OSSINING MATTERS SURPASSES THE MILLION DOLLAR MILESTONE!
On Thursday May 11, 2017, the Ossining MATTERS Board of Directors approved over $85,000 in grant funding to the Ossining Union Free School District for the 2017-2018 School Year. Grants were approved at each of the schools in arts, academics and athletics.
This year's funding cycle puts Ossining MATTERS' total funding over the last fourteen years to over one million dollars.
Ossining MATTERS' largest fundraiser, The Big Soirée, was held on March 25 at The Briarcliff Manor. In keeping with the Foundation's mission, OM raised just over $85,000 at the Soirée and has subsequently funded just over $85,000.
The Big Soirée was a beautiful evening, featuring a magnificent performance by the Ossining High School Jazz Band, who donned hot pink ties and played jazz for a crowd of over 100 OM Supporters who dined on delicious fare, and contributed to the evening's success in bidding in both the silent and live auctions. A highlight of the evening was certainly when OHS Student Nathena Murray spoke about the value of the Ossining High School Guidance Fund. As auctioneer Ted Donson opened up the bidding for this auction for cause, paddles flew up left and right.
Board president, Jessica Irons says, "Whether through volunteering, attending the Big Soirée, bidding in our Online Auction, or donating auction items and monetary gifts, the Ossining Community has once again rallied around the Ossining School District and made reaching (and surpassing) the million-dollar milestone a reality. What a wonderful community! What a wonderful school district!"