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Dine A Round: A Huge Success!

February 11, 2010

Dear Neighbors,

On behalf of the Croton Harmon Education Foundation (CHEF) we would like to thank all of the people who helped make the Dine A Round a huge success.

Our winter fundraiser began at the beautiful home of Electra and Bruce Martin where over 100 guests gathered for drinks and appetizers. A string quartet made up of students Hannah Moy, Rebecca Rose and Sylvia Lustig with their teacher, Sarah Worden played for the guests. We thank them for the generous gift of their talents.

Everyone then went on to one of 14 homes for a delicious and elegant dinner. Foodies all, we thank these very generous folks for exceeding all expectations. A big thank you to Daria & Devin Archer; Catherine & Michael Arkin; Michele Cortese, Joe DeGenova and Suzanne & Rob Luntz; Tim Dinger, Claire Cronin & David Leveen; Suzanne & Rob Gardos; Kristi & Ed Godek; Jessica & Kevin Kearns; Laurie Lecthaler & Terry Yanni; Tamie & Evan Lobel; Bianca & Paul Mancinelli; Jennifer & Michael Minihan; Donna & John Nikic and Elissa & Jonathan Kuber; Judy and Philippe Rayer and Ann & Jim Tyre. The Dine A Round could not happen without you and your incredible talent! Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Finally, the guests converged at the final stop: the fantastic home of Hayley and Dan McNatty. There they enjoyed delicious desserts and dancing to the popular Croton band The Real Rough Diamonds. The band, led by Frank “mig” Diamond along with Erik “double-e” Diamond; Ken “lockdown” Diamond; Mark “the mink” Diamond, Mark “hurricane” Diamond and Matt “mattyboy” Diamond rocked the night away. The Diamond donation proves again that diamonds are a not-for-profit foundation’s best friend! Thank you to all.

The party also relied upon very generous donations of wine and beer. Deprez Wines and Old Post Road Liquors donated some of the wine for the event; Captain Lawrence Brewery donated all of the beer. CHEF relies on local businesses heavily and these three have been stalwart supporters for years.

And finally, a big thank you to our guests without whom the whole evening would never happen! Croton’s continued support of CHEF allows us to fulfill our mission to be a catalyst for innovation and experimentation, have an enduring presence through contributions of lasting value, build a partnership with the schools and the community and to work for the whole child and every child. We thank each and every one of you for your support. See you at Under the Stars in May!

Abbie Voss & Demetra Restuccia
Co-Chairs, Dine-A-Round 2010


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