Thank you, thank you thank, you.  The Hopkinton Education Foundation Grand Gala was a huge success thanks to those who purchased tickets, the generous donations from the community, and our sponsors.  Without each and every one of you, we would not have been able to raise over $17,000 to help deliver innovative educational experiences that inspire students to strive for excellence and become lifelong learners.

This year’s event, hosted by The Verve in Natick, showcased many of our past grants and included several teachers, principals and grant winners in attendance.  Raffles and auctions were highlighted by a live auction including an overnight hotel stay with Red Sox tickets, a backyard movie night, and a ride in a police car with Hopkinton PD!  Many of these teachers and administrators in attendance also donated unique experiences to be auctioned off!

Talk about believing in our mission — this year, we welcomed back American Climbers and Legacy Farms as Event Sponsors and had Charles River CFO join us! As a result of the promotion of this event, Kidsborough and the Hopkinton Independent also became Corporate Sponsors.  Thank you for your generosity and support!

Lastly, we couldn’t have been as successful without our amazing Board who worked together to create this event.  Thank you to our Event Chair Jen Dold, Kelly Benson, Alexis Miller and countless others who worked tirelessly to make this event the success that it was!