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Foundation's Annual Auction "Black and White Bash" Set for March 16

The Madeira Schools Foundation is beginning preparations for its 2013 annual auction, Saturday, March 16, in the St. Gertrude Parish Center.

Now in its 28th year, the theme for this year’s popular event is “Black and White Bash.”

Sponsored this year by PNC Bank, the auction is the school district’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the evening will support continued excellence in Madeira schools, from providing state-of-the-art technology and academic enrichment to enhancement of athletic and arts programs.

The event consistently attracts a crowd of more than 300 Madeira supporters and raises upwards of $80,000 each year.

“I’m extremely excited to head up the MSF Auction once again. We’ve assembled a great team of trustees and volunteers.” auction chair Tom Ashmore said. “I think by combining the Foundation’s veteran experience with the energy and ideas of our new members, the 2013 auction promises to be one of the best ever for our guests.”

Foundation members are accepting donations of cash, merchandise and services from business owners and individuals in Madeira and the surrounding communities for the live auction, silent auction and various raffles. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) designation, and donors will be recognized in the auction program.

For questions or to donate, please call Tom Ashmore at 703-9893 or Wayne or Pat Smith at 272-0420.

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