CCEP’s 6th Annual Spring Gala & Auction was held on Friday, May 3, as a celebration of our 2012-2013 school year. This year’s theme was “Black & White Starry Night.” The 165 guests in attendance were greeted by CCEP’s own Red Carpet and were encouraged to “strike a pose” for the camera to get into the starry night spirit!
Parents, grandparents, faculty, staff, board members, alumni, parishioners and friends were treated to fabulous food from Toscana Catering. Guests sipped Bellinis under the children’s stars and enjoyed a bountiful silent auction brimming with star-themed offerings.
The highlight of the evening was the live auction led by CCEP Board Member, parent, and Guest Auctioneer, Buzz Hannum, who entertained all as he auctioned off class treasures, lovingly hand-crafted by our students and special playdates donated by our wonderful faculty. Our fund-a-cause paddle-raise, generated the funds necessary to build a gazebo to further enhance our Outdoor Classroom. It was truly a night of celebration, raising more than $30,000 for the school. A BIG round of applause to all who supported our event, closing out another spectacular school year!!!
A special thank you is extended to our generous sponsors:
|Chubb Realty Group|
|The Stratus Foundation|
|William & Magda Keenan|
|The Abel Center|
|Cross & Simon, LLC
|Lyons Corp: Roger Kirtley & Buzz Hannum|
|Rebecca & Mark Collins|
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And a huge debt of gratitude is owed to our Co-Chairs of this event, Valerie Wolslayer-Abel and Michelle Harra!