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2016 Annual Benefit Chez Rumsey—Bistro Parisien

Fall Parents' Weekend Brings Community Together: $435,900 Raised

The 32nd running of Rumsey Hall’s Annual Benefit on Friday, October 7 brought over 240 guests together to celebrate this long-standing fall community tradition. The success of the gala is a tribute to the tireless work of Rumsey Circle Parent volunteers who helped transform the John F. Schereschewsky Sr. Memorial Tennis Courts into Chez Rumsey: Bistro Parisien. Trustees, Alumni, Current and Past Parents, Grandparents, Faculty and long-standing Friends of the School, lifted paddles and spirits high, lending the right magic to raise $435,900. The 32 Live Auction items, presented with contagious enthusiasm by Auctioneer Headmaster Matt Hoeniger '81, included vacations in Casa De Campo, DR, and Sun Valley, ID, tickets to the opening night of La Traviata at The Met Opera, a special edition Vespa, a luxury trip to Mykonos, Greece and perennial favorites such as “Dress Down and Sleep In for A Week," “Sleepover in the Gym” and a "A Year in Photos." A special note of appreciation is extended to Auction Chair Trustee Monica Vogelstein P ’14, '19 for her hands-on leadership throughout the months of planning.