Celebrating Heart & Fostering Hope: IEA’s 20th Anniversary Celebration
by Morgan Carrion, Assistant to the President
On February 9, 2019, IEA celebrated its 20th anniversary! The event took place at Annandale Golf Club with over 100 guests in attendance. Student volunteers played music, facilitated jeopardy and mingled with guests. One family even put on a photo booth for the event! It was truly a wonderful night filled with old and new community members celebrating 20 years of friendship and services for gifted youth.
The evening also honored several key players in IEA’s development as an organization: The Bradley Foundation and IEA Senior Fellows, Patricia Gatto-Walden, Stephanie Tolan and Michael Piechowski. The honorees flew in from all over the country for the occasion.
Student speakers, Nico and Alondra, shared about their experiences with IEA and the impact that the programs, teachers and support have had on their life.
After dinner, a there was a DJ, dancing, desert, more jeopardy and photos.
All in all the evening was a wonderful success. Thank you to all of those who helped support this event, including: Dennis Finnerman, Jill Hawkins & MHP Events, the sponsors and guests. We are so grateful for all of you!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
The Bradley Foundation
The Burke Family
Betsy Jones & Ted Mergenthaler
The McDonell Family
Teri and John Valentine
The Balbuena Family
Becky and Peter Knell
The Lee Family
Parents of Alexander Miller
Rodriguez, Horii, Choi & Cafferata, LLP
The Tracey Family
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