JHCS Gala 2020 – Shaken Not Stirred: A Resounding Success!!

First, amidst the shelter in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers had to quickly change gears and create a virtual event.  The nimble and proactive committee worked tirelessly to create a live, telethon-style event that was fun, inclusive and engaging.

Second, for the first time, JHCS current students were able to participate.  Each grade created a fun video; and we were treated to a virtual style performance by the Jazz Band.  And, sophomore Dillon Hanna, along with his dad, Todd, did an exceptional job as Co-Masters of Ceremonies.  In keeping with the long-standing tradition of having a student alum talk about their experience as a beneficiary of the scholarships, 2012 Alum Ellie Finnegan shared her thoughts and experiences.  Bill Kucera, representing the JHCS Board, Amy Fulwyler, current Head of School, and Manish Bhatt, incoming Head of School, all offered their request and thanks for support of the Gala.

Third, we added a new category of items to the fundraiser – Hosted Parties.  Individuals were able to purchase tickets to attend a variety of parties to be held throughout the year hosted by JHCS families.  A great way to raise money, but also another avenue for our community to connect and socialize.  We are so thankful to the many individuals who offered to host a party, and to those who purchased and signed up for a spot.  Many parties sold out; and this category alone raised $25,000!!

Which leads to the fourth and most important First – through the tireless efforts of all the volunteers and generous donors, we exceeded our overall goal and raised over $200,000!!!!!

To all the volunteers and donors, we cannot thank you enough for your support.  Because of you, the students, families, faculty & staff will benefit not only through the funding of the school’s operational expenses, but through scholarships, new academic programs, and technological innovations.  They are eager to honor your generosity by creating an enriching, challenging, close knit, diverse & vibrant community that prepares individuals of integrity and kindness for college and life.

No matter the circumstance, we thrive because we are united as a community.

We are Jackson Hole Community School.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU:

Gala Committee

Margaret Brigham

Lori Crabtree (Chair)

Patti Fontanini

Todd Hanna

May Herr

Michelle Hunt

Mary Beth Kucera

Andrea Mercuri

Liz Moseley

Chilton Mueller

Amanda Robertson (Chair)

Peta Roubin

Jana Williams

 

Master of Ceremonies

Dillon Hanna (Class of 2022)

Todd Hanna

 

Invitations &  Graphic Design

Cara Rank, XOWYO Paper + Events

 

Video and Audio

Hughes Production Company

Auction and Raffle Item Donors and In- Kind Sponsors

Adi Amar

Andrea & Michael Mercuri

Andy & Liz King

Blue Collar Restaurant Group

Constellation Wines

Charlie Hamilton James

Christy & Garth Gillespie

Darcy & Jeff Rice

Don & Liz Moseley

Ethan & Emilie Steinberg

First Western Trust

Fitzgerald’s Bicycles

Florence McCall Photography

Grand Targhee Resort

Gavin & Lea Fine

Hirschfield Family

Jackson Curbside Recycling

JH Driving Academy

JH Mountain Resort

Kathryn Turner

Lisa & Mark Wan

Local Restaurant & Bar

Mary Coyne & William Kolasky

New West Knife Works

Persephone Bakery

Rodeo

Sam Roubin (Class of 2019)

September Vhay

Snake River Grill

Snake River Sporting Club

Snow King Resort

Stio

Teton Aviation

Teton Laser Center

Teton Village Sports

Tom Holland

Weiss/Ryan Families

Wilderness Adventures

Adam & Jana Williams

 Party Hosts

Margaret & Andrew Brigham

Amy & Bomber Bryan

Mary Coyne & William Kolasky

Lori & Todd Crabtree

Diane & Mike Eden

Kathy & Peter French

Cindee & Doug George

Libby  & Taylor Hall

Gary & Melissa Harvey

David & Leslie Heinemann

John & May Herr

Patty & Rob Hollis

Anne Ladd

Alex & Macye Maher

Andrea & Michael Mercuri

John & Tracey Millham

The Milligan Family

Chilton & Cody Mueller

Andy & Danielle  Parazette

Amanda & Noah Robertson

Adrian & John Robinson

Gary & Peta Roubin

Noa & Ted Staryk

Adam & Jana Williams

 

Donations Through Raise The Paddle & General Donations

$25,000+

Alan J. Hirschfield Family Foundation

 

$10,000 +

Gary & Melissa Harvey

John & May Herr

Remy Levy & Cathy Kehr

Andrea & Michael Mercuri

 

$5,000 to $9,999

Derek & Sophie Craighead

Gary & Peta Roubin

Noa & Ted Staryk

 

