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NYA Soiree - Sail Away with NYA! Friday, May 15, 2020 : 6pm - 10pm
Join alumni, parents, and friends for an evening of camaraderie, fun, and support for NYA.
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Exciting new format: 

  • 6:00 p.m. — Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Stations & Silent Auction
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live Auction & Paddle Raise
  • 8:30 p.m. — Music & Dancing with Wavelength, Dessert Bar

About the Event

The NYA Soirée is an occasion for our community to come together for a lively night of camaraderie, food, and giving. This year’s nautical themed event will feature hors d’Oeuvres stations by Dandelion Catering, live music by Wavelength, raffles, games, as well as live and silent auctions. Volunteers, sponsors and attendees all play important roles in the auction’s success. We hope you will gather your friends and make plans to join us, all are welcome.

Proceeds from the Soirée support NYA’s excellent educational programs.

“Raise a Paddle” to Financial Aid and Faculty Support

When you raise a paddle at the 2020 Soirée, you will ensure a best-in-class education for all students and support excellence among the dedicated faculty. 

A great education starts with passionate teachers. For over 200 years, NYA students have flourished because of dedicated, talented faculty members who are committed to bringing out the very best in each student in the classroom and beyond.  Let’s join together to enhance support for faculty in their growth as scholars, teachers, and mentors. 

Your gift to financial aid will help make a personal difference in the lives of deserving students, and it will ensure that those who wish to benefit from a transformative NYA education are not left behind because of economic constraints.  Each year, many families receive some level of need-based aid from the Academy. This expenditure on aid brings an array of talented students to NYA, creating a richly diverse student body for the benefit of all.  Please invest in financial aid and impact the lives of NYA students and their families.

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Live Auction

We have some exciting new live auction items this year. Check back in for updates!

Register & Tickets

1 Choose Ticket Options
2 Person Purchasing
  • Soiree Ticket Options

  • Price: $75.00
  • (Graduation year '09-'19)
    Price: $45.00 Quantity:
  • Let’s make this a community event! NYA teachers work hard every day to instruct, inspire, and improve our community! Wouldn't you like to take them out to dinner? Please consider donating the cost of a ticket for one (or more) of our teachers. These tickets are a great way to support the event even if you are unable to attend.
    Price: $25.00 Quantity:
  • Thank you to our sponsors who have helped make the NYA Soiree a success.
    Price: $0.00 Quantity:
  • Sponsorships

  • Includes sponsor for NYA Soirée and Steve Morris Golf Tournament, full page ad in event program, digital display of ad at event, 10 tickets and reserved seating at the event.
    Price: $4,000.00 Quantity:
  • 1/2 page ad in event program, digital display of ad at event, 10 tickets and reserved seating at the event
    Price: $2,000.00 Quantity:
  • ½ page ad in event program, 10 tickets and reserved seating at the event
    Price: $1,000.00 Quantity:
  • ¼ page ad in event program, 2 tickets to the event
    Price: $500.00 Quantity:
  • Business card size ad in program
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • Fun & Games! Play to Win!

  • Be the last person standing and win! Pre-purchase your tickets here. Must be present to win!
    Price: $25.00 Quantity:
  • Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win a live action item before it goes up for bid. Pre-purchase your raffles here. Must be present to win! $25 each or (5) for $100
    Price: $25.00 Quantity:
  • Unable to attend - no problem!

    I am unable to attend, but enclosed is my tax-deductible gift in support of:

    Please fill in the amount you wish to donate for either option using full dollar amounts (e.g. $100.00) and press the "next" button. The total will be calculated on next page.

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Thank you to our many sponsors who help make this event special and effective!

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Who's Coming

First NameLast NameNYA Affiliation
NickAlberdingP'18, P'21
Jessie AlberdingP'18, P'21
EricAustinP'15, P'17
AmyAustinP'15, P'17
Steve BachelderP'02, P'04
DeborahBachelderP'02, P'04
AllenBornheimer60, GP'30
GarrettBowneP'09, P'11
JanetBowneP'09, P'11
James Cabot98, P'30, P'31
ReneeCabotP'30, P'31
DianaGarciaP'07, P'14
JoseGarciaP'07, P'14
James Garrett98
Courtney AnsonGarrett98
Crystal Gordon
BobHilscherP'16, P'18, P'20
DebbbieHilscherP'16, P'18, P'20
Ben JacksonP'21, P'22, P'26
AmityJacksonP'21, P'22, P'26
ChrisLorenzP'28, P'30
MaryBeth LorenzP'28, P'30
WaltManchesterP'15, P'20
LindaManchesterP'15, P'20
Marissa MarkonishP'19, P'23
RossMarkonishP'19, P'23
Scott MarrP'17
LincMerrill75, P'04, P'06
Kim MerrillP'04, P'06
JulieMossP'04, P'05, P'09, GP'34
DianeMutagomaP'22, P'26
Drew Oestreicher'89
JenniferRichardP'29, P'31, P'33
Eric SchaefferP'19, P'22
LauraSchaefferP'19, P'22
SigSchutzP'23, P'24
AnneSchutz88, P'23, P'24
Sharon LibbySharp61
BetsyTodP'20, P'25
RobTodP'20, P'25
Michael WardeP'23, P'31
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Directions & Map

We can’t wait to see you at the NYA Soirée!

Here is some information that you’ll need…

Directions and Map:
Portland Ocean Gateway
14 Ocean Gateway Pier
Portland, ME 04101

Click here for map link to venue.

On-site parking is available in the open lot near the Visitor Center entrance.  A parking attendant will direct you to the correct parking area.

Wondering what to wear?
We encourage you to please wear whatever makes you happy and comfortable.

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For more information or for help with purchasing tickets for the Soirée please contact Crystal Gordon at 207.847.5401.

Special thanks to our NYA Soirée Planning Committee for contributing your talents, energy and time.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers through twelfth grade students. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character and intellect in its students. For additional information, please contact NYA at 207.847.5423 or visit our website at