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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Oktoberfest
Gift Gathering Party in support of Fortune 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Nardin Academy Montessori Campus
700 West Ferry, Buffalo

FREE ADMISSION IF YOU BRING A GIFT OR DONATION VALUED AT $50 OR MORE.

*THIS IS A 21 AND OVER EVENT*

RSVP TODAY!

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