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On Friday, May 15 over 300 people in the NYA community participated in the first-ever virtual Soirée. Over $155,000 was raised for need-based financial aid and faculty support though donations, corporate sponsorships and the live and silent auctions. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event!

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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CHEERS!

All registered attendees can stop by NYA’s Travis Roy Arena on Friday, May 15 between 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. to pick up a complimentary Soirée goodie bag with libations from Allagash Brewing and Maine Craft Distilling, as well as the event program guide and a small gift from NYA.  Pull your car up to the arena entrance and an NYA staff member will bring you your bag.

Virtual Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. — Enjoy special happy hour libations courtesy of Maine Craft Distilling and Allagash Brewing Company while you tune in to see performances by NYA Studio Band, Linda Vaillancourt & family, Grammy Award Winner Haley Bennett ’09, Elizabeth Gagnon ’20, and more!
  • 6:00 p.m. — Program Begins! Live Auction & Paddle Raise to benefit need-based financial aid and faculty support. Let’s rally together as a community to provide NYA families and teachers the resources they need to be successful in this difficult time and beyond.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Post-event entertainment featuring NYA artists, last chance for silent auction bids, and an opportunity to see others in the NYA community!

How to Watch & Bid

For the best experience, use your laptop or tablet (to watch) and phone (to bid).

Step 1: RSVP on this site to let us know you intend to participate.

Step 2: START BIDDING by clicking the “START BIDDING” button at the top right of the page. This will allow you get ready for the event on May 15, bid on items now, or just watch the auction.  We’ve put together a quick tutorial with step-by step instructions.  Note: Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

Step 3: WATCH THE LIVESTREAM EVENT starting at 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15. We will kick off with not-to-be missed entertainment, last minute registrations, and technology-check for participants.

Step 4: Live Program begins at 6:00 p.m. ET, sharp! Watch on your laptop or tablet, bid on your phone, and enjoy all the action on the on-screen leaderboard.

Step 5: You can participate in the paddle raise and bid on auction packages at our online auction siteThe silent auction items bidding will remain open until 8:00 p.m. ET Friday, May 15.

Thank you for participating!

Need Tech Support?

Please contact Chris Mazzurco at cmazzurco@nya.org or (207) 847-5430 for assistance.

“Raise a Paddle”

Financial Aid and Faculty Support

During this unprecedented time, many from the NYA community have inquired about ways to help NYA and our families as we face challenges related to the COVID-19 health crisis. As a result of our changed circumstances, the most pressing needs of the Academy include:

  • Meeting current and incoming families increased demand for need-based financial aid
  • Ensuring faculty have the resources they need to be successful today and into the coming academic year

When you raise a paddle at the 2020 Soirée, you will ensure NYA can address these needs to the fullest extent possible. We thank you for raising a paddle and supporting NYA students, teachers, and families as we rally together to make a personal difference in the lives of deserving students, and by ensuring those who wish to benefit from a transformative NYA education are not left behind because of economic constraints.

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Auction Items

Check in often as we continue to add to our Live Auction Gallery

Live Auction Items

Rangeley Lakes Cabin

Rangeley Lakes Cabin

Enjoy a long weekend in a beautiful three Bedroom Rangeley Lake Resort Cabin Available September 2020-April 2021 (Blackout dates may apply, three night stay. Dog friendly). Donors: Charlie and Cathy Von Brecht P'02, P'05
Family and Friends Night Out

Family and Friends Night Out

Dinner and a Show! Enjoy dinner at Old Port Sea Grill followed by a special family-friendly performance at Portland Ovations that will include an exclusive backstage tour and private reception. Ideal for two to five families. Donors: Laura & David Argitis P'20, Sig and Anne '88 Schutz P'23, P'24 with Portland Ovations
Fall Foliage Flight

Fall Foliage Flight

One hour flight with Pilot Jim Hopkinson. Stay tuned for more details on this incredible offer coming soon! Donors: Rick and Deb Abbondanza P'04 and Jim and Susan Hopkinson
A Day at The Woodlands Club

A Day at The Woodlands Club

Golf for three people with NYA Trustee, Rick Abbondanza P'04. Includes lunch and post golf beverages. Date TBD. Donors: Rick and Deb Abbondanza P'04

Silent Auction Items

https://nya2020.ggo.bid

https://nya2020.ggo.bid

Visit https://nya2020.ggo.bid to see the NYA Soiree Silent Auction items and to start bidding!

Register & Tickets

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Sponsors

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

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorships are still available for the Virtual Soiree.

With a sponsorship:

  1. Your company logo will be featured during the livestream event
  2. Your company logo will be featured in the event program
  3. Your sponsorship supports student financial aid and our amazing faculty.
1 Sponsor Options
2 Finalize Purchase
  • Includes sponsor for NYA Soirée and Steve Morris Golf Tournament, full page ad in event program, ad displayed on event and bidding website, and digital display of ad at event. *Your sponsorship will be acknowledged during the live event. *Includes a complimentary NYA thank you package.
    Price: $4,000.00 Quantity:
  • 1/2 page ad in event program, ad displayed on event and bidding websites, and digital display of ad at event. *Your sponsorship will be acknowledged during the live event. *Includes a complimentary NYA thank you package.
    Price: $2,000.00 Quantity:
  • 1/2 page ad in event program, ad displayed on event and bidding websites, and digital display of ad at live event. *Includes a complimentary NYA thank you package.
    Price: $1,000.00 Quantity:
  • ¼ page ad in event program, ad displayed on event and bidding websites, and digital display of ad at live event.
    Price: $500.00 Quantity:
  • Business card size ad in event program, ad displayed on event and bidding websites, and digital display of ad at live event.
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
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Who's Coming

First NameLast NameNYA Affiliation
RickAbbondanzaP'04
DebraAbbondanzaP'04
ZoeAdams
NickAlberdingP'18, P'21
Jessie AlberdingP'18, P'21
CarolineAnson08
EricAustinP'15, P'17
AmyAustinP'15, P'17
Steve BachelderP'02, P'04
DeborahBachelderP'02, P'04
RobinBaronP'21
VictoriaBaronP'21
DanielleBarschdorfP'27, P'29
JasonBarschdorfP'27, P'29
Theresa Bartick
Theresa BartickP'24, P'26
KristiBelesca
HaleyBennett09
AllenBornheimer60, GP'30
VictoriaBornheimerGP'30
GarrettBowneP'09, P'11
JanetBowneP'09, P'11
JanetBowneP'09, P'11
RichardBrimbergP'15, P'20
MicheleBuehnerP'19, P'23
Christine ByrneP'27
ChrisByrneP'27
James Cabot98, P'30, P'31
ReneeCabotP'30, P'31
JamesCabot '98, P'30, P'32, P'36
PatrickCannonP'22
MarkCaronP'21
DonnaCaronP'21
Scott Carpenter06
AlisonCarpenter '09
ShawnCaseyP'24, P'25
KristinCaseyP'24, P'25
DanielChin
CatherineClealeP'23
CraigCollinsP'18, P'21
Craig CollinsP'18, P'21
JonCommonsP'19, P'21
RossCudlitz74
FrederiqueDanielP'26, P'28, P'30, P'32
JarrodDanielP'26, P'28, P'30, P'32
SarahDaviesP'21
DanDaviesP'21
SarahDaviesP'21
TamaDonovan91
RickDowP'21, P'24
KristenDowP'21, P'24
AnthonyDoyonGP'23
LindaDoyonGP'23
AnthonyDoyonGP'23
LindaDoyonGP'23
LeslieDurginP'28
ThomasEcheverriaGP'34
Anne EcheverriaGP'34
David EcheverriaP'34
BradlyEdwardGP'23
JoEdwardGP'23
JenElkinsP'16, P'18
Dakota Ennis
SallyFarrellP'21
TomFarrellP'21
JenniferFrankP'20, P'22
Scott FrankP'20, P'22
JenniferFrankP'20, P'22
Scott FrankP'20, P'22
DavidGagneP'10, P'12, P'19
EdGagneP'19
EllenGagnonP'19
Laura GallP'23, P'24
Jason GallP'23, P'24
ShannonGallagher
DianaGarciaP'07, P'14
JoseGarciaP'07, P'14
DianaGarciaP'07, P'14
Jose GarciaP'07, P'14
PamGardinerP'18, P'21
Pam GardinerP'18, P'21
James Garrett98
Courtney AnsonGarrett98
Linda GeeP'22
BrianGeeP'22
MichaelGengras
CynthiaGengras
Heidi Gepfert '89, P'20, P'24
Shawn GepfertP'20, P'24
Christina GilmanP'19, P'22
JeffGilmanP'19, P'22
Mary Goodrich
Crystal Gordon
EliotGrady
GiuiaGradyP'20
KenGradyP'20
HeidiGrant
ErnieGreenslade
RichardGreenslade
Stephanie GrossP'23
