• Rhonda Craven

Wine Tasting Fundraiser Was A True Success!

Updated: Aug 24, 2018

On Thursday, October 26, 2017, we had our first fundraiser at Galer Estate and Winery in Kennett Square from 5-8pm. What an incredible success! 70 people joined us to hear, feel, see and hear the impact of AHHAH. What an evening!

Galer Estate and Winery is such a beautiful space. Gorgeous barn wood with stained glass and paintings. The deck looking over the vineyard. The wines were delicious, and Cate and Virginia were exceptional hostesses!

We were so fortunate to enjoy the original and beautiful music by Madeline A, a young, local artist with such a refined stage presence and radiant voice.

Jan worked hard planning, preparing, and creating an array of delectable appetizers for us to enjoy. She even had a vegan table for our vegan friends. All was delicious!

Roger Taylor was the MC for the evening, sharing about AHHAH and our mission to empower the children of Chester County through arts, literacy, and mindfulness and our expansion to Kennett Square.

Davon Clark shared his thoughts about working with AHHAH and CCYC and the creation of his book Justice Restored. Gary Blair, Executive Director of CCYC shared the impact of AHHAH at CCYC. Lisa Wolfe, Founder of Build A Band Education shared a story about Madeline A, and how Build A Band has partnered with AHHAH to bring music education to the Head Start program. Tamara Acuna, Supervisor of the Coatesville Head Start shared the impact that AHHAH has on the Head Start Program. Liam Gallagher, Director of Making and Doing at Upland Country Day School shared how the school is building PULL Stations for locations in Kennett Square. Amanda Daley, Director of Yoga for AHHAH, shared her story of how she met Jan and became involved with AHHAH.

Jan Michener, Founder of AHHAH, shared her gratefulness to all of the people that have supported her as her vision has grown into something astounding, and her vision for the future of AHHAH in Chester County.

Last, Greg Sarian, Managing Director and Partner of Hightower, shared about his company and how they can be of service for financial planning.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors, The Stewart Huston Charitable Trust, Build A Band Music Education, Hightower Sarian Group, Upland Country Day School, and Head Start. Thank you to Galer Estate for hosting us, Madeline A for your beautiful music, and Karl Leck for capturing moments with your talented photography at our event.

A wonderful evening of food, wine, inspiring speakers, and new friends. Please consider joining us on Thursday, December 14th from 6-9 pm at Kennett Brewing Company for our Guest Bartender event! More details to come.