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FRIENDS ACADEMY PRESENTS...

A NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS 30TH ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022 GARDEN CITY HOTEL


Our Mission Guided by our Quaker principles, Friends Academy educates our students to discover and develop the best of who they are and who they can become.

Our Belief Statement We achieve educational excellence by committing to the highest standards of learning and living. Our diverse and welcoming community is strengthened by our Quaker values, which empower our students to inquire, reflect, and engage in their classrooms, in their neighborhoods, and in the world. Because when we inspire students to learn and live with purpose, they achieve greatness without sacrificing goodness.


May 6. 2022

Are we ready for a party? I can say emphatically, “Yes we are!” On behalf of all my Friends Academy colleagues, welcome to A Night Out With Friends. It is with great excitement that Tim and I celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Annual Dinner & Auction. We are ready to put on our dancing shoes and we hope you are too. Thank you to our Auction chairs Liz Kakar and Elizabeth Ong Witthuhn ‘01 who have worked tirelessly to ensure that a good time will be had by all. Liz Kakar was determined to plan a party in person this year after two virtual events in a row. A tribute to our chairs’ leadership, the parent volunteers on our Auction Committee have come together to plan a magical evening. A special recognition to our sponsors, Silent/Live Auction donors, event volunteers, attendees, and bidders. Despite the challenges of the last two years, Friends Academy has much to celebrate as we continue the forward momentum inspired by our 5-Year Strategic Plan, Realizing Our Promise. You will hear first-hand this evening the plans to bring even more innovative programs, people, and places to campus, including our new Innovation Center, as well as other capital projects that are in the works for the near future. It is an exciting time to be at Friends Academy as we move ahead with a plan that will ensure we continue our legacy for years to come – a Quaker institution that delivers the most exceptional academic program on Long Island. Thank you for another wonderful year and for all there is to celebrate tonight. I will see you on the dance floor! All my best,

Andrea Kelly


May 6. 2022 Dear Friends, We are thrilled to welcome you to the 30th Annual Friends Academy Dinner & Auction — our first live event in three years! It has been a joy to connect with the community while planning this year’s wonderful program and we are grateful beyond words for the generosity, support and enthusiasm we have witnessed. A Night out with Friends presents us with a unique opportunity — not only to enjoy each other’s company, but to appreciate the ever growing and evolving community. This year we offer a warm welcome to our new families and hope this event is the first of many where you will experience the camaraderie that is such an important part of the Friends Academy experience. Let tonight be an evening to meet new friends, reconnect with old friends and celebrate each other, our children and our remarkable school community. We would like to express our boundless appreciation to the Committee, including the inimitable Silent Auction Chairs Phaedra Kazanas and Kathy Gelfand, the Friends Academy faculty, staff, and students, and all of our valued sponsors and donors. We would like to send a special thank you to our generous Dinner Sponsors: Tony and Claire Florence, Elizabeth and Frank Ingrassia, Ashima and Mike Narula and Irene and Peter Pappas. At the heart of our auction efforts were Diane Biolsi and Marilyn DelRosso, who made the planning and execution of this event not only very smooth, but very fun. We would also like to thank everyone in the Advancement and Communications Departments who helped put this evening’s program together including: Kevin Barry, Christine Lunsford, Joan Bruen, A.J Pegno, Andrea Miller, and Margaret Pegno for their essential support. Finally, we would like to thank our Head of School, Andrea Kelly and Assistant Head of School, Jen Halliday for their leadership. We hope you have a wonderful evening with old friends and new ones. Please hit the dance floor and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Have a fantastic and memorable Night Out with Friends! With gratitude,

