Spring Fundraiser

Every spring, the school holds a community-building, inclusive, celebration and fundraising event. GATHER Epiphany is held in even-number years. This spring, mark your calendar for GATHER Epiphany 2018.

Friday, March 9, 7:00 PM
Block 41, Belltown

Gather 2018 goals:
  • 100% fun
  • 100% current family attendance
  • Raise $200,000 for financial aid during Raise the Paddle

Evening Program:
Amidst the fun, friends, and food, we will have a short but special program, including Raise-the-Paddle, an auction of the All-School Art masterpiece and the Parking Spot of Your Dreams.

And yes, there will be dancing!

Let's GATHER to support our school, our children, our teachers, and our community.

Learn more! Get involved!

GATHER 2018 Leadership Team:
Chair: Joanna Smith
Event Chairs: Mandy Gandt, Wendy Guy & Nikki Putnam with Jane de Paolo (décor)
All-School Art: Jessica Cantlin
Technology: Alicia Alberg & Lucy Wacksman
Design: Hannah Wygal
Marketing/Communication: Vivian Cluett
Buy-Ins: Rachel Greene & Jamie Lampitt
Ambassadors: Ann Felton
Children’s Presence: Shelly Hutcheson & Katharina Poad

Contact, Elizabeth O’Shea, Director of Development, at 206-720-7667 or eoshea@epiphanyschool.org or event chairs at gather@epiphanyschool.org with any questions.

Elizabeth O'Shea
Director of Development
Epiphany School
(206) 720-7667

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What is GATHER Epiphany?

GATHER Epiphany is the school’s biennial FUNDraising and FUNraising event to raise money for Epiphany’s financial aid program. The success of this event allows us to build on the promise of making an Epiphany School education available to all those who are admitted. And finally, GATHER Epiphany is an opportunity to come together as a school community and enjoy one another’s company--all over delicious drinks and scrumptious eats, of course!

Why financial aid?

By offering financial aid, Epiphany School creates an accessible and inclusive learning community that benefits all families and students.

How much are we raising for financial aid?

Our goal is to net $200,000. Funds are raised through buy-ins (see below), auctioning-off two special items the evening of the event–an art piece created by all Epiphany School students, and the one-and-only reserved parking spot directly in front of Epiphany School–and our Raise the Paddle. All families will be asked to make a financial contribution by raising an auction paddle in support of Epiphany School.

Who attends?

Everyone! Our whole Epiphany School community–parents, faculty, staff, family and other friends–comes together for one evening each year so it’s the cocktail party not to be missed.

What happens at GATHER?

Amidst the fun, friends, and food, we will have a short but very special program, including:

The auction of the All-School Art Masterpiece, the lucky winner of the bidding will go home with a one-of-a-kind original!

Raise the Paddle, all for financial aid!

The auction of the “Parking Spot of Your Dreams,” the chance to have one year of hassle free parking, directly in front of Spock Hall–Wow! You can’t imagine how this changes your daily routine.

Did we mention the dancing? Yes, there will be dancing!

What to wear?

Seattle cocktail attire and as a nod to the 60th anniversary of Epiphany School, feel free to wear a touch of plaid if you desire.

How do I RSVP?

It’s easy and online! Tickets are $60.00 per person (faculty and staff will be free; their guests will be half-price) and include drinks, heavy appetizers, dancing, and a guaranteed good time. Tickets will go on sale in the last half of January through the GATHER Epiphany website at epiphanyschool.org/gather. Families receiving financial aid can obtain a discount on the ticket price. Details to come from the business office when tickets go on sale.

What is a buy-in?

“Buy-ins” are a group outing or themed party held in the months around GATHER Epiphany. You “buy in” (purchase tickets) to attend the event. These events are meant to be a fun, easy way to connect with other parents and families in the Epiphany School community. Buy-in sizes can range from 10 people to large groups (80-100) and can be anything from wine & cheese parties, to karaoke nights out, to pedicure parties for the hard-working mamas, to cooking classes for kids. The possibilities are endless! Buy-in tickets vary in price per person per event. Buy-ins will be advertised in advance and will go live for purchase in the weeks before our event, via the GATHER Epiphany website at epiphanyschool.org/gather. Watch your emails for more information about buy-ins.

How can I get involved?

All families are encouraged to attend, to take part by volunteering, purchasing buy-ins, and raising the paddle! Please email gather@epiphanyschool.org if you’d like to be part of the fun.

Who hosts?

Our hosts are current Epiphany School parents, who volunteer their time and lend their expertise and creativity to make this an evening to remember. The 2018 Leadership Team includes: Joanna Smith (Chair); Mandy Gandt, Wendy Guy & Nikki Putnam (Event Chairs) with Jane de Paolo (décor); Jessica Cantlin (All-School Art); Alicia Alberg & Lucy Wacksman (Technology); Hannah Wygal (Design); Vivian Cluett (Marketing/Communication); Rachel Greene & Jamie Lampitt (Buy-Ins); Ann Felton (Ambassadors); Shelly Hutcheson & Katharina Poad (Children’s Presence).

What if I still have questions?

Contact, Elizabeth O’Shea, Director of Development, at 206-720-7667 or eoshea@epiphanyschool.org or event chairs at gather@epiphanyschool.org.

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