Community Fundraising Events
Spring Benefit and Auction, Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Friday, November 18 from 6 - 10 pm: Adults Only, FREE admission
Saturday, November 19 from 10 am - 5 pm: Adults $5, children under 14 Free
Holiday Fair Raffle
Win a one-of-a-kind handmade quilt by Anna Ziegner.
Anna Ziegner discovered the modern quilt movement when she relocated to Philadelphia from Berlin to practice as a eurythmy teacher. Anna is a member of the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild, its mission is to maintain the quality of craftsmanship of the traditional quilting movement yet be free in the interpretation of pattern and color. Anna Ziegner is the Eurythmy teacher at The Waldorf School of Philadelphia.
Ode to JoyRide: In Memory of Lewis Smith, Sunday, October 9, 2016
Meet in front of Cedar's House
Rides begin with the ringing of the school bell by Lewis Smith's daughters, following a brief performance of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.
About the Ride
The Ode to Joy Ride is The Waldorf School of Philadelphia's tribute to our friend Lewis, a man who did so much for, and meant so much to, our community. A lover of the arts, Lewis often entertained his guests with his recitations of Shakespeare and Friedrich Schiller. He had a special love for Schiller's poem, Ode to Joy, which also comprises the final movement in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Lewis duPont Smith was a fun-loving lover of life. A true renaissance man, he was a passionate student of history, art, music, literature and philosophy. He was a teacher, political organizer, and philanthropist, and sat on the boards of Vox Ama Deus and The Waldorf School of Philadelphia. Lewis was an active alumnus of Avon Old Farms, and a passionate advocate for Waldorf Education.
Our hope is to truly reflect Lewis' loving spirit in this important community fundraiser for our school's Annual Fund. Thank you to the entire Smith Family, all of our volunteers, riders, and our generous sponsors!