Dear Collective Families,

I want to extend my deepest gratitude for your generous support of the annual Collective Fundraising Gala and Auction. It was truly a spectacular evening – I hope everyone who attended had a wonderful time dancing, chatting, and enjoying the magnificent space and views.

And what an amazing financial success!! We raised $26,000+ (net) from ticket sales, the auction and raffle, and donations – $10,000 beyond our goals! With this money raised, we are able to award substantial scholarships to several deserving families for next school year. This is incredibly meaningful as it allows the Collective to uphold its commitment to ALL diversity – a very special feature of our school.

Thank you so much to all who participated, through ticket sales, auction items donated and solicited, raffle ticket sales, monetary donations, volunteering, etc. And a very special thank you to Liz McDermon, Keri Fisher, and their gala and auction committees: Alex Freidus, Jane Cox, Jessie Childs, Karen Bornarth, Liz Lauros, Mila Drumke, Meki Adefris, Shantha Barriga, & Stefan Barriga. We could not have pulled this off without all your help.

Finally, if you still have an outstanding payment to make for tickets or auction items, please get these to Lauren or me ASAP. We are trying to wrap up our gala financials before Lauren begins maternity leave. (Her last day is Thursday, April 2.)

Thank you again, and have a wonderful weekend,