Annual Fall Ball Raises $25,000

Proceeds will go to Haldane School District

The 2015 Haldane School Foundation Fall Ball, which took place on Nov. 6, raised more than $25,000 for the school district. More than 160 guests mingled on the grounds of the Highlands Country Club and enjoyed red-carpet photography by Sheila Williams Photography, a tango dance demo from Cold Spring’s Fred Astaire Studio, specialty cocktails and dancing.

The event featured a live crowdfunding event to promote Hands On Haldane, the administration’s program to turn every classroom into a Maker-Classroom that facilitates hands-on, project-based learning. The initiative raised thousands of dollars in a matter of minutes. The objective is to outfit and redesign classrooms and provide training for teachers in project-based learning.

The Haldane School Foundation raised more than $25,000 at its annual Fall Ball on Nov. 6. (Photo provided)

The Haldane School Foundation raised more than $25,000 at its annual Fall Ball on Nov. 6. (Photo provided)

“The Fall Ball is always our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year,” says Shannon Keegan, president of the HSF. “The foundation is sincerely grateful for the generosity of attendees, auction donors and sponsors. This is truly a community event.”

The event’s silent auction raised more than $10,000. Items included paintings by local artists Tyson Thompson Tinsley and Julie Tooth, home furnishings from Burkelman, party dresses from Swing, Coach leather goods, group dinner experiences and travel destinations.

This year’s sponsors were Bailey Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Collisart, Comfort Masters, Ally’s Way, Lisikatos Construction, Robert A.  McCaffrey Realty, Gergely Pediatrics, Burke Electric, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Putnam Windows, Powers and Haar Insurance, Doug’s Pretty Good Pub, Drug World, Foodtown, Cold Spring Apothecary, Pam Gunther Design, Assogna Endodontics and Romeo and Juliet Salon & Spa.

Since its inception in 2000, the foundation has raised more than $900,000 for the Haldane School District. For more information, visit

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