Spring Gala and Auction

Every spring, the AVS community comes together for the Spring Gala and Auction — our biggest party and fundraiser of the year.

Let 'em roll! Time to try your luck and go all in. The house may have the edge, but it's the kids who win big...


AVS Gala 2020

Golden Gate Club (in the Presidio)

Saturday, April 4th 2020

5:30 - 11:00pm

Featuring the AVS Casino with Roulette, Texas Hold 'Em, Craps, other Casino Games and Great Prizes! Come in your Vegas Best!

Tickets and Sponsorships now available!*

How can you help?

Interested in becoming a Gala Committee member? We have jobs with a variety of time commitments available. Email gala@altavistaschoolsf.org and let us know!


We need your help sourcing donations for the event. Most organizations have a limited number of donations available so getting to them early increases the likelihood of success. Start reaching out now - donation forms are ready and available. Thank you!


Donation Options:

Live Auction:

Vacation house stays, great seats at sporting or entertainment events, extreme experiences and unique items

Silent Auction:

Fun experiences (museums, wineries, restaurants, spas or gyms), offers to complete task rabbit type projects for your fellow parents, products from local artists and stores, gift baskets, etc.

Count Me In:

Host (or co-host) an event that is sold by the seat, things like dinner parties, game nights, crafting classes, playdates or dance parties. The events can be for grown ups, kids, or the whole family!

Wine Donation:

We'd love every family to donate a bottle of wine (minimum value $25) to create

mixed cases for auction items and prizes


Purchase a Sponsorship or Ticket, and make a Donation today!

*Thanks to generous donations from within the community, we are able to offer a certain number of tickets at a discount. Yukiko Meadows, AVS Director of Development (yukiko.meadows@altavistaschoolsf.org), is available to discuss Pay As You Are Able ticket options so that all AVS families can come together and support Alta Vista!



All funds raised by the Spring Gala and Auction go directly to projects that directly benefit the school as identified by the Head of School. School needs which have been funded by Spring Gala and Auction proceeds include:

Lower School​

Classroom Projectors and iPads

Security Upgrades

Playground Equipment

Wind Turbine

Stage Renovation

Musical Instruments

Field Trip Bus Fund

Middle School​

Security Upgrades

Musical Instruments

Classroom Technology

Engineering Lab Equipment (power tools, hand tools, CNC machine)

Science Lab Equipment (additional glassware, microscopes, scales, etc.)

Furniture for Commons Area​


The Spring Gala and Auction requires the involvement of the entire AVS community to be a success.  All parents, faculty, and support staff are invited and encouraged to donate items to the auction. Each class also creates a class project, which is auctioned at the event.



In addition to donating financial resources and items for the auction, parents contribute their skills and talents, creative ideas, time, and energy. See below for several of the volunteer needs we have each year. 

Venue, catering, food and drink


AV, sound, lights, music

Video and entertainment

Auction donations

Auction systems (online systems, ticket sales, payment processing)


Photo booth, photography

Day-of help (set up, tear down, etc.)

Marketing and communication


Please let us know how you would like to get involved in this year’s event.

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