He wasn't toast but he sure was roasted Tuesday night.
Greenwich Hospital CEO Frank Corvino is known to be a man of humor and able to roll with the punches. That said, the Greenwich resident agreed to be the roastee and toastee for the annual SoundWaters fund-raiser held at Richards of Greenwich last night.
Nearly 200 people turned out for the fete of Corvino who found larger-than-life photos of him - including a cherubic baby portrait - greeting attendees in the cavernous lobby of the Greenwich Avenue clothing emporium.
Jack Mitchell, of the store's founding family, told the crowd who knoshed on tasty vittles made by Andy Burke Catering, he preferred to only tell positive stories. He then proceeded to pull from his pocket, "the Frank Corvino tape measure." Mitchell said he could judge the state of the economy by the fluctuating waist measurements for Corvino's suits.
SoundWaters CEO Leigh Shemitz said that the money raised would help continue the Stamford-based group's educational outreach, environmental and scholarship programs. SoundWaters board vice chair Scott Mitchell, whose family founded Richards, hosted the event.
Attendees included Greenwich residents Leah and James Marmon, Brad and M.J. Hvolbeck, Susie Baker, Richard Kriskey, Karin Crooks, Patricia Chadwick, Griff Harris, Adrienne and David Singer, and Alice Melly; and Darien residents Bob and Jan Dilenschneider.