Party in a Pear Tree
Annual Fundraising Gala

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.

We welcome volunteers, donors, and event underwriters for Party in a Pear Tree 2015. 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 2014 Party in a Pear Tree Committee and the dozens of incredibly generous and creative volunteers who made the 2014 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!

2014 Pear Committee Members and Volunteers
Carrie Miles, Event Chair
Michael Ann Barrabee
Mary Barker
Jackie Becker
Raynette Boerema
Alice Daubenbis
Yvonne Dunfield
Chris Edmunds
Laura Edwards
Daphne Ellington
Shane Fuller
Robin Garthwait
Judy Gaughf
Philip Geiger
Mary Jane Gonzalez-Huss
Dan Griffin
Sharon Hann
Valerie Hart
Jessica Hedlund
Summer Hennessy
Heather Huber
Jordyn Kamitono
Lisa Kirk
John Langrill
Alyse LeValley
Marli Melton
Melissa McPeek
Graydon Mitchell
Shivaun Patel
Lisa and Ken Podio
John Reid
Kristin Russo
Kelly San Filippo
Heidi Shake
Katia Stornetta
Billy Swift
Sasha Swift
Diana Trapani
Grace Venus
Dana Walker
Lisa Watson
Lauren Welch
Lynne White Dixon

2014 Sponsors
Blair Estate Wines
Campos Land Company
Constellation Wines Inc.
Ocean Mist Farms
Tanimura & Antle
Marsha McMahan Zelus
2014 Donors
A Taste of Monterey
Adventures by the Sea
Mr. David Arellano, Jr.
Ariel Theatrical
Mr. Ralph A. Bailey
Ms. Larisse Baker
Ms. Ann Michael Barrabee
Quinn Barrabee
Mr. and Ms. Scott Becker
Mr. and Mrs. Masoud Beheshti
Bella's Studio
Bernardus Lodge and Winery
Bistro Moulin
Blair Estate Wines
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan G. Boerema
Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club
Byington Winery & Vineyard
Cafe Sparrow, Inc.
Cafe Stravaganza
California Academy of Sciences
California Rodeo Salinas
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Campos
Campos Land Company
Carmel Art Association
Carmel Bay Co.
Carmel Belle
Carmel Valley Ranch
Castroville Artichoke Festival
Chardonnay ll Sailing Charters
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Chris' Fishing & Whale Watching Trips
Constellation Wines Inc.
Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards
Crazy Horse Restaurant
Mr. Dan Crockett
Cypress Coast Mazda-Subaru
Mr. Griffin Davis
Ms. Joanne De Paola
Ms. Irene Deaver
Devan Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ditmore
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dost
Dr. John Eisinger
Eisinger Orthodontics
El Estero Car Wash
Ensemble Monterey
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ewen
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Fish Hopper
Ms. Carol Flint
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Fosmark
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Fuller
Gabriella's Cafe
Mr. and Mrs. John Gaglioti
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Ganos
Mr. Gregory Gaon and Mrs. Michelle Beckstrom
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gomez
Mr. and Mrs. Luis Gomez
Mr. Thomas Greene
Hahn Family Wines
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hart
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hawley
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Heaven, A Child's Boutique
Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Hennessy
Mr. Robert Hernandez
Mr. Robert Hernandez and\ Ms. Susan Matcham
Ms. Bonnie A. Hill
History San Jose
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hittner
Mr. and Mrs. Darren Huber
Mr. Wayne Hunneman and Mrs. Alice Daubenbis
Mr. Dale D. Huss and Mrs. Mary Jane Gonzalez-Huss
In-N-Out Burger
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Jackson
Mr. and Mrs. Hans W. Jannasch
Mr. and Mrs. Colby Jones
Ms. Mary Kay King
Ms. Kelly Kissee and Ms. Auddrena Mauga
Kris Kringle of Carmel
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kurtz
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Leffel
Ms. Sheryl Livingstone
Lloyd's Shoes
Ms. Michele Lucero
Lugano Swiss Bistro Carmel
M.A.S.T. Restaurant Management
Mr. Joshua Mader
Mr. and Mrs. Luca Maestri
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Marra
Ms. Melannie Marra
Martin Ranch Winery
Mr. Benjamin Marx
Mr. and Mrs. Michael McMahan
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McPeek, III
Mendocino Wine Company
Ms. Betty Meyer
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Miles
Ms. Jane Mitchell
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Restaurant Equipment
Monterey County Symphony
Monterey Museum of Art
Monterey Peninsula Dental Group
Monterey Sports Center
Morgan Winery
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Muck
Mr. John Murata
National Steinbeck Center
Natural Selection Furniture
Nicklaus Club - Monterey
Old Fisherman's Grotto
On The Beach Surf Shop
Mr. and Mrs. Tom O'Neal
Oswald Restaurant
Ms. Cathy Owen
Pacific Grove Antiques
Pacific Repertory Theatre
Palace Arts & Office Supply
Paloma's Home Furnishings
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pasquinelli
Passionfish Restaurant
Pat Huber Fine Art
Pebble Beach Company
Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
Photography West Gallery
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Podio
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pollacci
Portola Hotel and Spa
Princess Monterey Whale Watching
Rancho Canada Golf Club
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Randolph
Mr. Joseph Rheim
Rheim Dermatology-Cosmetic Laser Center
Robin’s Jewelry
Mr. and Mrs. James Russo
Salinas Press
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
San Jose Sharks
Sanctuary Rock Gym
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Sardine Factory
Scheid Vineyards, Inc.
Schubert Nursery, Inc.
Ms. Belinda Scolari
Ms. Adrea Scott
Scott Campbell Photography
Sea Mist Farms
Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab
Mr. Sabu Shake Jr.
Ms. Carlene Short
Skinovation Skin Care and Massage
Ms. Karen Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Spanos
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Spring
Sunset Cultural Center
Sweet's Wood Furniture
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Tanimura
Tanimura & Antle
Testarossa Vineyards
The Crow's Nest
The Hat Company of Santa Cruz
The Western Stage
Mr. and Mrs. John Trapani
Venture Art Gallery
Mr. and Mrs. Marc Von Berg
Mr. and Mrs. Jeroen Walhof
Ms. Lisa Watson
Mr. Scott Wiener and Mrs. Catherine Mikkelsen
Will Bullas Studio
Ms. Nancy Willoughby
Winchester Mystery House
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wise
Mr. and Mrs. Brent Wooldridge
Ms. Marsha Zelus