RiverWoods at Exeter Gala Auction


2016 RiverWoods Gala Update:

SAVE THE DATE! The next RiverWoods Gala Auction to Benefit Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has been set for October 15, 2016!




2014 RiverWoods Gala Auction to Benefit Saint Vincent de Paul - Exeter NH

Help Today. Hope for Tomorrow.

To Benefit Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Exeter

Food Pantry & Community Assistance Center

Saturday, October 18, 2014

5:30 p.m.

The Boulders at RiverWoods



What an incredible night! Thank you! Click to view 2014 RiverWoods Gala photo album

Hundreds attended the recent RiverWoods at Exeter Gala Auction "Help Today, Hope for Tomorrow" to benefit Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Exeter (SVdP). The final total is still being tallied, but it appears the RiverWoods Gala raised more than $100,000 for SVdP and the families they serve! Thank you to everyone who helped make this gala a success, especially our generous sponsors, including LECESSE , Exeter Area New Car Dealers, Donahue, Tucker and Ciandella, PLLC , Hinckley Allen , Greystone , People's United Bank and CliftonLarsonAllen !


VIDEO: 'Twas the night of the RiverWoods Gala...

This video features short clips of some of the sights and sounds of the 2014 RiverWoods Gala:


Thank you to our 2014 Community Sponsor!

Exeter Area New Car Dealers Association


  thank you to our community sponsor Exeter Area New Car Dealers Association

  thank you to our community sponsor LECESSE CONSTRUCTION

Thank you to our 2014 Partner Sponsors!

Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella


People's United Bank

Hinckly Allen


RiverWoods and Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank our Partner Sponsors


Thank you to our 2014 Friend Sponsors!

thank you to our 2014 RiverWoods Gala Auction Friend Sponsors


Countdown to RiverWoods Gala, "Help Today, Hope for Tomorrow"

Biennial fundraiser features live and silent auction, music, food, wine tastings and more RiverWoods residents and auction volunteers pictured with a few of the items up for bid at this year’s gala. Left to right are RiverWoods resident Jean Ingwersen; Cleo Castonguay of SVdP, Susanna Ulfelder, RiverWoods resident, Penny Teodorczyk of RiverWoods, and Jane Kaufman, RiverWoods resident.

Tickets are on sale now for the biennial RiverWoods Gala, happening Saturday, October 18, starting at 5:30pm, at The Boulders campus at RiverWoods Retirement Community in Exeter. This year’s theme: Help Today, Hope for Tomorrow.

Presented in partnership with Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Exeter (SVdP), the event will feature live and silent auctions, a spectacular smorgasbord of gourmet delights including carving stations and a raw bar, live music, tastings of wine from local wineries and a few hundred revelers from throughout New England.

This year, the auction block boasts a wide array of items from a vacation in Sanibel Island, Florida; to New England ski adventures, Disney World tickets and romantic getaways; concert, sporting event and theatre tickets; spa retreats; home improvement services as well as fine art and hand-crafted furniture from local artisans.

Renowned auctioneer, Mark Fodero, will be master of ceremonies for the event, revealing an array of grand items and hosting bidding battles during the live auction. All proceeds will support critical services that SVdP provides, including providing food and emergency financial support to families in the Seacoast Region.

From the first year RiverWoods opened, the community has held a fundraiser for another local non-profit, and that 20 year tradition of investing in social capital continues this year with the help of generous sponsors, including LECESSE, Exeter Area New Car Dealers, Donahue, Tucker and Ciandella, PLLC, Hinckley Allen, Greystone, Peoples United Bank and CliftonLarsonAllen.

“The powerful partnership between Saint Vincent de Paul and RiverWoods has strengthened our ability to help hundreds of families in our community,” says Cleo Castonguay , President of Society of St Vincent de Paul Exeter. “We have already seen experienced an uptick in awareness, volunteers and donations as a result of the two year partnership with the residents and staff at RiverWoods and we can’t wait to bring it all together at this year’s gala.”

RiverWoods, a charitable non-profit continuing care retirement community, has hosted eight major Gala Auctions since 1994 and has raised more than $400,000 for organization’s such as Child and Family Services (CFS), Seacoast Hospice and New Outlook Teen Center. In 2012, the RiverWoods Gala raised a total of $85,000 for CFS. RiverWoods says the value of their charitable partnerships is shown not only in in dollars, but in the strength they bring to the greater Seacoast community.

“This event is about helping, celebrating and building community,” says Justine Vogel, president and CEO of RiverWoods. “Saint Vincent de Paul does so much, so well, for so many struggling families in our community and we’re honored to help. With the greater community’s help, we’re hoping to give SVdP the biggest boost possible at this year’s gala so they can do even more.”

Tickets to the RiverWoods Gala Auction are $60.00 per person in advance, $75.00 at the door and are available by calling Penny Teodorczyk, 603-658-3031 or by email