Elizabeth Ong Witthuhn ‘01 and Liz Kakar


THANK YOU TO OUR Committee

Chairs Liz Kakar & Elizabeth Ong Witthuhn ‘01

Committee Jennifer Adoni

Sandra Gabriel

Suzanne Player Vuono

Melissa Beaman

Katherine Gelfand

Aimee Roti

Franciska Berg Doshi

Liz Harris

Amiee Santich

Janet Budinich

Rosalind Hoffman

Vivian Shelton

Bettina Clermont Saad

Heather Imperiale

Marlene Sotelo-Dynega

Catherine Cooke

Annette Jones-Williams

Lisa Sutherland

David Dai

Phaedra Kazanas

Jen Tytel ‘05

Elvire Daniels

Sandra Liu Chen

Ling Wang

Heather Davis

Roseann Martin

Afua Wilson

Michelle Elliot Gokey

Carrie Mas

Meg Woodhouse

Sharon Fang

Amy Morgan

Zimu Zheng

Carolyn Mott


THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors Dinner Claire and Tony Florence Elizabeth and Frank Ingrassia Ashima and Mike Narula Irene and Peter Pappas

Premium

Silver continued

Helen and Michael Qiu

Hirshleifers Blair and Fazle Husain Celina Yang and Eric Li Yan Yin and Jian Li Lawrence Ong Junjun Chen and Zhaohui Peng Sarah and Robert Trust Kathleen Stergiopoulos and George Tsioulias Sara Amani and Timothy Ward Marilyn and Wilfried Witthuhn Zimu Zheng and Wei Zhong

Platinum Jamie Nicholls and Francis Biondi Dynamic Air Conditioning Inc. Neiman Marcus Allie and Jon Pritti Shirley and Ray Zhu

Gold Americana Manhasset Sandra Liu and Timothy Chen Denise Davis Franciska and Nishat Doshi ‘98 Katherine and Steven Elms FLIK Independent School Dining Marc Hudak Elizabeth and Sumeer Kakar Andrea and Tim Kelly Sabrina and Jahn Levin Jeannine and Glenn Lostritto ‘84 Lanie and Christopher Marcus Carolyn and Bradford Mott Luann and Tim Myers Elizabeth Ong ‘01 and Stephen Witthuhn ‘01 Melissa and Wesley Wright

Silver Jennifer and Jacob Adoni Monika and Anil Bhatia Pei Zhang and Jinyu Chang Sharon Fang and Nigel Chen Dana Brett and DeWayne Chin Danni Zhong and Wei Dai Dalith and Todd Edgar Katherine and David Gelfand Michelle Elliott Gokey and Timothy Gokey Natalia Porcelli Good ‘93 and Adam Good ‘93

Bronze Austin & Co. Sharon and Ivan Bergstein Yundan Zhao and Jie Cao Capital One Bank Jeffery Daniels ‘90 Bogusia Knysz and Christopher Doroszczyk Adina and Michael Eigen Andrea and Robert Grossman The Landtek Group, Inc. Rebecca and Christopher Lawton Flatters Carol and Andrew Marcell Golnoosh and Ramin Rak Christina Bucci-Rechtweg and Jay Rechtweg Jennifer and Michael Ross Aimee and Stephen Roti Bettina Clermont Saad and Andre Saad SLAM Collaborative Inc. Lisa and Thomas Sutherland Gregory Vassilakos Ameeta Ahuja and Birendra Walia Ling and Jerry Wang Jennifer Tytel ‘05 and Philip Wolf Ning Shu and Zongyi Yang


THANK YOU TO OUR

Families, Faculty, Alumni & Friends Carl Afzelius ‘19 Lakshmi and Vairam Alagappan Maria Albanese MaryJo Allegra Paige Atwood Melissa and John Beaman Veronica and James Beard Maureen and Charles Bergmann Caryn and Michael Beyer Katherine Block Ingrid and Christopher Bragoli Laura Evans and Jim Byrnes Lisa and Dan Bystrom Fina Cassara Javier Centeno Sharon Fang and Nigel Chen Sandra Liu and Timothy Chen Katie Chuchul Christine D’Addario Anna and Christopher DeNatale ‘96 Jenn Denninger Debra and Claudio Del Vecchio Hani and John Diaz Remsen Weir Dooley ‘02 and Tim Dooley ‘02 Catherine Dorego Rebekah and Sharif El-Gamal Vasilianna and Kostas Fakiris Leslie and Michael French Jacqueline Berkell Friedland ‘95 Claudine and Michael Gallo ‘87 Katherine and David Gelfand

