This year’s Gala & Auction is definitely going to be Oscar-worthy! The event, taking place this Saturday, February 8, 2020, is expected to have nearly 250 guests in attendance. Members of our community will come together for the special event, which will raise support for the school through a silent and live auction, as well as a live appeal raising dollars for the Fund for Academy. But this is not just any Gala—in true Hollywood style, our guests will walk the red carpet, stopping to take pictures, before enjoying an epic dinner provided by Salt Block Hospitality, live music performed by DeLeon Entertainment, a standup performance by comedian, Cyrus Steele—all to benefit Academy at the Lakes!
Online bidding for the silent auction has gone live and everyone (not only those attending the Gala) can view, watch, and bid on items. You will find a variety of items ranging from class projects created by our very own students, special activities with our fabulous teachers, movie-themed baskets coordinated by our families, and other great packages donated from families and local community members.
Some of our items include an Academy at the Lakes pendant from Leiva’s Jewelry (#405), a Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (#10), a Girl Scout Cookie/Wine Pairing Basket (#529), and an amazingly full Ratatouille themed basket with everything needed for an aspiring chef (#513).
For those attending, the event begins at 6pm with a reception and silent auction item display under a tent on the Downing Court, followed by dinner and the program inside the McCormick Gym at approximately 7pm.
To view and bid on silent auction items, make a donation, participate in the live appeal, and create/update your profile, please visit Bidpal.