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:

  • 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, please contact the Advancement Office at 881-6262.

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.

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Shop, Drop, Roll
Gift Gathering Party in support of Fortune 2020

Please bring a gift, check, or cash to the High school, Elementary, or Montessori drop-off line on

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

Volunteers will be accepting donations beginning at 7:30am. Each donor will receive FREE breakfast treat!

Ugly Christmas Sweater
Gift Gathering Party in support of Fortune 2020

Please join  parent hosts Jay & Jamie Blair, Joe & Amy Constantine, Josh & Andrea Feine, Colin & Pam Healy, Jason & Megan Lukitsch, Michael & Jessica Pizzuto, Cameron & Tanya Saber, and  Ryan & Lisa Zebro on

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6:30-9:30pm

Soho 64 West Chippewa St., Buffalo

COCKTAILS & HORS D'OEUVRES

RSVP TODAY!

Nardin Meat Raffle
In support of Fortune 2020

Join us for our 1st MEAT RAFFLE on

Friday, January 31, 2020 starting at 6:00 p.m.
in the Nardin High School Gym

Your admission ticket includes beer, soda, and water.  We will have pizza available for purchase.  You are welcome to bring your own snacks and food. No outside alcohol.

Buy your Tickets here!

Sponsorship Levels

Gala Sponsor: $7,500

  • Front row table for 10 guests at Fortune
  • Full-page advertisement in event catalog
  • Featured sponsor on social media accounts, Fortune webpages and Nardin Academy website
  • Company logo on Fortune webpage
  • Recognition of sponsor status on Fortune invitations (over 4,500 mailed)
  • Recognition in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune
  • 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
  • Full-page advertisement in Fortune catalog
  • Featured sponsor on social media accounts, Fortune webpage and Nardin Academy website
  • Company logo on Fortune webpage
  • Recognition in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name featured in online President’s Report

1857 Sponsor: $2,500

  • Table for 10 guests at Fortune
  • Half page advertisement in event catalog
  • Featured sponsor on Fortune webpage
  • Recognition of sponsor status in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name listed in Nardin Academy President’s Report

Gator Sponsor: $1,750

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

Questions? Contact Becky Locke, Nardin Fund Associate and Event Coordinator at rlocke@nardin.org or 716-881-6262 x1700.

SAVE THE DATE!
Fortune 2020 will take place on Friday, March 6.

Looking for a gift idea? Visit one of Nardin's registries:

Amazon
Uncommon Goods
Williams Sonoma
Pottery Barn