2018 Red Carpet Gala

Night at the Tropicana

 

A NIGHT OF TROPICAL SPLENDOR AND FUN!
Carrollwood Day School's 24th Annual Gala and Auction will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Plan to join us for A NIGHT AT THE TROPICANA at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC located in the historic Fort Homer Hesterly Armory where Elvis Presley, President John F. Kennedy, Buddy Holly, Pink Floyd and many other celebrities have appeared! We promise you a night to rival the excitement of the original Tropicana in the beautiful Caribbean paradise of 1950s Havana. With this legendary tropical hotspot as our inspiration, we will be celebrating Tropicana style at our annual benefit gala this year! The event will be a fun and festive evening with silent and live auctions, dining, dancing, dazzling décor, and more!

You can help make the magic happen! Come to our fun planning meetings or sign up to be on one of the committees. No experience needed! 

Auction Committee Meetings

  • Monday, November 13  |  8:45 am  |  Elementary Multi-Purpose Room
  • Monday, December 4  |  8:45 am  |  Elementary  Multi-Purpose Room
  • Friday, January 12  |  8:45 am  |  Elementary Multi-Purpose Room

FUND-A-NEED

Watch for an announcement of this year's exciting Fund-A-Need Project!

At last year's Mission Possible! Red Carpet Gala, guests raised their paddles

to raise money toward the construction of

a Covered Pavilion adjacent to the Hayes Family Gymnasium.

 

Construction for the new pavilion is scheduled to begin in early 2018.


Covered Pavilion

 

In addition to offering an open air space to take learning outdoors,
this much needed multi-functional space will provide a covered outdoor area
for athletes, parents, clubs, and our community to gather.
It can be used for an outdoor classroom, rainy (or sunny) day PE area,
covered lunch area, art projects, Booster Club tailgate parties, PTO social events,
cheer leading practice space, wrestling mats... and more!



SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The generous support of sponsors allows us to offset the expenses required to conduct this event and adds to the financial benefits generated for our students. All money raised at the Auction benefits all of our students and provides funding for programs and resources to further enrich the distinctive educational experience offered at CDS.

All sponsors receive tickets to the event, recognition in the Event Night Program and on the school website, and a limited edition Tervis® Tumbler thank you gift!  Depending on the level, there are additional benefits.

Become a Sponsor

TITLE SPONSOR - $10,000.00**

Ten Tickets to the Event  |  VIP Early Access to Silent Auction Bidding

Thank You Gift - 10 Limited Tervis® Tumblers

Title Sponsor signage to be prominently displayed at the Gala

Your Company Name/Logo on our Limited Edition Tervis® Tumblers which are given to all sponsors as a gift

Your Company Name/Logo will appear on the header of our Invitation
and all Gala/Auction printed and on-line material 

Full Page Ad on the inside cover of the Gala Program

Title Sponsor banner to be prominently displayed at school

Thank you banner to be displayed on Bearss Avenue following the event

DIAMOND SPONSOR - $5,000.00

Six Tickets to the Event  |  VIP Early Access to Silent Auction Bidding
Thank You Gift – Four Limited Edition Tervis® Tumblers

One Free Ticket for the “BLING” Drawing

Full Page Ad in the Gala Program*

Sponsorship Recognition in Gala Program, School’s Website, and at the Event

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $2,500.00

Four tickets to the Event  |  VIP Early Access to Silent Auction Bidding
Thank You Gift – Two Limited Edition Tervis® Tumblers

One Free Ticket for the “BLING” Drawing

Full Page Ad in the Gala Program*

Sponsorship Recognition in Gala Program, School’s Website, and at the Event

ONYX SPONSOR - $1,000.00

Four Tickets to the Event  |  VIP Early Access to Silent Auction Bidding

Thank You Gift – Two Limited Edition Tervis® Tumblers

One Free Ticket for the “BLING” Drawing

Half-Page Ad in the Gala Program*

Sponsorship Recognition in Gala Program, School’s Website, and at the Event

RUBY SPONSOR - $500.00

Two Tickets to the Event  |  VIP Early Access to Silent Auction Bidding

Thank You Gift – One Limited Edition Tervis® Tumbler

Quarter-Page Ad in the Gala Program*

Sponsorship Recognition in Gala Program, School’s Website, and at the Event

PEARL SPONSOR - $250.00

Two Tickets to the Event

Thank You Gift – One Limited Edition Tervis® Tumbler

Sponsorship Recognition in Gala Program, School’s Website, and at the Event*


** Advertising benefits available for Title Sponsorship are dependent on date of commitment.

*Deadline for inclusion in Gala Program is February 1, 2018.

