2019 Annual Gala & Auction

Gala 2019 

Come Party the Night Away With Us

A NIGHT AT STUDIO 54

Friday, March 8, 2019
Bryan Glazer Family JCC

Enjoy a fun and festive evening
with fabulous silent and live auction items,
dining, dancing, dazzling décor, and more!

Sponsorships and Tickets are now available!

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 Gala and 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!  Depending on the level, there are additional benefits.

Become a Sponsor

TITLE SPONSOR - $10,000.00

[SOLD OUT]

Reserved table for Ten at Gala  |  Ten Tickets to the VIP Preview Party
Membership in the Talon Society *
1 Red Patriot Ticket **
Company Name/Logo will appear on all Gala/Auction materials
Recognition on the invitation as Title Sponsor
Full Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event
Title Sponsor Thank You banner displayed at school
6 Tickets to CDS Spring Performance, Mary Poppins - choice seating

DIAMOND SPONSOR - $5,000.00

Reserved Table for Six at Gala  |  Six tickets to the VIP Preview Party
Membership in the Talon Society *
1 Red Patriot Ticket **
Company Name/Logo will appear on all Gala/Auction materials
3/4 Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event
4 Tickets to CDS Spring Performance, Mary Poppins

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $2,500.00

Four tickets to the Event  |  Four tickets to the VIP Preview Party
Membership in the Talon Society *
1 Red Patriot Ticket **
Half-Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event
2 Tickets to CDS Spring Performance, Mary Poppins

ONYX SPONSOR - $1,250.00

Four tickets to the Event  |  Four tickets to the VIP Preview Party
Membership in the Talon Society *
Quarter-Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event

RUBY SPONSOR - $500.00

Two tickets to the Event
Sponsorship Recognition in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event

BAR SPONSOR - $3,000.00

[SOLD OUT]

Four tickets to the Event  |  Four tickets to the VIP Preview Party
Membership in the Talon Society *
1 Red Patriot Ticket **
Half-Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event
Sponsorship Name on Cocktail Napkins and Bar at the Event
2 Tickets to CDS Spring Performance, Mary Poppins

CENTERPIECE SPONSOR - $3,000.00

Four tickets to the Event  |  Four tickets to the VIP Preview Party

Membership in the Talon Society *
1 Red Patriot Ticket **
Half-Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event
Dinner Table Recognition
2 Tickets to CDS Spring Performance, Mary Poppins

PADDLE SPONSOR - $2,000.00

[SOLD OUT]

Four tickets to the Event  |  Four tickets to the VIP Preview Party
Membership in the Talon Society *
Quarter-Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event
Sponsorship Name on each Paddle

TABLE WINE SPONSOR - $2,000.00

[SOLD OUT]

Four tickets to the Event  |  Four tickets to the VIP Preview Party
Membership in the Talon Society *
Quarter-Page Ad in the Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event
Sponsorship Name on each Wine Tag

UBER SPONSOR - $350

[SOLD OUT]

 Sponsorship Recognition in Gala Program
Sponsorship Recognition at the Event


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. 


* The Talon Society is an annual gift club extended to those who give a minimum of $1,000 cumulatively.
Members are invited to a private Talon Society Reception in the fall.

** Red Patriot Ticket is one chance in the 50/50 Drawing.


Advertising benefits available for Title Sponsorship, Diamond Sponsorship, Bar Sponsorship, and Paddle Sponsorship are dependent on date of commitment.

Deadline for inclusion in Gala Program is February 1, 2019.

Full Page Ad: 5” wide x 8” high

3/4 Page Ad: 5" wide x 6" high

Half-Page Ad: 5” wide x 4” high

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

Click here to submit artwork for ads.


LIVE AUCTION LINE UP

We will have an amazing selection of items for this year's Live Auction!

Scott Robertson

What will you check off your bucket list at this year's Live Auction? Past high bidders have attended the Super Bowl, partied at a tailgate in a Million $ Marathon coach followed by a Kenny Chesney concert, and vacationed in luxury condos in Colorado and Clearwater Beach! 
CMA Awards

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 25th Annual Red Carpet Gala is under way!  A Night at Club 54 promises to be a fun and exciting evening that will include dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle opportunities, and more!  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 us and a committee member will contact you!
  • Be a sponsor!
  • Purchase tickets and attend A Night at Club 54!
  • 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 Opportunities: The tiered sponsorship opportunities provide advertising, special recognition, and depending on the level, complimentary admission to the Preview Party. Sponsorship of the 25th Annual Gala is a wonderful opportunity for professionals and businesses to connect with our community.

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 this fast-paced fun and popular feature:
    • Bidding Frenzy: Restaurant gift cards are auctioned off for face value as quickly as you can raise your paddle! Ready, set, BID!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE AN ITEM TO THE AUCTION

GREAT DRAWINGS

Enter our exciting drawings:

  • Patriot Red Ticket - 50-50 Split
  • Patriot Silver Ticket - Mystery Designer Bag 
  • Treat a CDS Employee! A Trip to the Beach

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

Patriot Red Ticket - 50-50 Split
1 Ticket for $50 or 3 Tickets for $100
This is your opportunity to support Carrollwood Day School, with the winner of the drawing splitting the pot 50/50 with CDS*.

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

Patriot Silver Ticket - Mystery Designer Bag
1 Ticket for $25   |   5 Tickets for $100
The Mystery Designer Bag is a new addition to the Red Carpet Gala. This chance drawing provides an opportunity for you to win a new designer bag filled with luxurious goodies.  

Treat a CDS Employee! - A Trip to the Beach
1 Ticket for $20   |   3 Tickets for $50
The winning ticket will send a CDS employee (teacher, office administrator or facilities team member) for a local "staycation." Included will be a gift certificate for dinner.

CLICK HERE TO GET CHANCES FOR THE DRAWINGS
Chances will also be available at the Gala!

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