Fun ways to support Chrysalis Center and help transform lives!


Chrysalis Center’s fundraising events are a wonderful and fun way
to support our mission!

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Join us!
17th Annual Butterfly Bash
October 22, 2021
Hartford Marriott Downtown

We are thrilled to be back IN PERSON for our Annual Butterfly Bash! The Bash this year will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford. The event is the signature fundraising event for Chrysalis Center, raising much needed funds to advance the organization’s mission to provide supportive services to assist people in need to transform their lives.

Our theme this year is “Celebrating the Beauty of Transformation”, and the event celebrates the critical work Chrysalis Center does every day to help transform the lives of more than 1500 individuals across Connecticut. As one of the State’s leading organization serving people living with mental illness and returning from homeless populations, Chrysalis Center has been working tirelessly since the onset of the pandemic to ensure clients’ needs have been met. Critical funding is needed now more than ever to help support programs and services.

Serving at this year’s Co-Masters of Ceremonies are the fabulous power-couple of Kara Sundlun, WFSB-TV Channel 3 anchor and Dennis House, WTNH-TV 8 anchor. Wonderful friends and supporters of Chrysalis Center, Kara and Dennis will help lead an evening of dinner, entertainment and auctions benefit Chrysalis Center and expand our mission.

We can’t wait to SEE YOU at the Bash! There are a number of ways to join us and support the event: 

*** Butterfly Bash FAQs Click Here *** 


Travlers Championship Birdies for Charity LogoBirdies for Charity !
March 26 – June 27, 2021

We are excited to again announce our 2021 partnership with the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program!

Launched in 2004, Birdies for Charity provides every 501(c)(3) in Connecticut an opportunity to raise awareness for its cause. The Travelers Championship sends 100% of collected donations to participating charities. For every donation made through the Birdies for Charity platform, a 15% bonus match is given. There is no cost to Chrysalis Center to tap into the excitement of Connecticut’s only PGA TOUR event and have your donation help us receive extra funds!

Please help our mission by donating through the Birdies for Charity program today.  Simply visit our donation website.


Better Half Brewery FundraiserHost An Event

Did you know that by designing and hosting your own fundraising event for Chrysalis Center, you can be part of the solution? It’s fun, simple and impactful!

There are so many ways that you can raise funds to support our mission and help us transform lives.  Whether you host a sports challenge, a formal event, or your own unique creation, you can make a big difference in the life of an individual or family…and have a great time!

Download our Fundraising Toolkit (PDF) and Chrysalis Branding Brand Guide (PDF) and make a difference today! Here are just a few creative ideas to get you started:

  • Give Back Night: Invite the community to a special night at a restaurant, brewery or pub and donate a percentage of the proceeds to Chrysalis Center.
  • Brown Bag Lunch Challenge: Challenge your coworkers to bring their lunch to work one day a week, and donate the money they have saved to Freshplace, our innovative food pantry which provides fresh and nutritious food and case management services to help people in need. You can also challenge them to forfeit their morning latte.
  • Jeans Day:  Staff or students can pay $5 each to wear jeans instead of more formal attire!
  • Lunch and Learn: Schedule a lunch and learn at your work, and Chrysalis Center will send a speaker to tell your staff about our life-changing programs and how you can make a difference.
  • Fund or Collection Drive: Host a fund drive or collect items for Chrysalis Center clients at your office, on campus, or with friends online. Set a realistic goal and challenge others to participate by donating money or goods to benefit Chrysalis Center. Encourage them to get their friends and family involved. Tip: You can work with your Human Resources, Community Relations or Student Outreach department to get everyone involved and make this an annual event. 
  • Birthday  Fundraiser:  In lieu of gifts, ask friends, family and coworkers to donate to Chrysalis Center.
  • Athletic Milestone: Running a marathon or riding in a bike race? Ask your friends and family to sponsor you or make a tribute gift to Chrysalis Center in your honor.
  • Walk/Run: Organize your own walk/run with friends, colleagues, and family. Plan a route in your neighborhood (or venture somewhere new) and end with a casual lunch or barbecue. Encourage participants to bring a donation for Chrysalis Center.
  • Car Wash: Organize a car wash and donate proceeds to Chrysalis Center.
  • Scouts or Mitzvah Project: This is a great opportunity to get the kids involved and instill the values of philanthropy at a young age. Here’s a great example of one 16-year-old who came through for us!

Do you have feedback, more event suggestions, photos, or a story about an amazing event you’ve hosted?

Let us know!  Email or post on our Facebook pag