Online Auction Items may be collected in the Administrative Cottage
We are happy to announce that when the dust settled our 12th Annual Spring Benefit raised in excess of our goal of $40,000! As always, the Spring Benefit was a group effort and wouldn't have been possible without the support of our entire community. Whether you worked on the Spring Benefit Committee; donated an item, time or money; helped solicit donations; sold raffle tickets; bid in our online or live auctions; encouraged your friends to bid; or helped make our evening at St. Francis such a fun party, we couldn't do this without you! Our Spring Benefit Chair, Marisa DelMonaco, has worked tirelessly on this event for many years. This will be her last year as Spring Benefit Chair as her daughter graduates this June. Please give her a huge thank you when you see her around campus. We will miss her energy and dedication next year.
Congratulations to our Raffle Winners
The Schoenberg family won the Whole Foods gift certificate and the Setkoski family won the Apple Store gift certificate. Karma is real -- these two families collectively sold -- not bought, sold -- $1000 in raffle tickets!
Spring Benefit Committee
John Alvord, Nathalie Bennett (Vice President, Board of Trustees), Wei Bertram, Lisa Buckley, Natasha Daniels-Pearson, Marisa DelMonaco (Spring Benefit Chair), Christina Dixcy (Communications & Outreach Director), Heather Hemphill, Jaime Hoffman, Chris Howard, Inaeh Johnson, Kerrie Newell, Anastasia Pryanikova, Marlies Simfeld-Redpath, Lola Strilowich
Photography by Roman
La Zingara Ristorante
And thank you to our anonymous raffle ticket prize donor--the raffle alone raised $5000
Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall
Auctioneer: Keith Evans
Graphic Design: Nathalie Bennett
Catering: Carrie Reilly & her fantastic staff
Wine & Beer: Fountainhead Wines
Centerpieces: Kim Charles/Cider Mill Designs
Cocktail Hour Music: Mindful Music
Dance Music: The Dudes (featuring HVWS graduate Noah Siddiqui)
Bread: 9 Main Bakery & Deli
Veggies: Riverbank Farm
Additional Event Volunteers: Jacinta O'Donoghue, Sandy Proksa, Christopher Strilowich, Grace Hoffman
Auction Item Donors
Our Online Auction, Grab Bags, and Centerpiece Silent Auction raised $11,754!
9 Main Bakery & Deli, Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, AE WOODEN TOYS, Alison Hobbs, Anne Novak Yoga, Arogya, Beads & More, Bethel Music Center, Big Y Foods Inc, Bridgeport Bluefish Professional Baseball, Byrd's Books, Caraluzzi's Markets, Chamomille Natural Foods, Chandrika Patalia, Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Christina and Ronald Setkoski, Christina Dixcy, CloseBuy, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, Connecticut Science Center, Cream & Sugar Café, Curtain Call Inc., Dale Tucker, Diane Barnes, Diane & Rick Rockwell, Dodgingtown Garage, Dollar Bill's Bowling Center, Downtown Cabaret Theatre, Earthplace: the Nature Discovery Center, Eileen Buckley, Elizabeth Winsche, Emily Remensperger, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat, Evergreen Bazaar, Fat Cat Pie Co. & Fountainhead Wines, Fun Factor, Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, Gina and Mick Schum, Heather Hemphill, Inaeh and Eric Johnson, In Its Place, Isis Biodynamic/Rockwell Organic LLC, Joe DeFeo, Joe's Salon + Spa, Johnny Poston, Jo Hurley, Kidcity Children's Museum, Kramer Portraits, Krista Stringer, Laura Vidal, Long Wharf Theater, Marcela Perez, Marlies Simfeld-Redpath, Michelle Wenis, Mohawk Mountain, Molten Java, Monster Mini Golf, Mount Southington, Natasha de Castro, Neil Abramson, New Morning Market, Nigel Harrison and Marleen De Grande, OM PAJAMAS, Palisades Climb Adventure, Patrick Alvord, Peterson Chiropractic & Wellness, Precious Cargo, Rebecca Velasquez, Redding Coffee Roasters, Rocco's Café, Rock Climb Fairfield, Rockin' Jump Trampoline Park, Rose Witte & James Baldwin, Sally Schwager and Eric Lifgren, Salone Aponte, Saltana Cave & Spa, Ski Sundown, Sky Zone Bethel, SoundWaters, Square Peg's Vintage Jewelry, T. Barnes Beauty, The Adventure Park at The Discovery Museum, The Apple Blossom School and Family Center, The New Children's Museum, The New England Carousel Museum, The Phantom Company LP, The Toy Room, The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Thunder Ridge Ski Area, Tomoko Nishimura, Trader Joe's Company, True Blue Environmental Services, Waldorf Clothing Company, Whimsey & Tea, Wildlife Conservation Society, Wiremill Academy, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Auction Item Solicitors and Raffle Ticket Sellers
Ann Dixcy, Charlotte Bergmans, Chris Howard, Christina & Ronald Setkoski, Christina Dixcy, Dale Tucker, Darcy Demu, Diane Rockwell, Gwynneth Sobejko, Inaeh Johnson, Jaime Hoffman, Janis Schoenemann, John Alvord, Julie Whitney, June Vidart, Kerrie Newell, Laura Wittmer, Lisa Richter, Lola Strilowich, Mariana Fraga Zapf, Marisa DelMonaco, Marlies Simfeld-Redpath, Nathalie Bennett, Peggy McFarland, Therese Lederer, Wei Bertram
Thank you to the students and class teachers of HVWS for creating their classroom project masterpieces! Special thanks to Marlies Simfeld-Redpath, Isabel Gandara, Ian McCann, and Eric Lifgren for extra project support. Collectively the classroom projects raised $7,350! And thank you to Emily Remensperger for her lovely painting "Violet" which raised an additional $2,000 during our Live Auction for our Educational Support Group.
Thank you to everyone who donated a faculty ticket, made a general donation, or donated to our Call to the Heart to resurface and landscape the rear of Sundial House. Our Call to the Heart alone raised $6,900!