during her sonís first year at Riverview, Ms. Ricchi
attended the schoolís yearly benefit gala and saw an
opportunity to improve fundraising efforts. By the
next year, Ms. Ricchi transformed the event from a
simple buffet to a six-course gourmet dinner
prepared by master chefs. Furthermore, under Ms.
Ricchiís guidance, the gala auctions went from
generating a modest $30,000 to generating well over
$750,000. Over the past eight years, Riverview has
raised nearly $3 million from these auctions alone.