Spring Gala and Auction

In Spring 2020, the AVS community came together for an online-only auction to support our community and the work of our extraordinary educators.



We're still counting the chips, but early results indicate that you have made this Alta Vista's most successful fundraiser to date. Thank you for making this untraditional Gala such an event for the school!


If would still like to purchase a Count Me In Seat or donate towards one of the wonderful causes supported by the Fund A Need, you still can, but send us an email to let us know that you made a purchase. We'll be in touch with all the Item and Raffle winners, Donors of Pledged Items, and Count Me In Hosts later this week!


If you would like to be part of the Gala Team for next year's triumphant return to an in-person event, let the Parent Group know! All we need to throw a great party is a few brave volunteers!


Thank you so much to all our Volunteers - this event wouldn't be half as great without you. Thank you to the whole AVS Community for your support - this event wouldn't be possible without you. And finally, thank YOU for playing along with us this year. We know there are many worthy causes vying for your attention right now, we so appreciate you showing up to support AVS.


Team Gala 2020 has left the building.



The 2020 Gala funds are targeted toward providing the needed funding for Tuition Assistance, Stage Equipment for the Lower School, and Landmark Experiences for the Middle School & 5th Graders, AVS Parent Group Community Building and Support, among others.


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 past 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.

© 2019 AVS Parent Group

supporting the AVS community