CHICAGO - October 18, 2017 - Friends of Peirce is proud to announce that tickets for Harbor Night, a new event originated this year to benefit the Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies, has sold out on tickets. In addition, Friends of Peirce wishes to recognize our generous sponsorship partners led by 88 Brand Partners and QNA Group. 88 Brand Partners is a full-service advertising and branding agency and QNA Group is a sister agency to 88 Brand Partners with a focus on research and insights. Further sponsorship support comes from GLC marketing and communications; Joanne DeSanctis Kirk real estate; The Pinnacle Team real estate; and several Peirce families.
Many local businesses and individuals have also donated valuable in-kind items to support Harbor Night and for raffle at the event, including Ranalli's of Andersonville, Maddiebird Bakery, Morgan Anderson photography and many more. To date, Harbor Night has raised nearly $10,000 to benefit Peirce.
“This amazing response by parents, community members, and local businesses coming together to celebrate and support the Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies emphasizes the value the school provides to the Andersonville, Edgewater, and surrounding neighborhoods,” said Kate Polgar, Harbor Night chairperson and volunteer with the Friends of Peirce. Over 1,000 children attend Peirce, pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade, with more than 65 percent of families coming from low-income households.
“Events like Harbor Night, and the continuing support of the community, allow us to fund arts enrichment programming and to ensure that the resources are available for all of our students to participate fully in extracurricular activities. Without the generosity of our donors, this wouldn't be possible,” said Joe Dunne, President of Friends of Peirce and Local School Council chair.
About the Friends of Peirce
Friends of Peirce is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the Helen C. Peirce School of International Studies maximize the potential of its students through providing a world-class primary education within the Chicago Public School system. Specific areas of focus for Friends of Peirce include areas of immediate and critical need, including: arts and music programming, after school programs and sports, student academic travel scholarships, school garden supplies, and much more.
Harbor Night will take place on Friday, October 20th, from 7-10pm at the Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club located at 601 W. Montrose Avenue. The event is co-chaired by Kate Polgar, Rene Ryan, Sara Irmen, and James Gignac. Harbor Night joins other several other Friends of Peirce annual fundraising events, including Move-a-Thon, Hopleaf Day, and a spring party.
To learn more about ways to support Harbor Night, and for information on upcoming events, please visit www.facebook.com/friendsofpeirce. Donations can be made directly to Harbor Night at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harbor-night-tickets-5032042976.