HSF to Honor Retiring Superintendent at Fundraiser on Sept. 28

The Haldane School Foundation invites all members of the community to join them in honoring retiring school Superintendent Dr. Mark Villanti at its Fall Ball at Bear Mountain Inn Sept. 28.

The Fall Ball is the foundation’s biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. Last year the Fall Ball raised more than $35,000 that went directly to the Haldane School District in the form of educational enrichment grants. This year’s event will feature cocktails, fine food, dancing and an exciting auction, in addition to a special tribute to Villanti.

In honor of Villanti, the theme of this year’s event is Be The Solution. “If there is one lesson we can take from Dr. Villanti’s six years at Haldane, it is that we can make a positive impact on our schools,” says Haldane School Foundation board member and event co-chair Betsy Matos Carone. “The Fall Ball is an opportunity for people to contribute to that great cause by donating an auction item or just by buying a ticket to have a great time.”

A record 19 local businesses have already stepped up to sponsor this year’s Fall Ball, including anchor sponsor Scanga Innovative Woodworking.

Fall Ball tickets are on sale now for $135 per person. To purchase tickets online go to haldaneschoolfoundation.org. For more event information, contact Betsy Matos Carone at 917-699-9714 or [email protected].

The Haldane School Foundation (HSF) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that raises money to enhance public school education in our community. Proceeds from the 2013 Fall Ball and all HSF events fund educational enrichment grants for classroom technology, educational field trips, library upgrades and more. Since its inception in 2000 the HSF has awarded more than $550,000 in educational grants to the district, with almost $70,000 awarded last year alone.

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