Join us for a Benefit Concert April 28 at The Palace Theatre in Stamford, CT!
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Valerie Simpson will take the stage to benefit Stamford nonprofit preschool provider Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) at Stamford’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, April 28. Paul Shaffer will make a special appearance with Simpson and Darlene Love will also perform.

Simpson rose to fame along with her late husband Nick Ashford as Ashford and Simpson. The singer and songwriter’s chart toppers include “Ain't No Mountain High Enough,” “Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing,” and “I’m Every Woman.” Singer and composer Paul Shaffer is best known as the longtime bandleader for David Letterman. Darlene Love is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. CLC will honor Synchrony Financial CEO Margaret Keane with its inaugural “CLC Knobby Award,” named for long-standing CLC supporters William and Audrey Knobloch.

A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. Stamford resident and former Late Show with David Letterman announcer Alan Kalter will host and MC the event..

Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) provides high-quality and affordable early childhood education and care programs for all families. Serving 1,500 children a year, CLC offers a comprehensive pre-K curriculum, on-site healthcare providers, family service workers and a nutrition program. For more information, visit

Reception at 6 p.m.  Live auction and Fund a Need at 8 p.m. Performance at 9 p.m.  Please contact us at 203-323-5944 or for information on sponsorship or advertising opportunities.