Save the Date!

Hello, my name is Jillian Twaddle, and I am blessed to be returning as Providence Academy’s Gala Chair. I am excited for the opportunity to create a night where we can all come together and shine.

Last year’s Gala was a record success, thanks to all the parents, staff, and family who helped create a wonderful night to remember! We truly are a school like no other, with a community that continues to demonstrate the virtues that found our school.

This year, we plan to continue the momentum of success, fun, fellowship, and fundraising that will support many areas of Providence Academy. In years past, money raised has provided tuition reduction, school buses, a grand piano for the Performing Arts Center, iPads for teachers, outdoor bleacher seating, and many other worthy initiatives.

What will our evening entail?

Our evening will include a Social Cocktail Hour, Silent Auction, Games, Dinner, Live Auction, Drinks, Cigar Tent, Piano Lounge, Live DJ, and Dancing the night away. You will not want to miss such a great evening, giving to a great cause, so mark your calendars now! Official invitations will be sent closer to the event date.

As we begin preparations, we are again looking to the Providence Academy community to contribute where they are able.

Upcoming – Please keep an eye open for:

Announcements & Communications: We will be communicating through the PAPA section of the e-bulletin and through our amazing volunteers, such as Room/Grade representatives. If you have any questions on processes, needs, or contributions, do not hesitate to reach out to me as I will be more than happy to assist.

First Up – Our Auction!

Gala Auction: We are honored to have Mrs. Jeannina Adams head our Auction Team again this year. With Jeannina’s expertise in fundraising and warm demeanor, the Gala will surely thrive! Jeannina will be the main point of contact for all auction item donations/questions.

Grade Themed Baskets – Silent Auction: We are going to kick off grade themed baskets again since these were such a hit last year. THANK YOU to all who contributed! Themed baskets give many parents the opportunity to donate to their child’s grade (or other grades, if so inclined) as well as get the children excited to pull together such fun baskets. We will be posting themes in SignUpGenius where you may choose which item(s) to donate. Themes will range from creative play, STEM, Lake Days, to senior send off. HAVE FUN in creating this for your class and getting your children involved to help create the atmosphere of our event. You will receive communications from your class/grade representative with the SignUpGenius link as well as a list for each grade!

Please remember: All donations are tax-deductible (access the donation form via this link). Once you complete your donation form, simply turn it in with your donation item and we will take care of the rest! The donation form/item drop off will be in the Administration Office (by the security desk). If your donation is cash/check/gift card, please mark clearly “ATTN: DAWN SCHOMMER/GALA 2020/GRADE ‘x’” to ensure each contribution is designated properly!

Wine & Whiskey Game Donations: We are excited to bring a wine and whiskey game to our event! With that, we are humbly asking for parents to donate their favorite bottle(s) of wine or whiskey. Please bring this bottle to the Administration Office with your donation form to ensure it is included in the game!

Auction Items & Donations: Every year we are blessed by the generosity of parents who contribute a wide range of items/experiences to the annual Gala. These items have included (but are not limited to): Vacation Rentals, Electronics, Experiences, Golf Outings, Luxury Car Leases, Private Jets, Sport Tickets, Dental Work, Boutique Baskets, and Other Memorabilia. We are again humbly asking for donations to create a fundraiser to remember. Every donation is tax-deductible, please feel free to reach out to Jeannina or me. If you are in doubt of what to donate or how the process works to donate, we are happy to answer any questions, no matter how small! Your donations ensure the success of the annual Gala!

Here are a few ideas of items/experiences to consider for donation:

Have questions? Contact us!

Questions about the overall event?
Gala Chair: Mrs. Jillian Twaddle ( or (919) 830-7823)

Questions about auction item donations?
Auction Lead: Mrs. Jeannina Adams ( or (651) 895-2971)

THANK YOU to every parent, grandparent, staff member, and others who contribute (through time, prayers, and more) to our school, to the many events thrown, and to our annual Gala. We are truly blessed by each of you.

Mrs. Jillian Twaddle

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