Welcome to Step Up & Stay In, a virtual gala in support of Interval House!




Watch our live stream gala program on May 9 at 7pm on Facebook or YouTube!

Tune in to hear from President & CEO Mary-Jane Foster and our stellar team of virtual gala guests:

Our Emcee Brad Drazen, VP, Communications and Marketing, Hartford Founadtion for Public Giving

Honorary Chair Thea Montañez, Chief Operating Officer, City of Hartford

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal

Joseph Gianni, Hartford Market President, Bank of America

Dr. William Petit, Jr., President, The Petit Family Foundation

Survivor and Keynote Speaker Lilian Ijomah

Singer/Songwriter Kelly English

 We recommend you set up your laptop or TV streaming device to watch us so your mobile phone will be free to text STEPUP2020 to 76278 to pledge your support for Interval House and the thousands of victims we help every year.

REGISTER at StepUp2020.givesmart.com so you can participate during the program.

Make it dinner and a show! Order from J Restaurant’s special Gala Menu and have it delivered.

Click here to learn how to make our signature cocktail, the Lavender Empress.

Please mark your calendars for this unique opportunity to Step Up for our clients by Staying In the comfort of your living room and harnessing the miracles of your mobile device!

All proceeds benefit Interval House, working to end domestic violence.






All That Glitters Sponsors








Gold Sponsors







Purple Ribbon Sponsors









Pajama Patrons

Accounting Resources, Inc.
Highland Park Market
Kelser Corporation
Main Street Office Center LLC
Mary-Jane Foster
Nassau Re
Shari Cantor


Coffee Table Hosts

Adam & Amanda Delaura
Apex Refrigeration, Cooling and Heating, LLC
Bryan & Heather Flannery
Icy Mounds
K. Prasad Menon
Sharon Alleman, CFP®
Susy Hurlbert, Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors®


Sofa Supporters

Candlelight Writing Workshops
Chuck Coursey
George Jepsen & Diana Sousa
John & Maryellen Turgeon
New England Capital
Nilda Fernandez
Remy & Hy Schwartz
Sylvia de Haas-Phillips
Tammie Fischer