Presenting Sponsor

Dear Members of the Nichols School Community,

We hope you and your family are safe and in good health. Like all regional schools, Nichols has experienced great change due to COVID-19 and the school is taking all recommended procedures to maintain the health of our community. Part of this response was postponing the Nichols Night auction scheduled for March 21, 2020.

We are happy to announce the rescheduled Nichols Night auction date is September 26, 2020!

The auction is a memorable evening for the Nichols community to gather for the school's largest fundraiser and biggest party.

The new date is the 129th birthday of Nichols, and we couldn't think of better date to celebrate our school. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, ticket holders, donors, and volunteers. We hope you will join us in September!


Candace '84 and John Darby P'19,'21,'23 and René Jones and Brigid Doherty P'21,'23
Nichols Night 2020 Co-Chairs

Nichols Night will be our 43rd annual auction event attended by parents, friends and alumni. The auction is the school's major fundraising event with 100% of your donation benefiting the students' education.

Nichols Night Co-Chairs
Candace '84 and John Darby P'19,'21,'23 

Brigid Doherty and René Jones P'21,'23


ITINERARY - Sept. 26, 2020

Nichols Night kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

Silent Auction and Mobile Bidding

Live Auction - 7:30 p.m. in the FPAC

Delicious food and cocktails catered by Oliver's


Auction Committee

Cynthia Ciminelli, Live Chair
Tracy Bauer, Acquisition co-chair
Dawn Ricotta, Acquisition co-chair
Jackie Gurney, Decoration Chair

Jessica Baird, Jen Balbach, Amy Bard, Liz Bares, Jen Basile, Christine Borowski, Molly Boscarino, Carolyn Coppola, Amanda Crotty, Julie Gicewicz, Kelly Hall, Dora Iskalo, Jamie Kelly, Delia Koeppen, Lisa Laski, Michelle Lee, Shannon Martin, Christine Meyo, Sheri Mooney, Vicki Newman, Pam Ortalani, Michelle Penque, Odie Porter, Kristin Saperston, Jennifer Schulefand, Kate Simmons, Christen Smith, Lisa Stapleton, Lori Stein, Dana Stoffman, Julie Szumigala-Farkash, Melanie Yohe, Darcy Zacher, Valerie Zingapan


Dads for Auction Committee

John Darby, co-chair
René Jones, co-chair

Todd Benderson, Frank Ciminelli, Ravi Desai, Alan Elia, Gil Farkash, Richard Gicewicz, Cutler Greene, Bill Gurney, Chris Hamill, Paul Iskalo, Jim Newman, Scott Saperston, Scott Socha

Nichols Night Sponsors


M&T Bank


Butler Manufacturing Company
Darby Family
Ravi K. Desai, MD PC
Bill and Jackie Gurney
Iskalo Development
Rene' Jones and Brigid Doherty
RP Oak Hill
Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc.
UB | MD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
UB Neurosurgery
Women First Healthcare of WNY

Richard and Julie Gicewicz
Hodgson Russ
LBM Construction 
Morgan Stanley

AdPro Sports
Barclay Damon, LLP
Benderson Development
Donna and Matthew Feldman
Rupp, Baase, Pfalzgraf, Cunningham LLC

Buffalo OB/GYN
David Chevrolet Buick

Nichols Night Advertisers
Allied Mechanical
Gurney Becker & Bourne - Kristan Andersen '80
Howard Hanna - Karen Baker
Hudson Advisor Services, Inc.
Jensen, Marks, Langer and Vance LLC
Mollenberg-Betz, Inc.
P&A Group


