Eagle Hill goes Hollywood

Marjorie E. Castro, head of school, hands an honorary “Oscar” to co-chairs Maria Kedros, of Greenwich, and Trish Breede.

Marjorie E. Castro, head of school, hands an honorary “Oscar” to co-chairs Maria Kedros, of Greenwich, and Trish Breede.

The red carpet beckoned. The paparazzi were out in full force. And flashbulbs were lighting up the night as more than 400 guests arrived for A Night at the Oscars — Eagle Hill School’s annual benefit on April 20.

Inside, the mood of the awards night was immediately set when guests were greeted by Eagle Hill’s own version of Ryan Seacrest. There was much laughter as they responded to questions such as “Who are you wearing?” and “What projects are you working on?”

After a quick red carpet photo, guests were off to browse close to 300 silent auction items, all donated by members and friends of the Eagle Hill community.

At 8 p.m., the ballroom doors opened to a wonderland of gold and white. Sparkling stars hung from the ceiling, tablecloths glittered with gold stars, and beautiful white and gold floral centerpieces gleamed in the beautifully lit room.

After a welcome and heartfelt thank you from benefit co-directors Trish Minskoff Breede and Maria Kedros, guests were treated to a video showcasing every student of Eagle Hill.

The evening reached a new peak of excitement as the live auction started. Items such as a New England Patriots jersey signed by the entire team, trips to France, Aspen, and the Arctic, a Tag Heuer watch, and Justin Bieber tickets were just some of the items that sparked intense bidding, and ultimately, funds to assist the school in maintaining its excellence in programming for children with learning disabilities.

At the end of the night, Eagle Hill School was the big winner with net profits exceeding $710,000.

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