The Country Day School 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 47th 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 for the theme or 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.
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 $225,000 toward a variety of initiatives including; stadium seating and scoreboards, the traffic light, and the refurbishment of the Junior School Grade 3, 4, 5 corridor.
This year all monies raised will go toward our Building Magic Campaign.This campaign will build a new wing for our beloved Junior School, a spectacular and welcoming entrance that will showcase our historic one-room schoolhouse, and rejuvenate our existing indoor and outdoor primary spaces.