Auction & Gala

Dear WA Parents, Alumni, Trustees and Friends,

The Worcester Academy Parent Auction and Gala is always an inspiring and beautiful community-building event. Thank you for coming together to honor our teachers and to support ongoing professional learning in service of our children.

We know that Worcester Academy has great teachers, and we know that great teachers create a transformative educational experience for our children. Demonstrating your appreciation tonight affirms and celebrates this truth and fortifies the investment you have made in the education of your children at Worcester Academy. 

School leadership has begun strategic and master planning processes that will ensure continued excellence, and the core of this plan must focus on incredible learning experiences for our students.  Delivering on our school’s mission means delivering on a culture of lifelong learning for our students and the people who shape and support their experience here. Our teachers are committed to lifelong professional learning, because they want to be the best for their students. 

We need to be at our best in supporting them. Your robust participation in the Auction & Gala helps our teachers be the best at what they do and ultimately is a gift to our children. On behalf of all involved, thank you for celebrating the essential, joyful connection between excellent teachers and their students. Funds from this Auction will be used for individual, departmental, and group professional learning opportunities that will guarantee continued excellence in teaching and learning at Worcester Academy!

This event did not happen without extraordinary commitment from parent volunteers. First and foremost, I want to thank our amazing Auction Steering Committee—Kelly Battles P '19 & '21, Laurel Hemmer P' 24, Mariah Hunt-Legare P '19, Erin Lundgren P '19 & '20, Kate McShea P '19 & '22, Colleen Morrissey-Levins P '21, Melinda Nies P '21, Heather Randazza P '21, and Libby Ridgley P '19 for their tireless (and at many times Herculean) efforts. Their hard work over the past year will have an immediate and profound impact on the classroom experience of our students.
Thank you to our corporate and individual sponsors as well as to those individuals who donated items. Thank you also to all of our volunteers whose work made the Auction & Gala a thoroughly enjoyable and successful one.

Ronald M. Cino
Head of School

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Worcester Academy Auction & Gala

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  • Auction Sponsors

    Founder Sponsor
    Nelson and Claudia Peltz P ’21
    Revelation Productions

    President Sponsors
    Citius Printing & Graphics / George and Paula Perry P ’21
    Capital Group Properties / Bill and Beth Depietri P ’16
    Verterim / Peter and Libby Ridgley P ’19

    Head of School Sponsors
    Lauren Baker P ’15 & ’18
    Lundgren Honda of Auburn / Patrick ’88 and Erin Lundgren P ’19 & ’20
    Penta Corporation / Dillman and Sylvia Keyser GP ’19 & ’21

    Walker Sponsors
    Metro Crime Prevention
    Susan Jacobs P ’03
    Westboro Toyota / Charles Tonelli and Melinda Nies P ’21

    Rader Sponsors
    Bollus Lunch, LLP
    Consigli Construction Co., Inc.
    J. Michael Grenon ’88
    Sage Dining Services, Inc.
    Hale and Sarah ’91 Pulsifer
    United Bank

  • Auction Donors

    111 Chop House
    A. F. Amorello & Sons, Inc.
    Atlas Travel
    Michael & Kelly Battles P '19 & '21
    Beechwood Hotel
    Birch Alley
    Maria Borowski
    Boston Red Sox
    Boston Ski & Tennis
    Burtons Grill & Bar
    Frank Callahan ’71
    Capital Group Properties
    Rick Carlisle '79
    The Cheesecake Factory
    Cheng Du Restaurant
    Ron Cino & Nathalie Pérez-Cino P’21, ’22, ‘24
    Class of 2019
    Class of 2020
    Class of 2021
    Classes of 2022, 2023 & 2024
    Clean Harbors
    E. L. Harvey and Sons
    Especially for Pets
    Eye Associates
    Good Charma
    Fivefork Farms
    Douglyss Giuliana ’90
    Grafton Grill - Steve and Lori Belfiore P ’22
    Great Wolf Lodge
    Haddad Auto Detail
    Kathy and Ernie Herrman P ’20
    Highfields Golf & Country Club
    Huntington Theatre Company
    Inn at Diamond Cove
    Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
    Daniel Ivascyn
    Susan Jacobs
    Jenny Boston
    Jenny Boston Boutique
    Kimberly Stone & Patrick Jones P ’19 & 21
    Landry's Bicycles
    Lundgren Honda of Auburn
    Mallory Portraits
    Renee Malowitz
    Markos Jewelers
    Rep. James McGovern ’77
    Jill Milan
    Colleen Morrissey-Levins P ’21
    Mount Sunapee Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    MVP Wear
    Okemo Mountain Resort
    Old Sturbridge Village
    Elaine Osgood P ’19
    Page Sargisson ’93
    Patricia Peterleitner P ’12 & ‘14
    James Pietro ’81, P ’11, ’14, ‘19
    Charles Rader ’77
    Red Heat Tavern
    The Preservation Society of Newport County
    Sawa Asian Bistro
    David Shamoian ’70
    Carolyn & Michael ’73 Shannon
    Becky & Nick Smith P ’22
    Strand's Ski Shop
    Tavern in the Square
    Michael ’80 & Dorian Topalian
    Trader Joe's
    Barbara Upton GP ’24
    Wachusett Mountain
    Westborough Massage
    Westboro Tennis & Swim Club
    Wings Over Worcester
    Leigh Woodruff & Luis Pedraja P ’22
    Worcester Academy
    Worcester Academy Summer Athletic Camp
    Worcester Academy Summer Camp
    Worcester Art Museum
    Worcester Ice Center
    Worcester Railers
    Yummy Mummy

  • Special Thanks

    The Academy Singers - Andrew Alper ’18, Megan Dickie ’19, Braedon Hatt ’19, Sydney Kennedy ’18, Liam Kirk ’19, Yingxi Li ’19, Lillian MacLean ’18, Daviana Perez ’18, Jacob Pothen ’20, and Yujia Zhang ’19.
    Brian Abend
    Alex Aghjayan ’11
    Laurin Baldwin P ’10, ’12, ’14 & ’16
    Michaela Brady ’18
    Elizabeth Budzinski
    Anthony Butler
    Frank Callahan ’71
    Kevin Crowthers P ’18 & ‘20
    Alicia Figueiredo
    Robin Fortin
    Ismenia Gardner P ’19
    Donald Irving P ’00 &’03
    Neil Isakson P ’15 & ‘19
    Irene Jacob
    Wesley Legare ’19
    Mark Lufkin
    Courtney Maleakas and the AC Hotel
    Sean McCarthy ’19
    Jamie Mili P ’13, ’16 & ’18
    Kate Morse
    Christophe Masumbuko
    Joseph Powers ’18
    Jack Rodman ’18
    Lisa Sargent
    Steve Scott P ’12
    Kim Stone