Fortune

Fortune is Nardin Academy's largest annual fundraising event; the signature event is a festive evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. Proceeds from the event directly support The Nardin Fund, which sustains the curriculum and activities that define the Academy’s unique student experience.

How YOU can become involved in Fortune 2017:

  • Host or attend a gift gathering party
  • Participate in Nardin shopping days
  • Donate a gift to the live or silent auction
  • Purchase an advertisement in the event catalog
  • Buy your ticket early
  • Become an event sponsor

For more information about gift gathering parties, shopping days, and other ways to support Fortune 2017, please contact Jennifer Westerholt ’95, Event Coordinator at 881-6262 x1861 or jwesterholt@nardin.org.

Gift Gathering Parties

In preparation for and in support of this major celebration, each year the school community comes together at a series of gift-gathering parties. Parents generously bring a donated gift to feature in the silent auction at the main event. Click here to view an A-Z gift wish list.

Sponsorship Levels

Gala Sponsor: $7,500

  • Front row table for 10 guests at Fortune 2017
  • Full-page advertisement in Fortune 2016 catalog
  • Featured sponsor on social media accounts, Fortune 2017 webpage and Nardin Academy website
  • Company logo on Fortune 2017 webpage
  • Recognition of sponsor status on Fortune 2017
  • Recognition in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune 2017
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name featured in online President’s Report

Miss Nardin Sponsor: $5,000

  • Table for 10 guests at Fortune 2017
  • Full-page advertisement in Fortune 2017 catalog
  • Featured sponsor on social media accounts, Fortune 2017 webpage and Nardin Academy website
  • Company logo on Fortune 2017 webpage
  • Recognition of sponsor status on Fortune 2017 invitations
  • Recognition in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune 2017
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name featured in online President’s Report

1857 Sponsor: $2,500

  • Table for 10 guests at Fortune 2017
  • Half page advertisement in Fortune 2017 catalog
  • Company logo on Fortune 2017 webpage
  • Featured sponsor on social media accounts, Fortune 2017 webpage and Nardin Academy website
  • Recognition of sponsor status in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune 2017
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name featured in online President’s Report

Gator Sponsor: $1,750

  • Table for 8 guests at Fortune 2017
  • Recognition of sponsor status in event catalog
  • Company or individual name on Fortune 2017 webpage and Nardin Academy website
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name featured in online President’s Report

FORTUNE 2017 CHAIR COUPLES

David & Kristin Bauer
Lenny & Patti Deni
Ryan & Missy Dunn
Larry & Margie Whistler
Paul Wischerath & Kelly Whistler Wischerath ‘89

Thank you to our generous Gala Sponsor!


MISS NARDIN SPONSOR
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BID PADDLE SPONSOR
Greenleaf


RAFFLE TICKET SPONSOR
The Long Firm

VALET SPONSOR
Lancaster Medical

1857 SPONSORS
ACI Controls
Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kirshner
David Chevrolet Buick
Fortune 2017 Chair Couples
Independent Health
Lawley
Luke & Danielle Jacobs
M&T Bank
National Fuel
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Mike & Marsha Joy Sullivan and The Joy Family Foundation
Dave & Carrie Uba
Vanner Insurance

BAR SPONSOR
Curbell Inc.

GATOR TABLE
ADPRO Sports
Axis Neurosurgery and Spine
Benchmark Group & Mike Smith Buick GMC
Jay & Jamie Blair
Colucci & Gallagher
Evans Bank
Hodgson Russ
Niagara University
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Phillips Lytle LLP
Kevin & Therese Quinn
Julianne Castellani Vardan ‘94

BID SHEET
Joe Basil Chevrolet

COAT CHECK
Nottingham Advisors

SILENT AUCTION SECTION
Bonnie & Nick Hopkins