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 enrichment and outreach.
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!
- Auction Chair
- External Business Solicitations
- Concordia Community Solicitations
- Ticket Sales
- Food and Beverage
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.
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 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.
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