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The Inner-City Foundation for Charity & Education will hold its 28th annual gala on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. The gala will feature the famous music of The Fab Faux, A Salute to the Timeless Music of the Beatles. The charity’s largest fundraiser of the year, the gala benefits the neediest families and individuals of Fairfield County. For tickets, visit or call 203-416-1363. Of note, this year the Inner-City Foundation offers a lower-priced ticket for those 45 & under ($200).

Calling them, “the greatest Beatles cover band – without the wigs,” Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke wrote, “the Faux invigorate the artistry of even the Beatles’ most intricate studio masterpieces with top chops and Beatlemaniac glee...” Approaching the songs with the intent of playing them live as accurately in musical reading and in spirit as possible, The Faux’s breathtaking performances tend to dispel all concertgoers’ previous notions of a Beatles tribute act. 

"The Fab Faux have the hardest job in the history of R & R and they pull it off damn well. All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles. Amazingly, they're so good at it you learn new things about the originals.” - Dave Marsh, legendary Rock Critic and Sirius Radio Host.

The Fab Faux are a labor of love that was born in 1998 when Will Lee (who’s played with all 4 Beatles), bassist for Paul Shaffer’s CBS Orchestra on the Late Show With David Letterman decided that he was determined to organize the greatest Beatles band without any props and focus on the intricacies and soul of the music. Rounding out the line-up are Jimmy Vivino (Music Director/Guitarist for 'Conan' and long time music partner of Levon Helm, John Sebastian, Laura Nyro); lead-singing drummer/producer Rich Pagano (Rosanne Cash, Roger Waters, etc.); guitarist, Frank Agnello (Marshall Crenshaw, Phoebe Snow, etc.); and multi-instrumentalist, Jack Petruzzelli (Joan Osborne, Patti Smith, etc.).

The Faux’s high energy shows have generated buzz not only at top NYC venues including sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theater in New York City but also at major dates in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Park City, Utah (Sundance), Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Toronto, among other locales. They’ve headlined five of Liverpool’s annual Beatle Festivals, playing before 35,000 Beatle fanatics and also delighted the masses performing live on the Howard Stern Show and The Mark And Brian Show. TV appearances include Late Show with David Letterman and Conan.

RECENT GRANTS AWARDED  July 1, 2018 - Present

Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders
Bridgeport Public Education Fund
Bridgeport Rescue Mission
Cardinal Shehan Center
Caroline House
Carver Foundation of Norwalk
Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
Catholic Charities Morning Glory Kitchen
Catholic Charities of Fairfield County Immigration Services
Center for Family Justice
Character Connection Initiative
Child and Family Guidance Center, Bridgeport
Children in Placement
Children's Learning Centers of Fairfield County
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Family Centers
Filling in the Blanks
Good Samaritan Mission
Homes with Hope
HORIZONS at Sacred Heart University
HSC-Appleby School-Based Health Centers
Homes for the Brave
Homes with Hope
Jewish Home for the Elderly 
Junior Achievement of Fairfield County
Kolbe Cathedral High School
Laurel House
LifeBridge Community Services
LVA School
Malta House
Mercy Learning Center
New Covenant Center
New Reach, Inc.
Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs
Saint Joseph Parenting Center
School Volunteer Association of Bridgeport
Shelter of the Cross
Stamford Center for the Arts
Stamford Peace Youth Foundation
Stamford Public Education Foundation
Sterling House Community Center
Thomas Merton Center
Tiny Miracles Foundation
Urban Impact of Blackrock
Teresa M. Ameen, Florida *
Jane Beasley, New York*
William H. Besgen, Florida *
Barbara B. Buffone, Greenwich
Edward J. Caffrey, Florida
Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano, Stamford
Mollie McN. Callagy, Darien *
Hope E. Carter, New Canaan *
Thomas J. Coughlin, New Canaan
Pamela Dale, Fairfield
Audrey W. Dornier, Greenwich
Christy Duggan, Darien
William J. Fox, New Canaan
Dean Gestal, Greenwich
Janet S. Gestal, Greenwich
Robert B. Jamieson, Greenwich
Rev. Robert M. Kinnally, New Canaan
Joseph C. Lane, New Canaan
Leah K. Lebec, Greenwich*
Richard J. Matteis, Greenwich
Joseph H. Miller III, New Canaan
William E. Mitchell, Westport *
Pamela S. Pagnani, Greenwich
Jane K. Pelletier, Norwalk
William J. Phelan, New York*
Rev. Msgr. Thomas W. Powers, Stamford
Mary M. Rooney, Darien
Geri Roper, Greenwich
John S. Santa, Southport *
Karen B. Schwarz, Wilton
Robert S. Smith, Greenwich
Harold J. Spitzfaden, New Canaan
Jeanne Gallagher Terrile, Southport
Harold J. Tinkler, Florida *
Patricia L. Willett, Virginia *

*honorary director

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