Midnight Garden Gala 2019
Presented in partnership with
In 1976, at Asheville Country Day School, a great school tradition began: Auction Gala. For 42 years since, a biennial auction fundraiser has been held to directly benefit the school, its faculty, students, and facilities. Our galas are famous for the significant funds they raise, and they also allow us to gather as a school community to enjoy each other's company at truly unique and fabulous events of both Family Night and Gala.
Midnight Garden followed in the same spirit and tradition of the very first Auction Gala and was also fresh with its own unique, lush ambiance and twilight sparkle.
Thank you to all the committee members and faculty and staff volunteers who made this year's Family Night and Gala such memorable experiences. And thank you to the greater CDS community for supporting educational excellence with your participation in these events and your enthusiasm for making our school great.
Midnight Garden Gala
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Amherst at Deerpark
Music & Ambiance | Seated Dinner | Silent and Live Auctions
Gala Attire: Black Tie Encouraged
Starlight VIP Pre-Party
Private VIP Reception | Exclusive Gift Bag
Free Tuition 2019–20
$100 each ticket | $250 for 3 tickets
Drawn at the Gala
Wonderland Party Family Night
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Alumni Gym & Love Hall Courtyard
In partnership with
"A Taste of Carolina Day" Dinner | Cake Walk | Silent Auction | Games | Music
(Wonderland tickets are complimentary for those purchasing Gala tickets.)
All proceeds from Midnight Garden directly benefit CDS faculty professional development and enhancements and upgrades to teaching and learning classrooms and spaces. Any proceeds raised beyond the cost of these improvements may be used to grow the school's endowment.
For federal income tax purposes, you may deduct as a charitable contribution the price of Midnight Garden event tickets (or Patron Tables) less their fair market value. We estimate the fair market value of the VIP gala evening tickets to be $150 each, $100 each for general gala tickets, and $1,700 per Patron Table.
Community Partners: Corporate Sponsorships
Thank You to Our Community Partners
The CDS Community Partnership program is a collaboration between local businesses and Carolina Day School, and it is vital in helping CDS maintain the healthy budget needed to support school programming.
If you would like to have more information on becoming a CDS Community Partner, contact Stacy Mullins at 828-407-4440.
2018-2019 Community Partners
Beverly-Grant, Inc. | Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Goosmann Rose Colvard & Cramer, P.A.
Penny Insurance Agency | TD Bank
Young Office | Young Transportation