Archive for the ‘Fundraising’ Category
Grow your gift to Villa Academy by participating with The Seattle Foundation on May 15 in their third annual GiveBIG – a one-day, online charitable giving event. Each credit card donation made to Villa Academy via the Seattle Foundation website between midnight and midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, will be stretched further thanks to The Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG sponsors, who will match a share of every contribution. Please plan to donate on May 15!
Last Saturday night’s Auction, held at Seattle’s historic Arctic Club, had a Great Gatsby theme – and it certainly lived up to the hype! The guys in their black ties and the dolls in their flapper dresses and cloche hats had a roaring good time – all to benefit VIlla Academy. Auction 2013 was one of the most successful Villa Auctions in recent memory and, on behalf of my colleagues on the faculty and staff,
Thanks to all who attended, sponsored, contributed, or procured auction items and worked on this great event! Many thanks go especially to Jennifer Roberts, our Auction Chair (and flapper-extraordinaire), and her “army” of volunteers that put in hundreds of hours over the last year to make the Auction a tremendous success. I offer a special thank you, also, to my colleague, Marcie Cheung, our Development Events Coordinator, for all that she did to make this event special…Well Done, All!
Although we’re still counting all the coins, it appears that we’ve grossed over $340,000 for Villa Academy – including over $77,000 toward our School Security Fund-A-Need with additional contributions still being received and processed. For those who’d still like to support the Fund-A-Need, you can do so at: Fund-A-Need 2013.
Finally, if you’d like to see proof that the Villa Auction 2013 was a “blast,” checkout these pictures from the photo booth: Auction 2013. If you’d like a copy of one or more pictures from the photo booth, just “click” here: Photo-Booth – Auction 2013.
What a great event…Thanks everyone!
John K. Milroy
Head of School
The Great Gatsby Online Auction is now open. The auction will run from 10AM on February 20, 2013 to 10PM February 27, 2013. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. The online auction is open to anyone, so share this with your friends, family, community.
The Third Trimester Community Service Project for the Preschool classes has focused in the past several years on helping a Guatemalan child in need of medical care which is financially beyond the reach of the family.
This year the money raised will help Levi, a 3-month old boy who is severely malnourished and who was born with multiple deformities of his hands and feet.The money raised will pay for intensive nutritional therapy to help him gain strength, medications to treat infections, and surgery to help him gain full use of his hands and feet.
The project is being introduced to the Preschool children today, Ash Wednesday, February 13. Each child in the Preschool is invited to collect coins to bring to school. Our collection will run from February 13 – March 28. This project occurs during the season of Lent because of its core tenet of service to others.
Children are encouraged to raise the money by doing extra jobs or chores around the house. Any amount raised will be a huge benefit to this little boy.
Parents, Staff, Faculty and Students,
The Fall Book Fair, which we conducted in coordination with the University Book Store, was a huge success! Your purchases earned approximately $2000 for the purchase of books for the Villa Library. We hope you enjoy the books you purchased as much as our students will enjoy the new books we purchase for the library with the book fair proceeds. We are also especially thankful for the many books that were purchased for the library from our wish list. Our children will enjoy a variety of new books for years to come, due to your generosity.
Many thanks are offered to our wonderful volunteers! These parents helped the students with book selection, estimating the cost of purchases, counting money and making change. A special “thank you” goes to the following volunteers: Wendy Gibbons, Amy Fouke, Suzanne Moreau, Nina Stuyt, Ann Selberg, Staci Foster, Kelli Smith-Bailey, Jennifer Porter, and Michael Guadagno.
Special events like the Book Fair could not happen without Villa’s Facilities Department personnel. We truly appreciate the “behind-the-scenes” efforts, including putting up banners, setting up tables, and helping to load and unload books.
The staff and management at University Book Store were extremely supportive and knowledgeable and the book selection was perfect for Villa’s clientele. It is always a pleasure partnering with an independent bookstore for this event. When you are in the U District, stop by their store on the Avenue, and enjoy the incredible selection and customer service.
Again, many thanks to all the Villa families, friends, staff and faculty who contributed to the success of the Fall Book Fair!
As their service project for the first trimester, the second grade students conducted Trick or Treat for UNICEF. Students made posters to advertise their project and visited lower school classrooms to explain their project and pass out Trick or Treat collection boxes.
The second grade collected a grand total of $1,120.57! Way to go Villa! Over 60 pounds of coins were collected, and the students spent one math class attempting to count them.
Barbara Purn and Robert Downey