Thank you to everyone who supported our 2021 Virtual Spalding Gala. Over the past 12 months, we have had to rethink every aspect of life, teaching, and learning on Spalding’s campus. You have supported our steps forward and even some steps backwards through your prayers, your words of encouragement and your philanthropy.
While the Gala felt different in many ways from our traditional in-person event, one tradition remained – the strength and generosity of our powerful community. We had 500 virtual attendees, and hundreds of others who came together in advance by taking part in our tuition raffle and 50/50, donating auction items or registering as a sponsor.
We are delighted to have raised $200,000 thanks to contributions to our special appeals, money raised from our 70+ auction items and raffle proceeds! These funds will be used for the strategic priorities at Spalding including the resurfacing of the track at Whittles Field, the renovations of our performing arts classrooms, and the inception of the Kathleen Mahar Endowed Scholarship Fund. These critical projects will have a lasting impact on our school today and on countless students to come.