Supporters of the Eastchester School District took their chances with Lady Luck as they enjoyed a night of fun, friendship and fundraising March 8, at The Eastchester School Foundation’s Casino Night.
Participants enjoyed a buffet and bar while playing games of chance to win tickets for raffle prizes at Mulino’s at Lake Isle--all to support foundation grants for enrichment programming in the District.
“The Eastchester School Foundation is very grateful to the parents and faculty who came out to support ESF’s 6th annual Casino Night. This year we were fortunate to have the financial sponsorship of the Raffiani Family Foundation and County Executive George Latimer, whose generous contributions made the evening our most successful yet,” said Foundation President George Winn.
“We were also able to give an informal salute to Dr. Moran, who has been a terrific supporter and partner to the foundation,” he added.
At the beginning of the evening presentations were made to Dr. Moran acknowledging his dedication to the students as he prepares to retire from the District in June.
State Assembly Member Amy Paulin, Westchester County Legislator Damon Maher and Supervisor Anthony Colavita were all on hand to thank Dr. Moran for his service, as did State Senator Shelley Mayer and Westchester County Executive George Latimer.
One of the highlights of the evening was a special proclamation from Governor Cuomo that was presented to School Superintendent Dr. Walter Moran by his former Guidance Counselor from Westlake High School, Charlotte Cassels.
Prizes awarded from the Silent Auction included a seven-night stay in Aruba, VIP Graduation Day Seating and Parking, and foursomes at Glen Arbor and Leewood Golf Clubs.
The Sands at Lake Isle raised over $18,000 that will be used for grants and activities for the students throughout the District.