Natalia Porcelli Good ‘93 and Adam Good ‘93 Elizabeth and Gregory Grahn Rachel and Jason Green Jen and Chris Halliday Lisabeth and Derek Harris Marc Hudak Elizabeth and Frank Ingrassia Steve Israel Elizabeth and Sumeer Kakar Phaedra and Manny Kazanas Andrea and Tim Kelly Jinwon Park and Kijune Kim Jen Kraemer Heather Maier Krumholz Debra and Charles Krypell Josh Lafazan Rebecca and Christopher Lawton Flatters Leslie Lemma Sujiao and Changhong Li James Liverani Milly Vo and Steven Login Jen Madden Mike Mercante Carolyn and Bradford Mott Laura Berke Mottel ‘08 Digna Nosike ‘09 Joanne and John Panagopoulos

Dena and Mark Prybutok Helen and Michael Qiu Gold Coast Vision Performance Debbie Reynolds Cameron Rokshar Michele Rokshar Joe Romano Viviana Russell Christine Saunders Alicia and Rick Scanlon Amy and Matthew Schamroth Sharri Maio and Adam Schefter Katie Schlict Mark Schoeffel Victoria and James Schultz Liz Servino Kim Soscie Lisa and Tom Sutherland Sallie Touma ‘01

Suzanne Player and Andrew Vuono Sara Weinstein Jennifer Tytel ‘05 and Philip Wolf Ling and Jerry Wang Afua and Jermaine Wilson Elizabeth Ong ‘01 and Stephen Witthuhn ‘01 Marilyn and Wilfried Witthuhn Dorothy Woo

Diana Parente

Jennifer Ryan Woods ‘99 and Michael Woods

Claudia Paris

Dan Cui and Tony Yin

Marci and Chris Penn

Zimu Zheng and Wei Zhong


THANK YOU TO OUR Businesses

Adrian Sadowski

Elephant Organics

Advantage Testing

ELIJA Farm

Alice & Olivia

ESP Productions

Americana Manhasset

ET Family Travel

Angelina’s Restaurant

FDT

Atlantic Tree Spraying Inc.

Fendi

Austin & Co.

Fit Learning

B2bespoke Custom Clothier

Flick

Bandier

Frank’s Steaks

Barney’s Restaurant

Friends of Raynham Hall Camp

Basil Leaf Cafe Bergo Janitorial Supply Beyond Green Blo Blow Dry Bar Blue Mercury Blue Water Spa Bluebird Chocolates Buckram Stables Cafe Bullen Insurance Group C-Winery Camp Waziyatah Captial One Charles Krypell Jewelry

FA Summer Camp G. Willikers Gellerman Orthodontics Glen Cove Orthodontics Glen Cove Fire Department Grahn Conditioning Corp. Hand & Stone Hermès Heritage Farm and Garden Hirshleifers Hive Market & Makers Space

Chip’n Dipped

Interstate Plywood & Lumber

Christina’s Epicure

Images & Details

ClayNation Coldwell Banker Cosmos Eye Care Color Theory Art Studio Country Plaza Deli Curds & Whey Darren’s Hair Salon Dashin Dan’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Iris Iplan, How Can I Fly Travel Service J. McLaughlin Jabbour Linens John Engeman Theater John Messina Daniel Gale Karmic Grind Knockout Beauty La Ginestra

Denise Peterson Yoga

Lafayette 148

Diaz & Moskowitz

Land Rover Glen Cove

Dynamic Air Conditioning

Le Joaillier

Dr. Melissa Eisbruck

Limani Restaurant

Loafers Bakery & Gourmet Shoppe Locust Valley Book Store Locust Valley Market Locust Valley Veterinary Clinic London Jewelers Loro Piana Marquis Liquors Messina Market Modern Fit Pilates National Waste Services Neiman Marcus Nicks Auto Centre NT Designs NSPC Nubest O Mandarin Optical Shop of Aspen Orange Theory Fitness Oribic

