1.14.2023 – CDA Virtual Fall Benefit

1.14.2023 – CDA Virtual Fall Benefit


Join in on a virtual garden party with Dames across the country on Saturday January 14, 2023, at 4:00 PM ET as we enjoy the presentation, “Alice Recknagel Ireys: Pioneering Landscape Architect,” given by Donna Ganson of the Garden Club of Lawrence, NY. She will profile the works of Mrs. Ireys, designer of our own garden at the Mount Vernon Hotel & Garden Museum. Garden party chic attire is encouraged.


Proceeds fund the initiatives of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum (built in 1799), which is wholly owned and operated by The Colonial Dames of America.

Thank you to the many contributors for this year’s benefit (list in formation):


Laurie Aldinger
Kathi Chulick
John Chulick
Robin Dougherty
Anne Farley
Ashley Ganz
Connie Grund
Sharon Hare
Pegi Ivancevich
Ann Robinson King
Brantley Bolling Knowles
Jocelyn Lance
Rebecca H. Madsen
Stephen S. Madsen
Angela Masand
Pamela Pate
Sandra Pearl
Laura Ramsay
Anna Rich
David B. Rich III
Dianne Robinson
Christine Rother
Laura Sheehan
Kathleen Elizabeth Springhorn
Ellen W. Tozer
Christine Tredway
Rachel Tribble
Sharon Vaino
Jaan Vaino
Toni K. Wirth



Chapter XXIX North Carolina




Judey Buckbee
Chapter VIII Houston
JoLee P. Haddock
Cathy Hedlund
Mary Johnson
Donette Kranz


Laurie Aldinger


Saturday, January 14, 2023
4 pm Eastern


Video Conference via Zoom


Benefactor ($1000)
Patron ($500)
Supporter ($250)
Subscriber ($150)


Checks are encouraged and can be made payable to CDA. Please mail to: The Colonial Dames of America, 417 E. 61st St., New York, NY 10065