2017 Benefit Evening

Our 2017 Benefit Evening of Story and Song Featuring Grammy Award Winner Bill Champlin Was Unforgettable

Thank you for joining us for a spectacular night of music stories and merriment on May 20. Featured guest, Grammy winning artist Bill Champlin volunteered to entertain the crowd and share his birthday weekend with us. Our young adult storytellers Nura Aly, Jack Gehringer, Alexis Smith and Lenny Brahin shared their personal stories about travel gone awry, phobias, baseball and accessibility. Tellin’ Tales TaleBlazer award recipients Celia Buell and Marca Bristo took the stage, along with Lifetime Achievement recipient Jim Bensdorf, former President of the Tellin’ Tales Board of Directors. Our emcee, Jeff Gee navigated the evening in his Scottish kilt and his grandson Armando Carlo spoke from the heart about his experience in
Six Stories Up.

It’s not too late to donate! Please help us reach and surpass our goal to support our 2017 programs.


Heartfelt thanks to our  benefit sponsors:

And special thanks to our personal donors John Shea, Michael Morrissey, Ted and Susan Oppenheimer and David Hunt and Doug Bella.