The Haldane School Foundation (HSF) reports that it more than met its event fundraising goal — raising more than $20,000 — at the Glynwood Taste of the Valley Spring Fundraiser April 26, at Glynwood Farm.
“We could not have done it without the support of the restaurants, brewers, sponsors, auction donors and attendees,” Shannon Keegan said on behalf of the HSF. “We had 175 attendees, including new Haldane superintendent Dr. [Diana] Bowers and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.”
The event included a silent auction featuring a summer camp theme and raised a total of $8,500. The communal dinner parties raised a record amount, too. The highest bidding auction item was a Mexican Margarita Dinner Party hosted by Julisa Rincon Tomizawa and Paul Tomizawa.
The event’s anchor sponsor, Cold Spring General Store, presented a $1,000 donation. HSF is a community-based, nonprofit organization that raises money to enhance public school education in the community.