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Proceeds benefit students and programs
at The Colorado Springs School!

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.
General donations may be eligible for the
50% Colorado Childcare Tax Credit.

We welcome item donations!

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Register for Mobile Bidding; no e-Ticket required!
We encourage you to bid on auction items even if you can't "attend" the event. By registering with this site, you will be texted exciting updates. A Guide to e-Gala & Auction was emailed with a Google Hangouts Meet join link.

Recommendations for your Living Room Tech Set-Up

  • Find a comfy spot on your couch.
  • Use your Chrome browser from a laptop/desktop!
  • Enable the Google Hangouts Meet with gridview extension (see video tutorial to see the other faces!
  • Bring extra chargers and power strips to the party.
  • Have your cell phone within arms reach for bidding on your phone.
  • In the event you have difficulty connecting, we will push out the video program and dance party video via email.

Approximate Timeline for the Evening

7:00 p.m. - Join the Google Hangouts Meet video chat.

7:15 p.m. - Netiquette overview:

  • Please mute yourself
  • Have fun with the chat feature - Say hello! Give shout outs!
  • Reminder young kids are listening and nearby

7:20 p.m.

  • CSS will run a 15-minute video program with our hosts and sponsors.
  • Make your Raise Your Paddle Donation with this link

7:35 p.m. 

  • A 30-minute dance party with Hayden Hocate '20, DJ Dumplin'
  • Mobile bidding continues online with Silent Auction at

9:30 p.m.

  • Silent auction closes!
  • Checkout/pay links are sent.
  • Thank you for coming.

We've re-imagined our annual Gala & Auction fundraiser this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be an incredible time to "gather" our community and uplift each others' spirits. Kids are welcomed! Thanks to those who can generously bid and donate during this time! All "Raise Your Paddle " donations are eligible for the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit and federally deductible under the specifications outlined in the CARE Act.   

Gala & Auction Leadership

Gala Chairs: Aubryn Bednar P'28, P'32, Brooke Rawls P'30, P'32, Lee Ann Williams P'19, P'21, P'23

Gala & Auction Volunteers: Sarah Bartz P'29, P'31; Merrisue Baldwin P'24, P'26; Allison Cabaniss P'27, P'28, P'29; Nataly Carmona P'30, P'34; Morgan Chaves P'32; Jennifer Clarke Foster P'27, P'29; Rachel Cronin P'32; Taryn Duncan P'22; Jasmine Garza P'32; Ashley Gillit P'32; Holly Hannum P'29, P'32; Melissa Hocate P'16, P'20, P'27; Melissa Hoefler P'27; Lorie Malone P'19, P'21, P'27; Marti Markus P'32; Nancy May P'23; Kim Mennecke P'29; Kari Merritt P'28; Amy Momber P'24, P'27; Megan Morris P'22, Becky Mientka P'27, P'29; Marisa Mullins P'27; Amy Pocius P'32; Viive Ralston P'30; Jill Richardi P'18, P'21; Donna Taylor P'17, P'20; Danielle Trina P'32; Julie Turner G'30, G'27; and Wendy Woodbury P'31

Gala Staff: Jessica James P'30, P'28, Anslee Wolfe P'28, Hunter Hall, and Aaron Schubach P'25

Tax ID: 84-0517369

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