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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PLEASE JOIN US AT ONE OF THESE UPCOMING GIFT GATHERING PARTIES!



Please join freshmen parent hosts, Joe and Heather Russo, for

BREWS & BITES
9th & 10th Grade Parent Gift Gathering Party
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 7-10pm
Hamburg Brewing Company
6553 Boston State Rd., Hamburg, 14075

RSVP today!



Please join middle school parent hosts, Ryan & Missy Dunn, Patti & Lenny Deni, Laura & David Gioia, and Jen & Mark DePalma, for

WINE, BEER, & HORS D'OEUVRES
Middle School Parent Gift Gathering Party
Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6-8pm
The Dunn Residence
38 Middlesex Rd., Buffalo

RSVP today!



Please join us for

WINE & HORS D'OEUVRES
Montessori Parent Gift Gathering Party
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 6-8pm
Nardin Montessori
700 West Ferry, Buffalo

RSVP today!



Please join us for

COCKTAILS & HORS D'OEUVRES
Alumni Gift Gathering Party
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 6-8pm
Hutch's
1375 Delaware Ave, Buffalo

RSVP today!

Sponsorship Levels

Gala Sponsor: $7,500

  • Front row table for 10 guests at Fortune 2018
  • Full-page advertisement in event catalog (camera-ready ad due by February 2, 2018)
  • Featured sponsor on social media accounts, Fortune 2018 webpages and Nardin Academy website
  • Company logo on Fortune 2018 webpage
  • Recognition of sponsor status on Fortune 2018 invitations (over 4,500 mailed): commitment by January 1, 2018
  • Recognition in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune 2018
  • 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 2018
  • Full-page advertisement in Fortune 2018 catalog (camera-ready ad due February 2, 2018)
  • Featured sponsor on social media accounts, Fortune 2018 webpage and Nardin Academy website
  • Company logo on Fortune 2018 webpage
  • Recognition in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune 2018
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name featured in online President’s Report

1857 Sponsor: $2,500

  • Table for 10 guests at Fortune 2018
  • Half page advertisement in event catalog (camera-ready ad due by February 2, Fortune 2018)
  • Featured sponsor on Fortune 2018 webpage
  • Recognition of sponsor status in event catalog, event presentation and on sponsor sign at Fortune 2018
  • 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 2018
  • Recognition of sponsor status in event catalog and on sponsor sign at Fortune 2018
  • Invitation to Founders Day, company or individual name featured in Nardin Academy's President’s Report

SAVE THE DATE!

FORTUNE 2019 will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019.

THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING EVENT CO-CHAIRS!

  • Joe & Jean Lorigo, Montessori
  • Jay & Jamie Blair, Lower School
  • Tom Vanner & Jackie Cryan Vanner '86, Middle School and High School
  • Mark & Suzanne Cryan, High School

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