Saks Fifth Ave. Salon Pop Samudra Yoga Sanctuary Home & Patio Scarsella’s Florist Scoopy Doo Schultzy’s Restaurant and Raw Bar Shazia Khan SLAM Smiros & Smiros Sneakerology Soundside Physical Therapy Sterling Affair Caterers Theodore’s Book Shop Steven Dann Sunday Best Kids The Bar Method Roslyn The Garden City Hotel

Over the Bridge

The Hampton Classic Horse Show Inc.

Paddy Bunks

The Heisman Trophy Trust

Papiro Lanscaping

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Pasargad Home Penn Toyota Petals PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP Prada Pretty Folk Organic Beauty Pro Sports Physical Therapy Proactive Physical Therapy, Huntington Ralph Lauren Rhythm Dance Academy Richard James Cook Roberto Falck Photography Roslyn Salt Cave Saint Botolph

The Little Gym The Mill River Club The Muttontown Club The Waterfront Center The Village Wine Merchant Theodore’s Book Shop Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Topwells CORP Trubee Hill Valley Attic Veronica Beard Wolford Boutique Manhasset Zimmermann


PAT TULLY THE AUCTIONEER With nearly 20

Beyond his live auction experience, Mr. Tully is

years of live auction

the Co-founder of The Kate Shea Foundation

experience, Pat Tully is

for Leukemia research and previously served as

New York City’s leading

Vice President of Development for The Ireland

independent benefit

Funds. Given his deep background in the non-

Auctioneer. Mr. Tully has

profit sector, Mr. Tully understands the unique

raised over $250 million

challenges his clients face when planning and

dollars at over 1,000

hosting a benefit event. From recommending

nonprofit benefit events

starting bids, understanding which donated items

across The United States and around the world

are in demand, to packaging items in a way to

#HaveGavelWillTravel.

increase donations and reach target goals, Mr. Tully

Mr. Tully is no wallflower when it comes to igniting

brings a unique skill set that goes beyond grabbing

a spark in a room and holding the audience’s attention. He is as comfortable on stage with A-list

a mic and pleading for donations. As Bill Dessoffy, National Board Chair of the National Kidney

celebrities as he is sincere

Foundation put it,

with cancer patients who share their very personal

Mr. Tully’s auction talents have been seen on TV,

stories. He works the crowd with ease and grace

recently guest starring in National Geographic’s

and he didn’t hesitate when he had the chance to

Brain Games and he was also a guest Co-Host of

convince Rod Stewart to break

the The Morning Blend. He also created an auction

into a duet. He has performed live auctions

game show titled Paddle Battle.

with celebrities including Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jamie Foxx, Adrian Grenier, Kenan Thompson, and many others.

Mr. Tully holds a B.A. degree in Communications from Marist College as well as a Certificate in Radio and Television Broadcasting from the Connecticut

Mr. Tully’s vast clientele includes St. Jude Children’s

School of Broadcasting. In addition, he holds a

Research Hospital, The American Cancer Society,

Benefit Auction Specialist designation from the

and The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

National Auctioneers Association and is a member of The Association of Fundraising Professionals.

PERFORMANCE A special thanks to the Upper School Jazz Band for an incredible performance tonight!


THE FRIENDS ACADEMY DINNER & AUCTION PROGRAM

7:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

8:30 p.m.

Program Begins Jazz Band Performs Dinner is Served

9:25 p.m.

Live Auction Begins

10:05 p.m.

Live Auction Concludes

10:15 p.m.

Scholarship Appeal

10:45 p.m.

Silent Auction Closes

10:30 p.m.- 12 a.m.