Mike and Traci Ackerman, Alexis and Jon Agnello, Scott and Julie Alford, Jonathan and Rachel Amoia, Kristan Andersen and Robin Bronstein, Mark and Elisa Applebaum, John Bace and Melissa Balbach, Maritza Baez, William and Joan Baier, John and Amy Bair, Jessica Baird, Teo and Jennifer Balbach, Amy Bard, Tracy and Eric Bauer, Alan and Maryl Bedenko, Ahmed Belal, Todd and Dina Benderson, JJ and Priscilla Bennett, Paula and John Blandino, Jon Blumhagen and Anna Bailey , Molly and Martin Boscarino, Lisa Brady, Patrick Brady, Daniel Brockman, Gillian Brown, Chris Burner, Joseph Calleri, Christopher and Karen Camacho, Elizabeth Capicotto, Bruce and Cheri Carter, Greg Castiglia, Tom Chambers, Frank and Cynthia Ciminelli, Paula Ciprich, Monica and Chris Claringbould, Audrey Cohn, Donald and Mary Colpoys, Carolyn and Joe Coppola, Jon Cox, Amanda Crotty, Erin Curtin, Candace and John Darby, Leonard and Patricia Deni, Anne and Bob Denman, Michelle & Daniel Derenda, Lisa Derrigan, Ravi Desai, Paul and Mary DiBenedetto, Kristin DiCunzolo, Richard DiTondo, Brigid Doherty, Brian and Christina Donaghy, Patrick Dwyer, Alan Elia, Rania Elmarzouky, Matt and Jessica Enstice, Gil and Julie Farkash, Donna and Matthew Feldman, Michael and Annette Fitch, Leigh and Eric Fox, Christ Gaetanos, Tracy Gardner, Eric Genau, Jacqueline George, Jennifer and Michael Geyer, Beth Golebiewski, Bill Greeley, Heather Greeley, Cutler and Julie Greene, Rob and Molly Greene, Hillary Greene, Chris Greene, Bill and Jackie Gurney, Kelly Hall, Mark Hall, William Hall, Chris Hamill, Erin Hart, Jeannine and Terry Higgins, Kevin Hogan, Mo Hourihane, William Hudson, Molly and Chris Hugar, Sarah Irwin, Paul and Dora Iskalo, Lisa Jackson, Kirk Jensen, Ian and Silvia Johnston, Rene Jones, Dillon Joseph, Rajan and Shivani Kalra, Mike Keane, Stephen Kelkenberg, Austin and Jamie Kelly, Holly and Gordon Kemp, Corey and guest Kley, Delia and Rodney Koeppen, Joseph and Shelia Kowalski, Ravi Kumar, Lisa Laski, Jamie and Matthew Latko, Joelle Leclaire, Chris and Michelle Lee, Bridget Lett, Jeff and Betsey Locke, Catherine Lundie, Linda and Bill Maggio, Kirsten and Mark Maidment, Beverly Malachowski, Rajitha Mallela, Ellen Malone,Tara Manteghi, Aranya Maritime, Erika Maritime, Shannon and Michael Martin, Tod and Ryan Martin, Keith and Jamie Marzec, Aseem Mathur, Shannon and David Mazur, Angela McLellan-Desai, Odis and Janine McKnight, Alexandra and Ryan McPherson, Jeff Meyer, Greg Migdal, Mara and Matthew Montante, Joe and Sheri Mooney, Tom and Linda Naples, Timothy Neary, Jim and Victoria Newman, Nicole Nobel, Dan Nolan, Norina Nuchereno, Tim O'donnell, Julie and Pat O'Neil, Anthony Pandolfi, Sonja Pavlesen, Prashant Pendyala, Michelle Penque, David Pfalzgraf, Jr, Edward & Julie Plata, Monty Pooley, Rob and Odie Porter, Jodi Priselac De Risnzer, Tony and Dawn Ricotta, Michael and Suzanne Risman, Katherine Roach, Christine and Michael Roach, Amanda Roberts, Lee and Zilly Rosen, Olga Runfola, Barbara Sanchez, Howie Saperston, Scott and Kristin Saperston, Lena Scapillato, Janne Siren and Sonja Gallen-Kallela-Siren, Joe and Christen Smith, Jennifer Smith, Duncan Smith, Beth Smith, Alyson Spaulding, David and Lisa Stapleton, Brian and Samantha Stead-Dorval, Todd and Lori Stein, Carla and Terry Suero, Thad Szarzanowicz, Amanda Szarzanowicz, Nick and Nicole Tetzo, Sarah and James Thompson, John and Maureen Tomczak, Mark and Maansi Travers, Judi Vanura-Mathur, Tyler and Allison Van Schoonhoven, Anne Ward, Jody and Bill Warner, Christopher and Danessia Scott-Warren, Stephen and Lisa Webb, Amelida Weinmann, Jeff and Erica West, Edmund Wick, Agnieszka Witkiewicz, Kimberly Wolf, Sarah Yerkovich, Melanie Yohe, Michael and Dawn Zacher, Rick and Darcy Zacher, Steve and Maria Zafuto, Valerie Zingapan, Igor Zutic


For Nichols Night 2020, 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 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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Gift Gatherings

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

October 3, 2019
Thank you to Rich and Julie Gicewicz P'14,'15,'19,'21 for hosting a great gathering at your home.

November 6, 2019
Thank you to Candace '84 and John Darby P'19,'21,'23 for hosting a wonderful party at your home.

November 20, 2019
Thank you to Frank and Cynthia Ciminelli P'17,'20 and Rene` Jones and Brigid Doherty for hosting an awesome gathering at Giancarolo's.

January 27-29, 2020
Donations can be dropped off at the Middle or Upper School during morning drop off from 7:30-8:15 a.m. 

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Nichols School
Questions? Please contact Janelle Zera


Nichols School, Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY, USA

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