memories silent auction ~ 2016

Firefly Foundation was thrilled to collaborate with the Rotman Photography Association to host a silent auction celebrating memories through photography.  

The funds raised at this event - combined with the support offered by the Rotman Graduate Business Council and our own fundraising efforts - enabled Firefly to offer a total of 18 students scholarships and financial aid to attend our Bright Lights in the Lab camp in 2016.

Heather Fraser, the Founder of Firefly, acknowledged all of the amazing people who contributed to the success of this event.  

contributors & collaborators

The Rotman Photography Association worked with us to transform their successful LENS competition into a focused effort to raise funds for Bright Lights in the Lab Scholarships. The photographs at the silent auction included winners of their annual competition. Contributing photographers included seasoned professionals with successful careers, as well as Rotman student photographers.

Heather Fraser's daughter, Ceilidh Fraser, designed a book featuring all of the photographers who donated their work to the event.  She is also one of the contributing photographers.

Chris Fraser and the great printing team at Moveable produced the excellent quality book.

Sharon Zillmer, the Firefly Foundation Manager, has been the leader of the Bright Lights initiative since its inception and also helped coordinate this event.

Azadeh Houshmand contributed her artistic eye and ability to make important connections to the initiative.

The support and professional connections of Beth MacKinnon and Fransi Weinstein helped attract a talented crowd to the event.

Last but not least, Heather expressed huge thanks to her parents, without whom the Foundation would not exist. Their memory lives on through our work at Firefly.