Welcome to our ever growing Charity page!
Robert and Alexandra Graf and the 4 Graf kids are excited to take part in many different charity events around the State of New Hampshire each year. We hope that you will join us in an effort to raise funds for small local charities, as well as for the bigger nationwide charities. Thank you for visiting this page and we hope to see you at an event in your area or at our Inn soon. Check back on this page frequently for new events.
NH Lakes Association Thursday July 8, 2010 5 – 8 pm at the Inn at Church Landing in Meredith NH.
Pictured below is Chef Graf with his youngest girl Daphne at the Best of NH 2010
This events raised a lot fo money for the NH food Ban
Annual Heart of the Grape Wine Tasting
FEBRUARY 5 – Enjoy an evening sampling wine from around the world at the Annual Heart of the Grape Wine Tasting to benefit Concord Hospital’s Breast Care Center. Enjoy more than 100 quality wines and savor delicious hors d’oeuvres. Contributions will support the addition of a second Genetic Counselor through collaboration with Concord Hospital’s Breast Care Center, The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology. Space is limited. Advance reservations are required. The Heart Of The Grape will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott and Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Donation is $30.00 per person. For more information call Valerie at Concord Hospital at (603) 225-2711 ext 3076
Inn at Danbury & Alphorn Bistro is donating:
One mid-week night lodging with breakfast for two and a $35 dinner gift certificate to the award winning Alphorn Bistro
We are brining for a donation to have the guests taste:
Chef Graf’s Linzer Torte and Apple Streusel Cake
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Danbury inn supports N.H. Food Bank’s Oktoberfest
DANBURY — Authentic German cuisine from the Inn at Danbury will be served at the Oktoberfest fundraiser for the N.H. Food Bank, a program of N.H. Catholic Charities.
The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the McIntyre Ski Area in Manchester, offering food, drink, and entertainment, with all proceeds going to the food bank.
This year’s event will be presented by the H.P. Hood Company. Beer vendors include Sam Adams, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Woodstock Inn & Brew Pub, Martha’s Exchange Brewery, Tuckerman Brewing Co., Peak Organic, Pennichuck Brewing Co. and Milly’s Tavern.
American fare at the Oktoberfest will be provided by Red Arrow Diner, Rita Mae’s and others.
Entertainment includes the Magic of David Anderson and music by King Ludwig’s Bavarian Band, a nationally and internationally renowned authentic Bavarian Band.
Craft vendors also will be on hand, and the first 600 visitors will receive a commemorative mug.
3rd Annual Teddy Bear Fund Ride August 11th 2007
Inn at Danbury is the mid-way stop and the grand prize for the raffle is a weekend stay at the Inn!
The ride starts at the Circle Restaurant at the Epsom Traffic Circle
Registration is from 8:30-10:00 AM and the cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger.
For more info contact The Teddy Bear Fund at 603-798-4443 or visit www.theteddybearfund.org
Chocolate Lovers Fantasy
On Sunday June 3rd 2007 The Graf family attended the CareGivers 5th Annual Premiere Fundraising Event The Chocolate Lovers Fantasy. A panel of local celebrity judges, like WMUR’s Morning team Erin Fehlau and Kevin Scarupa were in attendance to present awards in the following six categories:
Best Booth, Tastiest Creation, Best Presentation, Most Creative Use of Chocolate, Most Unique Use of Chocolate and “The Peoples Choice
Alphorn Bistro’s Chef Bob Graf won this year’s Tastiest creation award with his brand new creation of Chocolate Swirl Ginger Bread Cake with chocolate chip accents.
” I was totally surpised at winning this award, but am very honored to have received it!” said Chef Graf
(Thank you to Desmond Coffee for all the photos!)
The Inn will be hosting or participating in the following Charities in 2007
Danbury Dine “n” Donate Wednesday’s at Alphorn Bistro
Danbury Dine “n” Donate
This is a new program that Bob and Alex Graf just started in January 2007. They were inspired by fellow restaurateurs in New Hampshire who have done the same kind of event in the past, and wanted to participate in the way they felt it would benefit the most. The goal is that each Wednesday a charity or non-profit organization will become the recipient of 25% of the profits from dining at the award winning Alphorn Bistro that evening. We are excited for this new program and hope we can raise money for a lot of causes and organizations.
Participate in the Danbury Dine “n” Donate program
We would love to have you join us this year for this new exciting program.
If your organization is interested in participating in our Wednesday night Dine “n” Donate program, please sent us an e-mail with your organization’s name, address, phone number and who it will benefit.
Include 5 Wednesday evenings that you think will work best for your group or organization and we will pick a night that works best for both of us.
We will then put your information on our website, advertise it and promote it to our regular dining guests, and ask them to join us. We would ask of you that you would do the same in your organization to maximize the amount of people that will dine on “YOUR” night, to enjoy a delightful meal and help raise money for a good cause.
At the end of the evening we will tally up the sales and you will receive a check made out to your organization for the amount raised. It’s as easy at that!
