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MPH Spring Gala

MPH Spring Gala: Red & White Celebration

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Friday, May 19, 2023 | 6 p.m.
Owera Vineyards | Cazenovia

Each year Manlius Pebble Hill School celebrates their achievements at the annual Spring Red & White Gala.  This year’s gala will take place on Friday, May 19, at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. Proceeds from the event will directly support necessary investments to MPH’s academic programs, facilities, scholarship assistance, and recruitment and retention of top faculty and staff. Here is a glimpse of last year’s event.

Tickets: Regular, $125 | Patron, $250 (includes VIP parking and name listed in Gala program)

6:00 to 7:00 .p.m. | Cocktail Hour – Hors d’oeuvres & Complimentary Bar

7:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Tasting Stations by Karen’s Catering of Attilio’s Restaurant & Complimentary Bar

8:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Program, Entertainment, Live Auction and Silent Auction & Desserts by Sugar Blossom Cake Shop

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I expedite check-in?

A: Yes! We’re recommending all attendees register their email and credit card through our online platform, Greater Giving, if you have not done so already. This ensures access to online bidding before and during the event, and easy check in and check out at the end of the night.

Q: What is the attire?

A: Cocktail attire is preferred. Our theme this year is Red and White, and we encourage you to don your favorite red or white attire and accessories.

Is there parking on site?

A: Yes, parking is available at the venue. Upon entering the Owera Vineyards property, you will need to follow the path and veer right toward the event space. Patron parking is available to guests who purchased this option.

Will there be wine tasting and complimentary bar?

A: Yes, each guest will be treated to a sampling of Owera’s wine (red or white) upon arrival. There will also be an MPH signature drink for the evening. The complimentary bar will be open from 6-8 p.m.

Q: Is there assigned seating? 

A: No, the event will feature a cocktail reception and food stations. Seating will be available, but no seats or tables are assigned. We encourage attendees to get up and mingle.

Q: Will there be entertainment? 

A: In addition to a food stations and an open bar from 6-8 p.m., we are pleased to present MPH senior Paul Di Folco ’23 as the musical act for the evening. There will also presentations from various members of the MPH community, including head of school Dave McCusker and incoming head of school Jim Foley. You won’t want to miss it! See our program for additional details.

Q: What types of auction items will be available? 

A: We have incredible packages this year in both our silent and live auctions. Guests can bid on vacations, a luxury suite at the Syracuse Mets, an SU game package, a diamond ring from Skaneateles Jewelry, spa packages, home improvement items, summer camps, and more! Our silent auction items are open for bidding between now and Friday at 8:30 p.m. here, with more items being added! You must register on Greater Giving to place bids.

Q: What is the Wine Glass Raffle? 

A: Thanks to our friends at Skaneateles Jewelry, we have a gorgeous 18K white gold .34cw TW Hearts on Fire Diamond Lorelei Double Twist Ring (valued at $3,400) to offer at our event. There will be 75 hand-painted and numbered wine glasses available for $50 each, which you can purchase wine glasses through our online platform here beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 19, or in person at the event. When all glasses are sold, a number will be drawn at random, and one lucky winner will receive the ring! Plus, the wine glasses are yours to keep. This has become a fun tradition at our events and guests have enjoyed collecting the different glasses over the years.

Q: I can no longer attend, or know someone who cannot attend, but would like to contribute… is this an option?

A: Yes! Simply go to our MPH Fund page to make a tax-deductible gift. All proceeds from our event support this fund.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

M & T Bank


Gold Sponsors

Cerio Law Offices, PLLC
Lyons Dentistry
Syracuse ENT Surgeons, PLLC
The Wildhack Family

Dermatology Associates of CNY
Had Fuller ‘66A
KSP Painting of Syracuse
Lynn D’Elia Temes & Stanczyk
Mafrici Law Office, PC
The Murthy-Joshi Family
The Rubin Family
Mark and Diane Wladis & Family
Steven and Lexi Wladis

Brown & Brown of New York, Inc
FS Engineering, DPC
Ragan Real Estate Team
TAG Solutions
The Thomas-Antilus Family
The Ryan and Leann West Family

CBD Companies
Eastern Managed Print Network
Fallon Oral Surgery
Flower City Glass
L & J.G. Stickley, Inc
McClurg Remodeling
Northland Communications