Party in a Pear Tree
Annual Fundraising Gala
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Party in a Pear Tree is a delightful event held annually on the first weekend in December. A jovial group of friends, new and old, enjoy a delicious dinner, music, dancing, and live and silent auctions in a stunning location. Funds raised at our Party in a Pear Tree are used to support our financial aid program and the school’s operating expenses. At Chartwell, tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of educating each student. Proceeds from school fundraisers, especially the Party in a Pear Tree, help bridge the gap between revenue and the actual cost of operating the school. They also make a Chartwell education available to students of any socio-economic status.

This year's Party in a Pear Tree will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014 in Pebble Beach. Click below for an invitation!


Click here to download the invitation as a PDF.

We welcome volunteers, donors, and event underwriters for Party in a Pear Tree 2014. New and returning volunteers are welcome to join us in planning and organizing one of the best events on the Monterey Peninsula. Please contact Diana Trapani at 831-394-3468 ext. 1020 or for more information.

If you’d like to donate an auction item to the upcoming Party in a Pear Tree, please click here to download our In-Kind Donation Form. Please be sure to turn in the In-Kind Donation Form with all items—it helps us generate the letter for your tax records. Thank you!

Chartwell School would like to thank the dedicated members of the 2013 Party in a Pear Tree Committee and the dozens of incredibly generous and creative volunteers who made the 2013 Pear an outstanding success! We also extend our deepest thanks to the many donors, underwriters, and table sponsors and attendees who make Chartwell’s Party in a Pear Tree so special each year!

2013 Pear Committee Members and Volunteers
Carrie Miles, Event Chair
Jackie Becker
Michelle Beckstrom
Theresa Beheshti
Kathleen Brady
Talia Broadfoot-Boncutter
Paula Calvetti
Cindy Camacho
Joseph and Allison Campos
Eileen Clark Nagaoka
Alice Daubenbis
Laura Dost
Blaise and Lindsey Douros
Yvonne Dunfield
Laura Edwards
Daphne Ellington
Shane Fuller
Greg Gaon
Judy Gaughf
Mary Jane Gonzalez-Huss
Matthew Gutierrez
Catherine Hawley
Jessica and Keith Hedlund
Elizabeth Jannasch
Lisa Kirk
Johanna Lackner
Erin Laidler
Alyse LeValley
Judy Lewis
Mark Martins
Brian Meade
Marli Melton
Andrew Miles
Grant Miles
Graydon Mitchell
Beth and Vic Panero
Shivaun Patel
Lisa and Ken Podio
Susan Rivera
Gail Robbins
Arthur Rogers
Kristin Russo
Robin Sando
Kelly San Filippo
Billy and Sasha Swift
Julie and Rudy Talbert
Jason Togneri
John Trapani
Dana Walker
John Ward, Trustee
Lauren Welch
Lynne White Dixon
Terri Wooldridge

