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2019-20 Annual Report | Auction Gifts

Like many events last spring, our auction, Mardi Gras in May, needed to be quickly and seamlessly adapted to meet the challenges of the pandemic. We were faced with the decision to postpone the event, cancel it altogether, or re-imagine a very beloved, large scale, in-person gathering into an online success. With a “can do” attitude and an overwhelming level of support by the Solebury community, the auction was transformed into a fully virtual event. 

The online platform of this year’s auction reached a broader audience than ever before, with over 150 bidders from as far as California registered to participate. The livestream broadcast featured a live auctioneer providing the inspiration for silent and live auction items. The strength of our community was on full display through the generosity of Mardi Gras in May sponsors, item donors, bidders, and special appeal donors. We raised over $114,000 for Solebury School. Additional proceeds from Mardi Gras in May supported initiatives including:

  • The Special Appeal, which was redirected to meet the challenges, needs, and innovations created by the effects of the pandemic, and successfully raised over $53,000;
  • Professional development for our faculty to teach in a remote environment in Fall 2020;
  • Additional technology enhancements to optimize the remote learning experience for our students;
  • A long-awaited renovation of the Holmquist dormitory and kitchen; and
  • Funding in support of Home and School Association grants to faculty, staff, and student initiatives each year.

We are so grateful for all members of our Auction Planning Committee, along with the faculty, staff, friends, and family who helped make this year’s first-ever fully virtual auction an outstanding success. 

Thank you to the following family and friends of Solebury who made this year’s virtual auction, a real success for our school:


