Susan and Tony


"The story of Camphill showed an historical movement that has successfully created a beautiful model for community living with the disabled population. It was thrilling and hopeful to learn that an organization existed that understands the needs, creative spirit and soul of special needs individuals."

- Susan Williams, parent of former student Tony B.


Wine and Fine Dining - April 18, 2015


This gala event is a night to remember! Guests will enjoy Gordon Weldon's Grand Oyster Bar, champagne and butlered hors d'oeuvres while mingling with Soltane student and residents. Extensive live and silent auction lots are on display for guests to browse before the seated dinner and gourmet four-course meal get underway. Excitement builds as the auctioneer takes the podium and details the many fine live auction lots. You'll try to outdo your neighbor to win outstanding wine packages, luxury trips, and more!

Meet Our Featured Guests in 2015

Our Honorary Chair, David Jeffrey, left a financial career in New York to pursue a long-held dream of establishing a great vineyard in California.

After building an educational and practical background in wine production, David and his wife Marla founded Calluna Vineyards on an 80-acre parcel in the Chalk Hill appellation of Sonoma County, which they began planting to Bordeaux varieties. Just a few years later, their 2010 Calluna Vineyards Proprietary Red scored 91 with Robert Parker. David lives on the vineyard with his family, manages the vineyard and does essentially all the wine-making.


Ursula Hermacinski (right) is one of the most respected wine auctioneers in the country. She helped establish the prestigious Zachys-Christie's New York wine auction, currently presides over the Napa Valley Wine Auction, and regularly takes the podium at high-profile benefit auctions. Ursula is Senior Advisor and Principal Auctioneer for Wally's Wine Auctions.

Charles and Barbara Orlando of the Yellow Springs Inn will bring their culinary talents to us once again as our Guest Chefs. The Yellow Springs Inn strives to create a memorable experience which is designed to surpass expectations, with a menu that features humanely-raised meats, wild game, seafood, and locally-sourced produce and cheese.

This year's "cash ask" will raise funds for a safer, more energy-efficient vehicle fleet to transport our students, postgrads and residents to their homes, workplaces, therapies, and social activities.

This gala fundraising event helps us provide extraordinary opportunities for young adults and adults with special needs! Our innovative residential, educational and vocational programs and supports help people with special needs explore their talents and grow their capacities so they can take their place in the world as valued contributors.


Would you like more information, or an invitation? Please contact Sue Moore in our development office by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or at 610-469-6602. If you can't attend, but would like to make a donation, please visit our Donate Now page.

We look forward to welcoming you!


Check out pictures from Wine and Fine Dining 2014

Thank you to our supporters in 2015!




Fresh Start Development Company, LLC

QuakerSmith Capital, LLC



Gifts In Kind and Individual Support

Agritainment/Arasapha Farm

Amani's BYOB

Greg and Annie Ambrose

Arden Theatre Company

Birchrunville Store Cafe

Bistro on Bridge

Colonial Theatre

Creed's Seafood and Steaks

Delaware Theatre Company

Destination Salon and Spa

Devon Horse Show

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse

Ellen Gross

Hagley Museum and Library

Hampton Inn Exton

Harry's Savoy Grill

Health First Centers

Hedgerow Theatre

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Mimi Barclay Johnson

Judith McCabe Jarvis

Kimberton Whole Foods

King of Prussia Players

Bill Kronenberg

Longwood Gardens

Ludwig's Village Market & Catering

Melting Pot Restaurant at King of Prussia

Donald and Shelley Meltzer

National Christmas Center

Naturescapes Landscape Specialists, Ltd

James and Dinae Norris

Optimal Massage

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

People's Light and Theatre

Rainbow's Comedy Playhouse

Savona Restaurant

Seven Stars Inn

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Janet Smith

Rusty Staub

Steel City Coffee House

Sweetwater Farm and Grace Winery

The Barley Sheaf Players

The Fenix Bar

The Pickering Creek Inn

The Wilmington Drama League

The Woodlands at Phillips

Victory Brewing Company


Yellow Springs Farm