Back in Concert: A Spring Gala Together 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

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Every year, parents, alums, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends come together and celebrate at our spring gala - we can’t do it without the time, talent, and treasure of our dedicated community.  After two years of virtual parties we are thrilled to be live and in person! 

Join us for a magical evening under the stars at Wolf Trap, while securing critical funds for WWS. In previous years we have raised over $100,000. Will you help us exceed that this year? 

The gala is a great opportunity to connect with other families while supporting the school. In addition to the in person event, we will host an online component featuring an auction, raffle, and buy-in parties.

 


What To Expect & Additional Information

Our elegant evening (cocktail attire requested) will feature dinner from Foxhall Catering with live music and the ambiance of Wolf Trap on a spring night. Attendees have a last chance to make their winning auction bids and secure raffle tickets before an inspiring program on the impact of Waldorf education. Following the presentation will be the announcement of auction winners and the Raise the Paddle appeal (100% tax deductible) for financial aid. The night closes with dessert and more tunes. Bring your dancing shoes for a memorable celebration!

How can you help to ensure that the Gala is successful? 

  • Help organize a buy-in party
    • What is a Buy-in Party? They are small private events priced at a set amount per person. Each party is designed to provide a memorable experience that allows either an individual or a group of friends to purchase spots at the event. There is no bidding involved - it’s first come, first served until sold out. You can “buy-in” to as many parties as you’d like. Buy In Parties will be available for purchase online. You do not need to attend the Gala event at Wolf Trap to host or purchase a party. Share your talents with our community, and have fun!

Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit our ONE FUND. Your tax-deductible donation makes a significant impact in this phase of the school's growth. $.85 cents of every $1 donation goes towards financial aid and teacher salaries, both of which we aim to increase in the coming years. We are also currently investing necessary upgrades in the Children's Garden playground, to continue meeting our pedagogical needs for that space. All of this is made possible through contributed dollars and community giving.

Did you know? 

  • Approximately 20% of our annual operating budget is devoted to financial aid
  • 36% of students received financial aid this school year
  • Our Average financial aid award is $13,674
  • Cost per student for 2021-2022 school year is $1,785 greater than current tuition

Questions? Email Miriam or call 301.229.6107