The 35th Annual Auction Benefit for the Endowment for Financial Aid
The Magic of Grace
Michelle Choo and Seifali Patel
Grace held its 35th Annual Auction Benefit on March 11 with a blockbuster virtual event. “The Magic of Grace,” chaired by Grace parents Michelle Choo and Seifali Patel, featured parent hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie, snazzy tricks from a professional magician, and of course a thrilling live auction with auctioneer and Grace parent Lydia Fenet. A magical big thanks to the scores of volunteers who brought the virtual event into being, to all the families who donated items to auction, and to the many bidders and attendees, who together made this night a wonderful success.
The Parents’ Association Annual Auction Benefit provides funds to support the Endowment for Financial Aid, allowing Grace to remain accessible to families regardless of their socio-economic status.
A salute to our two-time auction chairs
This year’s auction was chaired by two auction chair veterans, which reminded us that they weren’t the first to come back to chair the annual event a second time. Hats off to this small, fierce group of auction chair two-timers and their double dedication to Grace and the Endowment for Financial Aid!
Michelle Choo (2018, 2021)
Seifali Patel (2017, 2021)
Marie Parsons (1995, 1996)
Vicky Ort (1996, 1998)
Kathy Franklin (1999, 2005)
Donna Zaccaro Ullman (2002, 2003)
Conni Walsh Langan ’79 (2011, 2014)