Laurel House Inc. Announces Annual Fundraiser, An Evening with Laurel House

Stamford, CT – Laurel House, Inc. will recognize its 2019 Champion for Recovery and five outstanding individuals as Town Champions, at its annual fundraiser, An Evening with Laurel House, on Saturday, April 27th at the Delmar, Greenwich Harbor.

Julie Barrett Andersen of Wilton and Sheilah Smith of Greenwich are the 2019 Event Co-Chairs. Comedian Jane Condon will be the Emcee for the evening.

This year’s event will honor Andrew J. Gerber, MD, PhD, President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital as Laurel House’s 2019 Champion for Recovery. Prior to joining Silver Hill, Dr. Gerber was Medical Director and CEO of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Among his affiliations, Dr. Gerber has served as Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and as Associate Clinical Professor at the Child Study Center, Yale University. He is the former Co-Director of the Sackler Parent-Infant Program at Columbia University, former Director of the MRI Research Program at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and former Director of Research at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

Five Town Champions will also be recognized for their work and volunteerism, making their towns better places in which to live and work. Among the outstanding individuals being honored are: Nancy C. Herling, former Director Post 53, Darien Town Champion; Adrianne C. Singer, former President & CEO YWCA Greenwich, Greenwich Town Champion; Paul Reinhardt, Founder, New Canaan Parent Support Group, New Canaan Town Champion; and Rey Giallongo, Chairman and CEO, First County Bank and Cheryl Palmer, Independent Director, B&G Foods, Inc., Stamford Town Champions.

An Evening with Laurel House includes live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing, and is Laurel House’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the event support Laurel House’s programs and services that help individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives in the community. For more information, please go to, or contact Monica Bourgie at (203) 324-7734 or

About Resources to Recover and Laurel House, Inc.

The core purpose of the Resources to Recover family of services is: early intervention, social inclusion and recovery. Its services and programs include: Laurel House;; Thinking Well (Cognitive Remediation); and Treasure Hunters Thrift Store. Laurel House’s evidence-based programs include: Supported Education, Supported Employment, Skill Building Workshops and Supportive Housing. Laurel House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, provides resources and opportunities that help individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives in the community. It has been in operation since 1984 and serves 8 towns in lower Fairfield County from Greenwich to Westport. For more information visit and