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Auction Thanks, Congratulations, and More Opportunities

Friday, March 2, 2018

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Crazy wind storm! Power outages! No problem! Burgundy Soared thanks to our amazing community! We are truly humbled and inspired by your generosity. Parents, faculty, staff, and students gave their time, talent, and financial support to make this year’s Auction a grand success. It was an honor to serve as your Burgundy 2018 Auction co-chairs. We are forever grateful!

— Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Betsy Erickson, co-chairs


Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Best of the Live Raffle
Sarah Read, who chose Six Bottles of Unique California Reds as her prize from among the live auction offerings.

Burgundy Raffle Winners
Grand Prize, $400 gift card to Del Mar Restaurant: Heidi Parsont
Nationals Baseball for Two and a $100 gift card: Kate Westhoven
Echo Show: Josh Cohen
$250 Neighborhood Restaurant Group gift card: Chuck Weger
$250 Amazon gift card: Kaadze Wright

Early Registration gift card winner
Clay Berry and Bikas Joshi


Pick Ups, Payments and Connections

Please remember to pick up your items from the Advancement Office prior to Spring Break. Unpaid Auction invoices will be emailed after March 15.

To everyone who received a certificate at the auction: please reach out to the donor as soon as you can to make arrangements to redeem your item. Similarly, if you as a donor know who won the item you donated, please reach out to the winning bidder. If you have a question about who won the item you donated, please contact Allison ( or 703.842.0488).


Post-Auction Sale

Because there were so many terrific items available on the night of the auction, a few great ones got lost in the shuffle and did not receive bids. These few items are available now in our after-auction sale. We think you'll agree that these items are worth a second look! Don't forget, all sales benefit financial aid.

Contact Allison Niedbala ( or 703.842.0488) to indicate your interest in purchasing by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. First come, first served!


Kids' Creations

There's still time to purchase your child's class project if you haven't already done so! Order online through Wednesday, March 14.

For families of K Foxes, K Frogs, 1st Goats, 2/3 Buckeyes, 2/3 Viceroys, 4/5 Coopers, 4/5 Redtails and 6th grade: To pick up your child's project, stop by the Advancement office at Norton House, 5622 Norton Road at the top of the Burgundy driveway. If you haven't yet paid you can do so at that time. We'll be in the office during parent-teacher conference days (March 15-16).

For Junior Kindergarten, 1st Sheep, 7th grade, and 8th grade: Your child's project will be available in the coming weeks. We'll let you know when it's ready.


Thank You, Sponsors and Contributors

We are grateful to this year’s business sponsors and contributors, whose generosity helped offset the cost of the event and allow more money to go directly to financial aid.

Gold Balloon: Bagel Uprising and Forrester Construction
Silver Balloon: R&W Group
Bronze Balloon: C&B Property Specialists, DJ Phillycheze, Taylor’s Handyman Service



Ama and Aaron Adams

Bagel Uprising

Monique Baskin

Alicia Boyce and John Voorhees

Liza Chapman and Steve Memery

Pat Davis and Wes Callender

Audrey and John Dreibelbis

Betsy and Nelson Erickson

Elizabeth Ewing

Cathy and Jim Guertin

Mary Quillian Helms ’85 and Paxton Helms

Hong Kong Bistro

Etibar and Eri Jafarov

Andrea Menaker and Scott Dinwiddie

Rosalind Mowatt and Michael Ingerick

Tracey Murphy and Terry Murphy

Melissa Murrell and Chad Murrell

Preston and Allen O'Neil '92

Leslie Platt and Mark Staniorski

Ann and Steve Ridenhour

Miki Scheidel and Noah Geesaman

Vini Schoene '73

Alexa Stott and Greg Herbold

Megan Thomas and Matt Warren

Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Michael Sramek

Keelin Vaccaro and Alan Warburton

Tina Chindgren Wagner and John Wagner

Kaadze Wright

Sarah Zapolsky and David Williams