Kentucky Derby Spring Party

…And they’re off!

People will be racing to get to our “Kentucky Derby” Spring Party

Saturday, May 4th
6:00pm – 8:00pm

at the Jardini/Panner home
4815 Essex Avenue

Wear your finest hat and enjoy a mint julep! Hobnob with Somerset staff and parents!
(Please note:  No paparazzi or children admitted.)

Click here to purchase tickets.

Click here to see the auction catalog.

Somerset Foundation Spring Party and Silent Auction–Tickets on Sale Starting Friday, April 13th!

Saturday, May 5th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

At the home of Janet and Brett Lambert, 4608 Drummond Avenue, in Somerset (just behind the school!)

Tickets are $30/person or $50/couple and go on sale Friday, April 13th

Join us for this terrific annual event, silent auction, and Cinco de Mayo party!  Margaritas and food will be donated by Rosa Mexicano, and the teachers have come up with some really incredible items for the auction this year.  (Check backpacks the week of April 23 for the full list of silent auction items!)

Announcing the Winner of the Raffle

The lucky winner of the iPad2 is:

Elena Margaronis, mother of Artemis and Pandelis Margaronis! Congratulations! Elena, contact Risa May at to arrange for delivery of this exciting prize!

Thank you, to everyone, for stopping by our table and participating. As long as you are here, read about our recent grants and past initiatives. Your donations have done a lot of good at our school and in our community. We hope you will consider donating again this year.

Please join us for our Spring Party in May! Stay tuned for more details.

Annual Spring Party

What a night!

By any measure, the Spring Party held Saturday, May 7th was a success.  More than 100 guests enjoyed delicious food, cold drinks, and the company of friends.  The weather stayed dry, permitting everyone to enjoy the evening outside, on the patio of hosts Stacy Winick and Steven Guttentag.  Guests happily lingered until after dark.  Most importantly, the evening raised almost $16,000 for the Somerset Foundation, through ticket sales, additional donations, and auction.  This money will go far to support the Foundation’s many programs and purchases, and helped us reach our fundraising target for the year.  With the County Council budget cuts even deeper than expected, there will surely be an impact on Somerset.  It is our goal to support Ms. Morris in her efforts to mitigate that impact, and after this successful fundraising event we feel confident in our ability to do so.

Kelly Morris, Amy Shapiro, and the teachers donating their time through the auction need to be both thanked and congratulated for raising $12,000!  The Party committee was overwhelmed by their generosity as we planned the event, and then amazed by the generosity of the many bidders who participated.

What a great night, what a great community.  Thank you, everyone!

AUCTION RECAP: click here for an updated list of items — there were many wonderful opportunities for your child and friends to do something special with teachers they love!  There will be even more exciting choices next year, so stay tuned, and see you then!