Darien Foundation benefit to include private Edwin McCain performance

Bringing a little Southern flavor to town, the Darien Foundation will host a “Dixie in Darien” fundraiser showcasing a musical performance by Edwin McCain. The benefit will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, at the Darien Community Association Meadowlands, located at 274 Middlesex Road.

Featuring a Southern buffet dinner, the event will be a casual, down-home affair complete with a Bourbon Bar and award-winning Bill’s BBQ—direct from Wilson, NC. Following the dinner and a brief program and paddle raise, South Carolina native Edwin McCain will take to the stage at 9pm for a private concert.

“For our annual benefit, we enjoy offering our guests a unique, private performance, whether it’s a stand-up comedian or popular musician,” said Pam Dysenchuk, Executive Director of The Darien Foundation. “We are thrilled to have Edwin McCain perform at our fundraiser this year and help raise awareness about our mission.”

“Dixie in Darien” tickets are now on sale at the cost of $200 per person. For more information, visit darienfoundation.org. To become an event sponsor, please contact Pam Dysenchuk at pam.dysenchuk@darienfoundation.org.

The Darien Foundation is an independent, community based non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing grants for technology and capital initiatives in Darien, Connecticut. The three pillars of funding are: Darien Public Schools, Darien Emergency Services and Darien Non-Profit Organizations. The volunteer board of directors reflects the many constituencies of Darien, thoroughly evaluates grant requests and assists grant recipients in achieving their goals.