2016-2017 Annual Report | Auction Gifts

Life Is a Fiesta! And so it was, starting on May 5th with the Spring Dinner Auction, the kickoff event of Alumni Weekend. Hotel du Village was the setting for an evening that buzzed with excitement as bidding for hundreds of unique auction items was quietly competitive.

After enjoying a wonderful dinner, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, friends and trustees all came together, raising paddle after paddle, to support the special appeal. More than $100,000 was raised in record time with a portion of the proceeds going directly to improving the Herbert S. Boyd Dining Hall along with many areas around campus.

A few upgrades include: new lockers equipped to handle the modern needs of our day students, new picnic tables and Adirondack chairs for all weather studying and lounging requirements, and prominent new signage featuring our new logo located at both entrances of campus.

Proceeds from the auction also supported the Home and School Association’s grant making fund, which provides modest grants to Solebury School faculty and staff to create innovative learning experiences for our students and take advantage of opportunities that present themselves for learning or campus improvement, but are not in the year’s budget.

We are amazed and humbled by the dedication of our auction committee, who spent the better part of a year planning every detail of this remarkable evening. We are equally as grateful and awed by the time and talent of our volunteers donated to ensure the night was a success for each and every participant.

We are proud to list our very generous Life is a Fiesta! volunteers and supporters.

Special Appeal: Herbert S. Boyd Dining Hall

This past summer, a very welcome renovation to our beloved Dining Hall was accomplished — and in record time.

The special appeal raised enough funds to install a new HVAC system, providing much needed relief on hot days as well as cold ones. The maintenance team had a narrow window of time between the close of summer camp and the start of school to ensure the system was installed, up and running. This project came in on-time and on-budget, now allowing, as Brad King, Director of Facilities, noted this summer, “you can make it TW cold in here!” As you may know, Tom Wilschutz,our headmaster who hails from the mid-west, enjoys his temps on the low, low side of the thermometer.

Our head chef, Carmen DiFoggio is one happy chef as well. “The difference was immediate. And I’m sure the students will enjoy hanging out, eating, and studying in the dining hall even more now. My team and I thank everyone who donated funds to this project. It is sincerely appreciated.”


° First-year donor
• Five-year donor
*10- to 19-year donor
**20- to 29-year donor
***30- to 39-year donor
****40- to 49-year donor
*****50- to 59-year donor
+ for deceased
H for Holmquist Alumnae

Kären and Jay Abbe '59 *****
Edward Aldin '70**
Pablo Ambrosio
Peter Ammirati '82 and Maria McGrath **
Andre Boreas P '20 and Druanne Martin °
Daniel C. Arnold and Linda Chaille-Arnold P'20
Athleta @ Princeton Market Fair
Sandra Arnold °
Christine & Richard Baker P'20
Kristina Bauman
Jim and Jennifer Becker °
Ed '74 and Anne Beemer*
Jeff Benoliel and Amy Branch P'18
Betsy Bidelman Meredith '54 and Charles Meredith*****
Bruce Linthicum '73 and Linda Black
Maribeth and Steven Bogush
Jeffrey Erinoff and Marilyn Boim P'14 ·
Brooke Erinoff '14
Scott and Mary Bolenbaugh P'09 *
Kevin and BJ Booth P'11*
Victor Bozzo and Dianna Bozzo P'20 °
Michael Bramnick & Susan Weintraub P'18
Bucks County Playhouse
Jennifer K. Burns P'19
Caffe Galleria
Kamila and Leni Calabrese P'19
Robert and Cassandra Hallberg °
Tia and Robert Cavallaro P'21
Dan Cohen '63 and Patricia Cohen*
Cook to Order Restaurant-Deli-Catering
Morgan and Nicole Cowperthwaite P'20 P'22 °
Crossroads Bake Shop
Deb and Mark Daughterman P'18
David and Jennifer Glazer P'22 °
Edward and Elba Deck P'15
Delray Plus True Value*
Andrea Devereux P'14
Diana Michaels, Designers of Fine Jewelry
Brunda and Leslie Dias P'18
DonorPerfect Fundraising Software °
Evan Doyle °
Doylestown Escape Room
Dubliner on the Delaware
Corrine and Tom Duboski P'02*
Duck Soup
Kim Duthie P'20 °
Lauren and Scott Eckstein**
Susan Eckstein
Edible Arrangements of Doylestown*
Edu-Tech Academic Solutions
Dale and Rachel '02 Emde
Emily's Cafe & Catering
Ellen and Randy Faulkner P'06 '11*
Steven Feld P'19 ·
First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown**
Felicia and Joshua Holtz P'20
Melissa Fogarty P'20 and Mark Rhoades
Folk City Roasters °
Curtis Fontaine
Kevin and Lynne Fox P'17 '20
Michael and Vivian Francesco P'15 ·
Charles Franklin and Gwenn Benson °
Jon and Staci Freer *
Garner Bros. Heating & AC, Inc.
George Nakashima Woodworkers
Andrew Gespass '73 ***
Arthur and Karen Glass P'17
Goose Creek Pottery
Charlie Groth and Dan Tuft P'13 '19 ·
Hamilton's Grill Room
Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller
Jessica Harms °
Havana Restaurant
Patrick Hernandez '95 and Jennifer Choy
Wayne Hill ·
Jeff Honig '77 ***
Mark Hornung and Lauren Jones P'18
Tom Hunt '74 *** and Kathrine Motley P'16
Grant and Michele Hunter P'21 °
J.McLaughlin Clothing
Solebury Lavender
Karen and Colin Jenei P'07 ·
Zeke Jenei '07
Gail and Michael Krieger P'18
Joyce Bulifant '56* and Roger Perry
Qingming Hu and Ying Kang P'17
Karla's Restaurant and Bar
Chad and Nikkii '04 Kashub
Arthur and Kate Hein P'20 °
Kerry Keane '73*
Steve and Sarah Kelleher °
Catherine and John Kerrigan P'17 '18
Brad and Tricia King °
Whitney Parker-Klimpel and Kenneth Klimpel P'06 '09*
Kramer Portraits
Lakshmi Krothapalli and Ravi Kancherla P'19
Paul and Bambi Kuhl P'02 *
Anton and Sally Kuppek P'17
Lambertville Station
Renee Laporte *
Lee Leeper °
John and Justine Leguizamo P'19 °
Hongwei and Di Li P'19
Xiaoyi Lin and Wanxi Li P'18 °
Julie Laing °
John and Rene Lutz P'18
Hugh Mangum and Laura Malone P'20
Manoff Market Garden
Mansion Inn

