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PAMKA’s Spring Gala was a Fabulous Night Under the Stars

The Parents’ Association of Montclair Kimberley Academy (PAMKA) hosted its annual Spring Gala on Friday, April 19, at The Grove in Cedar Grove. The evening, A Night Under the Stars, was a great success for the school and was filled with fun, community, and entertainment.

Congratulations to Spring Gala Co-Chairs Cara Cesareo and Danielle Mitola and the truly dedicated team of volunteers, who orchestrated this successful event. Around 300 members of the MKA community enjoyed a festive evening bidding on both silent and live auction items, raffle baskets, and the 50/50 raffle. Guests were treated to a special performance by MKA’s Upper School Strings Quartet, Upper School Pianist Hunter Valentine, and the MKA Pep Band.


Thanks to the generosity of our community, over $200,000 was raised at this year’s Spring Gala. These proceeds will have a meaningful impact on MKA, through such programs as the MKA Faculty Endowment Fund, PAMKA Wish Lists, and PAMKA Faculty Trust Grants. This year's Gala Direct Appeal supported MKA's investment in academic and collaborative community spaces with the renovation of the Middle School Library. This fundraising effort allows the community to make direct and meaningful contributions to our school community.

To view photos from this year’s Spring Gala, please visit



Matilda Akaho Kimberly Koserowski
Priya Ballem Tom Krieglstein
Yanett Bagce Jodie Leitner
Whitney Beckett Lana Masor
Kristin Bochicchio Rachel Masters
Carole Brandford Diana Nagrecha
Corinne Chakhtoura Amma Osei
Rupa Coutinho Valerie Puryear
Reena Desai Priya Sehgal Raval
Rowan Johnson DiFeo Aimee Siter
Carmel Dineen Alison Slone
Sara Elwell Amanda Stanley
Jessica Freeman Terance Takyi
Sarah Galvin Twyla Takyi
Patricia Gamcsik Natalie Trento
Melanie Girton Kate Vail
Maria Guarino Margaret Wager
Katherine Guercio Pengfei Wang
Catherine Irwin Tamara Weisman
Janice Jacobson Danielle Wolf