Auctioneer Announced for 4th Annual Spring Gala

February 1, 2019 | Foundations in Education | News

Bishop Frank Caggiano and Foundations in Education will host their 4th annual Gala on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Woodway Country Club in Darien. They will be joined this year by professional auctioneer, Patrick Tully. Mr. Tully’s clients include LSA Family Health Service, Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund, Russell Simmons Diamond Empowerment Fund, The Shaun O’Hara Foundation, the New York Giants and the US Ski Team.

Foundations in Education, through the generosity of its donors and volunteers, is excited to feature a marvelous variety of unique items for its live auction. Featured is an exclusive Mass and Brunch with Bishop Frank for twenty people!

Other select live auction items include: an all-expense-paid trip for six people to Lido Key, FL which includes lodging at a magnificent 12,000 square-foot, 6-bedroom mansion on the coast; a Lake George getaway for fourteen people boasting a guest cottage, direct waterfront access and dock space;  the ultimate New York Giants’ experience for two fans featuring travel with the team aboard the Giants’ charter plane for an away game to Chicago during the 2019 season; a paid summer internship for a young college student considering a career in Wall Street finance at the prominent Bluff Point Associates private equity firm in Westport, CT; dinner for twelve guests at the historic Stonebrook House in Weston, CT; an amazing Broadway Theater package; and a private Long Island Sound boat cruise, including dinner and ice cream twelve people!

All Gala proceeds support the mission of Foundations in Education, including tuition assistance for more than 1,300 students through the Bishop’s Scholarship Fund as well as Innovation and Leadership Grants for teachers.

For more information about the Gala, including honorees, live auction items and sponsorship opportunities, please visit or contact Austin Ryan at 203-416-1671 or