$2,500 to $4,999

Amy & Bomber Bryan

Mary Coyne & Bill Kolasky

Joyce & Mark Johnson

Andy & Liz King

Mark & Tina Weyhrich

 

$1,000 to $2,499

Kevin & Zinnie Aepli

Amy & Bomber Bryan

Diane & Mike Eden

Patti Fontanini

Bobby & Renee Holik

Bill & Mary Beth Kucera

Hampton & Kevin Luzak

Laurentius Marais

Brenda & Robert Mercer

Jennifer & Matthew Scott

Jennifer Sparks & Ari Goldstein

Anna & Steve Sullivan

Lisa & Mark Wan

 

$500 to $999

Manish & Meredith Bhatt

Brent Blue

Bill & Catherine Bradford

Andrew & Margaret Brigham

Patrick Brownfield

Christian Burch

Scotty Craighead (Class of 2008)

Dave & Kelly French

Anne Ladd & Len Carlman

Alex & Macye Maher

Jed & Krista Mixter

Joel & Kristin Revill

Darcy & Jeff Rice

Ashley Satterthwaite & Adam Johnson

Johnny & Meaghan Tozzi

Lucy Wild & Jason Wolff

Jon Wylie

 

Up to $499

Dave Baczko

Cristina Briones

Amy Brown & Jeffrey Brown

Shari Brownfield

Sydney Bryan (Class of 2016)

Robin & Phillip Cameron

Karen Connelly

Cynthia Coy

Margaret Creel & Roger Smith

Thea & Wayne Currie

Laura & Will Davenport

Biz & Doug Doyle

Michelle & Steve Dunn

Samantha Eddy

Patti Fontanini

Amy Fulwyler

Mary Allan & Todd Hanna

Ann Hanna Morrison

Ed & Lydia Heinbockel

Parry Henderson

Gary & Karen Hodges

Brian Hultman

Suzie & Trent Hultman

Wendy Hultman

Sarah Kilmain

Julie & Shawn Klomparens

Joanne & Steve Lohman

Brian & Robin McGee

Patricia Morrison

James & Sherry Musclow

Peter Neal (Class of 2014)

Claudia Orjuela

Andy & Danielle Parazette

Mary Pokorny & Jeff Bjornsen

Ed Prater

Conrad & Julie Pruzak

Taryn Pyle

Kevin & Rebecca Ritter

Amanda & Noah Robertson

Adrian & John Robinson

Peter Schuller

Kate T. & Dave Sollitt

Britt & Kerim Taner

Cindy & Marty Trott

Donna Tully

Honora Verdone (Class of 2016)

Abby & Peter Warner

Noah Waterhouse

Karen Wattenmaker & Steve Dunbar

Deb Wuersch & Bob Ablondi

 

Thank you to all the winning auction bidders and purchasers of party and raffle tickets!!

Auction Winning Bidders

49ers Club Seats + 4Seasons

Donor: Mark & Lisa Wan, Andy & Liz King

Winning bid of $5,000 each: (1) Andrea & Michael Mercuri  (2) Kitty Resor

 

Charlie Hamilton James print

Donor: Charlie Hamilton James

Winning bid of $4,000: JHCS

 

Fine Wine Collection

Donors: Brandon & Katrina Ryan, Bill & Robin Weiss, Mary Coyne & Bill Kolasky, Andrea & Michael Mercuri

Winning bid of $3,600: Eileen & John Berner

 

Wilderness Adventures Trip

Donor: Wilderness Adventures, Tom Holland

Winning bid of $3,500: Gary & Melissa Harvey

 

Snake River Grill Dinner for 6

Donor: The Hirschfield Family

Winning bid of $3,400 each: (1) Amy & Bomber Bryan, (2) Bill & Mary Beth Kucera, Ann Ferrell Luck Millham & Steve Millham

 

Scenic Flight w/ Amy Fulwyler

Donor: Teton Aviation, Don & Liz Moseley

Winning bid of $3,000: Gary & Peta Roubin

 

TREK E-Bike

Donor: Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Adam & Jana Williams

Winning bid of $2,850: Liz & Andy King

 

Head of School Day Off

Winning bid of $2,600: Chilton & Cody Mueller

 

Scenic Flight w/ Don Moseley

Donor: Don & Liz Moseley

Winning bid of $2,350 each: (1) Amy & Bomber Bryan (2) Lisa & Mark Wan

 

Parking Spot/Semester 1 Exams

Winning bid of $2,000: Chilton & Cody Mueller

 

Sam Roubin 60x40 Print

Donor: Sam Roubin (Class of 2019)

Winning bid of $1,900: Andrea & Michael Mercuri

 

Via Ferrata Guided Climbing

Donor: JHMR, Jessie Milligan

Winning bid of $1,300: Kathy Lee

 

