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Gala & Auction


Organized by dedicated parent volunteers, the annual Gala & Auction raises support for service initiatives that benefit China and academic programs that enhance the educational experience of our students.

With the emphasis on gala, this annual affair is a night of well-dressed fun! The annual Gala & Auction is a fundraising event for the Concordia Fund, supporting new student enrichment and outreach opportunities.

Dedicated parents collaborate, plan and work many hours to throw Concordia’s party of the year where the entire community comes together to celebrate and support the school. The adults in the community change up their everyday wear for some sophisticated style and mingle among the guests, dine on elegant foods, outbid their friends on coveted silent auction items, cheer on the live auction bidders, possibly win the surprise pay-to-play, and to dance the night away.

It is the best of both worlds—great fun for a great cause!

2019 Gala & Auction Corporate Partners

Hollywood Star Sponsor

Shanghai United Family Healthcare, Pudong

Director's Level Sponsor

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JLT Insurance Brokers

Oscar's Level Sponsor

Ford Motor Company

Screen Actor's Level Sponsor

Tokushenkai Dental

Dow Chemical 
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Event Partners

Fundraising Partner

Print Sponsor

Hotel Partner

Media Partners

Event Sponsors

Volunteer Committee Descriptions

Auction Chair

The Gala & Auction chairperson provides the leadership for the entire event planning process and act as the spokesperson for the entire group.

As the leader, the chairperson will recruit and motivate committee members and event volunteers. The chairperson will orchestrate the overall production, providing advice when needed and will be prepared to make the final decisions with the collaboration of the school leadership.


Responsible for developing and implementing the decoration plan for the interior of the ballroom for the event theme including tables/walls/ceiling, working with Packaging committee to coordinate foyer accent decorations, and support all other committee tasks when needed. Also, the committee will work with Auction Chair to recruit volunteer support for: Set-Up and Tear Down on the night.

External Business Solicitations

Responsibilities include seeking donations from local businesses, assist in coordinating the delivery of donations and program development, and support all other committee tasks when needed.

Concordia Community Solicitations

Primary responsibilities include coordinating donations from the Concordia community (teachers, staff, and parents through working with the principals and the Marketing Department), assist in coordinating the delivery of donations and program development, and support all other committee tasks when needed. This can be split between two main people or done by one chair and a committee.

Ticket Sales

Ticket Sales Committee has the responsibility of selling the tickets! Without the hardworking efforts of this committee all the planning and great food will just go to waste!  Responsibilities include selling tickets, collecting meal preferences, preparing bid paddles and welcome envelopes for check-in, and support all other committee tasks when needed.

Food and Beverage

Responsible for coordinating the food and beverage menu proposal, the food tasting, and the consolidation of meal preferences by table/by meal type in addition to supporting the program development and other committee tasks when needed.  The budget will have already been determined in the contract. 


Responsible for the presentation of items on the evening, working closely with Decorations team, assisting with program development and support all other committee tasks when needed.


Responsible for selling the raffle tickets during the final four weeks prior to the event, coordinating the student volunteers selling raffles tickets on the night of the event, assisting with the raffle drawing during the event and supporting all other committee tasks when needed.

Save the Date for the 2020 Gala & Auction!

March 7, 2020