Save the date for the 2021 McKinley Spring Gala!

For all you first time families, the “Gala” is usually an event where adults gather and have a fun night out [without kids!!] with food, music and entertainment while raising funds by bidding on auction items. We still can’t gather in a traditional way but a hybrid event (outdoor activity & online auction) is in the works! More details will be provided soon. In the meantime, we are looking for auction items. IF you have something to contribute let us know!


  • A virtual or outdoor (masked/safely distant) class for an individual or group (children or adults) (eg. foreign language, meditation/yoga, dance, surfing, sailing, art, music, etc.)
  • An overnight stay in your airbnb or weekend use of your RV
  • An art piece or other handmade item (eg. furniture, macrame, floral arrangement, jewelry, clothing, etc.)
  • A themed basket, filled with self-care items, kitchen items, etc.
  • A professional service (eg. hair care, handyman, home organization, yard or garden consultation, or whatever talent you possess).
  • Direct donations of gift cards or certificates from local or national businesses (this is a bonus 2-for-1 as it would generate the economy and provide funds for our school!)

The committee is grateful for any contribution. If you have a donation in mind, but have questions, feel free to email the Gala committee at

IF you are ready to donate please enter it here – and be sure to enter the fair market value! McKinley School Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization allowing for your contribution to be tax deductible as a charitable donation.

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