Avonworth hospital donation tops $17,000

Presenting the check for Children’s Hospital are, from left: co-faculty sponsors Ashleigh Fox and Sherah Ewusiak, auction chairpersons, junior Becca Volk, freshman Molly Corder, and senior Kathryn Abramowich, with Molly Vogel of Children's Hospital. Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

Students and faculty sponsors of Avonworth's annual Children's Hospital holiday auction recently grouped up to present a check to Molly Vogel, the hospital's develoment coordinator.

While the amount was slightly less than last year's, the combined middle and high school total of more than $17,000 allowed the schools to maintain the distinction of being the top school donors to the hospital's free care fund.

Senior high co-sponsor Ashleigh Fox said, "The auction chairs this year were simply phenomenal. Katie Abramowich, Becca Volk, and Maura Corder were impressive at every turn. I felt like I was working with people who had been in the non-profit sector for several years. Their initiative and professionalism were truly impressive for high school students."