2014 Spring Benefit

The Spring Benefit would not have been possible without the generosity of our Sponsors, all of whom have sponsored our event over multiple years. Thank you!
Gold Level Sponsor:
Bronze Level Sponsors:

Thank you to St. Francis of Assisi for hosting us in their beautiful Parish Hall, Carrie Reilly and her crack team of caterers for providing an amazing feast, The Anconas and Fountainhead Wines for providing excellent wine and beer, Lisa Tassone and La Zingara for donating delicious cannoli, and Yolie Moreno for making it possible for us to dance the night away to Milton and his band. 

Thank you to the 25 families and individuals who made donations and sponsored faculty tickets and the 45 families and individuals who donated to the Call From The Heart. Your generosity is truly appreciated!

Thank you to our wonderful auction donors:
a New Beginning,  an AVEDA Lifestyle Salon and Day Spa * Acorn Talk Photography * Aliz Mihok * Amalia Pretel-Gray * Anne Novak Yoga * Arogya (Wei & Gregor Bertram) * Bella & Co. * Big Y Foods, Inc * Bistro Basque * Bistro Seven * Born of Earth * Breitling USA * Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball * Candle Cafe West * Caraluzzi's Markets * Carl Tichler * Charles Ives Authority For The Performing Arts * Chelsea Piers Connecticut * Chris Sheridan * Cider Mill Designs * Cobb's Mill Inn * Connecticut Science Center * Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo * Coralite Woodworks * D. Lew's Brew (David Lew) * Dale Tucker * Daniela Balzano * Deirdre McCann * Diane Rockwell * Discovery Museum and Planetarium * Downtown Cabaret Theatre * Dr. Hauschka Skin Care * Inc. * Elizabeth Eakins * Inc. Studio * Fat Cat Pie Co. & Fountainhead Wines (Mark Ancona) * Fitness Revolution * Fun Factor * Growing Solutions (Chris Baliko) * Hartford Wolf Pack * Healy Coaching Solutions * Heather Reilly, Metalsmith * Heather Testa Photography * In Its Place (Carolyn Storrier) * Infinity Theater Company * Integrated Pain and Stress Relief * Jeff & Henry James * Jessica Kagan Cushman Studio * Jo Hurley * John Fulton Diamond Jewelers * John's Best, Ridgefield * Juice Barre * KidCity Children's Museum * KidsPlay * Kirby & Kraut * Lake Compounce * Laura Stotz * Laura Vidal * Little Pub * Long Wharf Theater * Lore's Lanes * Louise M. Finlayson, Ph.D. * Love That Bag (Isabel Rooney) * Maka Bakhbava * Marlies Simfeld-Redpath * Molten Java * Monster Mini Golf * Nancy Disbrow * Nathan Pedane * Nigel Harrison and Marleen De Grande * Open Sky Yoga Barn (Cathy Whelehan) * Patagonia * Pilates with Rose (Rosemary Larkin) * Quassy Amusement and Waterpark * Rage Pies (Tom Storrier) * Redding Coffee Roasters * ReDecorateMyHome.com * Rick Rockwell * Ropes of Pearls * Sarah Pfisterer and Rick Hilsabeck * Scott Mikita * Simon Pearce * Simpson & Vail * SoundWaters * Splash Management Group, LLC * SportsCenter of Connecticut * Square Peg's Vintage Jewelry (Peggy McFarland) * Stew Leonard's * Svanda's Framing and Art * The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum * The Apple Blossom School and Family Center * The 'New' Children's Museum * The Pumpkin Roll Lady * The Toadstool Forest * The Toy Room * The Valley Railroad Company * Thomas G. Dixcy * Thunder Ridge Ski Area * Tom Carey * Tomoko Nishimura * Trader Joe's Company * Uriel Pharmacy * Virginia Wilkes Stafford * Walk in Balance Massage * Warrup's Farm (Laura Selleck and Bill Hill) * Wild Soul Soap * Wildtree * Yale Peabody Museum * Yolie Moreno

Thank you to those who lent a hand (or equipment) before or during the Spring Benefit: Karen Beckman, Susan Runge, Gwynneth Sobejko, Dale Tucker, Allison Valentino, Sandy Proksa, John Alvord, Chris Sheridan, Laura Selleck, Denise Pedane, Laura Stotz, Jacinta Ancona, Joanne Andruscavage, and Bayley Storrier.

Thank you to our creative and talented class teachers and students for their beautiful classroom projects as well as the following helpers who assisted in seeing the projects through: Gwynneth Sobejko & Laura McKinney (Rose Kindergarten), Alex Exley & Christina Dixcy (Sunflower Kindergarten), Marlies Simfield-Redpath (First Grade), the Second Grade Parents, Natasha de Castro & Marlies Simfield-Redpath (Third Grade), Denise Pedane, Eric Lifgren & Sally Schwager (Fourth Grade), Jo Hurley (Fifth Grade), Edward Wittkofski, Charlotte Koga, & Lone Cedar Studio (Sixth Grade), and Carol Reznikoff (Seventh Grade).

Last but not least, THANK YOU to our excellent, enthusiastic, hard-working, and thoughtful 2014 Spring Benefit Committee: Nathalie Bennett (we’d be lost without your amazing and generous design skills), Marisa DelMonaco (our fearless leader who volunteered to steer this ship and remained calm and graceful throughout), Heather Hemphill (who worked tirelessly on this committee bringing in auction donations while not yet even the parent of an enrolled student), Eric Lifgren (a NATURAL auctioneer and perhaps our most enthusiastic committee member), Jennifer Moscatello (our excellent Auction-Ear copywriter and all around team player), Marlies Simfield-Redpath (who not only found our venue and worked on the committee, but as a class parent helped see TWO classroom projects through to completion), Carolyn Storrier (a master organizer and auction donation solicitor), Lola Strilowich (who is ALWAYS ready to lend a hand with whatever needs doing, procuring), Rose Witte (who jumped right in learning and working on the online auction program), and Allison Valentino (who was not technically a committee member, but put in tons of behind-the-scenes work on the online auction).

Auction donor The Toadstool Forest is offering a 10% discount to the HVWS Community.  Simply use the code HOUSATONIC10 when checking out of their Etsy shop.


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Gold Level Sponsor:
Bronze Level Sponsors:
Special Thanks:
Fountainhead Wines

If your organization is interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Marisa DelMonaco at mardel100@sbcglobal.net.
Your donation is tax-deductible: Non-Profit 501c3; Tax ID #061310057.

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