What is the gala? The FASNY gala is our largest annual fundraising event, where we showcase the results of our outstanding educational program. The event is an evening filled with entertainment, remarks from staff, current students, alumni and family members and a vast live and silent auction. Last year's virtual gala boasted over 800 virtual attendees representing more than 50 nationalities
Funds raised support FASNY's future and allow the School to finance mission-driven programs such as STEAM/STEM projects, professional development for teachers, and invest in projects that enhance the learning experience of FASNY students.
Although we cannot be together in a large group this year, we are inviting our community to gather in smaller groups or with their families at home to take part in the gala virtually. We will celebrate the amazing achievements and accomplishments of our students during these difficult times and circumstances.
This year's theme, "There's no place like FASNY," honors an extra memorable year for FASNY as we celebrate our
40th anniversary. Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz trying to make her way back home to Kansas, our community knows that they can always find their way back home to their FASNY family. This anniversary year is one to celebrate how far we have come from a one-room preschool in 1980. FASNY has made tremendous strides as an International School with over 700 students.
Who? Every person in the FASNY community is invited to take part in the virtual gala. All staff, students, parents, alumni students and parents, friends and family are invited to join the hybrid event.
When? Attend the virtual event on Saturday, June 5 at 5:00 pm from your home or attend a viewing party at one of our Chef Ambassador's homes.
What is a "Chef Ambassador"? A gala "Chef Ambassador'' will host dinner at their home for up to 10 people while viewing the virtual gala. Dinner will be determined by the "Chef Ambassador." Your host will serve you dinner while following the appropriate COVID-19 guidelines. Think of it as a gala viewing party.
The goal is to offer an in-person AND virtual event.
For more information on how to become a Chef Ambassador, click here.