Each year, the International School of the Peninsula hosts an elegant wine auction, otherwise known as Soirée du Vin. 2018 marked the event's 13th year of raising funds for the school's Charlotte de Géry Endowment Campaign.
Thanks to the hard work of the Soirée du Vin Steering Committee, comprised of 12 parents alonside ISTP's own Head of School, Philippe Dietz, the evening was able to raise $90,028 in one evening.
A special-thank you goes to winemaker, former ISTP parent, and Soirée du Vin's guest speaker, Jean-Noel Formeaux, for his entertaining and rousing speech, which set a lively and exuberant tone for the rest of the auction.
What an incredible night! Many guests came to enjoy the evening's special tasting hour with 7 guest wineries (who came as far south as Santa Barbara and as far north as Napa) and wine-paired dinner, and left with 31 lots of outstanding wines and one-of-a-kind experiences.
28 donors came together to contribute to our live auction lots, including a lot offered by Jean-Noel Formeaux, the evening's Guest Speaker. Jean-Noel generously "doubled" (offered another of the same lot) his lot and in one swoop, single-handedly raised $20,000 for ISTP's Charlotte de Géry Endowment Fund.
ISTP also wishes to thank the 35 donors to our Fund-the-Future and the 33 winning bidders of the evening.