Fundraising Events

We have proven success in helping individuals achieve meaningful adult lives that include work, independence, and friendship. Your support will help further these efforts and directly impact the lives of individuals with disabilities.

Annual Events:

Vista Tour de Shore • October 10, 2021

Vista’s annual cycling event and fundraiser features a variety of route lengths for cyclists of all abilities, traveling along Connecticut’s scenic shoreline at the peak of fall foliage. Each year over 250 community members, corporate sponsors, Vista students and members, their families, and Vista staff members rally together at Westbrook Elks Lodge in Westbrook, CT, to ride in support for Vista.

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WALK for Vista • October 24, 2021

Vista's annual WALK for Vista fundraiser features a 3-mile walk through downtown Madison and along the shoreline. This event draws nearly 300 participants annually…including Vista members and their families, Vista staff members, and local community members. Prizes are awarded during post-walk festivities at Vista's Madison Campus.

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Starlight Benefit • April 30, 2022

Vista’s annual gala features live and silent auctions, entertainment, and a different theme each year. Attendees are asked to come dressed in attire inspired by the theme.

Net proceeds from this event support Vista’s programs and services, made possible by the event auction benefiting Vista’s Student/Member Enrichment Fund which underwrites projects and initiatives outside of traditional programming to directly enrich and enhance the lives of Vista students and members.

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Faces of the Future Cocktail Reception

Vista’s Faces of the Future Cocktail Reception is a Manhattan-based cocktail party created to cultivate relationships and raise awareness. For more information, contact Tod Van Kirk at or (860) 399-8080 ext. 214.