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 52nd Annual Edgewood Fair

Mark your calendars, the 2018 Edgewood Fair will take place on April 26 & 27 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 Jennifer Booze for more information.

2017-2018 Members

Co-Presidents
Katie Hicks & Paige Olson

Co-Vice Presidents, Fundraising
Danielle Creech & Melissa Reyna

Co-Vice Presidents, Membership
Jennifer Booze & Alston Calabrese

Co-Chairs, Sponsorship
Jocelyn Corbett & Jenny Moore

Treasure
Julia Arnold

Secretary
Emily Schell

Volunteer Coordinator 
Molly Robinson

President Emerita
Abbey Walker

Members

Wendy Armstrong Lisa Hockin
Stacy Bonney Larissa kenny
Andrea Bruno Jenn Kurnie
Erin Calihan Neely Lawton
Noa Clark Cathryn Lyman
Amira Day Dallafior Lindsay MacDonald
Harriet de Pracomtal Laura McDowell
Meredith Dillon Emily Millman
Catherine Dobbs Momoko Myre
Molly Hanks Doyle Martha Noel
Emily Dunlop Bethany Patten
Josselyn Eccleston Kristin Pech
Caroline Faught Lindsay Ramsay
Casey Ferrarone Margaret Shepard
Kelly Finn Meredith Valentine
Jennifer Flint Julie Van Voris
Lindsay Glaser Kristy Burgess Warner
Michelle Harris April Yarahmadi