WhitneyGrossP'23
HeidiHammond O'Connor
Harry Hanson06
JackHardyP'12
KathiHardyP'12
TammyHarveyP'21
Bill HarveyP'21
ErikaHemphillP'22, P'25
Ethan HemphillP'22, P'25
BobHilscherP'16, P'18, P'20
DebbbieHilscherP'16, P'18, P'20
KarinHoppenbrouwers
KristinHornby92
Kriss HunoldP'21, P'23
RobertHunoldP'21, P'23
Deanna HuntsmanP'21, P'22, P'23
Peter HuntsmanP'21, P'22, P'23
Allie TocciHurley '08
AlisonIsaacson
NathanIsaacson06
NathanIsaacson '06
Alison Isaacson
Ben JacksonP'21, P'22, P'26
AmityJacksonP'21, P'22, P'26
NancyJacksonGP'21, GP'22, GP'26
JimJacksonGP'21, GP'22, GP'26
SarahJaffe
AngelJamisonP'24
TaraJohnsonP'17
TaraJohnsonP'17
Courtney AnsonKeefeP'23
Joshua Kelton '06
LisenKernP'25
JasonKernP'25
DanielleKingP'22, P'24
BillKingP'22, P'24
GretchenLacombeP'22, P'25
EricLacombeP'22, P'25
ScottLarsonP'19, P'20
CorinneLarsonP'19, P'20
KBLavertuP'31, P'34
Katharine Leinwand
EricLeinwand
ChrisLorenzP'28, P'30
MaryBeth LorenzP'28, P'30
PeterLowell '06
JessicaLynchP'29, P'31
WaltManchesterP'15, P'20
LindaManchesterP'15, P'20
ClaytonManchester '15
Haver Markham
Marissa MarkonishP'19, P'23
RossMarkonishP'19, P'23
Scott MarrP'17
BarbMarrP'17
ChrisMazzurco
AmyMazzurco
IzzyMcDonald
TinaMcGillicuddyP'30, P'33
EdwardMcGillicuddyP'30, P'33
FrancesMcGillicuddyGP'27, GP'30, GP'33
EdwardMcGillicuddyGP'27, GP'30, GP'33
RichardMcIntoshP'21
ChristaMechamP'34
JustinMechamP'34
LincMerrill75, P'04, P'06
Kim MerrillP'04, P'06
ChelseyMerrill '06
TaraMerrillP'04
DesireeMerritt85, P'21
JenniferMichaelisP'25, P'27
MichaelMichaelisP'25, P'27
LibbyMillarP'27, P'30
DaveMillarP'27, P'30
WarrenMiskellP'15
JulieMossP'04, P'05, P'09, GP'34
JulieMossP'04, P'05, P'09, GP'34
DeweyMoteP'29, P'31
DianeMutagomaP'22, P'26
Geoffrey MutagomaP'22, P'26
Drew Oestreicher'89
AlexaOestreicher
KatieO'Halloran
KatrinaOjakaarP'22
ErikOjakaarP'22
DirkPooleP'13, P'15
AnnPooleP'13, P'15
MarinaPoole15
LoriPoulinP'22
ChrisPoulinP'22
JanetPullenP'85, GP'21
NormanPullenP'85, GP'21
DebraRamseyP'15, P'20
IanRamsey
AshleyRandlett
Colleen ReidP'19, P'23
Jerry ReidP'19, P'23
JenniferRichardP'29, P'31, P'33
JenniferRiehlP'19, P'21
Hugh-JohnRobbins '99
LisaRobbinsP'99, P'07
JayRobbinsP'99, P'07
JenRohde88, P'22, P'23, P'25
JohnRohdeP'22, P'23, P'25
KelsyRoss
Kelsy Ross
ErikaSahlmanP'28, P'30
JeremySahlmanP'28, P'30
Catriona LoganSangsterP'16
Andy SangsterP'16
Eric SchaefferP'19, P'22
LauraSchaefferP'19, P'22
Elena SchmidtGP'22
VaughnSchofieldGP'23
StaceySchuler-CannonP'22
SigSchutzP'23, P'24
AnneSchutz88, P'23, P'24
Sagaree Sengupta
TedSharp60
Sharon LibbySharp61
PeterSillinP'18, P'21
SusanSinibaldiP'17, P21, P'24
Joe SinibaldiP'17, P21, P'24
JessicaSmithP'26, P'29
NateSmithP'26, P'29
LizSmithP'28, P'30, P'33
PhillipSmithP'28, P'30, P'33
Lynn Sullivan
ErikSzymczak P'28
HollyThibodeauP'21, P'25
LeeThibodeauP'21, P'25
Steve ThomasP'18, P'21
KatherineThomasP'18, P'21
BetsyTodP'20, P'25
RobTodP'20, P'25
Betsy TomlinsonP'18, P'21
LindaVaillancourtP'22, P'25, P'28
Lissa von Brecht02
Charlievon BrechtP'02, P'05
Cathyvon BrechtP'02, P'05
Kim WallaceP'23
MichaelWallaceP'23
Michael WardeP'23, P'31
Carol Weeman Harris
CatyWerner05
JamesWerner
Simon WignallP'23
Whitney WignallP'23
JennYilmazP'19, P'22, P'24
JayYilmazP'19, P'22, P'24

Contact

For more information or for help with online registration for the Soirée, please contact Crystal Gordon.

Special thanks to our NYA Soirée Planning Committee for contributing their 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 NYA.org.