Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How does our Dinner & Auction differ from a Gala?

    The Country Day School Dinner & Auction is our largest social evening of the year and specifically hosted for our Parent community. As well as being a great social event, the evening is also the School’s largest fundraising event.
    Auction celebrates its 48th anniversary this year, something we are very proud of. However, we realize that unless you’ve been before, you may have no concept of what the evening entails. In fact, your thoughts may automatically go to a livestock or car auction … rest assured, this is not what this evening is about!
    The evening is a casual one – dress in whatever you are comfortable in. No evening dresses or tuxedos required! The evening starts with a cocktail hour and raffle, unique entertainment and the silent auction begins. A served dinner and live auction follow. The remainder of the evening will then feature live entertainment, dancing and the conclusion of the silent auction.
    If you still don’t have a clear picture of the event, we encourage you to take the time to look at the photos from our most recent Auctions, and watch the dome transformation video – as we take an indoor soccer field and turn it into an amazing party space.
  • Who is the Auction 2024 Committee?

    Sarah Powell – Chair
    Catrina Marzilli – Co-Chair
    Jenn Cammalleri    
    Jessica Longo    
    Rosalind Matrosov    
    Milli Pajpani    
    Lorri Tiberio-Leung    
    Kathy Tsiolis    
    Virna Vitulo    
    Priya Paul    
    Alicia Grossi    
    Min Liu    
    Roopa Makwana    
    Tami Turner    
  • Who can attend and where is the party held?

    It is a fun-filled party for over 500 people and includes parents, friends, alumni, staff and former parents - right here on the CDS Campus, in our own Cyclone Dome, on Friday, May 31. Feel free to invite your non-CDS friends to join us for the evening!
  • What does the money from Auction 2024 go toward?

    Each year the School identifies an area of greatest need for the funds from the Annual Auction to be directed toward. Each year the event is very successful, raising in excess of $200,000 toward a variety of initiatives.
    2011 – Paul C. Duckett Endowment Fund
    2012-2016 – Making Connections Campaign
    2017 – Outdoor Seating and Scoreboards beside Hawksworth Field
    2018 – Traffic Light on Dufferin Street
    2019 – Rejuvenation of the Junior School Wing
    2020-2022 – No Event due to COVID-19
    2023 – Building Magic Campaign
    2024 – Cyclone Dome