Parent Dinner Supports 2017 Annual Fund

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oakwood Friends School Alumni Wine DinnerThank you to Tim and Laurel Sweeney, parents of Sean ’09, and owners of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, for sponsoring our 12th annual wine dinner & auction to support the Annual Fund. The event was held on January 28th at Locust Grove – Samuel Morse Historic Site, catered by Cosimo’s. It was a festive evening shared by parents, faculty, board members and guests. Thank you to faculty member Michael Sklaroff who stepped up to serve as auctioneer, and best wishes to our wonderful long-time auctioneers Carol and Bill Bogle ’76 who recently moved to Ridgeland, SC. We missed you! Student artwork was on display along with a presentation of historic Oakwood photos selected by Matthew Voorhees ’17, student archivist. The evening opened with musical performances by Willow Bennison and Elias Fredericks, class of 2020. Willow sang and played guitar, presenting her own composition, “I’ll Try.” Elias played “Scherzo” by van Goens on cello.  Thank you all!

We are especially grateful to three local businesses who sponsored the dinner last year:

Oakwood Friends School Wine Dinner Time and Sean SweeneyCleveland Plumbing & Heating, Earthkind Energy and Rondack Construction. Through the generosity of all our auction item donors, we raised $12,000 for the Annual Fund. Thank you: Adam’s Fairacre Farms, Michelle Alumkal, Atlantic Theater Company, Babett’s Kitchen, Balance Rolfing & Massage Studio, Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Barnes & Noble, Boscobel Restoration, Bottini Fuel, Camp Cody, Camp Waziyatah, Center for Performing Arts, Cosimo’s, William Deluca, John & Meghan Duval, Zachary Federbush ’08, Armelle Gloaguen, Hudson Beech Glass, Hudson Valley Renegades, Hudson Valley Skin Care, Italian Center, J. E. Heaton Jewelers, Timothy Judge, Laura E. Kellar, Sean Lynch, Marion Salon Spa,  McCann-Caven Golf Course, McGillicuddy’s, Middle School Parents, Mohonk Mountain House, Saul Moroff, Omega Institute, Santa Fe Grill, Lou Simons ’56, Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, Miriam Straus, Village Tea Room, Women’s Work,  and Matthew & Maggie Garrido-Yarnis.