Congratulations to FAS Holiday Raffle Winners

January 28, 2022

While the FAS Dean’s Office was unable to host holiday gatherings in 2021, we nonetheless celebrated the season and our community with our 2021 holiday raffle and donation.

FAS Donation to Community Organizations

In December 2020, we had an overwhelming positive response to FAS Dean’s Office holiday raffle and donation, and based on community votes we distributed our donation between New Haven Reads, the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and IRIS: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services.

In 2021, 323 FAS community members who cast a vote in our holiday poll. This year, we will be donating the funds ordinarily spent on the FAS Dean’s Office winter party to three New Haven-based organizations who do vital work to help our local community thrive. Based on your votes, we will be directing 40% of our donation to the Community Soup Kitchen, 31% to FISH of Greater New Haven, and 29% to the Diaper Bank of Connecticut. We are grateful to be able to support these extraordinary organizations.

FAS Raffle Winners

In addition, as a personal gift to the FAS community, Dean Gendler will support a number of local small businesses through the purchase of gift certificates. These form the basis for this year’s FAS raffle, with winners below. WE hope you’ll consider supporting these or other local businesses that help make New Haven a vibrant community.

Food and drink

  • Classic cocktails from Anchor Spa. Winner: Florian Carle, Institute Manager, Yale Quantum Institute
  • Books and baked goods from Atticus Bookstore Café. Winner: Nicole Chardiet, Senior Administrative Assistant, History of Art
  • Tasty tapas from Barcelona Wine Bar. Winner: Brian Scassellati, A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Latin American cuisine from Barracuda Bistro and Bar. Winner: Gary Brudvig, Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry
  • Comfort food from Bella’s Café. Winner: Malgorzata Zalewska, Senior Administrative Assistant, Sociology
  • Coffee and a great read from Book Trader Café. Winner: Carolyn Kyrtopoulos, Senior Administrative Assistant, Chemistry
  • A taste of France from Crepes Choupette. Winner: Cynthia Smith, Associate Provost for Health Affairs and Academic Integrity
  • International street food from El Segundo. Winner: Theodore Kim, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • A comforting cup from Glass Jar Tea. Winner: Peter Brooks, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature
  • Aromatic cardamom lattes from Pistachio Café. Winner: Nick Turk-Brown, Professor of Psychology
  • Delicious eats from Sherkaan Indian Street Food. Winner: Larry Gladney, Phyllis Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development in the Faculty of Arts and Science and Professor of Physics
  • Taco night at Te Amo Tequila Bar. Winner: Penelope Laurans, Senior Advisor to the University
  • A coffee break at Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea. Winner: Anne Fadiman, Professor Adjunct of English

Stores and activities

  • Supplies to fuel your creativity from Hull’s Art Supply and Framing. Winner: Scott Herring, Professor of American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Supplies for a cozy craft from Knit New Haven. Winner: Angela Lee-Smith, Senior Lector II, East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • A festive accessory from LouLou Boutique. Winner: Meghan Anderson, Lecturer, Mathematics
  • Your new favorite book from People Get Ready. Winner: Oliver Orr, Laboratory Assistant, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Books by FAS faculty

Congratulations to all of our winners. Thank you to all who participated.