The Gardens Uncorked 2010


One attendee at our inaugural July 10th fundraiser, The Gardens Uncorked, may have said it best, “The Peel Compton Foundation is providing a new venue for fun and preservation.” As someone who has been in the fundraising profession for more years than I care to admit, too often organizations forget that a fundraiser should first and foremost start with the first three letters FUNdraiser. In fact this was made very clear to me, as I handed out a specially made trivet featuring one of our bridges as a memento of the evening, several thanked all of us for a “great party.” That is a very telling statement when the enjoyment of the evening takes over the goal of that event. Mary Jordan and Rhonda French, co-chairs for the event, deserve much of the credit. (read more...)