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2018 Benefit Breakfast

Community leaders and philanthropists celebrated affordable housing with HDF!

We are delighted to announce that HDF’s 9th Annual “Opening Doors to Opportunity” Benefit Breakfast will be held on May 10th, 2018 at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency.  Doors will open at 7:30 AM and the breakfast program will run until 9:30 AM followed by a panel discussion to end at 11:00 AM.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Ingrid Gould Ellen, who will speak on “The Effects of Housing Instability on Children’s Educational Outcomes.”  We’re looking forward to sharing her insights with our community!

For details on ticket and sponsorship opportunities, please click on the button below.  If you would prefer to purchase a sponsorship through the HDF events team and avoid service fees, please contacts us at events@hdfconnects.org.




On May 25, 2017, HDF celebrated our 8th Annual “Opening Doors to Opportunity” Benefit Breakfast at the Greenwich Hyatt Regency.

This annual event brought together hundreds of community leaders who are connected with HDF’s efforts to bring affordable housing opportunities to local families and homebuyers.

Around 250 representative from banks, housing developers, local government, nonprofits, and other community leaders across CT and NY attended our Benefit Breakfast this year. They were treated to updates about HDF’s affordable housing work in the last year, a keynote talk from Dr. Megan Sandel, and a health-and-housing panel discussion.

Our speaker in 2017, Dr. Megan Sandel from Boston Medical Center, spoke on Housing as a Vaccine. Dr. Sandel’s work has found that affordable and stable housing plays a critical role in supporting the health and well-being of children and lowering health care spending.

The Heath and Housing panel discussion, which was new this year, explored the effects of stable and quality housing on the health of families. The work of each panelist illustrated the intersection of health, housing, and the role that the private sector can play. Thank you our panel participants Nancy von Euler, Megan Sandel, Brenda Torpy, and Sara Tucker for making the panel such a success!

Many thanks to all the sponsors and supporters who made this event possible — we’ll see you next year!

Click here for 2017 Breakfast Quick Facts.

See photos from the event on Facebook here!