Thank you to all who attended our 2017 Spring Benefit, Black, White, and Read All Over, presented by Craig and Kari Shapero! Because of you, the night was an incredible success. Together, we raised a total of $163,000 for Alexandria’s most at-risk children.

A special thank you to our presenting sponsors Craig and Kari Shapero, as well as our Miracle Maker sponsors – Passport Auto, The Peterson Family Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Linda Weitz.

Thank you to Ray and Shaista Mahmood for opening up their beautiful waterfront home to us to host this amazing event. And of course, thank you to everyone who attended our Spring Benefit and for supporting CFNC’s students. Because of your support 136 at- risk preschoolers are receiving a preschool education they would not otherwise have access to. Because of you, their families have the support they need to help their child succeed. Because of you, Alexandria’s most at-risk families are on a path to success.

It was an evening filled with delicious food, cocktails, and an exciting live and silent auction. CFNC’s adorable students sang a rendition of one of their favorite songs, “We Are Stars” for our guests. A former CFNC parent, Mohammed, spoke about how CFNC’s incredible teachers and staff prepared his son Yassine for kindergarten, which he started this past September and is now at the top of his class! Mohammed spoke about his experience as a parent at CFNC and how “true to its name, CFNC really is a network. At CFNC, I feel part of a community, part of a family. CFNC welcomed Yassine, me, and our entire family with open arms.”

Presenting Sponsor: Craig & Kari Shapero

Miracle Maker Sponsors: Passport Auto, The Peterson Family Foundation, Steve & Linda Weitz

Hope Sponsors: Phil & Lisa Herget, Freeman & Heather Jelks, Bill & Elizabeth Marino

Believe Sponsors: Artisan II, Copa Airlines, Essex Meadows, Halt, Buzas, & Powell, Ltd., Kaiser Permanente, M&T Bank, Nancy Keener, Joe & Kate Boyce Reeder, Tom & Ann Scully, John & Elizabeth Siegel, Tasteful Affairs Catering, Venable, LLP, Wells Fargo Advisors, Carole Woodward

Thank you to our Media Sponsors