On March 14, 2020, history was made as we hosted our first-ever Virtual Gala! We were overwhelmed by the eagerness of our community to lend a hand in our efforts, participate in the Virtual Gala broadcast, and most importantly, bid and donate to support our Fund-a-Scholar Program.
We are extremely grateful and proud to report that even with our last-minute program change, this year's Gala netted almost $430,000, which makes this our second-highest Gala total in school history!
It is a testament to the unwavering support and generous spirit of our school community that came together in unusual circumstances to support this critical need. As a result of this extraordinary philanthropy, more students will be able to attend St. Andrew’s next year – students who otherwise might not have the opportunity. The classroom experience of all students will be enriched by the diversity of perspectives and backgrounds in each class.
The school would like to thank Betsey Drucker and Kristy Boyles, co-chairs of this year’s event, for their boundless energy and perseverance, which was instrumental to the success of this year's Gala.
We would also like to thank Holly Cirrito, Katherine Corsico, Tanya Khomenko, and Karen Portik for their leadership, as well as the entire auction committee of more than 50 parent, faculty, and staff volunteers.
And, of course, a huge thank you to the St. Andrew’s community. You answered the call with unprecedented generosity.