Walsingham Academy's 46th Annual Auction & Dinner for the Children, held this past on February 28, 2017, went down in history as the Academy's most successful fundraising event, raising $132,000 to fund the running track resurfacing project. This breaks the record set at last year's Annual Auction & Dinner for the Children, which raised $110,000 to subsidize the purchase of two new student activity buses.
"On behalf of Walsingham's students, administration, faculty, and staff I would like to thank the Parent Board volunteers, event sponsors, attendees, and the community for supporting this annual event for the students and making it the Academy's most successful auction to date," said Walsingham Academy President Sister Mary Jeanne Oesterle.
Held each year in February, the Annual Auction & Dinner for the Children is a signature event, open to the entire community and hosted by Walsingham Academy's Parent Board. Countless Parent Board volunteer hours coupled with an outpouring of generosity from the greater Williamsburg community were a recipe for success. This year's event was chaired by Maureen Howard and co-chaired by Mary Kylander and Julia Raftery with strong support from Parent Board President Annette Vidlak. Walsingham Academy Event Coordinator Courtny Moulton provided administrative support and oversight.
The 46th Annual Auction & Dinner for the Children took place at the Williamsburg Hellenic Center where attendees enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and seated dinner. As in years past, the event offered an exciting combination of a live auction, silent auction items, and a paddle raise opportunity to fund the need for the school's new track surface.
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