Bids rise to the occasion in support of Bryn Mawr


It was "A Starry, Starry Night" for guests at the Bryn Mawr School's Auction '95, especially for the high bidders on the star-studded items. For example, Stephanie and Jay Wilson won the auction for tickets to David Letterman's show; Bonnie and Paul Simon won four tickets and backstage passes to a Grateful Dead concert at RFK Stadium, donated by band member Bob Weir, a friend of a Bryn Mawr parent; Martha and Bob McDorman, she's a Bryn Mawr alumna, bought lunch with another alum, film star Bess Armstrong, for their daughter who lives in Los Angeles; a day with Baltimore Police Commissioner Tom Frazier went to Betsy and David Nelson, she co-chaired the auction with Susan Parker; another day with the commissioner went to Mary Hannah and Randy Arnot, and Bonnie and Norman Steinberg bought their third-grade daughter, Daphne, a day as director of Bryn Mawr Lower School.

Those were but a few of more than 500 items in the live and silent auctions. Talented auctioneer/Bryn Mawr grad Geraldine Nager, a vice president of Sotheby's New York, did such a fabulous job that the school raised more than $100,000 for its Second Century Fund for Faculty Support.

Others at the party were Bryn Mawr's new headmistress Rebecca Fox and her husband, Bill Green; Deborah and Tom Frazier; Ann and Michael Hankin, she served on the auction steering committee, as did Gay Legg, who was with her husband, Chris; Mary Sue McCarthy, an alumna, was with her husband, Bill Hopkinson, and her brother, Mike, and his wife, Charlotte, who served on the steering committee. As you can imagine, there were plenty of other parents on hand, including Lois and Arthur Perschetz, Dee and Ben Rosenberg, Gail and Steve Shawe, Kathleen and James Stengel, and Kinloch and Sandy Yellott.

Bowling for Crohn's

Maryland's Youth Ambassador for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Michelle Rifkin, is the beautiful 3-year-old daughter of Dr. Michael and Diane Rifkin. She's also a reminder that more than 200,000 children in America are afflicted with these debilitating diseases.

Dora and Marvin Fribush, he's a PaineWebber senior VP, are co-chairing the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Bowl-A-Thon April They're getting lots of help from David Millman, NationsBank; Larry Wolf, Rouse Co.; Neil Ambach, president of the local CCFA chapter; board members Jennifer Meyerhoff, Ellen Mack, Genine Fidler, Richard Sullivan; Tom Kelley, Deloitte & Touche, Henry Rosenberg, Crown Central; and Weinberg & Green's newest, youngest partner, Peter Rosenwald II.

Call CCFA, (410) 486-9501 for information.

Musical benefit

Music Monthly, the last word for musicians in the Baltimore/D.C. area, has joined with Graffiti's Night Club in the Padonia Village Shopping Center, to organize All Star Jam #7 on May 8. You'll enjoy blues, jazz and rock, as at least 50 musicians will donate their time to the jam session, which benefits two children suffering from cancer:

Six-year-old Urijah Unger, the son of David, keyboard player for Top 40 band Cry Monday, needs a bone-marrow transplant, and there is hope because Urijah has an identical twin brother, Zachary. The other child is a beautiful 12-year-old, Nicole VanHorn, whose dad, Vance, works at Sheffield Audio & Video in Phoenix.

The doors open at 8 p.m., and for $5, you can hear what makes Baltimore's music scene such an exciting one. For information, or to make a donation, call Maryland Monthly's Susie Mudd, at (410) 494-0566 or Mickey Cucchiella at Graffiti's, (410) 252-8181.

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