The Cairnwood Gala is a bi-annual charity event to support the ongoing work of preserving and restoring the estate and its grounds for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

Since 2008, the Gala has raised over $250,000 for restoration and preservation projects at Cairnwood. These projects included restoring the entry gates to the estate on Huntingdon Pike, recreating the original Olmstead and Eliot designed path which leads from Cairnwood’s veranda to the Garden House, and reproducing, in historically accurate fashion, some of Cairnwood’s original rugs and runners.

Funds have also contributed to the restoration of the Cairnwood Garden House and the adaption of the building for reuse as an inviting education and orientation center for Cairnwood and the Bryn Athyn Historic District.

Proceeds from the 2013 gala will benefit the ongoing planning and installation of Cairnwood Estate’s Landscape Master Plan. On behalf of the Cairnwood Board of Governors, we want to thank you our generous supporters for helping raise over $45,000 at the Evergreen & Emerald Gala on April 19th. Thanks to their donations and the incredible efforts of all our sponsors, it was truly a night to remember.

View the highlights of the 2013 gala courtesy of EAV Productions:

2013 Gala Patrons

  • Abington Health
  • Joel & Lee Allen
  • Steven & Lisa Asplundh
  • Stewart & Jackie Asplundh
  • Michael & Lori Aronsky
  • Blue A Hair Studio, Inc.
  • Rhone Carr
  • David & Deana Duncan
  • Reade & Lynn Genzlinger
  • George & Gretchen Graham
  • John & Jill King
  • James & Shelly Lewis
  • Mark & Sandra Lezanic
  • Drew & Madeleine Nehlig
  • Brent & Dina Pendleton
  • Thayer & Missy Pendleton
  • Beatrice Pitcairn
  • Duncan & Martha Pitcairn
  • Gary & Carolyn Pitcairn
  • Pitcairn Trust Company
  • George & Jennifer Pronesti
  • Scheerer Bearing Corporation
  • Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg
  • & Torchia, LLC
  • Donald & Kim Sivick
  • Timothy & Robin Trautmann

Very special thanks to the local donors and companies that generously contributed to the Gala Auction.  Thank you to our history and marketing intern Kathlyn Gatti, Beth Earle, the special guest performers, the Cairnwood Staff, Bryn Athyn Historic District Chair – Jennifer Pronesti, Missy Pendleton for dreaming up the Silver Patron Party theme “Magic in Morocco,” Lindsay Martin, Carol Henderson, Hayley Gunther, Glencairn Museum and to all of our dedicated gala volunteers.