9th Annual Un-Gala Recap

We are so thankful to everyone who participated and supported our 9th Annual Un-Gala Preview Night and Family Day on Friday & Saturday, December 2nd-3rd, 2016.

Un-Gala is Cradles to Crayons’ largest annual fundraiser, and the signature event in support of Gear Up for Winter.  This year, financial support from generous personal, family and corporate sponsors, plus assistance from more than 100 guests at our first-ever silent auction, will help us to provide winter KidPacks to 8,000 local children in need.

At Un-Gala Family Day, the efforts of close to 300 children and adults who worked hard inspecting, cleaning and packaging donated children’s items, will enable us to provide thousands of young ones with warm clothing, heavy coats, hats & mittens, snow boots, plus educational toys, books and more.

We are grateful for the donations of coats, clothing and other children’s items at both events, for everyone’s time and hard work volunteering on Saturday, and for the financial contributions which helped make this year’s Un-Gala weekend a success. Truly, everyone who was part of this event has made an impact.

In the words of Mr. Rogers, as quoted on this year’s event t-shirts:  “Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.”   We feel the same!

Special Thank You to our Gear Up for Winter Supporters:

P R E S E N T I N G  H O S T:

  • The Marcante Family

P L A T I N U M  S P O N S O R :

G O L D  S P O N S O R S:

S I L V E R  S P O N S O R S:

B R O N Z E  S P O N S O RS:

F R I E N D  S P O N S O R S:

F A M I L Y  S P O N S O R S:

  • 6Stahls
  • Bond Family
  • Brady Family
  • Bray Family Foundation
  • Caldwell Family
  • Capobianco Family
  • Jennifer Caputo
  • Don Chase
  • Cheryl & Cliffe Cheston
  • Kim Coulson
  • Rosemary DiGiandomenico
  • Bill Eichner
  • Fitzpatrick Family
  • Elizabeth Forti
  • Jessican Freed-Haltz
  • Margaret F. Goldfarb
  • Rob, Jen, Ella & Molly Gould
  • Gowen Family
  • Harkins Family
  • Helmsnova LLC
  • Simon & Jill Herriott
  • Jenkins Family
  • Labutta Family
  • Scott Latimer
  • Kelly Levan-Shultz
  • Laveran Family
  • Lievens Family
  • Connie Lees
  • Michele & Bill Lloyd
  • Macharynets Family
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • Lisa & Scott McQuilkin
  • Sherri Mraz
  • Kevin & Edie O’Brien
  • O’Donnell/Delaplane Family
  • O’Grady Family
  • Jennifer Nichols
  • Sheryl & Joe Parente
  • Tara Acharya & Devesh Raj
  • Rantanen Family
  • Sheila Reckmeyer
  • Michael Shepard
  • Allen Snodgrass
  • Tactix
  • Todd Family
  • Lorri Waldis
  • Aimee & Frank Weise

Many thanks to our key event supporters:

Luncheon generously provided by: Pasta Via

Desserts donated by: Bredenbeck’s Bakery 

Complimentary valet parking provided by: Royal Valet.

UG event sponsors1

Thank to these additional supporters of Un-Gala Preview Night and/or Family Day who helped to make both events enjoyable and truly special for our guests:

Michael Leggerie

13th Street Cocktail Catering

American Wedding Group

St. Elizabeth Parish School of Chester Springs 3rd Graders

Tony Roni’s

Gypsy Saloon

Barash Group

Party Artisans

SGS Paper Company

Giant Food Stores

Whole Foods

Mom’s Organic Market

Weis Markets


Erin Berlew and Amanda Vega, face painters