° 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

Anonymous (3)
Aahs Salon°
The Academy of Natural Science -
   Drexel University
Tracy Adler P'21°
Anand Adya and Aparna Deshpande P'20
Peter Ammirati '82***
Phyllis and Rob Arnold P'12 '14*
Daniel C. Arnold and
   Linda M. Chaille-Arnold, MD P'20•
Artistic Eyewear
Astor Place Theatre
Athletic Shoe Shop
Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette
Marc and Lynn Baranski P'21°
Melanie Bell P'23
Bergey's Electric
Jefrey and Katherine Betz P'23
The Black List NYC
Cathy Block P'14
Miranda '08 and Sam '09 Bolenbaugh 
Mary and Scott Bolenbaugh P'09*
Doug & Christina Borden P'21
Borden Perlman°
Merrick and Meredith Borine P'21
Victor & Dianna Bozzo P'20
Gary Brackenridge P'23
Andrew Braun and Laurie Braun P'20 '24
Buckingham Green Nails & Spa
Bucks County Playhouse
Mark & Amy Bunting P'20 '23
Jennifer K. Burns P'19•
Patrick Burns and Doreen Zaldivar-Burns P'23°
Steve Buteux and Scott Eckstein
Robert and Tia Cavallaro P'21•
Charcoal BYOB
Chauncey Conference Center
Christine's Restaurant
Cleanest Management Services*
Angelo Coclanis
Dan '63 and Patricia Cohen**
Brad and Stacy Cole P'20
Kenneth Coleman Piano Tuning
Lisa & Mark Cook P'22
Morgan and Nicole Cowperthwaite P'20 '22
Cramer's Bakery
Paul and Annette Crovo P'21°
Edward and Elba Deck P'15•
Delray Plus True Value, Inc.*
Lazarus Dempsey and
   Aileen Grenon Dempsey P'23°
Andrea Devereux P'14*
Leslie and Brunda Dias P'18 '23•
Diane & Jonathan Downs P'03 '08 '09
Duck Soup Café
William Eastburn and Charlotte Dunham P'22
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
Scott and Lauren Eckstein P'22**
EEA Designs
Andrew Epstein and Kara Gross P'21°
Joe Evans and Kim Aldrich P'21
Ellen and Randy Faulkner P'06 '11**
Michael and Holly Fay P'18 '19 '23
Steve and Tracy Feld P'19•
Yuan Feng P'22
Firehouse Cycles
First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown**
Kevin Fox and Lynne Fox P'17 '20
Staci and Jonathan Freer*
Victor Garcia and Yohaida Matos P'23°
Garner Bros. Heating & Air Conditioning•
Andy '73 and Debbie Gespass***
Giant Food Stores
Deborah Ginsburg P'20
Heather & Dan Goodman P'18 '21
Gilbert Gottfried
Judith Gregory & Thomas Gregory P'17 '21
Erik Grissom and Elizabeth Carter Grissom  P'22
Robert and Cassandra Hallberg P'20
Jessica Harms and James Arnold
Ken and Dawn Harms
Dr. J. Heffernan and Alison Mitch P'18•
Olivia Heffernan '18
Wayne Hill•
Jamie Hollander Gourmet Foods
Hanna Howe P'23
Ling Huang & Shuo Shawn Chen P'21
Scott and Tara Hughes P'21
Tom Hunt '74 and Kathrine Motley P'16***
Indian Garden
The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies*
Steven Katz°
Steve and Sarah Kelleher P'23
Kirby Fredendall P'21
Joseph and Marie Kohles P'23
Patricia and Richard Kroth P'23
La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Lakumi Dias '18
Tony LaSalle
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Edward Leydon•
Michael and Lori Lipsky P'21 '23
Marjorie Lynam°
Peter Martino and Dave DiMarchi•
Helen Matthews and Zack Arrington•
May Horticultural Services, Inc.
Wayne and Victoria McDonald P'22°
Eileen McDonnell P'23
Micki McMillan°
Metcalfe Architecture
Middle Coast Brewing Company
Britta Milks and Jason Petrarca**
Annette and Irv Miller**
Adam and Terri Miller P'16 '18•
The Monogram Merchant
Morris Arboretum
Mandy and Jim Mundy
Joan and Stephen Mutascio P'08*
Mira Nakashima '59* and
   Kevin Nakashikma '73†*** of
   George Nakashima Woodworkers
National Constitution Center
Cariann Nelson and Karen Roycroft P'24*
New Hope Pet Center
Mark and Lara Nichols P'21°
Nomad Pizza°
Non Solo Pasta Ristorante
William and Amy Nyberg P'21 '23
Jonathan and Andrea O'Brian P'17 '19 '21 '24•
Old Barracks Museum
Kamran Ozair and Saba Siddiqui P'20
Bonnie Pariser P'20
Pearl S. Buck International
Brian Pearson
Joshua Perlsweig '03 and Natalie Hamill*
Pet Photos Plus
Philadelphia Museum of Art
David and Barbara Picard P'21
The Princeton Sharpe Group of
   Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
David and Lucy Pritzker P'23
Proxus Professional Payroll Solutions
Marcin and Katie Radzicki P'22
Giovanna Raffaelli '88 P'23
Rakkii Ramen
Adam Ratner and Julie Zimmerman P'21°
Raymer's Homemade Candies
Reading Fightin Phils
Joan Reinthaler '53****
Renew Theaters
Ziggy and Michele Rivkin-Fish P'21°
Ted Robinson GP'20
Pat and Laura Roche P'23
Roush and Yates Racing Engines, LLC
The Russo Family '24°
Salt Cave
Salus Integrative Health
Sasowsky Earth Science Consultants, Ltd.
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP 
Kim Sayers P'23
Scott and Suzanne Schenker P'20
Colleen and Mark Schlegel P'20
Mark Schmukler and Kaitlin Doyle P'21 '24
Shady Brook Farm
Margaret & Werner Sharp P'20
Jupiter Shi '20
Cynthia Shoemaker-Zerrer & John Zerrer P'17 '20
Rev. Julie-Ann Silberman-Bunn '81•
Silverman Gallery
Rachel Simon '77***
Victor Sloan and Sandra Gong P'17•
The Solebury School Community
Solebury School Theater Department
South Mountain YMCA Camps
Spartan Performance Academy
Adam and Amy Steel P'21°
Annsi Cole Stephano '58 P'77 '78 '81****
Tom Stevenson, Jr. '65***
Bassetts Ice Cream
Diane Sugden**
Brian and Julie Sullivan P'22
Angela Sun Consulting & SAT Prep
Tetra Tech, Inc•
Fred & Shelby Tewell P'21
The Tubby Olive
Christine and Larry Thiel
Charles and Pamela Thompson P'20 '22 '24
Katie Thomson P'21°
Tinsman Bros., Inc.**
Turning Point Restaurant
Vault Brewing Company
Holly Victor '89 and Chris Stumpo P'23•
Vince's Pizza
Derek Warden '79***
Johnathon Proctor and
   Patricia Warner-Proctor P'19•
Elizabeth and James Wavle P'11*
Brett Webber, AIA, LEED AP BD+C '85 P'20**
Anne Hunt White '71****
Whitman Pharmacy
Thomas and Rebecca Wilschutz*
Zhibin Wu and Zhen Liu P'21
David Wysocky and Dina Given P'23
Doug Yates & Whitney Yellow Robe Yates P'20
Yvonne Liu P'21
Anita & David Zaketa P'20
Orest and Olga Zborowski P'23°
Julie Zimmerman & Adam Ratner P'21