Portland, March 15th, 2014. Catlin Gabel’s auction, “Celebrate: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,” drew a crowd of 350 people to Pure Space in the Pearl. The silent and live auctions grossed $514,00 to further financial aid, teaching, and learning at Catlin Gabel. Colorful and talented circus artists from Pendulum opened the auction for a lively and generous audience.

Gabel supporter Punit Renjen and head of school Lark Palma

Catlin Gabel supporter Punit Renjen and head of school Lark Palma

Catlin Gabel auction co-chairs Indira Nallakrishnan, Craig Hartzman, and Sheryl Rosenfeld

Catlin Gabel auction co-chairs Indira Nallakrishnan, Craig Hartzman, and Sheryl Rosenfeld

Lark Palma, Catlin Gabel’s head of school, wrote, “ I know our community will come together again in support of Catlin Gabel’s students and teachers. Our auction chairs and volunteers have poured their hearts and souls into managing every detail of tonight’s soiree. They have worked tirelessly to procure items, sell tickets, decorate, create art with kids, and make sure everything runs smoothly. . . .

“Right now, close your eyes and think for just one moment about the beneficiaries of your generosity. I hope you see what I see every day at Catlin Gabel: 756 engaged students, outstanding academic programs, teachers who care deeply, and a community whose shared value is placing education at the top of the list of their priorities.”

Pendulum performers open the live auction

Pendulum performers open the live auction

Catlin Gabel is an independent, co-educational day school that inspires inquisitive and creative thinkers in grades pre-K through 12. Learn more at www.catlin.edu .

 

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