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Fundraiser May 5 To Honor Legacy Of Former Ansonia Educator

by Press Release | Apr 21, 2017 11:41 am

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Update April 21:The deadline for a dinner program honoring the late Nicholas Collicelli has been extended to April 28, 2017.

Original post from April 5 follows below.

A dinner program highlighting the 40 years of service provided by the late Nicholas Collicelli to the youth of Ansonia, Derby, Hamden and other communities will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Ansonia High School.

The First Nick Collicelli Legacy Fund Dinner program begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8:30 p.m.

All of the money raised at the dinner will go to the Nicholas Collicelli Legacy Fund, established last summer by the Collicelli Family at the Valley Community Foundation to support programs and individuals that best exemplify Nick’s passion for bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together in the quest to celebrate our common good. The first Legacy Fund awards will be announced at the May 5 event.

Nick Collicelli, a lifelong Ansonia resident, was an educator, mentor and friend whose advice and guidance inspired countless lives, according to Tony Russo, a committee member who worked with Mr. Collicelli for 30 years in Hamden. “Nick’s efforts to fight prejudice were realized through the formation of the Human Relations Club,” he added.

The HRC is still in existence in Ansonia and Derby with more than 150 members.

Tickets are $50 per person, and meal choices are grilled filet mignon with balsamic-citrus sauce; grilled boneless chicken breast with sweet-savory sauce; and medley of sautéed vegetables over capellini.

Online reservations may be made on

For further information, please email

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