FEST 2017 Out of Africa Raises Funds and Friends

Members of the Villa Maria community enjoyed an evening of mingling, bidding and dining at the FEST 2017 fundraiser. The annual event, held again this year at Aronimink Golf Club, was a big success, as party goers bid generously on items like golf outings, front row seats at graduation, designer purses, artwork, and Villa-themed beach chairs and towels. Donors also earmarked separate donations to fund items on teacher wish lists, like mobile glass write-on markerboards, document camera, and adjustable workstations.

FEST 2017 raised a total of $109,000 to benefit programs for Villa Maria students. This year’s “Call from the Floor” raised $12,525, earmarked for new curtains and renovations for the auditorium. Donations are still being accepted to defray the cost of the $23,000 project.

Thank you to event chair Anna Cozzone and co-chair Jen Pizzi, and all the tireless volunteers who make this event possible. Thank you as well to all the generous sponsors who support Villa Maria Academy and its mission.