Moffly Media presented the 6th annual Light a Fire Awards on Thursday, November 7th. Attendees celebrated thirteen of our community’s nonprofit and philanthropic leaders. Held at Westport Country Playhouse, the evening was dynamically hosted by James Naughton.

An elegant cocktail reception attracting over 200 guests preceded the awards ceremony. Guests enjoyed hor’doeuvres and desserts catered by Marcia Selden Catering & Event Planning. Nestle Waters, Tanduay Asian Rum, and Vintage Fine Wines provided beverages, cocktails, and wine. Winston Flowers adorned the venue with festive floral arrangements, and DJ Kunjan arranged the music for the awards ceremony.

The event was made possible by presenting sponsor George N. Venizelos, Managing Director of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors. A portion of the evening’s ticket proceeds went to the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

Light a Fire saluted those who have gone beyond the ordinary to extraordinary in their giving back to our community. From philanthropists and volunteers to organizations helping families, children and the community, the honorees are a truly unique group.

This year’s honorees included Jane Carlin (Best Friend to Women & Girls), Bea Crumbine (Most Involved in the Arts), Max Konzerowsky (Outstanding Youth), Liz Salguero and Dawn Ladenheim (Most Dynamic Team), Lyn Chivvis (Best Friend to Seniors), Connie Silver (Most Committed Philanthropist), Jennifer and Steve Czech (Outstanding Grassroots Volunteer), Kim Jeffery and Nestle Waters North America (Corporate Good Neighbor), Lynne Taikowski (Most Dedicated Committee Member), Lisa Lori (Best Health Advocate), and James Naughton (Lifetime Achievement). 

Photographs by: Melani Lust Photography