Annual Gala & Auction RSVP

January 28th, 2023, at the Silver Reef Casino

RSVPs are closed for this event. Please contact for more information.

We’d like to offer our sincere thanks for your support of our School!

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 $400,000 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 help 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.

Please see attached flyer for specific table sponsorship information. Anyone can sponsor a table. You may also wish to check with your employer, as many Franklin Academy parent employers sponsor tables!

Want to download this form? Click on the arrow in the upper left corner.

Want to donate?

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.

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

Want to download this form? Click on the arrow in the upper left corner.

Please see the donation form below. We request the form be filled out for donations made.

Please feel free to contact auction co-chairs:

Katie Cole Dement with any questions. Phone: 360.733.1750 x 1011 or email

Ken Putney: