Thank You! Auction 2018
Wed, Apr 25 2:43pm

Thank you all for coming out and making the Spring Auction Gala a huge success!  

On behalf of our school and parents, we thank our entire community for coming out to party, their countless hours of preparation and generous donations. It’s everyone’s energy, talents and time that keep this amazing tradition alive.


A very special thank you:

To our families who donated items to make our live and silent auction unique to PS107. Your generosity and commitment to our community is undeniable. We had so many magnificent things to bid on that came from our community of families right here at our school. Thank you!


To our dedicated teachers, administration and staff who always go above and beyond for our children. Thank you to those who donated to Time with Teachers and our silent and live auction. We are so grateful for your selfless dedication to our children. A very special thanks to Ms Eve, Mr DiFranco, Ms Sheri and Coach Diane for donating once in a lifetime experiences. And thanks to Leigh Smith for organizing an amazing Time with Teachers raffle.


To our class parents who created one of a kind projects. Thanks for spending months of time preparing these delicate pieces of artwork with little hands and big hearts. Special thanks to Amy Weintraub and Becky Hutcheson for supporting, creating, producing and displaying the class projects.


[If you are interested you can check out the remaining class projects still available for purchase.]


To our solicitation team – Unbelievable work! If you won an amazing item at the auction, it's because one of our many parent volunteers who hustled around Park Slope and beyond to solicit our community. They collected well over 150 items for our auction due to endless hours of commitment. Special thanks to Sheri Silverstein, Debbie Resvez, Niki Quinn, Alyson Kupferberg, Bobby Markowitz, Emily Kiechel, Mariana Nannarone, Laurence Krulik, Vanessa and Michael Neithardt, Angela Kurzawa, Carey Dalton, Julie Blume, Emily Valente and Kate Gitnick.


To our amazingly talented Committee Chairs and to the many, many people who helped. This team created an evening of beauty – from drink, food and decor. Thank you for sharing your talents and passions with us!


Kate Gitnick for serving up some of the best Spicy Margaritas & Mojitos.

Susan Shamoto for leading catering and delighting the evening with some of the most delicious food and desserts in Park Slope.

Deepika Sankaran for the lovely décor and floral arrangements with the help of Ellen Jan.

Meg Ripley and Grace Lerner Sharfstein for sharing your talents and creating the beautiful graphic design work.

Stephen Kitts & Deepika Sankaran for designing, building and working tirelessly to bring the Green Wall to life! Such amazing work. And our PS 107 sign!


Special thanks to the entire PTA for day of set up. Notably Angela Kurzawa for her rock star auction organization skills and Amy Weintraub for the gorgeous silent auction item descriptions.


And last but certainly not least – to those of you that gave your time to help out during the event. Thank you for checking people in, bingo swapping, checking people out, and helping clean up. Special thank you to Alethea Hannemann, Emma Medcalf, Leigh Smith, Elizabeth Stoel, Chris Bynum, Michelle & JP Therrien, Amy & Chris Weintraub, Ellen Jan, Amit Agarwal, Christopher Lee, Desiree Cassese, Max Gallico, Jennifer Gallico, David Kausch, Shelly Auster, Julie Bleha, Adam & Angela Kurzawa, Greg Campbell, Cathy Campbell, Deborah Revesz, Rebecca Calvani, and MIchelle Foster.


We must also highlight Vanessa and Michael Neithardt, Grant and Leigh Smith for their immense talent, and creative vision and tireless effort to bring the spirit of PS107 alive on film.


Thank you to our own Omar Beers who kept the festivities going on stage throughout the evening. And a huge shout out to our auctioneer Robert Greene who made the live auction a spectacular success.


Thank you to Alisa Stratton, Chatham Liquors and the Berlent Family for supplying us with Liquor and Beer.


Thank you to Debbie Resvez who kicked off our auction festivities by running our inaugural online camp auction. It was a huge success!


As always and so importantly – Thank you to the entire PTA Board for your support: Leigh Smith, Angela Kurzawa, Kate Gitnick, Michelle Foster, Rebecca Calvani, Ellen Jan, David Kausch, Bobby Markowitz, Deepika Sankaran, Cathy Campbell, and Stephanie Hochman for everything you do everyday.


Thanks to those who joined us in festivities on Friday – eating, drinking, dancing and raising a little money along the way. Our hearts are filled with tremendous warmth and gratitude to know our community collectively cares so much for our children. Thank you again for the overwhelming amount of support and commitment to our school. Together We are PS107!


As a reminder, be on the lookout for second chance auction coming soon!


With love,

Brandie, Michael and Jenara
Auction Committee Chairs