Dessert and Dancing


AUCTION PROCEDUR ES BIDDING

SILENT ITEMS We are pleased to once again include, an interactive wireless automated silent auction bidding process. With OneCause, you can bid anytime, from anywhere at the event using your smartphone. You can bid on items, watch items, and be instantaneously alerted when you have been outbid. At the end of the auction, you know exactly what you have won. No more running back and forth to the bidding tables. LIVE Each participant will receive an assigned bidder number. Please raise your paddle with the bid number in plain view of the auctioneer to be recognized. “Spotters” will be present in the ballroom to assist in recognizing bidders. The auctioneer will have sole and final discretion to determine the highest/successful bidder. Any item not reaching its minimum bid may be withdrawn at the option of the auctioneer. All sales are final. PAYMENT/CHECK OUT You will have the option of entering your credit card in advance or at the beginning of the night for express check-out. If you win your card will automatically be charged for the total amount of the items you bid on and win. If you do not win anything your card will NOT be charged. Distribution of items will take place at Friends Academy from Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th from 8:15 am to 10 am and 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in the Withington House located adjacent to the Frost Hall Parking lot. All gift certificates will be mailed following the event. ERRATA Oops…we tried to be accurate…we apologize for any unintentional misspellings, omissions or other mistakes. Please accept our sincere apologies. EXPIRATION DATE OF ITEMS Unless otherwise indicated. All offerings are valid for one year. Please check the details of your certificate to verify the expiration date.


AUCTION TERMS AN D CON DITIONS

By bidding on items or services each bidder agrees to these terms and conditions: 1. All sales are final. There will be no exchanges or refunds unless otherwise noted. All items are “as is.” Friends has attempted to describe and catalog items correctly, but neither warrants nor represents and in no event shall be responsible for the correctness of descriptions, genuineness, authorship, provenance or condition of the items. No statement made in this catalog, or made orally at the auction or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. 2. The auction item value listed is an estimate of fair market value. Items have not been appraised unless so noted. The amount you pay above this fair market value estimate is normally tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please consult your tax adviser to clarify the amount of deduction. 3. Restaurant certificates do not include alcohol, tax, or gratuities unless specified. 4. Payment for items purchased must be made in full on the night of the auction. Friends Academy accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa, or a check made payable to Friends Academy. 5. You will be emailed a receipt with pick-up instructions. The purchaser must pick up all items at Friends Academy located at 270 Duck Pond Road, unless special arrangements are made. Gift certificates will be mailed after the event. Any item left unclaimed, without prior arrangements, will be sold and proceeds will go to Friends Academy. 6. Friends Academy reserves the right to add or withdraw items, without notice, to or from the auction. 7. Unless otherwise specified, all auction gift certificates must be used within one year of the date of the auction. 8. Each person bidding assumes all risks and hazards related to the auction and items obtained at the auction. Each bidder agrees to hold harmless from any liability arising indirectly from Friends Academy, their elected and appointed officials, members and employees, the auctioneer(s), the auction company and its agents and employees, the event organizers, sponsors, and/or volunteers connected with the auction. Friends Academy is not responsible for COVID restrictions and policies implemented by participating businesses and donors to the auction. Note: The excess of the amount you paid for goods and services during the Auction above fair market value of the items may be considered a charitable contribution under the Internal Revenue Code. Please consult your tax advisor for details about relevant tax laws.


THE LIVE AUCTION ORDER OF LOTS 1.

Head of School for the Day

2.

Dinner in a Historic Wine Cellar

3.

Schultzy’s Famous Clambake!

4.

A One of A Kind Dining Experience in a Historic Gold Coast Mansion

5.

A Special Evening with Charles Krypell

6.

Sebonack Foursome

7.

Rockefeller Center Holiday Tree Lighting and Cocktail Party

8.

One Week Escape to the Adirondacks


LIVE AUCTION packages


Live Auction Packages

1. Head of School for the Day Donated by: Andrea Kelly Every child’s dream is to be Head of School for the day! This fun-filled experience will be personalized to your child’s age and specific interests. Perhaps, they would enjoy a backstage tour of the Dolan Center or the opportunity to teach a PE class? Your child will meet with school administrators, conduct a meeting in Andrea Kelly’s office and enjoy lunch in the Jackson House and more! Sounds exhausting? Don’t worry – he or she will travel in style around campus in a golf cart! In addition, the student will have the privilege of declaring and announcing a themed dress-down day to his or her classmates! And as a special gift for the parent(s), the day will be captured by our in-house photographer! Dates determined by availability on the school calendar.

