Spring Event Raises $25,000 For White Plains John A. Coleman School

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Pictured, from left, are Brian Harrington, Jené Luciani, Keara Carr, Patricia Tursi, Kelly E. Jones, Esq., Alexandra Baker and Susan Quintin at the benefit in White Plains.
Pictured, from left, are Brian Harrington, Jené Luciani, Keara Carr, Patricia Tursi, Kelly E. Jones, Esq., Alexandra Baker and Susan Quintin at the benefit in White Plains. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The St. Elizabeth Seton Children's Foundation's ninth annual "Shop into Spring" to benefit children of the John A. Coleman School and the Children's Rehabilitation Center in White Plains raised nearly $25,000 on May 1. 

More than 100 guests attended the night of shopping and fun, representatives said in a press release. The shopping event showcased designs from AprilMarin, Vacay Mama, ICE Jewelry, 3 Sisters, Stella & Dot and Simply Stunning Jewelry. Each boutique vendor donated 15 percent of sales from the evening for the benefit of the children. The event also featured a raffle and a silent auction that garnered more than $4,600 of the nearly $25,000, representatives said.

“Our annual spring fundraising event is always a great way to celebrate both spring and the children of
the John A. Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center,” Quintin said. “This year, we had
strong support from the community and our staff, which is crucial to helping our organizations deliver on
their mission to provide the highest quality of care to our children.”

The evening kicked off with a special welcome from Patricia Tursi, the president of the John A. Coleman School. Trustee and “Shop into Spring” Co-Chair Susan Quintin also shared a brief history of the annual spring event and thanked partners, donors, vendors, volunteers and leadership who helped make the night possible, according to the release.

Keara Carr, the mother of Quinn, a student at the John A. Coleman School and a patient at the Children’s Rehabilitation Center, shared her family’s story about the impact that the Coleman School and the Children’s Rehabilitation Center have had on their lives. 

"This year’s event would not have been possible without the support of our generous partners," representatives said in the release. "We’d like to thank our Platinum Sponsors: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, the Lavine Family and Bettina Equities and the Caiola Family; our Gold Sponsor: Waldorf Risk Solutions; our Silver Sponsors: Susan Quintin, Kevin and Serena Flaherty, Dennis Kenny, Steven Korf, the Van De Loo Family, iCentral and Hudson Valley Bank; and our Bronze Sponsors: Suburban Carting Company, Victoria Alfonzetti and ING."

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