A Toast to The Arts



Sunday, April 23 was a memorable afternoon at Concord Country Club in West Chester. Patrons of the arts and members of the Darlington Arts Center savored A Toast to the Arts. Everyone in attendance enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvres, live music by Brandywine Jazz, a silent auction, exceptional student performances and more! 

This year DAC honored David Auldon Brown with our Teaching Excellence Award and Jill Robin Goldman with our Arts Service Award. 

David Auldon Brown is an accomplished performer, composer and teacher. He has inspired countless students to perfect their skills as musicians and many have gone on to win local, national & international competitions. He is a graduate of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music with his Masters in Composition and Bachelors in Piano Performance. David is the First Prize winner of the National Merriweather Post Competition and Bloch Award, has been a soloist with Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia and Delaware, Lancaster, National & Utah Symphony Orchestras, and was selected by Jacob’s Music to receive a commemorative Steinway & Sons 2016 Top Teacher Award for outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education.

Jill Robin Goldman is the Managing Broker at Weichert Realtors in Wayne and is a generous supporter of the arts in our community. She has served on Darlington Arts Center’s Board of Directors for many years, during which time she served as chair of the Events Committee and served on the Governance Committee. Jill’s dedication to the arts will continue as she supports Darlington as a member of the Advisory Board and her three children who are all local artists.


A Toast to The Arts is sponsored by:

Broadridge Financial Solutions
BB&T Capital Markets
Carl Cook
Cider Mill Landscapes
Clothes Mentor Springfield
Clothes Mentor West Chester
Robert and Jane Cochran
Township of Concord
Cozen O’Connor
Guida Door & Window
Pari Hashemi
Jacobs Music
J.P. Morgan Chase and Co.
McCarter & English, LLP
Morgan Stanley
South Jersey Industries
Team Toyota
Santhi Saleem
Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling


Interested in supporting A Toast to The Arts? Email Eric Carter-Thompson, Executive Director, at eric@darlingtonarts.org, download the Donor Response Form or donate securely online.


Check out all of the fun we had at this year’s event!