2013 Sponsors
Blair Estate Wines
Constellation Wines Inc.
Joseph and Allison Campos
Ocean Mist Farms
Scheid Vineyards
Swenson & Silacci
Tanimura & Antle
2013 Donors
A Taste of Monterey
Adventures by the Sea
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Alladeen
Mr. Luis M. Alvarez
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Anderson
Ms. Jane C. Anthony
Mr. David V. Arellano, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Atkins
Mr. Ralph A. Bailey
Ms. Larisse Baker
Ms. Magna Barcelo and Mr. Larry Barcelo
Ms. Ann Michael Barrabee
Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses
Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Beck
Mr. and Ms. Scott T. Becker
Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Beckstrom
Mr. and Mrs. Masoud Beheshti
Bella's Studio
Mr. and Mrs. David J. Benjamin
Bernardus Winery
Best of Times Photography
Best Western Carmel Bay View Inn
Big Sur River Inn
Blair Estate Wines
Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Bozzo
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brant
Mr. and Mrs. Peter K. Brooks
Ms. Dale S. Brown
Mrs. Dorothy Budlong
Mr. Bob Bussinger and Mrs. Wendy Brodie
Byington Vineyard & Winery
Mr. Cord Bynum
Calera Wine Company
California Rodeo Salinas
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Camacho
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Campos
Canine Behavior Consulting & Agility Training
Caraccioli Cellars
Carmel Academy of Performing Arts
Carmel Preferred Restaurants
Carmel Valley Ranch
Casa Piena Winery
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Cast
Chamisal Tennis Club
Chartwell School - All the Classrooms
Classic Catering
Classic Impressions
Club Ed Surf School and Camps
Coffee Mia
Ms. Alexandra P. Connell
Constellation Wines Inc.
Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards
Mr. Trent E. Cornell and Mrs. Lola S. Steinbaum-Cornell
Cornucopia Community Market
Corral de Tierra Country Club
Cos Bar of Carmel
Mr. Robert Curry
Ms. Chrissy Cutrufelli
Ms. Irene Deaver
Deetjen's Big Sur Inn
Del Rey Car Wash
DeLaveaga Golf Course
Dennis Murphy School of Music
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Dixon, III
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dost
Ms. Susan Draper
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Draper
Drought Resistant Nursery
Earthbound Farm
Ms. Laura A. Edwards
El Estero Car Wash
Elite Martial Arts
Ms. Daphne Ellington
Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay
Ms. Gillian Enz
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Epperson
Ms. Susan Fehlman
Mr. and Mrs. Sal Felice
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Finnell
First Awakenings
Fisherman's Grotto
Fleur de Liz
Ms. Carol Flint
Mr. and Mrs. Scott F. Fosmark
Mr. Gary K. Fujii and Ms. Caroline Haskell
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart J. Fuller
Gabriella's Cafe
Gaga Hair Lounge
Mr. and Mrs. Todd C. Ganos
Mr. Gregory D. Gaon and Mrs. Michelle A. Beckstrom
Golden Tee Restaurant & Bar
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Goldwasser
Mrs. and Mr. Mary Jane Gonzalez-Huss
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Grant
Green Valley Industrial Supply, Inc.
Mr. Prashant Gupta and Ms. Kym Shenton
Mr. Matthew Gutierriz
Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Hart
Ms. Catherine Hawley
Healthy Images Skin Care
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Heaven, A Child's Boutique
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hedlund
Mr. Robert L. Hernandez and Ms. Susan J. Matcham
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Higashi
Ms. Bonnie A. Hill
Hindquarter Bar & Grill
Hotel Abrego
Mr. Wayne Hunneman and Mrs. Alice Daubenbis
Mr. Dale D. Huss and Mrs. Mary Jane Gonzalez-Huss
Il Fornaio
In-N-Out Burger
Insight Eyewear
Island Taco
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine
Jan de Luz
Mr. and Mrs. Hans W. Jannasch
Jeffrey's Grill and Catering
Joseph Gallo Farms
Rachel Kasier
Kathy Sharpe Studio & Gallery
Mrs. Rolande Ketcham
Mary Kay King
Kira Godbe Photography
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Kirk, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Rod N. Koda
Ms. Shana Kropp
Kula Ranch
Ladyfingers Jewelry
Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Inc.
Ms. Erin Laidler
Land Rover Experience at Quail Lodge
Ms. Nora Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Leffel
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Leidig
Ms. Alyse LeValley
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Lewis
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Leyva
Lighthouse Lodge and Cottages
Ms. Sheryl Livingstone
Lloyd's Shoes
Lone Oak Lodge
Mr. and Mrs. Piper Loomis
Lula's Chocolates
Mr. and Mrs. Luca Maestri
Mr. and Mrs. Blair G. Mandell
Ms. Jane Marcus
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Marra
Ms. Melannie Marra Arellano
Martin Ranch Winery
Maserati Silicon Valley
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mr. and Mrs. Tim McCarthy
Mr. and Mrs. Matt McGrath
Ms. Connie McLennan
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. McMahan
Dr. and Mrs. Robert J. Melton
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Miles
Ms. Jane Mitchell
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Whale Watch
Monterey Marriott Hotel
Morgan Winery
Mr. Robert Mulford
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mungridis
My Museum
MYO Frozen Yogurt
Nails By The Sea
Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Nino
Nino Development
Ms. Joanne Nissen
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Noma
O Salon
Old Fisherman's Grotto
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Olin
Optical Shop of Aspen
Pacific Grove Antiques
Pacific Repertory Theatre
Dr. and Mrs. Gary D. Palma
Mr. and Mrs. Vic Panero
Paraiso Vineyards
Paris Bakery
Parker Lusseau
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Pasquinelli
Passionfish Restaurant
Pat Areias
Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Pepe's Little Napoli Italian Bistro
Ms. Shellee Husman Perkins
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Pewthers
Mr. and Mrs. Ward Pitman
Pleasant Valley Vineyards
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Podio
Portola Hotel and Spa
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pownall
Precision Nails
Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Ms. Lauren Racusin
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ramirez
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rasmussen
Rising Star Gymnastics
Robata Grill & Sake
Robert Talbott Vineyards
Rock Star Dance Studio
Esther A. Rodriguez
Mr. Arthur Rogers
Mr. and Mrs. Russ San Filippo
Sanctuary Rock Gym
Ms. Ann Sansevero and Ms. Lynne Sansevero
Sardine Factory
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Saroyan
Scheid Vineyards
Scholastic Trade Book Publishing
Schubert Nursery, Inc.
Sea Mist Farms
Shadowbrook and Crow's Nest
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Silvestri
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sites
Ms. Karen Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Spanos
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Spring
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stark
Stephan Cori
Stone Creek Kitchen
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Sullivan
Sweet Elena's Bakery
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Talbert
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Tanguay
Mr. and Mrs. Gary K. Tanimura
Tanimura & Antle
Tantara Winery
Tempel's of Carmel
Tessuti Zoo
TGO Photography
The Bench
The Crossroads Jeweler, Inc.
The Hat Company of Santa Cruz
The Oyster Trading Company
The Western Stage
TLC Estate Liquidation Services
Mr. and Mrs. Jason Togneri
Ms. Judy Brown Tollner
Toro Park Animal Hospital
Trader Joe's
Mr. and Mrs. John Trapani
Dr. and Mrs. Terrence K. Trapp
Trio Carmel
Venture Art Gallery
Mr. and Mrs. Marc L. Von Berg
Mr. Mort Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wallensack
Mr. and Mrs. John Ward
Ms. Linda Webb
Mrs. Lynne White Dixon and Mr. Robert K. Dixon
Mr. Scott I. Wiener and Mrs. Catherine R. Mikkelsen
Will Bullas Studio
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams
Ms. Nancy O. Willoughby
Winchester Mystery House
Mr. and Mrs. David Wittrock
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wood
Mr. Roy Yamaguchi
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Yokota
Ms. Marsha M. Zelus