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Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. Learning, Growing, Succeeding For Immediate Release Contact: Ellen Gregory November 21, 2011 646-8441, ext. 1017 email@example.com Community Partnership Raises More Than $11,000 for Egg Harbor Township Schools EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. raised more than $11,000 at the second annual “Friends of Chuck Donovan Gourmet Wine Dinner & Live Auction” held October 21 at Hidden Creek Golf Club. The event was held in memory of Chuck Donovan, former vice president of the Community Partnership who passed away Oct. 18, 2009 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Vintner Sponsors ($1,000) included Shore Medical Center, Cooper Levenson Attorneys At Law, the Donovan Family, and UBS Financial Services. The Jazz Quartet Sponsor ($600) was Ocean City Home Bank. The $500 Cork Sponsor was Fran Morrison, president of the Community Partnership for Egg Harbor Township Schools, Inc. Friends of Chuck Sponsors ($500) included Somers Point Rotary Club, Bay Harbor Realty, and Brian Devers, president of the Egg Harbor Township Youth Organization. $250 Supporting Sponsors included Passion Vines and Mercedes & Porsche of Atlantic City. Three courses of wines were donated and presented by Frog’s Leap (Napa Valley) Wines, Circle Liquors and Ted deMent of Wine Bow® wines. Circle Liquors also donated the dessert wine. More than $5,000 was raised through the antics of George Wilkinson, beloved Egg Harbor Township High School Honors Calculus teacher and long-time track and football coach, who served as comedy auctioneer. More than 15 items were auctioned off included diamond earrings, a 5-day stay at a West Virginia mountain cabin, two wine dinners for 10 people, an overnight stay and dinner at Borgata, a handmade quilt, and foursomes at local prestigious golf courses were generously donated by Exclusive Jewelers, Borgata Heart & Soul Foundation, Philadelphia Phillies, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Adventure Aquarium, Ray and Kelli Wenzel, Lynda Donovan, WiserLink Advertising & Public Relations, J & M Coffee, Circle Liquor Store, Stella & Dot, McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links, Mays Landing Country Club, Seaview Golf Resort, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, and Cape May National Golf Course. Established in 2006, the Community Partnership has raised more than $160,000 for the district. Naming Opportunities in the district, planned giving, and real estate bequests are also available through the non-profit. For more information, please visit www.partners4ehtschools.org or contact Ellen Gregory at 646-8441, ext. 1017 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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