New Canaan Community Foundation and Y Celebrate Opening of New Café

Members of New Canaan Community Foundation’s Board of Directors joined Y Board of Directors President, Peter Skaperdas, and Y Executive Director, Craig Panzano to celebrate the opening of the brand-new café at the Y. The New Canaan Community Foundation supported the Y’s renovation through a grant of $100,000 to help fund the new café which has already begun to serve as a place where community members of all ages, backgrounds, and interests will come together and connect.

Following a naming contest among Y members, the Y is thrilled to announce that the café will be known as “Dante’s,” named after the inspiring, funny, and welcoming face of the Y’s soon-to-be 104-year-old Front Desk Attendant, Dante Chicatell. A dedication event will be held at the Y later this year.