Totally Awesome: The 2018 Spring Gala & Silent Auction


Our Totally 80’s Prom on April 27th was a Total Success! Parents, teachers, and staff took some time to celebrate at Littlefield, and raised $35,000 to fund the school’s special programs.

It was DJ Rai Ariz who took us back (30 years!) and helped us get down to an amazing mix of music from the 1980s.  Then PS 372 parents Peter Kerlin, Claudia Gonson and Kahimi Karie energized everyone with a live performance.

We also enjoyed amazing food from PS 372 parent-owned restaurants Insa and The Good Fork, followed by delicious desserts from Li-Lac Chocolates. And throughout, we savored signature cocktails from the mixologists at Littlefield.

A fun and important fund-raising event like this could not be possible without the dedication and generosity of so many in our school and the broader community.  First, we want to thank the Gala Auction committee members: Ledra Solomon, Rai Ariz, Kathleen Conner, Sarah Graham, Laura Mantell, Callie Siegel, and Orna Guralnik, as well as PTA co-presidents Jessica Miksis and Merideth Finn-Beers. We also appreciate all the assistance that many parent volunteers provided on the night of the event.

Thanks to so many of you who sponsored teachers, and a special thanks to the following members of our school community who went above-and-beyond in supporting the event:


Danny and Laura Tamman

Superstar Supporters

  • Yvette Agas-Bautz and George Bautz
  • Chris and Kathleen Conner
  • Dr. Alexis Fermanis
  • Sean and Helen Darroch
  • Dr. Orna Guralnik and Nigel Dawes
  • Maureen Holtz
  • Ledra and Noam Solomon
  • Louis Turgel-Levy
  • Rosemary F. Ward Densen
  • Zachary Zohlman

And a huge thank you to the following people and businesses that made donations worth more than $500 to the auction:

  • Apeiron Expedition
  • Backpacks & Binoculars
  • Brooklyn Game Lab
  • Brooklyn Music Factory
  • Brooklyn Nature Days
  • Camp Ballibay
  • Court 16
  • Created by Kids
  • Sean Darroch – Mizuho Securities
  • Holly Brodie Davis and Andy Davis: Eleven Madison Park and Nobu Fifty Seven
  • Jessica Dickinson
  • Double Daring Camp for Girls
  • Enter Laughing
  • Equinox
  • Deborah Feingold
  • Goldfeder/Kahan Framing Group, Ltd (GK Framing)
  • Greenwich Hotel
  • Orna Guralnik
  • Kids in the Game
  • Kidville
  • Kim’s Kids Summer Camp, Inc.
  • Li-Lac Chocolates
  • Julie Lipton
  • Mac Concierge
  • Madewell
  • Jerald Melrose
  • New York Surf School
  • Neil Powell
  • Tom and Alexa Rice
  • Joyce Riley
  • Steve and Kate’s Camp
  • Peter Strong and Tom Rice
  • Janea Wiedmann
  • Writopia

Whether you organized, sponsored, donated to, and/or attended the event, thank you for supporting The Children’s School!