The American Section’s Fundraising Gala is an elegant evening of gourmet food, silent and live auctions, a raffle, live entertainment, and dancing. But more than that, it is an occasion for our community to come together to raise funds to enhance our students’ education.
The 2023 event, An Evening on the Orient Express, was our first "real" gala since 2019. Held at the beautiful Golf de Saint Nom la Brètche, it reunited some 160 members of our community. Nearly 49,000€ was raised in 2023. This money has been used to support our strategic bridge plan, namely to develop our student wellness program, and for financial aid.
It is noteworthy to mention that 167 families contributed to this impressive figure! Be it buying something in the auction, attending the event, purchasing a dinner, making a Raise the Paddle donation, or sponsoring a faculty member, over 39% of our families participated in the Gala fundraiser, a Section record.
Thank you to all the local businesses and individuals who have contributed to our extensive auction catalog. Please remember to patronize them whenever possible. We would also like to give a special mention to the Section Faculty and Staff who generously contributed their time and talent this year!
Every penny spent directly benefits our students.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.