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SHARE: The Wisdom of our Elders

  • Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY, 11901 United States (map)

Join us for our 8th annual SHARE summer fundraiser!

Sunday, August 11th, 2019, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Hallockville Museum Farm
Honoring Mary & Jim Casey


Please join us for a festive evening on the North Fork in a beautiful farm-setting for live music, dancing, local farm fare, local beer and wine, and a silent auction featuring unique East End experiences. We will come together to honor the wisdom of our elders, highlighting the impact of PCS founding grandparents Mary and Jim Casey, and to celebrate and support a place-based, project-focused model of education for more children in this community.

All proceeds support students with financial need at Peconic Community School.

We invite you to consider sponsoring this event. Sponsorships help ensure PCS can raise the funds to support scholarship opportunities for students. Benefits include ticket packages and varying levels of public recognition for your contribution. Opportunities range from $500 to $5,000. Tickets are $175 for individuals, $150 for PCS grandparents.

Mary & Jim Casey, on a trip to Ireland in 2017

Mary & Jim Casey, on a trip to Ireland in 2017

Mary & Jim Casey

Mary and Jim Casey taught their daughters and PCS founders, Liz and Kathryn, everything they know about education, parenting, perseverance, compassion, and collaboration. They believed unequivocally in the idea of an independent community school from day one. They helped them raise their children while they held information sessions, built a board of trustees, created a vision, hired teachers, and ultimately ran the day-to-day operations of a school.

For seven years of running a school, and for 35 years before that, Mary and Jim have exemplified the PCS vision and mission: making our world a better place through compassion, resilience, and reflection in a safe, trusting environment.

This is why everyone at Peconic Community School is thrilled to celebrate the founding grandmother and grandfather of PCS, Mary and Jim Casey, at the annual summer fundraiser, SHARE: The Wisdom of our Elders, on Sunday, August 11th, 2019.

The event will thank Mary & Jim, as well as honor the community’s elders: grandparents, community members and loved ones who have shared their wisdom, and given PCS, as Mary Casey likes to say -- “roots and wings”.

Mary and Jim - as only the greatest elders and parents can - have helped to root Peconic Community School’s identity and work. They have also done so much to give PCS  wings, so that the school and its students, teachers, and staff can freely navigate and explore their learning journey with wonder and awe; and truly fly. Through their combined experience educating, running a small business, coaching, counseling, child-rearing, and advising, Mary and Jim have had a profound impact on the PCS community and beyond.

Thank you to this year’s generous sponsors!

Wings Sponsors

Geri & Cindy Armine-Klein
Gerry & Lyn Mulligan
Old Block Capital

Roots Sponsors

Barbara Butterworth & Michael Gill
Mary & Jim Casey
Doris Hinsch Lezny

Scholar Sponsors

Kathryn & Ryan Casey Quigley
Paul, Ann, Sean & Evan Casey
Phyllis & Sam Constan
Elsa Gibson
The Holbrooke Family
Christine & Paul Kuzman
Joe Mc Kay
The Roussan Family
Liz & Stephen Searl

Wisdom Sponsors

Amanda Abraham & Charlie Sullivan
Emilyann & David Abraham
Trish Eckardt & James Meehan
Nancy Gilbert & Richard Wines
Scott Kurnit
Cynthia & Sean Tvelia

In Kind Sponsors


Earlier Event: April 13
PCS Maker Fair and Food Truck Rally