CDS Dinner & Auction 2024: Donation Opportunities

The Country Day School's Annual Dinner & Auction party will return on Friday, May 31, 2024! This is an evening you won't want to miss as we come together to celebrate Under the Big Top - otherwise known as our very own Cyclone Dome here on campus. The CDS Dinner & Auction is our most anticipated adult social event, as well as the largest fundraiser of the year. CDS families and friends have been coming together to celebrate and make this event a huge success since 1974, raising in excess of $6 million dollars since the beginning. You do not want to miss being a part of this evening!

The success of the event every year is due to the generosity of our families and the CDS community and this is where you can help! We encourage everyone to consider making a donation on behalf of themselves or their family.
Ways to donate:
Sponsorship offers you guaranteed tickets to the event, ahead of general sales at the end of February. We encourage all of our families to consider this opportunity. The benefits of sponsorship are numerous and we suggest you review the levels to see what fits best for you. Silver and above levels include a table of 10, which allows you to invite friends and family to this amazing event!
 
Donate an Item:
You can donate an item, or make a cash donation towards purchasing a live or silent item. Or maybe there is a business that you frequent regularly, or family member or friend who has something that is of interest that they may consider donating. To help you make your decision, we have included a list of suggested items on the website. Please just remember, all items must be new and unused. All items available for purchase that evening are fully donated or supported.

Advertising opportunities:
We also offer advertising opportunities to businesses in our Auction catalogue. The catalogue is made available electronically in advance, as well as in hard copy distributed to all guests at the event. CDS does not offer any other advertising/promotional opportunities for businesses during the year, so this is a great way to promote your business to our community.

Mark the Date in Your Calendar! 
Auction tickets go on sale online Wednesday, February 28th. Individual tickets ($295) or a table of 10 ($2950) will be available for purchase. Last year, this event SOLD OUT in less than 72 hours.
 
We anticipate the demand for tickets to be high this year, so remind you that becoming a sponsor now will guarantee your tickets prior to the February 28th date.
 
What can you do?
We require the support of our full community to make this evening a true success! For many of you this is the first chance you have had to either support or attend this annual event, so we understand you may have questions. We recommend that you take the time to visit our Dinner and Auction website, speak with a member of our Auction Planning Team, or reach out to our Donor Relations & Special Events Manager, Tracey Scott to discuss your donation.

Thank you to everyone for your support of this much-anticipated event. We look forward to celebrating with you on May 31st!
 
Sarah Powell – Chair, Catrina Marzilli – Co-Chair, Jennifer Cammalleri, Jessica Longo, Rosalind Matrosov, Milli Pajpani, Lorri Tiberio-Leung, Kathy Tsiolis, Virna Vitullo, Priya Paul, Alicia Grossi, Min Liu, Roopa Makwana and Tami Turner    
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Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 

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Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.