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!