Parents' Weekend Auction Raises $431,000 — Breaking Highest Record
On Friday, October 9th the 31st running of Rumsey Hall’s Annual Benefit brought over 250 guests to celebrate the strength and long-standing history of this fall community tradition. Inspired by the film Casablanca “As Time Goes By,” the success of the gala is a tribute to the tireless work of devoted Rumsey Circle parent volunteers, faculty and staff who helped transform the John F. Schereschewsky Sr. Memorial Tennis Courts into a 1940s supper club. Trustees, alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, faculty and long-standing friends of the School, lifted paddles and spirits high, lending just the right magic to raise $431,000. The forty Live Auction items, presented by Auctioneer Headmaster Tom Farmen including an exclusive Newport yachting weekend, world premiere tickets to the Cirque du Soleil, a Vespa, a luxury trip to Mykonos, Greece and perennial favorites like “Dress Down and Sleep In for A Week” and “Sleepover in the Gym” were generously donated by parents and faculty.
A special note of appreciation is extended to Auction Chair Trustee Monica Vogelstein P’14 for her enthusiasm and hands-on leadership throughout the months of planning. We are grateful, too, for the musical ambiance local pianist David Grausman lent to the evening.
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"As Time Goes By" Gallery