Welcome to ONE BIG EVENT!

Welcome to the One Big Event (OBE) webpage!  This is the place where YOU can sign up to be a part of the celebration of the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective, the oldest agency in Connecticut dedicated to the LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS communities.  We are thrilled to host our 20th OBE at the Hartford Marriott Downtown in person on Nov. 12.  We hope you will join us for a fabulous night of cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing.  

Save the Date - Buy your Tickets - Spread the Word - Get your Friends  

This is no ordinary fundraiser.  It's One Big Event!!

Become a One Big Event Sponsor!

One Big Event Sponsors play a special role in the success of our fundraiser.  Your business or organization will shine in the spotlight when you are on the roster of Sponsors.  Show your involvement with the LGBTQ+ and HIV communities in Connecticut.   Your commitment to the work of the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective will make a powerful statement.  Take a look at the amazing Sponsor Benefits.


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Charlotte Kinlock & Anne Stanback

Big Sponsor

ConnectiCare

Helb Group

Jennifer W. Pennoyer, M.D.

ProHealth Physcians

Westfield Bank

Wheeler Clinic

Meet Our Table Captains!

The planning is underway for a terrific evening to celebrate the work of the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective on November 12.  We have a wonderful team of Table Captains who are bringing their friends for a fun and fantastic evening.  YOU can help make One Big Event a memorable fundraiser when you host your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to support the work of the Health Collective.  Contact Dan Millett to become a Table Captain.  Remember to list their names when you register.

Our thanks to this year's Host Committee!

Adams & Knight

Jeff Calvi

Dr. Maria Ellis

Linda Estabrook

Ron Funaro & Christopher Need

Arthur Galinet & Jacques Lamarre

E. John McGarvey

Sal Modifica & Rob Ruggiero

Wendy Murphy-Graveley & Brenton Graveley

Eric Ouellette & David Belles

Robert Reader & Chris Bonatsakis

Christine & Ezra Ripple

Curtis & Luis Rodriguez-Porter

Suzanne Shayer & Jenn Tate

Nick & Jennifer Sheridan

Andrew Wrobel

Lawrence Young III

Jason Zaino


One Big Event attendees love a good auction.  Fortunately, we always have a terrific assortment of items to bid on.  And then the bidding gets Serious....  

Do you want to promote your business?  Or have a unique piece that catches the eye?  Or you do you want to support the mission of the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective?  Whatever your motivation, your donation is appreciated!  Download our Auction Donation Form today!

Make the OBE AUCTION Awesome! Put Your Message in the OBE Program Book!

One Big Event attendees love a good auction.  Fortunately, we always have a terrific assortment of items to bid on.  And then the bidding gets Serious....  

Do you want to promote your business?  Or have a unique piece that catches the eye?  Or you do you want to support the mission of the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective?  Whatever your motivation, your donation is appreciated!  Download our Auction Donation Form today!


Let everyone know what your business or organization is up to in the One Big Event Program Book.  Your ad will be seen by all OBE attendees and visitors to the OBE website.  You'll be in the best of company while you support the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective.  There is an ad size that suits any budget. Check out Program Book Information!