The McKinley Spring Gala & Auction (“Gala”) is the last fundraiser of the year! The Gala has traditionally been an event where adults gather and have a fun night out [without kids] while raising funds to support the required IB programs at McKinley. Due to covid, over the past couple of years we have tried different formats, including online auctions and family-friendly outdoor events. This year the committee is working on a plan that will definitely put the “fun” in fundraising!

The funds raised from this event are used to fund the required IB programs such as Spanish, art, and dance. It also supports the teachers, the school, and provides the means to carry out other events that make long lasting memories for students like McKinley’s Theatre, Variety Show, and Running Club to name a few.


April 29-30, 2023

Auction Items & Donations

Each year, we are able to auction a variety of different items, including class projects, teacher features and contributions from neighborhood small businesses, such as restaurants, salons, museums, etc. The committee is grateful for any contribution and requests details be provided in the online donation form located at: Auction Donation Form

Auction Items can take many forms and we welcome your creative ideas! If you think you have something to offer but aren’t sure, contact the Gala Committee before you submit a donation in the form.

Follow Us

We promote auction items on the Gala Social Media pages to garner interest & spotlight generous contributors. It’s an opportunity to get an inside look at what will be available at the auction.  We also post about the fun things we are doing to plan the event to engage our followers. Click on your preferred social media page to start following our progress.

Event Volunteers

This event, like all things McKinley, is volunteer led. Interested in volunteering on the committee? Contact the Gala Committee: