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Auction Winners, Sponsors, Reminders, and More!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Burgundy reached for the stars and blasted right through the night sky last Saturday night raising more money for financial aid than ever before! It was an incredible and momentous event for our community showcasing what we are capable of together! What a difference our collective generosity will make as we strive to open our doors to more students who will benefit immensely from a Burgundy education.

Parents, faculty, staff, and students gave their time, talent, and financial support to make this year’s Auction a grand success beyond all expectations. We are truly humbled and inspired by your generosity and support. It was an honor to serve once again as your Burgundy Auction co-chairs. We are forever grateful!

Jane Hyatt Thorpe and Betsy Erickson, co-chairs

We wanted to extend a special thanks to Daisa Harris '10 for providing the keynote the night of the Auction. Daisa spoke about her Middle School experience at Burgundy, and how it made her into the person she is today. "This is where I learned that school doesn't have be just about academics. The people here became my family, including the teachers who greeted us with smiling faces everyday.  I became a creative person here. I was given the space and freedom to be myself which is so crucial for a young person just starting to figure out who they are." Thank you, Daisa, for inspiring us all!

Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Best of the Live Raffle:

Katie Parente and Josh Cohen (parents of 3rd grade Viceroy Sammy Cohen), who chose A Week at Northstar, CA as their prize from among the Live Auction offerings.

Burgundy Raffle Winners

Grand Prize, New York Weekend for Two: Deva Kyle (parent of 2nd grade Buckeye Rosemary Pereira-Kyle) Nationals Baseball for Four: Carolyn Weger (Alumna and parent of JK Chick Ellie Carlson) Evening at the Anthem and Bluejacket: Barbara Simmons (Alumni parent, and Auction art and catalog designer) Oculus Go 64GB Virtual Reality Headset: Clay Berry (Parent of 6th grader Ella Joshi)

Last Donor Standing: $300 in restaurant gift cards
Andrea and Ed McNicholas (Parents of 5th Grade Cooper Kate McNicholas)

Included gift cards: $100 gifts card to Hank’s Oyster Bar, $100 gift card to Nostos Restaurant donated by Helena Pagonis and Panagiotis Fotopoulos, $50 gift card to Mr. Henry’s Restaurant donated by Mary Quillian Helms ’85 and Paxton Helms, and $50 Five Guys gift card donated by Missy and Chad Murrell.

Pick Ups and Connections

Please remember to pick up any items you have not received yet from the Advancement Office (5622 Norton Road, top of Burgundy driveway) as soon as you can.

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).

Thank You, Sponsors!

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

GoldExceptional Children’s Center
Silver: EverWonder Camps; R&W Group; Taylor’s Handyman Service