St. Anne Catholic School
The Gala for 2021 will be held on Saturday, October 16th at R& D Catering Facility in New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Watch for further updates on Gala 2021.
What is the Gala and why do we host it?
The Gala was established to finance improvements and augment resources to strengthen the curriculum, promote academic excellence, and enrich the educational experience with the Catholic faith and values at its heart.
The Gala has become an exciting and highly-anticipated annual event. Through the community’s benevolence, St. Anne School’s largest fundraiser provides meaningful capital to partially offset the funding gap that our neighboring public-school peers receive from local tax subsidies.
The Gala has raised between $60,000 to $150,000 in each year of its ten-year history.
Proceeds from the Gala help the school be competitive and equipped with the tools and resources needed to cultivate an engaging and inspiring learning environment.
- This has included student/staff technology, like laptops, computers, chrome-books, smart boards, software, wifi, high-speed internet service, and STEM-driven programs. Gala income has also purchased folding chairs for guests at school events.
Like your household or business, the school facility requires routine maintenance, repairs, and replacement of obsolete equipment—upgrades to modernize space/equipment when possible is also essential.
- We are fortunate for Gala proceeds that funded necessary and “hoped for” improvements, alike. Examples are the school roof, complete gymnasium renovation (floor, bleachers & painting of the walls and ceiling) water fountains, security, restrooms, new lighting throughout much of the school, along with new ceilings.
Be it curriculum-related or building-maintenance and enhancements, the improvements combine for a more appealing atmosphere, build loyalty and enthusiasm among staff, and attract new families and interest from prospective teachers.
The Gala involves a variety of opportunities to give at any level. Every dollar counts, and we appreciate every single one.
Please help us nurture new generations of intelligent, creative, curious, and motivated young people with the skills and conviction to become leaders who exemplify our Catholic faith and traditions.
- Dinner, cocktails, socializing, and dancing.
- A live auction for select big-ticket items and for experiences that are “priceless.”
- A silent auction with a broad array of high-quality, hand-crafted, and interesting items. Every attendee will have their eye on the bid sheet of at least one thing.
- A silent auction to bid for artwork created by St. Anne students.
- Humorous “mini” live auctions featuring unexpected goods.
- Fund-A-Need (FAN): All proceeds raised are used for that specific use.
In addition to school parents, faculty, parishioners, and alumni, St. Anne School has extraordinary support from local businesses and the community that make the Gala a success every year through donations of merchandise, equipment, facilities, hard work, and valuable time.