Night of the Dragon Auction Saturday, February 25, 2017
The 2017 Night of the Dragon auction is coming up on Saturday, February 25! The auction raises money for the five booster groups, the PTSA, and the Foundation. Governor’s School alumni have stepped up this year and donated several items to be auctioned off. Here’s what we’ve got so far:
- Jenny Han (’98) donated a signed copy of her New York Times bestselling young adult novel TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE.
- Jeremy Grayboyes (’04) donated a beautiful watercolor and pen illustration of Fan houses. You can see more of his artwork, including cityscapes of D.C., New York, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Hong Kong, on his website.
- Greg Butler (’00) donated a Friday-Sunday stay at his 3 bd/4 ba cottage in Charlottesville. Situated just off JPA, the cottage is just a three minute walk from The Lawn and a ten minute walk from the stadium.
- Sarah Courtney Oklesson (’05) runs Grid+Love Designs and donated a framed copy of this gorgeous Richmond, VA print. Grid+Love prints are a perfect way to keep the places you love nearby no matter how far away you are.
- Singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus (’13) has had quite a year. She landed a record deal with legendary indie label Matador and toured the US and Europe. Her debut album, NO BURDEN, has been praised by The New York Times, NPR, and SPIN, among many others. Rolling Stone ranked her song “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore” #17 on their best 50 songs of 2016 list. The Richmond Times Dispatch named her a 2016 Person of the Year. Lucy donated a signed copy of her album to the auction.
- Jamey Stegmaier (’99)’s company, Stonemaier Games, produced the hit game Scythe after raising $1.8 million via Kickstarter. Jamey donated a signed copy of Scythe along with two of Stonemaier’s other critically-acclaimed games: Viticulture and Euphoria.
- Nathan Conway (’06) donated a gift certificate to Metzger Bar & Butchery in Church Hill, of which he is one of the owners. Metzger was named Style Weekly’s Restaurant of the Year in 2015 and has been praised in Eater and the Washington Post.
- Kathleen Konstandin (’07) and her husband, Chef Paul Konstandin, will be putting on a dinner for eight at the Monument Avenue home of Julie & Paul Weissend as part of the “Books, Cooks, & Culture” package.
- Special thanks to Alumni Steering Committee member Misty Clark (’96) who rounded up donations and gift cards from businesses around town in her spare time.
We have the best alumni ever! Thank you so much!
The Foundation does receive a portion of the auction proceeds, but by far the bulk of our funding comes from contributions to the Annual Fund. Thank you for your support!