Opus Announces Lead Sponsors for Spring Masquerade Ball

By Darien Times

Jake Fay of William Raveis with Jessica Occi and Danielle Santoro of the OPUS Corporate Development Team

Opus for Person-to-Person announced today that William Raveis, along with Baywater Properties and PG Properties, will be lead/platinum sponsors of their annual spring gala, Opus’ largest annual fundraiser. The Opus Masquerade Ball, which will support the Darien-based Person-to-Person, will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the newly renovated Country Club of Darien. Proceeds from the Masquerade Ball will be used to support P2P’s programs that directly benefit children, including Campership scholarships for children and youth in need, grants to families, the holiday toy store, Baby Basics layettes for new mothers, and scholarships for college.

William Raveis announced its support of these programs with a $5,000 grant made by William Raveis, chairman and CEO. “William Raveis is more than a real estate company – it’s a family owned business,” said Jake Fay, sales manager of William Raveis in Darien. “We’re extremely proud of our association with such a worthy non-profit organization whose mission is to provide for thousands of families in need. P2P is truly remarkable in their fundraising efforts and we are excited to be a part of this great event. “

In addition to William Raveis and Baywater Properties and PG Properties, the Masquerade Ball is being supported with sponsorships from local businesses, including: Abercrombie, Burns, McKiernan & Co. Insurance, Inc.; Callari Cars; Fairfield County Bank; First County Bank; Flinders Lane Restaurant – Stamford; Fox Hill Builders; and Houlihan Lawrence – The Home Team: Sheree Frank and Doug Milne. Many local businesses have donated items for the event’s auction packages, including: Barrett Bookstore, Bodega Taco Bar, Caroline’s Cakes, CST50 Darien, Darien Carpet, Darien Sport Shop, Darien Upholstery, Everything is Rosey, Greenwich Harbor Cruises, Half Full Brewery, Hands on Pottery, Hog Wild BBQ, J House Greenwich, King’s Highway Tennis Club, Michael Joseph’s Fine Foods, Noroton Heights Fire Department, NEAT Coffee, Palmer’s, Nielsen’s Florist, Post Corner Pizza, The Restaurant at Rowayton Seafood, Sail to Sable, Sound Sailing Center, Tao Downtown, Ten Twenty Post, Vital Dish by Danielle Santoro, Watch What Happens LIVE, and more. And finally, personal sponsorships contributed by Caroline and Elo Comfort, Nancy and David Herbert, John and Lisa Bishai and Hugh and Kathy Boyle, were given in support of this event.

At the Masquerade Ball, guests will be invited to step into an evening of mystery and intrigue at this black and white formal affair. This year’s gala will also feature the first ever, extended hours after-party, guaranteeing that it will be one of the most exciting social events this spring. Tickets for the event are available for purchase online at https://opus4p2p.org/fundraiser/bw/