Norwalk Group to Honor Sheffield Light Volunteers

Photo by Tom Richardson
Photo by Tom Richardson

The Norwalk Seaport Association (NSA) will present its annual Beacon Award to GE Capital Real Estate at the 2015 “Stars Over Sheffield” Gala to benefit the preservation of the historic Sheffield Island Lighthouse. The event will take place on Saturday, March 21, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Avenue in Norwalk. In addition to the award presentation, attendees will enjoy dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions.


GE Capital Real Estate is being honored for its volunteer efforts and dedication to preserving the Sheffield Island Lighthouse and GE’s educational commitment to the children of the surrounding community. In 2012 and again in 2014, more than 800 GE employees volunteered their time to ready the island and the lighthouse for visitors during the summer season.


On top of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse preparedness, furthering GE’s own focus on education, last year GE Capital Real Estate funded numerous local school trips to Sheffield Island. Additional support has also been committed in 2015 to sustain ongoing educational tours of the island, including local elementary schools and after-school programs for underserved students in the area.


The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, education and public awareness of Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage.  The NSA has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.


For tickets and information on the 2015 “Stars Over Sheffield” Gala, visit or call (203) 838-9444.


Watch the NEBO TV episode on Norwalk featuring a visit to Sheffield Island Light.