Supporting Edgewood’s Work for over 50 years

Founded in 1948, the Edgewood Auxiliary raises funds and awareness for Edgewood Center for Children and Families. Since 1967, Auxiliary members have staged the Edgewood fair. Over the years, this sophisticated fundraising party and shopping extravaganza has raised more than $8 million to support Edgewood’s work.

Today, Auxiliary members continue to be a vital part of the Edgewood family by volunteering on campus, leveraging philanthropic donations, and building community awareness for our organization.

The 53rd Annual Edgewood Fair

Mark your calendars, the 2019 Edgewood Fair will take place on April 4 & 5 at the Bently Reserve! Click here for details and sponsorship opportunities.


About The Edgewood Fair

The Edgewood Fair began on May 3, 1967. But the founders organized this ambitious event nearly a year before.

“We want to offer fairgoers diverse items and ideas to bring added beauty to their homes and gardens,” Auxiliary President Nancy Maushardt wrote. “All the proceeds will benefit the children of Edgewood.”

We’ve kept this vision consistent through four decades of social and cultural change and have maintained many of the same elements from the very first fair. Members of the Auxiliary continue to oversee the production of the Fair, from invitations to advertising. Edgewood’s children participate by growing flowers in container gardens, building bird feeders, and painting pictures to be displayed at the Fair.

The first Fair netted $5,000 and was such a success that the Auxiliary immediately began to plan the first of its many encores. In the ’70s, the Fair introduced the Country Kitchen featuring the Auxiliary’s homemade mustards, chutneys, and sauces. The ’80s brought the inclusion of exhibitors offering goods ranging from jewelry to artwork.

Demetra Bowles, 1990 Fair Chair, summed it up best when she said “I learned that the magic begins to be created the day after last year’s fair, and that the magic is in each one of us who contributes from her heart and helps sponsor the community of Edgewood children.”

Find out more!

If you’re interested in becoming an Auxiliary Member, please email Emily Millman or Leslie Tonsing.


Harriet de Pracomtal & Paige Olson

Vice Presidents, Fundraising

Alston Calabrese & Michelle Harris

Vice Presidents, Membership

Emily Millman & Leslie Tonsing

Sponsorship Chairs

Bailey Flynn & Jenny Moore


Julia Arnold & Connie Foppiano


Kelly Dwinells & Emily Schell

Volunteer Coordinators

Larissa Kenny & Meredith Valentine

Presidents Emeritae

Katie Hicks & Abbey Walker


Wendy Armstrong Michelle Hanna
Ann Bedwell Melissa Ippolito
Caroline Brinckerhoff Jessica Johnson
Andrea Bruno Lauren Kahn
Erin Calihan Jenn Kurrie
Laurie Hanna Carrade Cathryn Lyman
Jennifer Cohen Lauren McDowell
Danielle Creech Vanessa Monfredini
Martha Noel Cuevas Momoko Myre
Molly Hanks Doyle Kristin Pech
Emily Dunlop Melissa Reyna
Josselyn Eccleston Amy Nichols Richards
Stephanie Eisele Victoria Richardson
Allison Eisenhardt Jennifer Ritchey
Amy Evans Molly Robinson
Kelly Finn Mary Allen Saunders
Alison Gathright Noa Schult
Lindsay Glaser Lindsay Scollin
Kristin Gleeson Olga Serhiyevich
Ashley Gray Kristin Sprincin
Pamela Hamrick April Yarahmadi