News Post

Auction Raises $270,000 for Parents Association

Thanks to the support of the Durham Academy community, The Green & White Gala auction was an enormous success — netting a record-setting $270,000 for Parents Association! 

We are grateful for the generosity of this year's auction sponsors and to the many parents, teachers and community members who donated items for the auction, purchased auction packages and worked behind the scenes to make the event such a terrific celebration of our school community. Congratulations to the auction co-chairs and their team for bringing this special event to life!

“The fabulous success of this year’s auction allows the Durham Academy Parents Association to continue to support many important programs and activities of our school, such as student wellness programing, teacher wish list items and visiting artists,” Parents Association President Cynthia King said. “We are so grateful for the wonderful support from our school community for this year’s auction — thank you!" 

Auction Co-Chairs

Ashley Freedman

Laura Virkler

Jane Waters

Auction Steering Committee

Susan Easterling

Laura Magid

Hadley Nixon

Jennifer Riley

Caroline Rogers

Pokey Schiff

Jenny Selig 

Nicole Smithwick

Fund-A-Need for Faculty 

In 2016, Parents Association established Fund-a-Need for Faculty. Each gift becomes part of a permanent, endowed fund that will generate income every year in support of faculty salaries. A gift to Fund-a-Need is a meaningful way to show support for DA’s devoted teachers and thank them for the incredible work they do with DA students every day. Thank you to our 2019 Fund-a-Need donors:

Jason & Tina Allaire

Pauline An & Jon Duensing

Mark & Mary Eileen Anderson

Mala & Rodney Bailey

Linda & Tom Barry

David & Michelle Beischer

Scott Bradford & Abbie Charette

Brad & Cheryl Briner

Jason & Meredith Butler

Ann & John Cavallito

Aaron Chatterji & Neely Shah

Daniel & Jenny Eller

Teresa Engebretsen

Ginny & John Fogg

Andy & Ashley Freedman

Meredith & Paul Friga

Erik & Jennifer Garr

Mark & Mimi Hansen

Allison & Dax Hill

Fancy & Hobson Hogan

Anupama & Phillip Horne

Patrick Hranitzky & Svati Shah

Paul & Sterling Ingui

Jon & Myra Jester

Rachel & Thomas Jeter

Hutch & Kate Johnson

Margaret Jones

Geoff & Selena Keegan

Kelly Kilgore & Noel McDevitt

Leslie & Sam King

Cynthia & Dave King

Kristen & Michael Klein

Demetra Kontos

Pattie Kushner

Ryan & Sarah Lamb

Chris & Madeline Liddicoat

Liz Lindsey

Anne & Danny Lloyd

James & Rhiannon Ludington

Elizabeth Lyle & Jonathan McLeod

Dan & Laura Magid

Bobby & Nichol Mallik

Leslie Marx & Jeffrey Wilcox

Nataki McClain

Elizabeth & Steve McClelland

AJ & Sarah Motsinger

Mike & Morgan Moylan

Colin & Laurie Myer

Kavita Nayar

Dwella Nelson

Selene & Zankhna Parekh

Asha & Chetan Patel

Amit & Kinnary Patel

Sallie Patel

Deepti & Yogin Patel

David & Ellen Paulson

Mike Pelletier & Eric Poon

Jay & Kay Peters

Melissa & Tom Pfeil

David & Marjorie Pierson

Stephanie Pollard

Rasna Prakash

Karen Rabenau

Debbie & Richard Rand

Dee & Jennifer Riley

Caroline Rogers

Carolyn & Michael Ronco

Bill & Pokey Schiff

Jenny & Sean Selig

Dianna & Sidharth Shah

Theresa Shebalin

Peter Slomianyj

Ann & Chris Smith

Susan Spratt

Doryce Stultz

Albert Sulmistras

Kristin Teer

Karen & Neal Triplett

David & Shannon Tucker

Beril & Michael Ulku-Steiner

Drayton & Laura Virkler

Jim & Lauren Whitehurst

Ashley & Lyle Yetman

Thank you to our generous sponsors for providing a strong foundation of support for this event!



Generativity Health Economics & Outcomes Research


Cenplex Building Services

North Durham Orthodontics


Carolina Biological Supply

Hershey & Heymann Orthodontics

Peak Swirles Cavallito Properties

Ann & Chris Smith

Sports Endeavors

WHJ Design


Roger & Ann Brooks

Chapel Hill Toffee

Frasher Whaley Realty

Rick & Laura Fisher

Local Yogurt

Morningstar Law Group

Women’s Wellness Clinic