Viva Italia! Ironstone Farm is whisking you away to Italy for our 21st annual Spirit of Giving Gala! Come with us on a journey of generosity, where lives are transformed and the power of compassion shines brightly.
Well-known for its entertaining annual themes, one-of-a-kind live and silent auctions, fine dining, and uplifting programming, the Spirit of Giving Gala has become one of the Merrimack Valley's top charity events.
This year's gala will carry a Night in Italy theme, in celebration of our honorees and longtime supporters, Linda & Larry Ardito. All proceeds will support Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm's mission to improve lives through equine-assisted therapeutic programs.
Sponsorships for our Spirit of Giving Gala are a crucial part of our annual fundraising. Your sponsorship is vital to keeping our mission alive and meeting the needs of our programs at Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm. The generosity of our sponsors allows us to keep our life-changing programs affordable and accessible to everyone who needs them.
Join us for a night of Italian splendor and help bring healing with horsepower to those in need. Every dollar raised will support our mission to improve the physical, emotional, and cognitive well-being of individuals through equine-assisted programs.
Photo by Wayne Parris Photography
Linda and Larry Ardito are well-renowned for their extensive involvement and unwavering commitment to service in the Merrimack Valley. For over four decades, they have selflessly dedicated their time and expertise to more than twenty organizations, foundations, and community groups.
The Arditos have been strong advocates for Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm and its mission from the start. They have been instrumental in spreading awareness of our programs, organizing fundraising events, and connecting other individuals and organizations to our mission.
Together, Linda and Larry Ardito exemplify the “Spirit of Giving” with their compassionate leadership and tireless commitment to making a difference in the Ironstone community and beyond.
Linda and Larry actively engage with Ironstone Farm Challenge Unlimited and the Andover Center for History & Culture. They proudly reside in Andover, MA, and Naples, FL, cherishing their family of five children and thirteen grandchildren.