AEF Celebrates 15th Anniversary: Join us for an Affton Mega-Reunion Gala!!
Last year at this time, we announced the Affton Education Foundation’s participation in a Development Challenge Grant Campaign. Fast forward to today, and we’re very pleased and proud to announce that WE DID IT!! The Foundation has met its fundraising goal and will soon receive Challenge Funds which will put our endowment over the $2 million mark (see page 2). With the countdown complete and the challenge met, we are now ready to liftoff to an even brighter future for the Affton schools. To acknowledge our success, and to coincide with our 15th Anniversary, we’ve decided to host a very special celebratory event. Please save the date for the: Affton Education Foundation 15th Anniversary Mega-Reunion Gala Saturday, March 9, 2019 Affton High School Auditorium & Commons
This two-part event will begin in AHS’s Judith Rethwisch Auditorium with Outstanding Alumni Panel Interviews hosted by our very own Derek Blasberg (2000).
Derek will take time off from his incredible career in the New York fashion industry in order to chat with a veritable Who’s Who of Affton Alums. We’ve already secured commitments from charismatic Cougars the likes of Bill Thompson (‘63) and Antionette (Toni) Morgan-Cousins (‘90), and we’re shooting for Markus Golden (2010) and John Goodman (‘70)! Stay tuned for updates! The panel interviews will be FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 4:30 pm, with the program beginning at 5:00 pm.
At the conclusion of the Alumni Panel, the evening will continue with aMega-Reunion Gala - a festive gathering of Affton alumni and friends - at 6:30 pm in the AHS Commons. We hope that alums of every era, along with Affton friends and supporters from all walks of life, will come out for this Purple & Gold Gala! For the bargain price of $35 per ticket, you’ll get a full evening featuring food stations, beverages, Affton fun & games, auctions & raffles and live music provided by two alumni bands of different eras - ‘60’s & before vs.‘70’s & later. Invitations, reservation forms and more details will be coming soon.
We know you bleed Purple & Gold, so… Mark your calendar! You won’t want to miss it!