Our first fundraiser, The Friends and Founders Celebration, was a huge success! The event grossed around $45,000 and netted close to $40,000. A huge thanks to our Gold and Silver Institute Founders who sponsored the start of the institute. The evening began at the Ceramic Art & Culture Institute with a champagne guided tour of the mansion and companion art gallery. After, guests enjoyed a gourmet dinner at the Berkshire Country Club, where they also had the pleasure of listening to an inspirational address by Swarthmore College professor and ceramist, Syd Carpenter.