February 11, 2020
For immediate release.
Media contact: Cara Hansen, Marketing Director
Rosarian Academy Honors Its Underwriters and Sponsors
Rosarian Academy kicked off its 41st Annual Auction and Ball with an appreciation party at the home of Beth and Sean Lang on Friday, January 31, 2020. The hosts prepared an intimate evening with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to honor those underwriting and sponsoring the school’s upcoming Auction & Ball.
Over 100 attendees enjoyed the exquisite waterfront view of the home while dining on delicious bites, including an extensive sushi station. Underwriting and sponsorship gifts make up 40% of the auction proceeds and go directly to the school’s bottom line. These monies are a vital part of the funds needed to operate Rosarian Academy.
This year’s Auction and Ball, Going for the Gold, will be held at the Norton Museum of Art on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Auction Chair Colleen Orrico (current parent and Rosarian Academy Class of 1987) and the event committee are planning an Olympic-themed evening for hundreds of members of the Rosarian community. The Honorary Auction Chairs include an active group of Palm Beach County community members and former Rosarian mothers who each chaired the Auction & Ball in the past: Jane Kreusler-Walsh (1987 Chair), Cathy Moore (1988 Chair), Cathy Flagg (1989 Chair), Joey Bulfin (1992 Chair), and Mary Ferol DiFilippo (1992 Chair). The chair and all of the honorary chairs attended the appreciation party.
The Auction and Ball will include silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing, raffles and more. Proceeds from this event are a vital part of bridging the gap between tuition revenue and the actual cost of educating students at Rosarian. Tickets are $250 each and available at bidpal.net/RAauction2020. For more information, please call 561.345.3109.
Sponsors to date include: Ann-Brit and Christian Angle; Margaret & Jim Arrigo; Joy & Damien Barr; Abigail & Hampton Beebe; Boyes, Farina, Matwiczyk P.A.; Stephen Berini; Joey & John Bulfin; Café Sapori; Anna & Dan Castro; Misty & Rick Chaves; Ceravolo & Ceravolo, PA; Eileen & Joseph Coates; Kelly & Steven Colamarino; Briggs & Nick Coleman; Carissa & Nick Coniglio; C. Orrico; Merrill & Robert Debbs; Mary Ferol & Richard DiFilippo; Terri Duran; Jose L. Duran; Lauren & Michael Eskra; Geny & Todd Fabbri; Cathy & Jack Flagg; The Ford Family; The Freitas Family; Liza & Marshall Griffin; Marta Hardyman; Haselkorn & Thibaut; Jennifer & Scott Hendrix; The Herlong Family; HIVE Home & Garden; Brady Hooker; Independent Seafoods; Hayley Jarvi & Roger Shagrin; Charlene & Richard Johnson; Cristina & Desmond Keogh; Bridget & William Koch; Stephanie and Joseph LaNasa; Patty & Thomas Lang; Mary Cullen & Peter Lombardi; Marian Macias & Vince Iuliani; Danielle & Patrick McCarroll; Jessica & Shaun McGruder; Sean Miller; The Mischke Family; Danielle Hickox Moore; Cathy & Stephen Moore; Palm Beach Kennel Club; Diana & Michael Perry; Kristy & Grier Pressly; Kathy & Randy Randolph; Brian Ray; Kristen Ray; The Rehm Family; Francine & Joel Richman; Jessica & Henry Rionda; Melissa & Joe Rooney; Margie & Roger Rosenstock; Richard J. Rosenstock; Richard Rule; Sam Fisch Development; The Sanchez Family; Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhardt & Shipley, P.A.; Schmidt & Nichols; Laura & Jimmy Smeenge; Sothebys-Tierney O’Hara; Cathleen & Bill Stetson; Whitney & John Stewart; The Wagner Family; Jane & Michael Walsh; Katherine & Nate Ward; Liz & Mark Yavinsky; Lauren & Jason Zitter.
Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Bus service is available throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.