1. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, The Grayson School hosted GROW With Us, their fifth annual gala and fundraiser at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, Newtown Square. The Grayson School’s unmatched, innovative approach to gifted education in the Philadelphia region provides challenging academics, student-led project-based learning, and individualized pacing in a nurturing environment. This year’s gala honored Frank J. Leto, president of Bryn Mawr Trust. Gala co-chair Jerry Johnson and his wife Raye Johnson (left) and co-chair Albert Murphy, senior vice-president at Bryn Mawr Trust (right), paused for a photo with event honoree Frank J. Leto, and his wife Anita Leto (center) during cocktails.
2. Archbishop Carroll High School President Frank Fox chatted with Alexa Fusselbaugh, Grayson School founder Melissa Bilash, Hank Mullaney and Mac McDermott.
3. Kristina Ayers-Paul, Matt Fugate and Angela and Brian Housand.
4. Mary Lawson, Kara Weiner, Ashley Freeborn and Lauren Frantz.
5. Joshua and Scout Brody, Lauren McCann, Gabriel Weinberg and Bill and Meredith Braverman.
6. Sam Greenblatt and Barbara Cutler chatted with NASA astronaut Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Amy Stoios during the reception. Dr. Auñón-Chancellor received the 2019 Ad Astra Award.
8. Katie Lackritz, Bob Libby, Mercury Winberg and Andrea Guevera.
10. Mark and Diana Strong, Suzanne and Adam Ciongoli and Mike Brodine.
11. Erica and Elliott Menschik, Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann.
13. Sharna and Jon Liggett and Margaret and Mark Slawinski.
15. Heather Vellner, Austronaut Dr. Serena Auñón-Chancellor, Ann Kennedy and Melissa Bilash.
17. Frank Leto (center) received the award presented by Jerry Johnson (left) and Al Murphy (right).