Black & White and fun all over!

There’s soon to be a new Mulberry’s sandwich in town, a lucky family will be part of a PPD drive-along, some will enjoy trips to Costa Rica, Lucas Films and behind the scenes at Pixar, and a few very adventurous Piedmonters will live their “Top Gun” dreams in military grade airplanes with real fighter pilots… just a few reasons why Spring Fling 2016 was such a tremendous success!

The elegant Black & White Gala filled the beautiful historic Rotunda building in downtown Oakland on Saturday, AprilGala table and group shot 2 and over 325 parents and teachers mingled, danced and enjoyed the wonderful final celebration of Spring Fling. Most importantly, they gathered together in a show of rousing enthusiasm and support for the three elementary schools, and specifically for the instrumental music program at Beach, Havens and Wildwood.

Young musicians from the middle and high schools wowed the crowd with their incredible talents, showcasing the importance of a solid music program in our schools, and the live auction bidding was heated, fast and exciting. Spring Fling 2016 grossed over half a million dollars!

Special tEileen and Courtney with spouses at Galahanks to Spring Fling co-chairs Cortney Allen and Eileen Kwei, and all who contributed to the success of this incredible evening.



Spring Fling: It’s for the children.

Photography for Spring Fling by the talented Christina Wagg.

Spring Fling’s Sublime Night in New Orleans

Spring Fling headed south last Thursday evening, when the Spring Fling committee thanked parent sponsors for their generosity and support with a swingin’ New Orleans-style party. Hosted by Liz and Gregor Watson, guests enjoyed the upbeat tunes of authentic jazz band Brass Monkey and feasted on gumbo, pulled brisket and bread pudding.

Spring Fling co-chairs Cortney Allen and Eileen Kwei welcomed and thanked guests for their tremendous support of this important fundraiser. Eileen was thrilled to report that, “We have a record number of parent sponsorships this year!” She reminded everyone that
the Spring Fling Black & White gala this Saturday, April 2 is almost sold out. “Buy your tickets soon! We have a few surprises in store for the evening,” she promised.

Laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!

BrassMonkeyJazzBand Eileen and Courtney at the BistroSponsor Party Group