Value: Priceless

2. Dinner in a Historic Wine Cellar Donated by: Elizabeth and Frank Ingrassia, President of the Board of Trustees Embark on a wine and culinary adventure in the former home of the ‘Eternal First Lady of China,’ Madame Chiang Kai-Shek! Enjoy an intimate farm-to-table meal in the spectacular wine cellar of Hillcrest, a stately home in Locust Valley. The Art of Eating, the east end’s premier caterer provides an unforgettable experience for a party of 8. Your gracious hosts, Elizabeth and Frank Ingrassia, will hand select highly rated wines from around the world to pair with seasonal courses crafted especially for you. This exceptional event will be held on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Value: Priceless

3. Schultzy’s Famous Clambake! Donated by: Victoria and James Schultz, Schultzy’s Restaurant Host an epic summer clambake and raw bar for 25 guests that is sure to impress! Schultzy’s Famous Clambake has become legendary on Long Island, offering the sweetest and freshest possible seafood to the most discerning customers. Schultzy’s will bring freshly caught seafood (including lobster!) and everything your clambake needs along with a professional staff to serve your guests. Mutually agreed upon date. Excludes Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

Value: $3,000


Live Auction Packages

4. A One of A Kind Dining Experience in a Historic Gold Coast Mansion Donated by: Debra and Claudio Del Vecchio Back by popular demand – An Italian chef from one of New York’s finest restaurants designs a unique dining experience at La Selva, a historic gold coast villa in Upper Brookville. If you enjoy local history, amazing food and conversation, this is the perfect evening for you. The meal is inspired by our hosts’ Italian roots and passion for the history of Long Island’s Gold Coast. 12 guests will experience a casual yet expertly curated dining experience in the recently restored greenhouse showcasing an imported brick oven from Italy. Freshly made pizza and craft beer and so much more to be enjoyed on a mutually agreed-upon date.

Value: Priceless

5. A Special Evening with Charles Krypell Donated by: Debra and Charles Krypell For over four decades, renowned jewelry designer and Friends Academy parent, Charles Krypell has combined his background in sculpture, artistic talent, and passion for design to fashion one of the world’s premier jewelry lines. Enjoy a private evening with Charles to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry or let Charles help you choose a piece from the current collection that suits your personal style. This unique evening will include champagne and light bites in the new Charles Krypell showroom in Greenvale. This offering is also available for up to 4 couples to share. Mutually agreed-upon date.

Value: $8,000

6. Sebonack Foursome Donated by: Rachel and Jason Green Four friends enjoy an unaccompanied round of golf and lunch at this spectacular, world-renowned golf course. Sebonack features holes that offer panoramic views of Long Island’s Great Peconic Bay and Cold Spring Pond. The visual impact of the water vistas competes for the golfer’s eye with the rolling fairways, expansive bunkers and waste dunes, and undulating greens that present tricky swales and burrows. Meant to look as if manicured by time, Sebonack appears to have fashioned itself from the wild terrain.The course is situated on 300 majestic waterfront acres and is the first-ever design collaboration by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and architect Tom Doak (Pacific Dunes, Oregon). Sebonack provides a strong golfing challenge for players of all calibers. Based on availability, Monday through Friday April 29th - June 30th and September 7th - October 31st.

Value: Priceless


Live Auction Packages

7. Rockefeller Center Holiday Tree Lighting and Cocktail Party Donated by: Debra and Charles Krypell Kick off the holiday season with the annual holiday Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center as the guest of Debra and Charles Krypell. Stay warm while watching the famous ceremony in New York City from a private showroom and balcony on the 8th floor overlooking Rockefeller Center. Enjoy a three-hour cocktail party for 12 while enjoying a clear view of the giant Christmas tree. Each guest will receive a $200 gift card to add a little sparkle to their holiday season. For more than eight decades, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike. While the lights, decorations, and stars have changed through the years, visiting the Tree remains a quintessential New York experience. Wednesday, November 30th, meeting time to be confirmed; for adults 21+.

