Over 150 people gathered on Saturday Oct 1, 2016, for a festive evening of music and lively auctions held at the lovely lake home of Betsy and Steve Fantone. The Fantones graciously opened their renovated historic Pump House to guests, with Betsy Fantone, new board member of the Hall, joining Ginny DeJohn, longstanding board member and architect of the celebration.

Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres (Café XIX) and libations (champagne, wine and the Hall’s signature Inductinis) while listening to music and placing bids on generous donor items (both a Chinese Auction and a Live Auction of over 35 highly valued prizes). Jeanne Giovannini, President of the Board, presented a slide show of the proposed rehabilitation of the historic 1844 Seneca Knitting Mill, new home of the “Center for Great Women”.

The Hall extends enthusiastic thanks to the generosity of the gala’s hosts, and to our many, many big-hearted donors, organizers, Hall staff and volunteers. We are grateful for all you do to support and build the work of the Hall.

If you missed this gala, we invite you to join in the spirit of this event now by donating to the Hall https://www.womenofthehall.org/ways-to-give/

And, we hope to see you at future events!


We thank the following companies for their contributions and donations in helping to underwrite this event!

Bully Hill Winery

Cayuga Wine Trail

Stephen & Elizabeth Fantone

Farmboy Graphics

Abby Gazley

Molly M. Headley Insurance

Montezuma Winery

Myer Farm Distillers

Optikos Corporation

Owen Orchards and Farm Market

Pleasant Valley Wine Company

Red Jacket Orchards

Sherry’s Bear and Framing

Seneca Meadows Inc.

Seneca Wine Trail

Tops Supermarkets

Toro Run Winery

War Horse Brewing Company



And the following individuals, organizations, and companies for donating the amazing items for both the Chinese and Live Auctions

A.T. Walley & Co

Auburn Public Theater

Kate Bennett

Cate & Sally Clothing

Ciccino’s Restaurant

Corning Glass

del Lago Resort and Casino

Stephen and Elizabeth Fantone

Frontier Field – Red Wings

Gilda’s Restaurant

Eileen Hartmann


Inns of Aurora

Jessica & Company


Merry-Go-Round Theater

Midlakes Navigation

Nash’s Picture Framing

NWHF Induction Committee

NY Chiropractic College

Old Erie Restaurant

Park Avenue Pub

Parker’s Grille and Taphouse

Lynn Patti

Judy Pipher

Betty Powell

Seneca Falls Country Club

Sherry’s Bear and Frame Shop

Barbara and Floyd Siegfried

Springside Inn

Andrew Sweet

Nancy Banach Sweet

Three B Tree Farm

Donna VanderGroef

Warfields Restaurant

Wizard of Clay

Wolffy’s Grill