QUIZINE for a Cause! A cross between quiz and cuisine.

“Adventure is out there!”

  –From Disney Pixar’s UP
What an adventure Gilead’s 16th annual Quizine for a Cause was!
While it may have looked different again this year, it still soared with the same spirit of compassion, commitment, and generosity that lifts our hearts and fills us with awe and gratitude.
A big thank you to our selfless friends and supporters who showed UP. Despite the cold weather, despite it being a weekday, they each gave of themselves with joy and generosity.
This has been another year filled with unknowns, uncertainty, and burn out. But while many aspects of our lives are up in the air, we turn to those things that ground us in our mission: compassion, excellence, innovation, and integrity. Our anchors, and qualities that our friends and supporters all embody.
On a cold, October weekday evening, 200 guests filled the parking lot of Saint Clements, coming together to support Gilead and its mission. Hosts supplied warm meals, volunteers kept the night running smoothly, laughter abounded and spirits were lifted.
Uplifting generosity, boundless compassion, and a night soaring with commitment to our mission. An adventure indeed!   Together, we raised $140,000. Thank you to all those who made this event so successful!


Traditionally, guests begin the evening with dinner at a local home or restaurant and then gather together at Wesleyan University for client stories, homemade desserts, wine and beer tasting, tea cup raffle, live auction, and trivia quizzes.

In order to offer a safe and responsible alternative in 2020 & again in 2021, the event was held on the beautiful grounds of Saint Clements Castle looking over the Connecticut River. Guests were encouraged to come early and enjoy a picnic box dinner in their sunken gardens, view teacup raffle items and enjoy homemade desserts and popcorn while watching the featured drive-in movie, Disney Pixar’s UP.

Become a Sponsor for Quizine!

Quizine for a Cause is an exciting event that raises critical funds for client services supporting individuals on the road to recovery.  Gilead offers your organization a prime opportunity to build brand loyalty, access a desirable target market and be a strong corporate citizen.

We are indebted to the Quizine 2021 Sponsors who donated over $80,000 to our mission this year. This includes board members, vendors, leadership members, community members. Almost 2/3 of the money we raised this year was through the generosity of our sponsors. We owe a big part of this year’s success to their support.

Sponsorship Packet 2021

Quizine for a Cause cannot succeed without dinner hosts!

Join the other 20+ dinner hosts in an event that features:

  • Middlesex County’s community leaders
  • Enjoy a safe evening out with excellent food, extraordinary desserts and a heartfelt movie
  • Host a party of 10 by making or purchasing a boxed picnic dinner for your guests
  • Donating the cost of the dinner for your group to Gilead

Some hosts set up a table to share their homemade dishes, some put together picnic baskets with red and white napkins, some ordered take out to support our local restaurants. All of these meals served with love and dedication to the services Gilead provides every day.

Our 2020 picnic dinner hosts included:

Barry Simon & Sue Silverman; Dan & Kyle Osborne; Monica Belyea & Steve Smith; Sowgol & Paul Zakarian; Betsy Gordon; Fran Ludwig; Frank & Barbara Zocco; Ed McKeon; Phil & Shirley Pessina; Laura Patey & Leigh Powers; John & Suzanne Gaskell; Kim Hogan; David & Gail Porteus; Jessica & Andrew Scheff with the Peach Pit Foundation; Justin & Chris Salvio; Joanne Tan & Mark Conley and Betsy Gerich; Dan Millstein & Jean Weigart M.D.; and Carrissa & Q Phipps

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Thank you to everyone who bid on the Auction!  Congratulations to the winning bidders!

Woodland Cabin in Maine: Brian Kaskel

Adirondack Fall Foliage Experience: Andrea Johnson

Luxury in the Woods, Asheville, NC: Andrea Johnson

The Art of Cocktail Making: Paul Zakarian

Dining Out Package: Raymond Bourret

A Louisiana Meal for Ten: Susan Guckin

Rooftop Dining for 10: Jane Harris

7 Nights in Maui, Hawaii: Kim Kennedy

UConn Women’s Basketball Tix: David Hadden

Generator: Angela Hurzeler

Pedal Power Gift Certificate: Dan Osborne

New England Patriots Tickets: Anne McKinney

Golfers Dream Package: Christine Repasy



Want to learn more call us at 860-301-6634 or via email.

2021 Quizine Sponsors

David & Gail Porteus

Fran Ludwig

Mark Ludwig

Jane McMillan

Daniel Millstein & Jean Weigert

Maggie McMillan


Victor & Betsy Graziano

Cathy & Bob Boone


Paul Amble

Monica Belyea & Steve Smith

Faul Family Fund

Rafael Gallegos

Betsy Gerich

Vincent Loffredo & Dora Glinn

Cathy Probolus

Matthew & Jessica Probolus

Sprout Landscaping