Donating / Fundraising

  Celebrate Autumn Dreams
  Date:   Thursday, October 30, 2008

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Pre-Event VIP Sponsor
Reception (includes cooking demonstration with
featured Celebrity Chef Jacques Pépin)

6:30 – 9:00 - Event Reception (includes wine
tasting, hor d’oeuvres, dessert, live & silent auction)


Italian Center Banquet & Conference Facility
1620 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, Connecticut


Elizabeth A. Mercede

Press Release

Celebrity Chef Jacques Pépin offered his support at
Autumn Dreams by preparing a signature appetizer
and engaging in a meet and greet with event attendees.



Twin Meadows


A Message from Frank & Lori Mercede

“In 2003, with the support of generous supporters, we built Twin Meadows so all children like their daughters, Jaclyn and Nicola, both with and without disabilities, could play together. Autumn Dreams is our way of saying thanks for making the dream of inclusive play a reality.”

Chef Jacques Pépin

Autumn Dreams, an evening of fine food and wine featuring Celebrity Chef Jacques Pépin.  Jacques Pépin is one of America’s best-known chefs, cookbook authors, and cooking teachers.  The event benefits Boundless Playgrounds, the leading national nonprofit developer of inclusive playgrounds where children, with and with disabilities, gain the important developmental benefits
of unstructured play.