 9th, 2024 at Aria in Prospect!


We are thrilled to once again invite you to join House of Heroes Connecticut in our largest annual fundraising gala. This year’s theme “Las Vegas Nights” will be a salute to Veteran’s service including full dinner service, open bar, and entertainment brought to you by the Timmy Maia Music Experience. The night will be centered around the presentation of our annual William J. May III Service Above Self Awards. As always, outstanding raffle prizes and silent auction items will be offered with plans to incorporate Vegas-style games and entertainment into the fundraising mix!


Our 8th annual fundraising gala is the ideal opportunity to support your favorite cause. A variety of event support options are available, from sponsorships to program advertising to table purchases to individual tickets. Click here to learn about our Major Sponsorship Opportunities which offer high-level brand visibility at our event plus opportunities to join us in our work as a Project Partner.

House of Heroes Connecticut’s annual fundraiser and celebration is a great way to demonstrate your support of America’s heroes with clients, employees, friends and family. Please plan NOW to support our mission to assist military and public safety veterans and their surviving spouses by being a part of this major event. All net proceeds make our work to thank Connecticut veterans and keep them safely in their own homes possible.

Thank you as always for helping us “Make a Difference in a Day.” See you in Vegas!


TICKETS On Sale Soon!


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All Sponsorships include a table of 10 guests

4 Hearts $2,500

Brand visibility via news release, e-blast, social media, print collateral and HOH CT website.

Your company branding signage displayed at event.

Full page ad in Hearts & Heroes commemorative program book.

Complimentary table for 10 guest ($1,300 value).  

3 Hearts $2,000

Brand visibility via e-blast, social media, and HOH CT website.

Your company branding signage displayed at event. 

Half page ad in Hearts & Heroes commemorative program book.

Complimentary table for 10 guest ($1,300 value). 

2 Hearts $1,500

Brand visibility via  social media and HOH CT website.

Your company name listed on event sponsor signage.

Quarter page ad in Hearts & Heroes commemorative program book.

Complimentary table for 10 guest ($1,300 value). 

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Can't attend our event? You can still support House of Heroes Connecticut by advertising in our full color, Dancing with our Heroes 2023 commemorative program detailing the House of Heroes CT story.​

Your ad will help us continue our mission to recognize, honor and serve Connecticut military and public safety veterans and their spouses and family for their sacrificial service to our nation. 

Full Page (5x8)  $1,000

Half Page (5x3.75)  $500


Quarter Page (2.25x3.8)  $250


Listing  $100

All Ads must be submitted no later than March 1st via Email only to

If you have any questions please contact us.

Tickets/ Tables: Carol May

Sponsorships: Dennis Buden

Ads: Dennis Buden

Raffle Prizes: Jackie Lovett

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The William J. May III Service Above Self Awards


Bill May was all about honor, and service. The House of Heroes Connecticut Chapter cofounder,

who passed away in December 2016 following a two-year battle with cancer, made a life of serving both his country and his fellow comrades in need through his devotion to the House of Heroes mission. In Bill’s final months, he worked tirelessly in his dual roles as chairman of both House of Heroes National and the Connecticut Chapter to do all he could to expand House of Heroes nationwide impact. One thing Bill knew was that he could not do it alone - fulfillment of the House of Heroes mission was then, and remains today, dependent upon an army of advocates,

volunteers, sponsors and supporters who make our work possible. So it is only fitting that Bill, and his legacy of service, be celebrated by honoring, on an annual basis, those vital supporters who help us keep Bill’s dream alive. House of Heroes Connecticut is proud to introduce this year its

inaugural William J. May III Service Above Self Awards, to be presented annually to a sponsor, contractor & volunteer whose selfless contributions help make our mission possible.

Congratulations to this year’s honorees! Your time, talents and financial support are fitting tributes to Bill May’s legacy, and are helping House of Heroes Connecticut continue to Make a Difference in a Day for deserving Connecticut veterans. Thank you!

The William J. May III Service Above Self Award 22-23 Winners 


John Torgerson


A retired Town of Hamden Park Superintendent and Marine veteran, John Torgerson has been volunteering for House of Heroes since the organization’s early days. A skilled carpenter, John’s work assisting numerous veterans on behalf of HOHCT over the years has proven invaluable. And his value goes a long way because when he arrives for a job, he usually brings his twin daughters along, Emily and Alese - who both took after their dad and are skilled carpenters in their own right. John finds helping his fellow veterans very rewarding. “You get the satisfaction knowing you’ve made someone happy and that they can live their lives safely and comfortably.” Thank you, John Torgerson!


David Santello


A skilled craftsman and member of the Connecticut Carpenters Union since 1988, Dave Santello has been a loyal supporter and volunteer with House of Heroes Connecticut since 2016. That was when,
quite unexpectedly, HOHCT showed up the day after Thanksgiving to build a handicap ramp for Dave’s father, an Army veteran. “They put that thing together so fast,” says Dave. “I told Carol (May) right then that if you ever need me, just call.” Dave has been a loyal and important part of the regular HOHCT skilled volunteer labor team ever since, and it is our privilege to honor his service to us tonight. Thank you, Dave Santello!


SkyDive for Veterans


Since 2016 a group of Connecticut shoreline friends have banded together every September to promote a unique event that pairs exhilaration with fundraising for a cause. The event is called Skydive for Veterans, in which ordinary folks from every walk of life jump out of otherwise perfectly good

airplanes for both the joy of the experience and to serve our nation’s veterans. Over the years, Skydive for Veterans has raised nearly $40,000 for House of Heroes Connecticut and a like amount

for another veterans service organization, Work Vessels for Vets. Thank you, Skydive for Veterans!

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