Veronica Federiconi on behalf of her grandson Gabriel Maddox

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The 2019 Derby Day Party will be our 42nd annual event attended by
parents, friends and alumni. The party is the school's major fundraising event. 100% of your donation will benefit the students' education.

Derby Day Co-Chairpersons

Todd and Dina Benderson P'25

Gil Farkash and Julie Szumigala-Farkash P'20

Richard and Julie Gicewicz P'14,'15,'19,'21

Scott '90 and Kristin Saperston P '20,'22


The Derby Day Party kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

Live stream of the Kentucky Derby on video walls - 6:40 p.m.

Live and Silent Auction - 7:30 p.m.

Open seating

Sumptuous food stations catered by Delaware North

Live Music Featuring the Mark Mazur Quintet

Mobile Bidding


Click here to view the amazing food that will be provided by Delaware North. Stations will include choices of Bourbon Meatballs, Sushi Train, Mac & Cheese Station, Beef Wellington, Chicken and Waffles, Mint Juleps, Desserts and more.


Attire: There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to Derby Day dressing. You can embrace the traditional Derby attire of spring dresses, patterned pants and bow ties or you can go with the more casual Kentucky bourbon vibe of a blazer and jeans. Anything that you feel compliments you and the event is just fine.

Hats: We welcome hats at our event but they are not required. Wearing a hat to the Derby is believed to bear good luck!

Shoes: Our event takes place on the ice rink's concrete floor. Spending the entire night in a spring heel or sandal can be tough, so remember to bring a backup pair of flats, just in case!

Food: We will have multiple stations serving up some of the finest foods provided by Delaware North.

Why: Enjoy a fun night with friends to benefit the students' education.


For the 2019 Derby Day Party, we are hoping to acquire some fresh, new items to offer our patrons to bid on the night of the event. We greatly appreciate any cash, Amazon and/or Visa gift cards as donations to package spectacular gifts for our Auction! Also, you may visit our Amazon Derby Day wish list.

Electronic items
Vacation Destinations
One-of-a-kind experiences
Restaurant gift certificates
Sport or Theater tickets
Concert tickets
Sporting equipment
Handmade Items
Visa & MasterCard gift cards

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Photos of 2018 Derby Day

Derby Day Sponsors

Delaware North
M&T Bank

RP Oak Hill
Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.
UB Neurosurgery

Buffalo OB/GYN
Hodgson Russ
Morgan Stanley
Southtowns Radiology
West Herr

AdPro Sports

Benderson Development

Global Wine & Spirits
Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham LLC
Veronica Federiconi
Women's Medicine of Niagara

Derby Day Advertisers

Allied Mechanical
Auto Rescue Team
Blackbird Auctions
Connors LLP
Gurney, Becker & Bourne
Hudson Advisor Services
Jensen, Marks, Langer & Vance Comp Wealth Planning
P&A Group
Patrick V. Scott, D.D.S., M.D.
Print Plus
Red Siren
Tsquared Putters
UBMD Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Walsh Duffield Cos., Inc.
Zespri Kiwifruit
Zubin Custom Homes

2019 Gift Gathering Parties

Thank you to all who were able to attend and donated an item to the auction. It is not to late to donate, please drop off your item to the Advancement Office or visit our Amazon Wish List for our Amazon Wish List for ideas.

Friday, March 8
Thank you to William and Anna McDonald P'21 for hosting a great gathering.

Wednesday, March 13
Thank you to Scott '90 and Kristin Saperston P'20,'22 and Gil and Julie Farkash P'20 for hosting a wonderful party.

Friday, March 15
Unfortunately, this gathering has been canceled.

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Contact Us

Nichols School
For more information about this event, contact Janelle Zera, Special Events Coordinator.


1250 Amherst Street

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