2024 Golden Anniversary Gala

The Franklin Academy’s annual Gala and Auction is a great way to support our school!

Year after year, we are astounded by the generosity of our community. Here is your opportunity to be a supporting part of this event. Cash donations allow us to purchase many items below retail value in order to keep our costs down. A donation of $25 helps us purchase wine for the Wine Wheel Game, and a $1,500 donation can help underwrite a Live Auction Item such as a Trip to San Juan Island. Every dollar makes a difference, and your donation may be tax deductible.

Choosing to be a Corporate or Family Sponsor is also a tremendous help! Every year our sponsors cover the cost of the printing, décor, rental of the ballroom, and meals. This means every dollar raised at the Gala directly supports our educational program, teachers, and tuition scholarships.

Contact Kiki Patterson-Hulett with any questions. kpattersonhulett@thefranklin.academy.

January 27th, 2024, at Silver Reef Casino

The Franklin Academy welcomes your attendance and support of this year’s annual gala and auction. We anticipate a fun-filled evening with circus performers, silent, super-silent and live auction items you won’t want to miss.

What is the Gala and Auction?

The gala and auction is an annual event The Franklin Academy hosts. Each year community members come together to celebrate and support our fantastic school. Last year’s gala and auction raised over $600,000 to support The Franklin Academy.

Proceeds of the auction go directly to Franklin Academy’s general operating fund. Table sponsorship is tax deductible. Here are some examples of what the general fund covers:

  • Administrative expenses
  • Instructional expenses
  • Student services
  • Field trips, clubs, travel, extracurriculars, electives
  • Special events
  • Technology
  • Utilities
  • Facilities/grounds
  • Insurance
  • Marketing/Development

We also have “raise the paddle” at the auction, which allows people to donate to the student scholarship fund. As well as the always exciting “dessert dash” that helps raise funds for the 7th/8th-grade trip.

We hope this information has been helpful and that you will consider attending this fun and fancy event for our school! 

Sponsorship and Table Information

Seats are obtained by table sponsorship.

One person, company, organization, etc. sponsors the table.

One payment is made to The Franklin Academy; however, you can split the table fee. We recommend grade-level table sponsorships. This is an excellent way for parents to mingle with other parents they know or would like to get to know better. It is also a way to share the cost of a table. To sponsor a grade-level table, you will need to decide on a point person to make the payment to The Franklin Academy.

Each table seats 10 people. Dinner is included.

Want to donate?

We welcome all types of donations, from cash contributions for underwriting live auction items to those unused cash cards.