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Gala & Auction

Don't Miss this Year's Gala & Auction on March 9, 2019!

Ticket Pricing

Individual and couple tickets are available for 1,380 RMB per person 

Gather with friends and/or we will specially place you with other fun and enjoyable Concordia people

Friends and Family Director’s Table (15,888 RMB) includes: 


A table for 12 to gather your friends and family for a fun evening of laughter and philanthropy   

Special champagne toast   

VIP Paramount Producers Table (38,888 RMB) includes:  

A table for 12 to gather your friends and family for a fun evening of laughter and philanthropy  

Specially curated swag bag for all table guests  

Name featured on a HOLLYWOOD STAR  

Dedicated wait staff and center room seating  

Special champagne toast  

Private access to the conveniently located VIP lounge  

Pre-screening of auction items and VIP check out  

Recognition on our sponsor wall  


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!

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.

2018 Gala & Auction Corporate Partners

Platinum Sponsor

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, they have been committed to supporting the local communities where their employees and customers live and work since our founding over 100 years ago.

Ford is committed to its success in China, intending to introduce 15 new vehicles in China by 2015. To support this growth, since September 2009, Ford, together with their partners, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Ltd (CFMA) and Jiangling Motors Corp (JMC), has announced new investments amounting to over US$1.6 Billion in new passenger and commercial vehicle assembly plants, and new engine and transmission manufacturing facilities.

By employing innovative sustainability technologies and solutions in their manufacturing and in their vehicles, and by delivering programs like Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) and the Ford Conservation & Environmental Grants China Program (CEGC), Ford is not only providing better cars but also contributing to a better world.

For more information about Ford globally, please visit the Ford corporate website and for specific information about Ford in China, please visit www.ford.com.cn (note: this site is only in Mandarin)


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Gold Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

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Event Partners

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Event Details

Date: March 9, 2019

Location: Shanghai Tower Ballroom

Time: 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Tickets on Sale NOW!

You can buy online by clicking here, or in person at one of the upcoming dates below.

All In-Person Ticket Sales are in the PC Commons AND the ES Commons from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

  • Wednesday, February 13th 
  • Monday, February 18th
  • Wednesday, February 20th
  • Monday February 25th
  • Wednesday, February 27th

Tickets will also be sold in-person at the below upcoming events.

  • ES Coffee on Thursday, February 14th
  • EC Coffee on Friday, February 15th
  • PSO Community Meeting on Wednesday, February 20th
  • HS Coffee on Thursday, February 28th

Schedule of Events on the Event Night

5:00 PM

Registration Opens

Sponsored Bar Opens

Photo-Shoot Opportunity

5:30 PM

Silent Auction Begins

Cash Bar Opens

7:00 PM

Ballroom Opens

7:30 PM

Dinner is Served

9:00 PM

Live Auction and Raffle

10:00 PM

Late Night Dessert Buffet

Dance Floor Opens

10:45 PM

Payment Opens

Item Collection Opens

1:00 AM

Dance Floor Closes

Event Ends