Seattle Country Day School’s 2023 Auction + Gala

March 2023

After partnering in 2021 for a virtual fundraiser, GFS Events and the Seattle Country Day School team came together to bring their annual Auction + Gala back in person to Fremont Studios. This year’s theme, The Great Maker Caper, infused a mysterious, Gatsby-like ambiance that was woven throughout the entire evening. Guests were dressed in their best 20’s style attire and were transported back in time. The cocktail hour featured a signature cocktail, showcased student artwork, and other fun revenue generators. During the planning process, the GFS Events team implemented an event timeline, managed communications with vendors, and oversaw the creation and use of the registration platform. GFS Events also created the Run of Show script and worked closely with the Auctioneer and Emcee. On the evening of the event, the GFS team managed and led both check-in and check-out for the event as well as acting as the overall stage manager.
Fun Fact
We worked with the SCDS team to build a speakeasy inside of the pre-function space complete with a bouncer, lounge seating, and fabulous decor!
GFS was a pleasure to work with on our auction. They brought a wealth of experience that helped us immeasurably. We can't wait to work with them again on next year's event!
Diane Lewis
Director of Development