PRLog - May 15, 2014 - WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- On May 1, 2014, the St. Elizabeth Seton Children’s Foundation hosted its 9th Annual Spring Event, “Shop into Spring,” to benefit the children of the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center in White Plains. The event, which was held at the Women’s Club of White Plains, raised nearly $25,000.
Coleman School parent Keara Carr (l) and Coleman School President Pat Tursi (r)
Over 100 guests attended this fabulous night of shopping and fun. We were fortunate enough to be able to showcase designs from AprilMarin, Vacay Mama, ICE Jewelry, 3 Sisters, Stella & Dot and Simply Stunning Jewelry. Each boutique vendor generously donated 15 percent of their sales from the evening for the benefit of our children. The event also featured a raffle and a silent auction that garnered over $4,600 of our almost $25,000 total.
The evening kicked off with a special welcome from Patricia Tursi, the President of the John A. Coleman School. After, John A. Coleman School Trustee and “Shop into Spring” Co-Chair, Susan Quintin, shared a brief history of our annual Spring Event and thanked all our partners, donors, vendors, volunteers and leadership who helped make the night possible. Quintin then introduced Keara Carr, the mother of Quinn, a student at the John A. Coleman School and a patient at the Children’s Rehabilitation Center. Carr shared her family’s story about the impact that the Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center have had on their lives. After Carr’s moving speech, everyone switched gears as Jené Luciani, television personality and nationally acclaimed style expert, revealed some beauty and fashion tips to help guide the attendees in their boutique shopping.
The night concluded with Maureen Tomkiel, Executive Director of the John A. Coleman School, revealing the winners of the raffle items and Brian Harrington, Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement, announcing the silent auction winners.
“Our annual spring fundraising event is always a great way to celebrate both spring and the children of the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center,” Quintin said. “This year, we had strong support from the community and our staff, which is crucial to helping our organizations deliver on their mission to provide the highest quality of care to our children.”
This year’s event would not have been possible without the support of our generous partners. We’d like to thank our Platinum Sponsors: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the Lavine Family and Bettina Equities and the Caiola Family; our Gold Sponsor: Waldorf Risk Solutions; our Silver Sponsors: Susan Quintin, Kevin and Serena Flaherty, Dennis Kenny, Steven Korf, the Van De Loo Family, iCentral and Hudson Valley Bank; and our Bronze Sponsors: Suburban Carting Company, Victoria Alfonzetti and ING.
About the John A. Coleman School
The John A. Coleman School, with campuses in White Plains and Yonkers, is regionally recognized as a school of excellence and provides community and center-based special education and therapeutic programs to children from birth to 21 years of age from over 50 school districts in Westchester, Putnam, the Bronx and Manhattan. The Yonkers Campus serves the residents of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, a nationally recognized pediatric long term care facility. The Coleman School has been recognized for the last seven years as a School of Excellence by the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET). The White Plains campus is known for its comprehensive evaluation component, early intervention and preschool services and inclusive program, Children’s Place. The Coleman School serves over 900 children and their families. Learn more about the John A. Coleman School at setonpediatric.org/
About the Children’s Rehabilitation Center
The Children’s Rehabilitation Center, Inc. is an outpatient pediatric diagnostic and treatment center providing services to nearly 4,000 children with developmental disabilities annually, ages birth to 21, who reside in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Duchess and Orange Counties and the Bronx. Comprehensive arrays of medical and rehabilitative services are provided to children with complex medical diagnoses. Many of our children use wheelchairs, walkers and/or communication devices. Visit the Children’s Rehabilitation Center online at setonpediatric.org/