On Sunday, April 30th the Michael Aymar Foundation Board put together our first annual event at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, NJ. 125 of our closest friends, family, and supporters came together for this great cause. Together we shared many stories as we enjoyed special artwork, wine, and tapas over laughter (and happy tears) reminiscing on our influencer Mr. Michael Aymar. Our board members also provided some additional insight about the MAF mission and extended a big thank you to all who came and to all who donated.
A very special thank you to our new friends at The Van Vleck House and Gardens, the amazing kitchen staff and helpers, our bartenders, the lovely music provided by the Vitral Sax Quartet, and all of the wonderful guest speakers who participated (who could forget that touching student video towards the end!) You made this event extra memorable and the Foundation is grateful to have you all as a part of our growing family.
The love was felt tremendously as you walked from room to room, sharing memories and mingling with all those who were in attendance. It simply just felt like home.
The main focus of this Foundation is to help middle school children (grades 5-8). Our Nashdo Scholarship provides relief to those middle schoolers enrolled in Catholic schools, affected by a major tragedy or loss in their life. Support is also being provided through FREE Educational Workshops and Tutoring open to all school middle schoolers at public libraries. We strive to see all middle schoolers excel by joining our future workshops/tutoring sessions and use the tools to not only break out of their comfort zones, but go home with more confidence in their studies and inspiration.
All are welcome to donate at any of the following levels:
Friends - Up to $100
Silver Angels - Up to $500
Gold Angels - Above $500
The direct link is: http://www.michaelaymarfoundation.org/donate-now.html
Mr. Aymar helped shape each of the lives that he touched in such a remarkable way, especially so with his students. May we always remember the great times and share more inspiring stories.
Please follow our journey as we continue to grow and achieve our goals via Mr. Aymar's legacy.
We are just getting started!
Blog by Lilly Santos - Student of Mr. Aymar
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