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Celebrity Breakfast 2017

Lesley Stahl

Bridgeport Holiday Inn - October 12, 2017

 On October, 12th 2017 the Shehan Center hosted its 30th Celebrity Breakfast. This years guest and first female celebrity was Lesley Stahl, Correspondent for 60 Minutes. All proceeds from the event helped our After School & Saturday Program.

This year we honored Sylvia Martin as our Volunteer of the Year. Amaris Timmonds, 6th grader at St. Augustine was our youth speaker for the event. 

The Celebrity Breakfast is held in the fall and brings nationally known speakers to Bridgeport for a fundraising breakfast that benefits the various programs offered at the Center. Local business leaders, educators, and politicians serve as "Celebrity Waiters" and purchase a table of ten for their friends and/or colleagues. The waiters serve breakfast to their guests and each guest leaves a "tip" that is a donation to the Cardinal Shehan Center. Past Celebrity speakers include Ed Cooley, Mike Lupica, Gail Goodrich, Frank Gifford, Jack Welch, Jim Nantz, Rod Thorn, Tiki Barber, Dan Hicks, Brian Cashman, and Bishop Frank Caggiano.

Companies can purchase a table of ten for $1,250, which includes the waiter fee of $250. Co-sponsorship of this event is available for $5,000. Sponsors are mentioned in the program and also printed on the tip cards, which are distributed to over 450 guests. Sponsors also have the option to display their company banner and distribute promotional material.  Individual tickets can also be purchased for $100.00.


To purchase tickets or for more information please call Lorraine at (203) 336-4468.