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Picture This! An evening of Fun and Delicious Dining as we celebrate a growing future for The John Crosland School, Saturday, May 17, 2014, 6:00pm - 10:30pm, The Ritz-Carlton

Picture This Gala!


The John Crosland School annual Gala is our most anticipated event of the year! Held in the spring, this fun and elegant event brings together our friends, family members, faculty, staff, and partners, for a night of celebration and fundraising. Featured are live and silent auctions, fine food, adult beverages, and live music. Each year we add more unique items to our auctions, to entice our guests, and help support our wonderful school's mission. Trips to Europe, beach vacation homes, fine art, and puppies are among our offerings! Sponsorships also greatly help defray the cost of our Gala, allowing us to truly make it an evening to remember.

2014 Gala

On Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton in Uptown Charlotte, we had a delightful evening together, supporting the important work The John Crosland School does for our students everyday.

Interested in an auction item from the Gala? We've extended the purchase availability of a few of our auction items, listed here. Or download this PDF for more information. To submit payment, please please complete this form and email it to our Chief Financial officer Faye Lakey, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Monterey Golf Experience

Value: $5,154 Your Price: $2,900
Enjoy one round of golf for two including golf cart on the Del Monte golf course. Includes one round of golf for 2 including golf cart on the Del Monte Golf Course, Pebble Beach, 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Monterey, CA, Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or San Jose, CA, booking & concierge service.

Bloomingdale's Shopping Spree

Value: $5,500 Your Price: $4,900
Enjoy a $1,000 Shopping Spree with a Personal Shopper at your choice of participating Bloomingdale's stores
across the country. Includes shopping spree, 3-night stay in a standard guest room at participating Hyatt Hotels & Resorts,
Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S., booking & concierge service.

Lake Tahoe Getaway

Value: $5,992 Your Price: $3,900
It doesn't get any better than Lake Tahoe. The majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe combined with a mind-boggling array of choices, whether it's skiing, dining, or nightlife. INCLUDES: 3-night stay in a standard guest room at Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, Incline Village, $300 gift certificate towards the rental of a Hertz luxury vehicle, $400 Hyatt gift cards to be used for lift tickets, dining, etc., Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Reno, NV, booking & concierge service

Classic Wrigley Field Rooftop

Value: $5,783 Your Price: $3,500
One of the most unique, fun and entertaining tickets in all of sports. A must do for any baseball fan!
Includes: Wrigley Field Waveland Rooftop Bleachers and Dining Package for 2 to watch a regular season Chicago Cubs home game, 3-night stay in a standard guest room at your choice of the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park OR Swissotel Chicago, Daily Breakfast for 2, Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Chicago, IL, booking & concierge service.

Williams Selyem Perfect Pinot Exclusive

Value: $6,800 Your Price: $4,700
Founded in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Williams Selyem has been making distinctive Pinot Noirs from this area since 1981. In less than two decades, the winery has achieved cult-status and garnered international acclaim. INCLUDES: 3-night stay in a standard Fairmont Room at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, Daily Breakfast for Two, Private Tour, tasting and gourmet picnic lunch for 2 at Williams Selyem Winery in Healdsburg, Immediate spot on the Williams Selyem Winery list for allocation of wines twice per year, VIP 8-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdburg, 8-hour chauffeured executive sedan service in Sonoma County, Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco, CA, booking & concierge service.

New Orleans Jazz & Dining

Value: $5,860 Your Price: $4,400
Enjoy a 3-night stay in a standard guest room at this landmark luxury hotel located on Bourbon Street in the heart of the historic New Orleans French Quarter, admission for two to the Preservation Hall and a jazz brunch or 3-course two. This ideal location dinner with wine pairing for is within walking distance of popular New Orleans attractions including the Riverwalk, French Market, Superdome, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, jazz clubs and fine art and gallery shopping on Royal Street. INCLUDES: 3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt French Quarters New Orleans, VIP Admission for 2 including skip-the-line status to the Preservation Hall of Jazz, Jazz Brunch or 3-course dinner with wine pairing for 2 at Commander’s Palace Restaurant, Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S. to New Orleans, LA, booking & concierge service.

Fairmonts in Banff and Lake Louise

Value: $7,566 Your Price $4,900
Enjoy these prestigious members of Conde Nast's Gold List and one of the Top 500 Hotels in the World (# 1 rated property in Banff) according to Travel+Leisure Magazine. This property is located 64 miles from Calgary. Few hotels in the world can rival the majesty, hospitality and scenery of The Fairmont Banff Springs. INCLUDES: 2-night stay in a standard Fairmont Room at the Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta; 2-night stay in a standard Fairmont Room at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta; Daily Breakfast for Two; round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Calgary, Canada; and booking & concierge service.

Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Adventure

Value: $9,852 Your Price: $6,100
Enjoy a unique experience for FOUR at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, approximately 45 minutes east of Orlando. Tour Kennedy Space Center, and hear first-hand from veteran NASA Astronauts as you spend a half-day training like an astronaut. INCLUDES: Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) for 4, KSC Up Close Tour for 4, Lunch with an Astronaut, 4-night stay in ONE standard guest room at your choice of participating Hyatt Place Hotels in Orlando, Round-trip coach class airfare for 4 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Orlando, FL., booking and concierge service.

Ultimate Hawaiian Eco-Adventure

Value: $13,154 Your Price: $7,100
Maui was named "Best Island" 14 years in a row and has been called a top travel destination by popular travel magazines. Maui is home to the largest dormant volcano crater in the world, the 10,203-foot Haleakala. With bamboo forests, volcanoes, pristine beaches, and waterfalls, Maui is a sure bet for the outdoor enthusiast! INCLUDES: An Ultimate Eco-Adventure in Kapalua for 2 with 4 days of daily outdoor eco-activities, 7-night stay in a standard guest room at the 5-star Ritz-Carlton Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii, Daily breakfast for 2, Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Maui, HI, booking & concierge service.

 


 

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For donation information, please contact Jennifer Nichols, Director of Institutional Advancement at 704-749-6712 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

For information on the 2013 Gala, click here.

For information on the 2012 Gala, click here.

To view photographs from the 2011 Gala, click here.