The WES Auction Gala, a tradition since 1988, is the biggest social event of the year for adults. The community comes together to celebrate on an evening in early spring. During a typical year, the evening features hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, a special video, a seated dinner, and dancing for guests to enjoy. Auction co-chairs lead the effort with support by a talented and creative volunteer committee. Funds raised go toward the operating budget, including financial aid, and the Raise Your Paddle appeal supports a special project that benefits our students based on the needs of the school. Other past projects have included equipping a new STEM and Innovation Lab and upgrading science classroom furnishings and equipment, playground and sport court upgrades, performing arts enhancements, procuring new technology, a school bus, Orff instruments, and band storage units.
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Thank you to our Co-Chairs–Natalya Bah, Theresa Carnegie, and Tulika Narayan.—whose friendship formed over their passion for travel and love for WES–for leading our team of volunteers. Congratulations to the leadership team and the Auction committee on the great success of our first virtual Auction Gala on May 1, 2021. We are grateful to our community and their generosity–from Patrons to donors, advertisers, sponsors, and attendees–whose commitment to WES helped raise approximately $230,000 to benefit all our WES Dragons. This year’s Raise Your Paddle project, creating an outdoor gathering space on the East Campus, will begin soon and will be ready for use in September. Thank you to our amazing WES community!