The Westerville Education Foundation (WEF) is thrilled to announce that An Artful Affair, presented by Education First Credit Union and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, is already breaking records when compared to previous WEF fundraising initiatives.
To date, more than 50 sponsors have generated more than $56,000. With one week remaining until the event, An Artful Affair is now the largest single fundraiser in the foundation’s 25-year history.
“The support for this event shows how much the Westerville community cares about our students and our staff,” said Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg. “Education First Credit Union and Mount Carmel St. Ann’s lead the way with their sponsorships and the response from the community has been incredible. We can’t thank them enough.”
The event quickly has become Westerville’s largest art auction, boasting nearly 100 pieces of high quality artwork from professional, practicing and student artists from Westerville and Central Ohio.
“We have some exciting pieces from well-known local artists like Dennis Rano and David Myers, as well as some outstanding work from talented student artists attending Westerville Schools,” said Jan Fedorenko, WEF Board member and chair of art acquisition for An Artful Affair. “Attendees will have a wide variety of artists and mediums to bid on at the event in both live auction and silent auction formats.”
An Artful Affair will be held from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Lakes Golf and Country Club. Join the WEF for this inspirational adult evening with food, drinks, live and silent auctions and live music. Attendees will enjoy live music from local jazz artists Change it Up Charlie, and Westerville harpist, Trista Hill. Tickets cost $60 per person and $100 per couple. Tickets are limited to 300, so purchase your ticket today at https://artfulaffair2018.eventbrite.com
For more information and a sampling of the artwork available for auction, please visit the event website at www.artfulaffair.info.
The WEF is incredibly thankful to the generous community partners below who have made this record-breaking event possible:
Education First Credit Union Mount; Carmel St. Ann’s; Alliance Data; DCTS – Dayton Cincinnati Technology Solutions; TRIAD Architects; Henry Painting; Robert E. Woodruff; the Garland Company; Phinney Industrial Roofing Services & Maintenance; the UPS Stores of Westerville; WASA - Westerville Area Soccer Association; Elford, Inc.; GCI - Geotechnical Consultants, Inc.; Ketchum and Walton Company; Maggie Neely, Area VP Gallagher Benefits; Mill Tech, LLC - Architectural Woodworking; Rich & Gillis Law Group; Staples Advantage; Thoughtexchange; Andrew Insurance Associates, Inc.; BDO USA LLP; Cardinal Bus Sales & Service, Inc.; Hutta & Hutta Orthodontics; Jericho Financial; Midwest Sports Professional Photographic Lab; Northstar Family Dental; RSFi Office Furniture; Shirk & O’Donovan Consulting Engineers, Inc.; the Carter Family; the Collins Family; the Motz Group; the Revolution Group; Todd and Nancy McFarland; TRIAD Facility Solutions; Brent Foley; Zach Price; the Arts Council of Westerville and Blair IT.
Proceeds from this event support the WEF in its mission to fund innovative educational programming in Westerville City Schools. For more information about the WEF, please visit: www.westervilleeducationfoundation.com or email Colleen Moidu at ExecutiveDirector@WestervilleEducationFoundation.com.