Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Gala?
Why do we have a Gala?
When and where is the Gala?
This year’s Gala will be held on Saturday, April 4, from 5:30-10:30pm at the Stonebrook Manor will begin promptly at 5:30pm, followed by a seated dinner, live auction, music, and dancing. This year’s theme is Sidecars of the Speakeasy. The auction will conclude around 10:30pm
Stonebrook Manor is located at 650 E. 124th Avenue, Thornton Colorado 80241.
How much are the tickets and what is included?
What should I wear?
What kinds of items are up for bid in the auction?
The auction includes a range of items to bid on, like fantastic trips, fun local outings, restaurants for date nights or family dinners, parties, sports tickets, beauty and fitness services, lots of delicious wine, and much, much more! Thanks to our generous donors, we have a wide variety of items and packages to choose from.
Our auction includes items for every budget. From gift cards to local restaurants to family vacations, we aim to offer items and packages at a variety of price ranges. Our goal is to make everyone feel included in this fun night of fundraising.
How does the Gala acquire items for the auction?
What is the Fund-A-Need?
The Fund-A-Need is a segment of the live auction that involves lively pledging of cash donations to help us fulfill a specific school need. Bidding is done by raising your bidder number at the highest donation level that feels right for your family and budget.Feeling shy about raising your paddle during the Fund-A-Need? Just contact us beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can raise the paddle for you as an anonymous bidder.
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Is this tax deductible?
How and when do I pay for the goods & services I purchase?
At the end of the evening, we tally all the items you won plus your Fund-A-Need contribution. You’ll stop by the checkout desk on your way home to pick up your items and pay by cash, check, or credit card.
I can’t attend. Can I still participate?
How can I help?
There are several ways to help. You can make a cash donation that we will put toward our greatest needs, whether it’s underwriting the costs of faculty and staff tickets or filling out a donation package. You can also donate an item or service. Or, you can lend a hand in the weeks and days leading up to the Gala as we pull it all together for this terrific night. Send us an email at email@example.com and we can help you figure out the best way to help.