Auction Wrap-Up

Dear Friends, Families and Staff of DMA,

Many of you have been patiently awaiting news about this year’s Annual Auction. With the end of the school year hustle & bustle plus lots of summer fun to be had, I had put the Auction aside for a bit. I am happy to say that I have sat down with Ginny & Ian and we have come to a conclusion about the final revenue earned from this year’s event. After taking into account event expenses, we are thrilled to announce that this year we raised $20,029! Pretty impressive!

I would like to make mention that this would not have been possible without the support of all of you, an integral part of what makes our school so great. Without dedicated families and staff members, our event wouldn’t be able to happen. From donating items to the auction and raffles, to supporting our kids in creating fantastic classroom projects, to lending a hand the night of the event, all of you helped in some way. I’d like to give special attention to the people who helped as part of our planning committee – Danielle Lussier, Melanie & Jack Roepke, Steve & Lindy Meer, Mata & Tony Kartsonas, Margery & Sean Kane, Taylor Dutmer, Jenny Schmidt and Becky Murphy. I’d also like to give my gratitude to Jessica Rodriguez and Liz Becerra, Brittany Miller and all of the teachers, who helped tremendously along the way.

Many have been wondering about the funds we raised and how they will be used. As mentioned in our Auction information and on the night of the event, all funds raised will be used for future redevelopment of the outdoor play and garden area. While we did raise a good amount of money for this endeavor, it is not enough to cover the cost of such a big project. Proceeds from this auction and the 2015 Auction will be combined to fund the project. DMA feels confident that we will have what is needed to move forward with construction during the Summer of 2015. As plans are developed they will be shared with the school community. Going into the next school year, if you would like to know more about the playground redevelopment, please feel free to ask the school office, they are always there to answer any questions you may have.

Lastly I would like to say that the position for 2015 Auction Chair remains open. If you have any interest in leading the charge on this fantastic DMA community gathering, please let the office know. The person heading up the event will have the full support of a fantastic crew of planning committee members, myself included. If you have questions about what the Auction Chair job entails, please feel free to email me anytime.

I know that Ginny and Ian are happy to entertain any feedback, thoughts or new ideas about this great fundraising initiative. Drop them a line with your insights!

Enjoy the rest of your summer! My family and I hope to see you around the city or at our Ice Cream Social in August.

Natalie Holoubek
2014 Auction Chair

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