• Date: Friday, November 8, 2024
  • Time: 5:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Price: (includes choice of 3 dinner options, music & much more)
    • Individual – $85.00/person
    • Gala Sponsorship – $1000/table
      • Business logo and name displayed in CTNCY’s promotional material
      • Ad space in CTNCY’s program and website page
      • Table for 10
  • Location: Capital Ballroom, Hartford Downtown Marriott
  • Attire: Formal/Semi Formal

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  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm Drink Reception | Silent Auction
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm Dinner | Welcome | Performance | Honorees
  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm Dance Celebration | Final Remarks | Auction Winners

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Adam Parisi


Adam Parisi
Magician & Comedian
Three-time New England Magician of the Year
and Penn & Teller Featured Performer


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Susan Krampitz

Susan Krampitz is a founding member and Past President of Connecticut After School Network, Inc. formerly Connecticut School-Age Care Alliance, Inc (CSACCA). In 1988, Susan was a 4-H Program Assistant with the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System hired to facilitate networking among school age child care programs statewide. She invited a group of school age child care directors to gather for luncheon discussions. The group identified training for staff as an immediate need and secured a grant for a statewide conference where CSACCA, the Connecticut affiliate of the National School Age Child Care Alliance was founded in 1989.

Susan was hired as the first paid staff in 1998 when the CSACCA Board opened an office. In this position, Susan wore many hats over the years from newsletter editor, grant writer, human resource associate, and onsite workshop coordinator for after school programs statewide. She retired in 2016 after working for Connecticut After School Network for 18 years.

Susan graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Education, majoring in Elementary Education and received a MS in Education from Western Connecticut State University. She is married to her husband David who often helped the Network behind the scenes. She has three children and five grandchildren. She is presently an Adjunct Professor at Charter Oak State College.

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Tracey Lay

Tracey Lay, Chief Talent & Development Officer, EdAdvance, has an MS in Organizational/Strategic Communication; BA in Psychology, Minor in Communication, Specialization in Early Childhood Development. Tracey’s been working in the Early Childhood/After School fields for 36 years.

Tracey has served on many local, regional, state and national committees/boards, including on the NAA (National AfterSchool Association) Board of Directors, Executive Committee, currently as Immediate Past Chair. She’s represented the CT Team at the CS Mott Foundation, National Statewide Afterschool Networks annual meetings since its inception and was a lead working along with the CT State Department of Education when Connecticut became a state cohort. She partners with the CT Network for Children & Youth, formerly the CT After School Network, previously serving on their Board of Directors for 19 years, including roles as Secretary, President and Chair. Tracey had a founding/primary role in the transition of CSACA (CT School Age Care Alliance) into the Network. She serves as the contractor for the CT State Department of Education State After School Grants, through the EdAdvance School Age Programs & Development Services. Tracey’s also been one of the leads of the State After School Advisory Council, SEL4CT and was a founding member of the former CT After School Alliance. Other roles have included the State Department of Public Health Licensing Regulation Review Committee, State Approved Education Consultant, School Age Representative for the National Council for Professional Recognition and NIOST (National Institute on Out of School Time) Quality Advisor Specialist.