Registration is now live!
Save your seat for an unparalleled evening of lush ambience and twilight sparkle. Tickets are on sale now for all 2019 Auction events benefiting Carolina Day School.
Presented in partnership with
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Amherst at Deerpark
Music & Ambience | Seated Dinner | Silent and Live Auctions
Gala Attire: Black Tie Encouraged
Private VIP Reception | Exclusive Gift Bag
VIP Touch-Up Lounge Featuring Turner & Co.
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Alumni Gym & Love Hall Courtyard
In partnership with
Dinner | Cake Walk | Silent Auction | Games | Music
(Wonderland tickets are complimentary for those purchasing Gala tickets.)
All proceeds from Midnight Garden directly benefit CDS faculty professional development and enhancements and upgrades to teaching and learning classrooms and spaces. Any proceeds raised beyond the cost of these improvements may be used to grow the school's endowment.
For federal income tax purposes, you may deduct as a charitable contribution the price of Midnight Garden event tickets (or Patron Tables) less their fair market value. We estimate the fair market value of the VIP Gala evening tickets to be $150 each, $100 each for general Gala tickets, and $1,700 per Patron Table.
Thank You To Our Auction Leadership
An enormous thank you to the event leadership and committee members for their tremendous support of our school.
In 1976, at Asheville Country Day School, a great school tradition began: Auction Gala. In the following 42 years since its inception, Carolina Day School has hosted a biennial fundraising weekend to benefit the school, its students, and its faculty. Our auctions are famous for two reasons — they raise significant funds and allow the school community to come together and enjoy each other’s company at beautifully themed events. This year’s Gala will carry on that tradition and we are excited about the new enhancements that will make this auction especially memorable.
Currently, the biennial Gala Auctions provide the largest amount of community-wide philanthropic support to teaching, learning, and environment at Carolina Day outside of the Annual Fund. The improvements and support our school is afforded every other year would simply not be possible without the Gala and the community’s participation. This year's Gala has a talented team of volunteers, led by auction chair Preston Davitt, that span all divisions across campus. The auction includes two special events: On Thursday, April 11, the family night Wonderland Party will engage all ages in the Alumni Gym with its whimsical theme filled activities, silent auction and "A Taste of Carolina Day" dinner. The April 13th Midnight Garden Gala will dazzle your senses at the Amherst on the Biltmore Estate with breathtaking decorations, a silent and live auction, VIP touch-up lounge with Turner & Co. and a seated dinner.
We hope you will join us at both the Wonderland Party and Midnight Garden Gala! You can also contribute by purchasing Tuition Raffle tickets, donating items to the silent auctions, or becoming a business sponsor through the CDS Community Partners program. Buy your tickets today and be there to experience all the fun!