UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Near & Far Aid Announces 2018 Designer House Tour

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Near & Far Aid Announces 2018 Designer House Tour

Near & Far Aid Announces 2018 Designer House Tour
New Champagne Brunch to Feature Famed Architect Greg Tankersley

Fairfield County, CONN. — March 21, 2018 — Fairfield County philanthropic organization Near & Far Aid today announced its 2018 Designer House Tour will feature six spectacular homes throughout Fairfield, Southport and Westport. New this year is a Champagne Brunch at The Patterson Club featuring an interactive presentation from award-winning architect Greg Tankersley of McAlpine in New York. 

The 2018 Designer House Tour will help kick off Mother’s Day Weekend and will be held on Friday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the Designer House Tour cost $65 if purchased in advance ($75 at the door), while tickets to the Champagne Brunch are priced at $75. Patrons may also purchase both tickets in advance for $125.

2018 Designer House Tour Offers Something For Everyone 

In the months leading up to the House Tour, Near & Far Aid’s all-volunteer committee carefully curates a selection of unique properties to ensure that no two homes are alike. The six homes on this year’s tour have been recently reimagined by local designers and architects, many of which are are the designer’s own home.

“This year’s tour showcases architectural and design trends that can be appreciated by everyone,” said Jen Agne, co-chair of the 2018 Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour and Fairfield resident. “Patrons can expect antique homes, new construction dazzlers, fabulous outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining, mid-century modern at its best, and bold transitional and eclectic interiors done just right. Attendees will leave feeling incredibly inspired!”

“We’re so thankful for the support from our amazing team of volunteers, and our new and returning sponsors,” added co-chair, Vanessa Dembowski of Fairfield. “Every dollar raised goes toward funding programs that target poverty right here in Fairfield County.”

Sponsors for the 2018 Designer House Tour include: Jaguar Land Rover Fairfield; Tusk Home + Design; The Hatfield Insurance Community Fund; Circa Lighting; Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers, Daigle & Travers Insurance Agency; Equinox Southport; Fairfield Dermatology; JP Franzen Associates Architects PC; Linda Blackwell - Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art; United Bank; and Exclusive Media Magazine Sponsor CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens).

Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

About Near & Far Aid
Founded in 1954 by Jeannie Fay, Near & Far Aid is one of the longest running all-volunteer philanthropic organizations in Fairfield County. Over 60 years of its existence, Near & Far Aid has evolved from a small kitchen table charity to a consortium of community leaders committed to targeting poverty and changing lives in Fairfield County. For information on the organization, its grant programs and fundraising events, please visit 

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