2007 Wednesday’s Recipients:
The New Hampshire Food Bank
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation NH Chapter
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
The New Hampshire Historical Society
Wednesday, June 6th, 2007
Other Events planned for 2007
March of Dimes Star Chef’s Auctions, Manchester, Concord and Laconia NH 2007 locations and dates TBA
Easter Seals Winter Wine Spectacular 2007, Manchester NH
Share Our Strength – Taste of the Nation, Monday, April 16, 2007 at CR Sparks, Bedford NH Ticket price: $60.00 PP
A taste for a Cure, Celebrity Chefs of New Hampshire: benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Thursday April 12, 2007, 7PM The Millyard Museum, Manchester NH.tickets: $50.00PP pre-sold. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cff.org
The New Hampshire Food Bank Oktoberfest, Saturday September 8, 2007, Manchester NH
The Care Givers Chocolate Lovers Fantasy, Sunday June 3, 2007 Noon – 4 PM at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester NH
Tickets $15.00 pp
Best of NH 2007 NH Magazine’s yearly party is scheduled for June 21, 2007 5:30 – 8:30 PM Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester NH to benefit the NH Food Bank
We will only participate in this event if we get selected to win in a category so please vote for us so we can help raise funds for the food bank.
Past events we have participated in:
Danbury Inn pitches in: inner proceeds go to Tsunami relief
By STEFANIE PHILLIPS
DANBURY — A Danbury family business, joined by several volunteers and sponsors, presented the Red Cross with their own tsunami fund donation on Sunday.
The Danbury Inn and Alphorn Bistro held a benefit dinner and auction to help raise money for victims of December’s Indian Ocean tsunami, which left more than 160,000 people dead. There were two seatings with an auction at each. All proceeds went to the Red Cross and Goad International.
Food and auction items were donated by some of the inn’s sponsors and other local businesses, including Ragged Mountain ski tickets and dinner at the inn. Area businesses that donated food items and made other contributions include Cricenti’s Market, Black River Produce, Perfecta Wine Company, U.S. Food Service, and Schwan’s Foods.
Students from the National Honor Society at Newfound Regional High School volunteered their time and helped serve guests. In between seatings, Innkeeper Alexandra Graf said that the event was going well with a great turnout. “Everything is going smoothly. It’s definitely successful and we have had a lot of fun doing this.”
“The first seating went off without a hitch,” said her husband, Bob Graf. Alexandra said that 21 meals were served in the first sitting, with 32 planned at the second. The first auction raised $197 and a second was planned after the 7 p.m. meal. She said that she was hoping to donate more than $25 from each $40 ticket. A dollar was donated from each adult beverage, and she estimated the day’s total donation would fall between $2,000 and $3,000.
Smaller, personal donations were collected during the dinners and auctions and Alexandra said that she would love to be able to reach her goal of $3,000. A representative from the Red Cross chapter in Concord was expected to be present at the 7 p.m. dinner to accept the donations.
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Over $25,000 Raised for the Red Cross
Over one hundred donors joined two New Hampshire inns to raise over $25,000 for disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina victims last night.The event, hosted by the Inn at Pleasant Lake (Brian and Linda McKenzie) and The Inn at Danbury (Robert and Alexandra Graf), included a $100 fixed-price dinner and both a silent and live auction with items donated by dozens of local businesses. All proceeds, including 100 percent of dinner and auction proceeds, went directly to the American Red Cross.It was only 2 weeks ago that Innkeepers Linda and Alexandra put their minds together to hold an event for Hurricane Katrina victims. Last night when the event was in full swing both innkeeper were elated. “I can not believe the generosity with which our guests have responded — both with donated items as well as with high bids on the items in the auction,” said Alexandra Graf, owner of Inn at Danbury.The team of over twenty-five volunteers started early on Tuesday to prep the food, set up for the auction and set up tables for over 100 guests. Jan Sahler donated a watercolor painting from her father, Howard Webster, which sold for $675. “I can not wait to tell my dad, who made the painting and lives at the Woodcrest assisted living home in New London,” said Jan.The event was a huge success and Innkeepers Robert and Alexandra Graf from Inn at Danbury and Brian and Linda MacKenzie from Inn at Pleasant lake were pleased with the results. ” I am a little tired today but it was SO worth it. Our many locals and friends came through for the people down South, and I can not wait to tell our family in Mississippi how much we raised,” said Linda. “Hopefully it will lift their spirits.”Jim O’Brien from the Concord Chapter of the American Red Cross was blown away by the function. He spoke to the crowd on what the Red Cross has been able to do so far. “I want these ladies to organize all our events. They do a fantastic job — every thing looked beautiful on the Auction tables and the six course meal prepared by Chef MacKenzie and Chef Graf and their assistants was amazing!” smiled Jim O’Brien.The ladies are ready to assist again when the need arises.
“Doing this together was a lot of fun” chimed the Innkeepers.
Easter Seals Winter Wine Spectacular 2006 and 2007
<>New Hampshire Food Bank Oktoberfest Saturday, October 20, 2006
March of Dimes Star Chef Auctions in Manchester and in Laconia in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
The American Red Cross benefited from the following two events.
Inn at Danbury participated and organized a silent auction and dinner together with the Inn at Pleasant Lake in 2006 for the American Red Cross for the Katrina Fund. Total Raised $25,000.00
Silent auction and dinner at the Inn in January 2005 for the American Red Cross for the Tsunami relief fund the total raised was $1,133.50
Best of NH party at the Verizon arena for 2005 “BEST WURST” award and for 2006 “BEST GERMAN RESTAURANT”
If your organization wants to be part of one of our fundraiser events please contact the owners at
603-768-3318 or e mail us at email@example.com