2018 Gala of Stars

  • Raise the Roof, the Shoreline Habitat connection, has a reputation for taking it to the dance floor to get the building and the party started, and this year we’re throwing our fourth annual Gala of Stars: Dancing for the Cause. Raise the Roof defines stars as community leaders passionate about making the world a better place, and this year’s stars fit the definition perfectly. They have accepted the invitation to step onto the dance floor to help provide families with the opportunity to build and own safe, affordable homes. Their dance lessons have begun, and they are already competing with the event’s special fundraising twist. They are dancing to build a Habitat house. Learn more about our stars and their reasons for dancing by clicking on the links below.

    Introducing Raise the Roof’s 2018 stars:

  • The stars are learning choreographed ballroom routines during ten private lessons provided by Arthur Murray Guilford, Raise the Roof’s Event Partner. The dancing stars will perform on November 9 at the Gala of Stars: Dancing for the Cause at The WoodWinds of Branford, 6:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m. The stars are competing for "votes" (dollars = votes) and their dancing is raising funds for the building of the next Raise the Roof Habitat for Humanity house. The dance couple that receives the most “votes” will take home the grand-prize Shoreline Stars trophy! Online voting has begun and will stay open through the November 9 gala performances. Donate to vote and support the stars by clicking on the links above or using the donate button to the left.

    A group of celebrity judges will present awards for the best performances the night of the event. Scot Haney of WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News will add to the fun as the emcee. Don Epperson Sr., past Raise the Roof board president and longtime Habitat volunteer, is the honorary event chair. Gala guests will enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course plated dinner, and time to strut their own stuff to some great music—old and new! Purchase your tickets to watch our stars shine brightly on the dance floor for our cause!