Marhaba Middle Eastern Restaurant
Marsha Brown Creole Kitchen
Peter Martino and Dave Dimarchi °
William and Mary Belben P'17 °
Helen Matthews and Zack Arrington
Gerald Roche and Sabrina Mauro Roche P'18 °
Kara McCabe
McCaffrey's Food Markets
Andy Parsons and Melanie Staff-Parsons °
Merrick and Meredith Borine °
Metropolis Spa Salon
Metropolitan Seafood Gourmet
Annette and Irv Miller **
Steven Miano and Rosanne Mistretta
Anthony Morolda
The Motts P'15 '18 ·
Donna Murray
Joan and Stephen Mutascio P'08 *
Kevin Nakashima '73 **
Molly Rhodes-Naughton P'19
Moonstone Mystery Bookstore
Neil '59 and Nancy Cubberley '59 *
Cariann Nelson ·
New Hope Photo
Mark Nichols and Lara Nichols
Nina's Waffles and Ice Cream
Nomad Pizza
George Staikos of Ramey Wine Cellars
Andrea and Jonathan O'Brian P'17
Origins Palmer Square
Margaret and Robert Orlando P'20
Paper Source
Audi and Michelle Peal P'18
Brian Pearson
Josh Perlsweig '03 and Natalie Hamill
Pet Photos Plus °
Toni Peters '62 **
Barbara Winter and John Petito P '96 '03 **
Phantasm Comics
Pierre's Chocolates
Marianne Poole °
Porterhouse Restaurant & Pub
Sarah Poten P'17
Professional Sports Publications
Elisa Rapaport and William Schabio P'17
Douglas McCleery and Renee Richardson P'19
Ron and Meg Levene P'20 °
Rosade Bonsai Studio
Amanda and Mike Salerno P'19 '22
Bill and Sonya Sappington P'15
Saul Ewing LLP
Dr. Colleen and Mr. Mark Schlegel P'20 °
Mark Schmukler and Kaitlin Doyle P'21 °
Kenneth and Kymberly Schwartz P'18 °
Mindy Schwartz °
Marina and Robert Scudder P'15
Lafayette Inn
Regina and Carl Sharpe P'19
Jean Shaw '53 ****
Eric Shaw '55 and Caroline Shaw *****
Jian Shen and Qi Xie P'20 °
Mitchell and Robin Sherman P'17
Sherry Goulding P'18 and Eric Mintel
Nick '51****** and Wanda Simons
Sindee Doogah P'20 ° and Sean Bowes
Sneddon's Luncheonette
Spartan Performance Academy
Square One Pub
Eleanor Stasio °
Annsi Cole Stephano '58 P'77 '78 '81 ****
Steve and Pam Can
Tom Stevenson, Jr. '65**
Robert Stockton '58, CPO, USN (ret.)*
Ruth Strauss
John Benson and Susan Sygenda P'17
The Inn at Phillips Mill
The Landing Restaurant
Tinsman Bros., Inc.**
Rick and Jennifer Tony
Topeo Gallery
Tracey ° and Brooke Williams
Tractenberg & Company
Unbound Synergy - Fitness Coaching
Togo Utsumi and Reiko Utsumi P'17 º
Olga Vannucci P'17
Susan and Eric '77 Wald **
Mikel and Karen Waldon P'19
Dick Walsh '52 ****
HaiPeng Wang P'20
Xiping Wang and Ning Li P'18
Clare Wargaski Massage Therapy
Johnathon Proctor and Patricia
Warner-Proctor P'19
Elizabeth Tallett and and James Wavle P'11*
Vincent and Carol Wedderburn P'20 °
Wild Ginger III
Willis, Towers, Watson
Thomas and Rebecca Wilschutz *
James '64 and Sharon Wolman P'17 *
Shawn and Eric Wright
Guoping Yin and Jiehua Tang P'18
Yoga Loka
Anita and David Zaketa P'20
Donna and Edward Zalewski P'19
Zanya Spa Salon
Tao Zhang and Tao Qu P'19