design credit: Donna Sullivan. P’32, ’34, ’37
To benefit the students, faculty and staff of The Harley School
April 22, 2023
6 to 11 pm
at The Highline, Rochester, NY
Equity and Belonging
Hor d’oeuvres and Open Bar
Check out the raffles for Pageant tickets, parking and (new this year!) Pageant photos
Get “Facebook-Worthy” pics @ the Hype Booth
Welcome & Awards
Dessert & Dancing begins with the fabulous Uptown Groove
Thank you to our sponsors
Fire Sponsors- $5000
Water Sponsors- $2500
Crystal Sponsors – $1600
Dena Levy, PhD, P ’24 +
Mark Goldstein, P ’24
A special thanks to our beverage sponsor for the evening, Constellation Brands, who provided the wine and beer for tonight’s event!
Tonight we honor our Harley Life of Purpose Awardees
The Life of Purpose Award (formerly Lives of Great Purpose Award) was created in 2018 to highlight Harley graduates who embody The Harley School mission: to encourage our students to lead lives of true purpose, joy, and meaning; and to contribute to making our world better. This can be demonstrated through career accomplishments, volunteerism, or other personal endeavors.
Kaarin Coe ’88 was nominated for the Life of Purpose Award by her mother, Barbara Allard Coe ’63 because she believes her daughter has excelled in her career as a Clinical Social Worker in the United States Navy Medical Service Corps. Kaarin’s therapy skills include PTSD, Moral Injury, Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention. On the administrative side, she updated all documentation and rewrote the Standard Operating Procedures at the base in Diego Garcia, and at the Norfolk Naval Hospital Substance Abuse Facility she was the Department Head for a 75 bed inpatient facility and four satellite outpatient and aftercare locations.
Jan Costello ’68 was nominated by her classmate Nell Davidson ’68. According to Nell, her friend Jan, a lawyer and professor at Loyola University in Los Angeles took her career in a direction that identified human and societal needs and began addressing them with all of her talents: advocacy, teaching, and writing on behalf of vulnerable populations that included youth at risk, individuals with mental health conditions and other disabilities, as well as people living in poverty. She did this through direct, human engagement with affected individuals and also worked at a macro level to improve their lives through national committee and foundation work within professional organizations addressing these needs. She has most recently given presentations on the legal and ethical issues raised in Treating Transgender Children. Jan is the brother to fellow Harley alum, Keeley Costello from the Class of 1964.
Brooke Mayer ’04 was nominated by her dad, Sandy Mayer, who says, “I have watched my daughter blossom into a caring and altruistic woman, concerned about the earth and its sustainability. Everything she has done is a dedication of her work towards making the world a better place in which to live, always considering fairness, equity and justice.” Her work includes designing a desk specifically for people suffering from dementia and Altzheimer’s Disease, to working with a local senior living facility in Ithaca to redesign their dining area to promote increased sociability during meals, and her years of environmental/sustainability work with New York City Parks Department, New York State Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture at Cornell Agri-Tech, and now with solar technology at Greenspark Solar. Brooke is married to Hal Kieburtz from the Class of 2004 and is the sister of fellow graduate, Marc Mayer ’98.
Thank you to our emcees for this evening
Live Auction Items
An Evening with Carlos Santana
Let’s start BIG with checking off your bucket list an unforgettable evening at the Santana 1001 Rainbows Tour. The concert is Thursday, June 22 at 800PM at CMAC. The package includes 16 tickets in the Moon & Stone VIP tent , 9 VIP parking passes and all the perks of a being a VIP.
Donated by: Moon & Stone
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023
Getaway at The Lake House
Enjoy a one-night stay for 2 at the beautifully designed The Lake House on Canandaigua. This property was awarded a Travel + Leisure “World’s Best” designation in 2021 and it’s less than an hour away. While you’re onsite you’ll enjoy a scrumptious dinner for 2 at Rose Tavern, spa services at the Willowbrook Spa, and breakfast for 2 the following morning.
Donated by: Courtney Winslow
Date: On a mutually agreed upon date
Dinner & Wine with Joe
Join Harley parents Joe Ellis and his wife Deborah at their Pittsford home for a 5-course dinner paired with rare and aged wines from their private collection. Pairings will include sparkling, white, red and dessert wine. 5 couple tickets are available and the cost is $250/couple.
Donated by: Joe Ellis & Deborah Kerley
Date: Thursday, May 18th
Let’s Go Buff-a-lo!
Framed autographed Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas Jersey– with authenticity documentation.
Donated by: Carmen Marie Mangiola P’06
Private Chef Dinner
Realbuto EATS owner/operator Chef Elio Realbuto and a server will come to your home fully-equipped with all the course plating silverware, linens, and personal cooking equipment required to prepare, cook, and serve a five-course menu of your choice. This fresh, seasonal menu is paired with first class service to provide a professional and seamless meal in the comfort of your home (and no dishes to clean!)
Donated by: Realbuto EATS
Date: On a mutually agreed upon date.
Dreaming of Disney
Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a one bedroom, two bathroom Starwood Hotels timeshare property in sunny Orlando just 10 minutes from Disney World. Property sleeps four and has a pool! This package also includes 7 Park Hopper passes, providing admission to the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.
Donated by: Joe Ellis & Deborah Kerley
Dates: Passes are redeemable through June 17, 2024. Not Available: Dec 24, 2023 -Jan 1, 2024 (4 weeks notice required to schedule accommodations)
Handmade Aleutian Kayak
The Aleutian kayak or baidarka is regarded by many as the most advanced of the traditional skin-on-frame kayak designs. These vessels are well known for their performance and handling qualities and are designed for the rough conditions of the North Pacific and the Bering Sea. This 19 foot long Kayak was lovingly built in 2015 by Doug Ward at The Wooden Boat School in Maine. A retiree from the NYS Environmental Protection Bureau, Doug, an avid woodworker, was inspired to build the boat after seeing a similar design used by the Inuit people in Alaska. Sadly, although seaworthy, the boat received little use as Doug passed away only 3 years after he completed it. It is being lovingly donated tonight by Doug’s wife, Cory Harris Ward ‘71. Local delivery can be coordinated.
Donated by: Cory Harris Ward ‘71
Dining Around Town with Horizons
The Horizons Board knows that foodies in Rochester deserve to celebrate every month, so they have assembled a special “feast” to enjoy all year long. In the spirit of the annual Dining with Horizons event, they have selected twelve restaurants and are providing one hundred dollar gift cards to each one. Keep your tastebuds happy while you support local—and Horizons at Harley!
Donated by: The Horizons Board of Advisors
Thank you for your support!
We look forward to seeing you next year at Silent Auction, Silent Disco and BLAST!
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