Gala and Auction

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Funds Support: Arts and Technology at The Colorado Springs School

  • Portraits of Success Gala & Auction

  • 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - The Pinery at the Hill

  • Earlybird $99 per person for open seating; Tables of eight can be reserved for $1000 (limited). Ticket prices after March 21, 2017 will jump to $109.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) with mobile bidding will bolster the bidding fun at this year’s event. Our tech-savvy platform with online ticketing, mobile bidding, pre-swiped credit cards, bidding scoreboards and easy electronic check-out is a fan favorite for auction goers.

Can’t Come? Register for Mobile Bidding
We encourage you to still bid on auction items even if you can’t attend the event. All auction items will be available for preview and bidding the week of the event. All registered bidders agree to comply with the auction rules.

Childcare Opportunity
A special Saturday Night Out will be held for K-5th grade students. Click here for pricing and details.

Event Highlights:

5:00 p.m.

  • Event Check in; Cocktail Attire
  • Silent Auction featuring items such as class creations, front row seats at graduation, summer camps, community sociables, getaways, and ever-popular themed baskets

  • Wine Cork Pull - Take a chance to pull the best vintage

  • Mix & Mingle - Meet new people with open seating and dining and dessert stations. Beer and wine served complimentary at the bar

8:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m 
  • Dessert and continued student performances will captivate the crowd
  • Auctioneer and retired Denver Bronco Reggie Rivers will entertain as guests participate in Raise Your Paddle and the Live Auction.
  • Reggie Rivers will announce the countdown of the Silent Auction at approximately 9:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Finish the evening with s’mores and nightcaps around the campfire overlooking the city.
  • Auction item pickup and checkout following the close of the silent auction and completion of the live auction.

2017 Innovation Sponsor:

 2017 Integrity Sponsors:

2017 Photography Partner:


Additional contributers:

CB Insurance | Summit Cleaning Services

A special thanks to all the volunteers working to make our event a success. If you are interested in volunteering with the committee, please review the roles and responsibilities and connect with us on how to best use your talents!

Gala Chair
Don Gibson P’27

Gala Volunteers
Sara Bartz P’29, P’31, Jackie Day P’26, P’27, Stephanie Edwards P’24, P’22, Ilise Garvin P’19, P’17, Melissa Hocate P’27,P’20, P’16, Tricia and Jesse James P’25, P’29, Heather Kelly P’30, P’27, Adri Lougmiller, Jill Richardi P’21, P’18, Anna Sass P’25, Glenda Southard P’22, P’16, Donna Taylor P’20, P’18, and Suki Thomas P’17, P’18, Rebecca Yarros P’21, P’23, P’25, P’27, Shanea Wilson P’29, Kimmie and Carl Wooten P’18, P’17

Gala Staff
Amaya Firestone ‘11, Ilise Garvin P’17, P’19, Jessica James P’30, P’28, Aaron Schubach P’25

Contact Ilise Garvin, Gala Project Manager at (719)434-3503 or reach out to a gala volunteer to discuss sponsorships, auction donations, cork pull wine donations, or to receive assistance with ticket purchases.

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