Gambol auction festive, fun, successful

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Co-chairs Heather and Gina
Link to Gambol photo gallery

The 2010 Gambol at the Nines hotel offered something for everyone: mingling, shopping, bidding, dining, and dancing to music by the Upper School jazz band.

The event highlight was a moving speech by Derrick Butler, M.D. '86, who talked about coming to Catlin Gabel as a "fat little 7th grader from a single-parent household in an under-served neighborhood." Derrick, who became student body president his senior year, credits Catlin Gabel with giving him the confidence, sense of community, and academic tools to succeed in college and beyond. Today, Derrick is a family practice physician specializing in AIDS treatment in South Central L.A. His special appeal at the Gambol elicited a standing ovation and a frenzy of bidding in support of financial aid.

Thank you to all the bidders, donors, volunteers, and supporters who made the Gambol festive and successful. We'll have final figures in April when we finish accounting for expenses. In the meantime, enjoy the photo gallery.