Gala & Auction
We are excited to announce the next Gala & Auction! Join the Sunstone community on May 4, 2024 in the Sunstone gym for the Out of this World Gala & Auction.
The Out of this World Gala & Auction on May 4th includes:
- a silent auction;
- cocktail hour with games, wine wall, and other fun activities;
- seated dinner;
- and a live auction.
Held in the spring each year, the Annual Gala & Auction supports Sunstone’s programs, operational costs, financial aid, and savings. All funds raised will directly benefit the students and families of Sunstone.
Discounted Tickets Available At Fall Festival!
Discounted tickets will be available for purchase at Fall Festival on September 30th. Fall Festival is the only time there will be discounted prices for this year’s Gala & Auction. Last year’s 80s Prom Night Gala & Auction sold out. Purchase your tickets early and don’t miss out!
Pricing for Gala & Auction tickets at Fall Festival:
- Individual Gala & Auction Ticket: $110
After Fall Festival, you may still purchase tickets through the Gala & Auction website. Individual full-price tickets are $125.
At Fall Festival, and at Fall Festival only, we will also be selling discounted Teacher Tickets.
What’s a Teacher Ticket? Teacher Tickets ensure Sunstone’s Guides, Assistants, Support Staff, and Administrators are able to attend the Gala & Auction! Last year, our generous community purchased enough tickets for each staff member to attend. Let’s make sure our beloved staff are able to attend this year’s Out of this World Gala & Auction!
Prices for Teacher Tickets at Fall Festival:
- Teacher Ticket: $110
- Teacher & Guest Ticket: $220
- Table for Teachers: $850
After Fall Festival, you may still purchase Teacher Tickets through the Gala & Auction website. Individual full-price Teacher Tickets are $125.
Tickets will be available for purchase at full-price after Fall Festival. Please check back more details.
How You Can Help
Do you want to volunteer to help set-up the event or to help with other volunteer opportunities for the event? The Gala & Auction is a big event, and it takes a lot of people to put it together. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.
Do you own your own business or work for a company that wants to build a partnership with Sunstone? Support Sunstone Montessori’s students and programs through direct sponsorship!
The success of the Gala & Auction is dependent on the people and businesses that support Sunstone through donations and sponsorships.
Our goal is to cover the entire cost of the event with sponsorships and ticket sales, so all funds raised during the Gala & Auction will go directly to benefitting the children and families of Sunstone. We invite you to partner with us to make our goal a reality.
Underwriting (sponsorship) is a major part of Gala & Auction fundraising. Tables and premier seating are available at different underwriting levels and are expected to go quickly. The deadline to submit sponsorships is April 3, 2024.
If you are interested in sponsoring this well-attended annual event, please contact Breanna Sinclair, Development Manager.
Donate an Item
You can support Sunstone’s Gala & Auction through item donation. The Gala & Auction is known for its creative and unique offerings! The Silent Auction, sign-up parties, and Live Auction packages are the highlights of the event. The Silent Auction selection of sports events or memorabilia, trips to faraway lands, weekend trips to the beach or the mountains, and more are all part of the fun and the fundraising at Gala.
Cash Donation or Paddle Raise
You can contribute a cash donation through the paddle raise and special appeal. Please email Breanna to raise your paddle for our community!
Q: When is the auction?
A: The Sunstone Gala & Auction is on May 4, 2024. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. It will be held in the Sunstone gym.
Q: What exactly is the auction? What happens there?
A: Great question! The Gala & Auction is our largest annual community event. We invite the entire parent community to attend. At the Gala & Auction, you will peruse a silent auction, enjoy drinks from the open bar, and play games for a chance to win prizes. This is followed by dinner and a live auction, where you can bid to win trips, special experiences, and classroom projects. After the live auction, we turn up the music, and have a dance party to finish out the night!
Q: What should I wear to the auction?
A: Whatever you want! Our community gets excited about the Gala & Auction, so we recommend you dress to impress. This year’s theme, Out of this World, makes it easy to choose an outfit. If you need any inspiration, we’re happy to give you some ideas.
Q: Can I help out?
A: Yes! Many hands make light work and we would love to have your help. Please fill out this interest form.