The SPICES of Life Celebration is a Signature Friend and Fundraising Event Benefiting Students of State College Friends School
Thank you! Thank you!
We Extend Our Heartfelt gratitude to all who helped to make the SPICES of Life Celebration an all-around success.
If you were unable to attend but would like to support the students and teachers of State College Friends School, you may Use this link to:
The SPICES of Life Celebration is a relaxed early-evening event where adults can enjoy locally-sourced foods and craft beverages, live and silent auction fun, music, and lively conversation; all against the lovely backdrop of the Atherton Hotel Ballroom.
SPICES is an acronym we use to call to mind the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship present throughout our school culture and curriculum. Proceeds from this signature friend and fund raising event benefit all students of State College Friends School by making flexible tuition possible through our Scholarship Fund.
The success of this annual event is solely dependent on the deep generosity of parents, alumni, friends, and community volunteers, as well as businesses and organizations who believe in the good works of our students and teachers, and the value of a child-centered Friends (Quaker) education.
Last year we raised nearly $18,000 -- a banner year for State College Friends School! In addition to providing much appreciated scholarship funds for a number of students, every teacher who made a classroom wish - from a microscope to cameras to a shelf full of books - had their wish fulfilled through contributions at the Teacher Wish List station. We even secured funding for our gardens and grounds, through the generosity of attendees who made a gift for us to purchase shrubs, trees, soil, and mulch.
We'll be tallying our earnings for a few days and will be treasuring the evening's memories for a long, long time.
All this work . . . so much creativity and hard work, all for my children. I feel so much love for this school.
Please enjoy this gallery of photographs by Nathan Elliott.
Visit the 2017 SPICES FLASH FINALE page to see photographs from last year's signature Friends School event.