Value: Priceless

8. One Week Escape to the Adirondack Donated by: Marc Hudak The Lodge at Juniper Hill is located in the high peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains, approximately nine miles from Lake Placid, New York and directly across from Whiteface Mountain. This beautiful log home features three king suites and a self-contained bunk room for the kids that sleeps 6! This is an excellent year-round destination with a wide variety of activities to enjoy! The Ausable River, one of the top fly fishing streams in the northeast is less than a mile from the property. This home is available year round and select holiday weeks.

Value: Priceless

Scholarship Paddle Raise Together we can make children’s dreams come true. The Friends Academy Auction Scholarship Fund is designed to help all children reach their full potential, and experience the best education there is to offer.


DINNER sponsors


DINNER SPONSOR

THAN K YOU TO ALL TH E TEACH ERS , COACH ES AN D ADMINISTR ATORS FOR ALL TH E INCREDIBLE HARD WORK , PATIENCE AN D EXTR A CARE FOR TH E STUDENTS DURING TH ESE LAST COUPLE YEARS

THE FLORENCE FAMILY


DINNER SPONSOR The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

THE INGRASSIA FAMILY PROUDLY SUPPORTS

THE FRIENDS ACADEMY ANNUAL DINNER AND AUCTION AND CONGRATULATES THE AUCTION CO-CHAIRS

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DINNER SPONSOR


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T H A N K YO U to our wonderful teachers and staff for providing our children with a great education, sense of community, and stability, during these very challenging times. Your hard work and dedication to our children is greatly appreciated. Best wishes for a successful evening to support Friends Academy.

THE PAPPAS FAMILY Peter, Irene, Katherine ‘15, Anna ‘18, and Peter lll ‘22


PREMIUM sponsors


PREMIUM SPONSOR

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PLATINUM sponsors


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THANK YOU Friends Academy & Faculty!

THE BIONDI FAMILY Joy (9th grade), Serena (2019 graduate) & Carter Jamie & Fran


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THANK YOU

to the Friends Community for supporting A Night Out with Friends! Looking forward to a beautiful evening to support our children.

THE WITTHUHN FAMILY

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GOLD SPONSOR

THANK YOU

to the Friends Academy Community for your support of A Night Out with Friends My sincerest gratitude to our benefit chairs Liz Kakar and Elizabeth Ong Witthuhn ‘01 for their leadership and dedication to this important evening. A special thanks to the many volunteers who dedicated their time and talents to ensure a wonderful evening with Friends. We are so proud to be part of this amazing Friends Academy family.

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THANK YOU

to the Faculty and Staff for their dedication to the students of Friends Academy! Our sincerest gratitude to Liz Kakar, Elizabeth Ong Witthuhn ‘01 and the Auction committee for their tireless efforts for the benefit of our children. Best wishes for a successful event.

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Supporting our community Capital One is proud to support Friends Academy at their Annual Dinner & Auction 2022. At this 30th anniversary of their annual giving event, we honor Friends Academy’s commitment to academic excellence. We hope to celebrate the power of friends and the spirit of generosity their school community represents for years to come.

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I want to thank Annual Fund Vice Chair Aimee Roti and all our Annual Fund parent volunteers for their hard work in helping us meet our fund-raising goals for the 2021-2022 Annual Fund Campaign. We will be accepting donations through the end of the school year. Our goal is always 100% parent participation.

Every child at Friends Academy benefits from contributions made to the Annual Fund.

Every child at Friends Academy benefits from contributions made the Annual Fund. Marc T.to Hudak 2021-2022 Annual Fund Chair

Marc T. Hudak 2021-2022 Annual Fund Chair