The McKinley Spring Gala & Auction (“Gala”) is the last fundraiser of the year! The Gala is usually an event where adults gather and have a fun night out [without kids] while raising funds to support the required IB programs at McKinley. Last year, the Gala went virtual and was very successful. It raised over $15,000.
The funds raised from ticket sales and auction items 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.
Although gathering for an in-person event is (still) not possible, the Gala committee is planning a hybrid event (outdoor activity & online auction) for 2021 and will be updating this page with more details soon.
Auction & Ticketing Site: Coming soon!
Date, Time & Place
Online Auction – Saturday, May 1 to May 15th.
Gala Activity – Saturday, May 15th
Auction Items & Donations
In the past, auction items were compiled from class projects, teacher features and contributions from neighborhood small businesses, such as restaurants, salons, museums, etc. However, in recognition of the ongoing challenges to coordinate group projects, redeem items and the continued burden on the business community the majority of items will be gathered from the parent community for the 2021 event.
The committee is grateful for any contribution and kindly asks for details to be provided in the online donation form located at: Auction Donation Form
Auction Items can take many forms. If you think you have something to offer but aren’t sure, contact the Gala Committee before you submit a donation in the form.
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.
This event, like all things McKinley, is volunteer led. Interested in volunteering on the committee? Contact the Gala Committee.