Full Page Ad: 5” wide x 8” high

Half-Page Ad: 5” wide x 4” high

Quarter-Page Ad: 5” wide x 2” high – or – 2½” wide x 4” high 


Carrollwood Day School is a not-for-profit organization under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

Our Federal Tax ID # is 31-1581952. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. 


YOU CAN HELP!

On behalf of Carrollwood Day School, we would like to thank you for your support.  The success of our school and students is built on the support from our outstanding families, teachers and staff, alumni, and local businesses. We appreciate your efforts and hope you will continue to make a difference!

Planning for the 24th Annual Red Carpet Gala is under way!  A Night at the Tropicana promises to be a fun and exciting evening that will include dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle opportunities, and a few surprises!  There a many ways that you can help!

  • Come to the next planning committee meeting. Share your ideas and talents to make this our best gala ever! No experience necessary.  There are many ways to help - from stuffing envelopes to creating centerpieces! Can't make a meeting, but want to help... email auction@carrollwooddayschool.org and a committee member will contact you!
  • Be a sponsor!
  • Purchase tickets and attend A Night at the Tropicana!
  • Perhaps you can donate or help secure exciting items for our auctions. All donations will be recognized in our online auction catalog. Below are solicitation materials you can download and use to assist CDS accomplish its fundraising goals. 

Acquisition Letter:  This is designed to help you reach out to family, friends, and businesses.

Donor Form:  This is for items or services that you are able to donate or procure for the Gala.

Sponsorship Form: The tiered sponsorship opportunities provide advertising, special recognition, and depending on the level, complimentary admission to the Preview Party. Sponsorship of the Red Carpet Gala is a wonderful opportunity for professionals and businesses to 

AUCTIONS

The Annual Gala & Auction is the major fundraising event of the year and the fundraising component is an auction of fabulous gifts and experiences. Each year CDS will host three separate auction experiences!

  • Online Auction
    Prior to the Gala, CDS will open its online auction!  ALL CDS families have the opportunity to bid online for the items selected for this pre-auction bidding. This auction will close prior to the night of the gala and auction. Winners of online items will be notified by email.
  • Silent Auction
    The silent auction will feature an array of one-of-a-kind and other irresistible items, including the fabulous class baskets!  
  • Live Auction
    Our acquisition team collects incredible items to feature during the live auction portion of the evening. We are very pleased to welcome back Scott Robertson, as our auctioneer this year.
    The live auction will once again include these fast-paced fun and popular features:
    • Bidding Frenzy: Restaurant gift cards are auctioned off for face value as quickly as you can raise your paddle! Ready, set, BID!
    • Fund-a-Need: Every bidder is guaranteed to be a winner with Fund-a-Need. Each year the school identifies a specific area of need for the “Fund-a-Need” part of the auction. During "Fund-a-Need" the room is filled with high energy bidding as everyone has a chance to raise their paddle at their desired bid level. In recent years "Fund-a-Need" has raised money to build an outdoor challenge course, a covered pavilion, and added a wealth of new technology for all divisions!

LIVE AUCTION LINE UP

Scott Robertson


We will have an amazing selection of items for this year's Live Auction!
What will you check off your bucket list at this year's Live Auction? Past high bidders have attended the Super Bowl, vacationed in Antigua, partied at a tailgate in a Million $ Marathon coach followed by a U-2 concert!  Do you have a special dream experience? Let us know and we will see if we can add it to our line up of spectacular Live Auction items this year!

GREAT DRAWINGS

Each year we have exciting drawings for everyone to enter! Favorites have included:

  • Send Your Teacher Packing
  • 50/50 Split - Tuition Credit 
  • Bling! Drawing

You do not need to be present to win any of these drawings!  Tickets can be purchased before the event and at the Gala.

Send Your Teacher Packing

Winner of the "Send Your Teacher Packing" drawing sends their favorite teacher on a weekend of fun and relaxation. Purchase a ticket in the name of your favorite CDS Staff Member.  It can be a teacher, office administrator or facilities team member.  

50/50 Split - Tuition Credit

This is your opportunity to receive up to $5,000 off your next year's tuition bill! The winner of this drawing will split the pot 50/50 with CDS.  Winnings will be given as a 2017-2018 tuition credit. The maximum prize value is $5,000*.  

*If the pot exceeds $10,000, winner will receive $5,000 and CDS will retain the remaining balance.

Bling Drawing

Thanks to the generosity of International Diamond Center we have been able to offer a stunning piece of jewelry valued at thousands of dollars. Only 100 chances are available. Everyone who entered this drawing received a blinking bling bauble to wear at the gala. 

WATCH FOR AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF THIS YEAR'S FABULOUS DRAWINGS!


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