Teton Laser Center Gift Card

Donor: Teton Laser Center

Winning bid of $900: Peta & Gary Roubin

 

Snowmobile|Granite Hot Springs

Donor: Christy & Garth Gillespie

Winning bid of $825: Gary & Melissa Harvey

 

Hotel Terra Staycation

Donor: Gavin & Lea Fine, Emilie & Ethan Steinberg

Winning bid of $800: Scotty Craighead (Class of 2008)

 

Driver's Education Course

Donor: JH Driving Academy

Winning bid of $750: Gary & Melissa Harvey

 

Family Photo Shoot

Donor: Florence McCall Photography

Winning bid of $700: Joyce Johnson

 

Senior Portrait Session

Donor: Florence McCall Photography

Winning bid of $500: Ed & Lydia Heinbockel

 

 

Party & Raffle Purchasers

$2,000+

Eileen & John Berner

Andrea & Michael Mercuri

Gary & Peta Roubin

 

$1,000 to $1,999

Lori & Todd Crabtree

John & Tracey Millham

Adam & Jana Williams

Brenda Wylie

 

$700 to $999

Amy & Bomber Byan

Karen Connelly

Patti Fontanini

Christy & Garth Gillespie

Libby & Taylor Hall

John & May Herr

Justin & Michelle Hunt

Amanda and Noah Robertson

 

$400 to $699

Andrew & Margaret Brigham

Liz & Ned Hutchinson

Joyce & Mark Johnson

Nicole Krieger & Christopher Moll

Ann-Ferrell Luck Millham & Steve Millham

Joel & Kristin Revill

Darcy & Jeff Rice

Jennifer Sparks & Ari Goldstein

Britt & Kerim Taner

 

$150 to &399

Kevin & Zinnie Aepli

Catherine & Williamson Bradford

Aleathia & Tim Brown

Robin & Philip Cameron

Carey & Sean Clark

Angie & Thomas Concannon

Margaret Creel & Roger Smith

Laura & Will Davenport

Biz & Doug Doyle

Diane & Mike Eden

Maureen Fitzgerald

Dave & Kelly French

Ed & Lydia Heinbockel

Wendy Hobart

Bobby & Renee Holik

Suzie & Trent Hultman

Gary Hutchinson

Sarah Kilmain

Julie & Shawn Klomparens

Bill & Mary Beth Kucera

Chris & Kathy Lee

Joanne & Steve Lohman

Hampton & Kevin Luzak

Brian & Robin McGee

Brenda & Robert Mercer

Corey & Jessica Milligan

Don & Liz Moseley

Chilton & Cody Mueller

Diana & Scott O’Brien

Andy & Kathy Parazette

Mary Patno

Kevin & Rebecca Ritter

Adrian & John Robinson

Heidi & Sven Roehrig

Ashley Satterthwaite

Christine & Jeffrey Schuller

Ellen & David Siminoff

Patrick & Shannon Spencer

Suzanne Strawbridge

Kate T. & Dave Sollitt

Georgene Tozzi

John Tozzi

Lisa & Mark Wan

Gene Warner

Lucy Wild & Jason Wolff

Rafael & Trish Williams

Paul Wireman

 

Up to $149

Dave Baczko

Joanne Bjornsen

Carmen Bonilla

Charlotte Boyle

Pat & Tom Browne

Meghan Browne

Christian Burch

Gemma Correa

Kathleen Crowley

Sara Desmond

Katherine Dowson

Michelle & Steve Dunn

Samantha Eddy

Tara Ellerstein

Cathy French

Kristina French

Rachel Garrett

Ella Ginsbury

Stacey Grohne

Rosemary Gutsell

Mary Allan & Todd Hanna

Debbie Hansen & Kelsey Clark

Gary & Melissa Harvey

Pat Kearney

Liz King

Jamie Lasden

Tracy Logan

Kate Lynch

Leah MacDonald

Nancy MacDonald

Susan Mick

Health Miller

Ila Musclow

Noemi Perez

Peter Schuller

Doris Smith

Donna Tully

Juan Venegas

Jake Warner

Karen Wattenmaker

Mark & Tina Weyhrich

Kate Wiedeman

Rachel Wigglesworth

Keith Wortman

Deb Wuersch & Bob Ablondi

A special thank you to our wonderful Alumni who donated in dollars, gifts, and time.  Your participation serves to remind us of our purpose; and we are moved to know how proud you are to be part of JHCS.  Right back at ya!

Sydney Bryan (Class of 2016)

Scotty Craighead (Class of 2008)

Peter Neal (Class of 2014)

Sam Roubin (Class of 2019)

Honora Verdone (Class of 2016)