Annual Spring Gala

Carolina Day School's fundraising events are a beloved tradition central to the culture of philanthropy at our school. CDS has two spring philanthropic events, which are each held every other year.

Black and White; Gala 2024

Auction Gala

HELD APRIL 13, 2024!

Black and White: Gala 2024

About the Auction Gala

In 1976, at Asheville Country Day School, a great school tradition began: Auction Gala. In the nearly half-century since its inception, Carolina Day School has hosted a biennial fundraising weekend to benefit the school, its students, and its faculty. Our auctions are famous for two reasons—they raise significant funds and allow the school community to come together and enjoy each other’s company at beautifully themed events. Currently, the biennial Gala Auctions provide the largest amount of community-wide philanthropic support to teaching, learning, and environment at Carolina Day outside of the Annual Fund. The improvements and support our school is afforded every other year would simply not be possible without the Gala and the community’s participation. 

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Share the Promise

Last held April 29, 2023

Share the Promise 2023

About Share the Promise

Share the Promise is one evening featuring a Promise Party reception celebration and fun community dinners hosted by CDS families and friends in their homes. The singular purpose of this event is to support financial aid at Carolina Day School.

A strong financial aid program ensures that top students within the CDS community and in the region have access to the excellence of a CDS education regardless of financial means. The talents of these students enrich and strengthen the learning experience for all students in every classroom.

As part of long-term planning, there may be a special campaign introduced such as the It All Begins Here campaign which built the Lower School.