2021 Gala & Auction
On May 1st, the Woodland Community came together for our virtual Gala and Auction, Through the Decades! Guests Zoomed into an 80s-themed livestream in homage to 1981, Woodland’s founding year, and rocked out to Simple Minds while taking a video tour through Woodland’s first four decades.
Gala and auction proceeds exceeded $270,000 in support of faculty professional development, including a summer integrated curriculum workshop, as well as an exciting lower playground renovation featuring new blacktop sport courts and a fitness course complete with a climbing dome.
Bidding was fierce on nearly 80 auction packages including getaways, get-togethers, 8th grade cakes (providing funds for their graduation dinner), cooking classes, wine tastings, and keepsake albums. The kids corner featured Legomania, sunset stories, a scavenger hunt, and middle school trivia. Perennial favorites Head of School for a Day and the Poker Party made comebacks and new offerings included dinner with an astronaut! Nearly 90 families will gather virtually or in-person to enjoy gourmet dinners, custom cocktails, hikes, movies, and ice cream sundaes offered as auction items. While we could not celebrate in person, we hope these activities provide opportunities to build community with one another.
A huge thank you to all who supported the auction by donating items, bidding, and contributing to the Fund A Need priorities. We appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you for next year’s festivities!