Thank you to everyone who attended, bid, and supported the 2018 "Putting on the Glitz" Auction!

Because of you....

$73,100 raised in the Live Auction (most ever!)
$50,642 raised in the Silent Auction
$17,350 from Classroom Projects (most ever!)
$1,275 with Surprise Bag purchases (filled with donations from you!)
76 bottles of wine donated by you for the MSD Wine Cellar, which sold for
$3,000 in the Live Auction
$24,000 purchased in Sponsorships
$3,750 donated for Faculty & Staff Sponsor Tickets

With all of this and more, you helped us raise over $194,000 for our amazing school.
We are truly grateful to our wonderful community of parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff who support us!

We would not have had such a successful event without the following incredible
volunteers who gave their time so generously to make the Auction happen:

2018 Auction Co-Chairs
Kymberly Botelho and Vanessa Homuth

Auction Acquisitions
Kostula Balafas, Kelly Cook, Priscilla Fitzgerald, Brooke Flavin, Christine Mohr,
Megan Rubinstein, Tracie Sheppard, and Cat Tatman (Scout Guide Denver)

Auction Acquisition Party Hosts
Todd & Paula Bovo - Gift Card Party
Mike & Kit Demko - Wine Cellar Party

Auction Logo Design
Anne Bellavia (

Classroom Projects Coordinators
Tira Feierstein and Lisa Pesnichak

Classroom Projects Committee
Medley Turner, Melinda Alankar, Patricia Lepiani, Lorien Butler, Holly Hockemeier, Rachel White,
Jennifer Wettstein, Joanna Trojanowski, Clarissa Cohen, Reena Majmudar, Alexis Kearns, Jen Wrona,
Kelly Meagher, Laura Tolan, Jessica Rapp, Jim Rapp, Kristina Baker, Molly Tobin, Allison Smookler,
Marie White, Karly Farber, Brooke Flavin, Alexis Emich, Katie Tyler, Keira O'Connor,
Danielle Wallinger, Astrid Storey, Monica Brown, Rob Hammer, Becky Cooperman, Alan Farrell,
Kim Troggio, Tracie Sheppard, Garret Reynolds, and Lauren Reynolds

Brooke Flavin and Elizabeth Eberly (Somerset Floral Design)

Jason Inglis

Silent Auction & Centerpiece Set-Up
Sonya Bassaly, Ginny Bishop, Julie Bragdon, Kelly Cook, Becky Cooperman,
Priscilla Fitzgerald, Brooke Flavin, Megan Rubinstein, Amy Schwartz

Surprise Bag Sales
Lydia Desmarais and Ashley Randle

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Kiita Foundation - Platinum Sponsor
Damon and Bridget Abraham - Gold Sponsor
Ash and Melinda Alankar - Gold Sponsor
Lindsay and Cristin Brown - Gold Sponsor
Fred and Lundy Reynolds - Gold Sponsor
Janet Tobin - Gold Sponsor
Matt and Brooke Flavin - Silver Sponsor
Ryan and Aubrie Glaws - Silver Sponsor

Business Sponsors:

Also, many thanks to the following generous donors:

MSD Board of Trustees
for sponsoring both the Taylor Swift and San Francisco Live Auction packages:
Greg Blanchard, Paula Bovo, Cristin Brown, Joe Covell, Alicia Deters, Jennifer Gilliland,
Aliya Hasan, Gwyn Inglis, Lisa Kerscher, Stephanie McCoy, Steve Mystkowski, Stephanie Poore,
Meghan Rubinstein, Derigan Silver, Zoë Smith, Walt Strubbe and Mike Zuflacht

Wine for the NIght donated by:
Doug Krenick, MSD Parent (Pioneer Wine Company of Colorado)
Charles Lazzara, MSD Parent (Volio Vino)

Click here to view the complete list of all of our amazing donors!

See you next year at the 2019 MSD Auction
on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Ritz Carlton!


Montessori School of Denver
1460 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone 303-756-9441

Accredited by the Association of Colorado
Independent Schools and the
American Montessori Society*

*Accredited with non-traditional Montessori age groupings