Walden’s 12th Annual Gala Benefit and Auction

October 15, 2010

Join us for an adult night out Walden-style! Come nosh, sip, bid, and enjoy a festive evening with fellow Walden supporters as we raise funds for our extraordinary school. The energy-filled folks at the Walden Parents Association are cooking up what’s sure to be a fun-filled night. Long-time Walden parents, Christa Rybczynski and Lawrence Grown will host this year’s event as they open the doors to their gorgeous, newly renovated store Metro Lighting on San Pablo Avenue here in Berkeley.

This year’s event will feature live music, hors d’oeuvres, a bar, and some of the most amazing folks on the planet. What could be a better way to spend a Saturday night? Throw in the fact that gala attendees get to see our auction items and bid in person and you’ve got the makings of a perfect evening.

Even if you can’t attend the Gala, you can still support Walden by shopping our online auction. Our amazing auction coordinator, Chris Zeichner, has cooked up a fabulous auction for us this year. There are dozens of donations from local businesses and community members including:

  • A gift certificate to Chez Panisse
  • VIP Wine tasting and tour at Cline Cellars in Sonoma
  • Family Portrait Session Plus $500 in photos
  • Berkeley REP Tickets
  • Marsh Theater Tickets
  • Two Nights at the Doubletree Hotel at the Berkeley Marina
  • Harbin Hot Springs, $140 Gift Certificate
  • Gift Certificate to Michel Mina’s Bourbon Steak in San Francisco, $300

There will also be several one-of-a-kind parties, which can be bid on exclusively at the gala:

  • A Comparative Beer Tasting by T. Jay Fowler and Belgian beer enthusiast Jeff Phillips
  • A gingerbread house decorating party with Yunhe Rodriguez-Choi
  • A “Jam” Session with Kay Glangchai (jam making, that is!)

Our online auction will be open for bidding October 22, 2010-November 5, 2010 and can be viewed by going to www.32auctions.com.

Click on view an auction.
Auction ID: waldenschool
Password: auction

In order to bid you will need to provide a minimal amount of information and create an account. We will close the online auction at 11:59 PM on November 5, 2010 and will complete bidding at the Gala from 7-10 pm on November 6, 2010. Don’t worry if you can’t make the gala to keep bidding on an item you really want, you can enter a proxy bid online to let us know your maximum bid and we’ll keep your bids updated until the auction closes!

Purchase Tickets

Space is limited and this event is sure to sell-out!
Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.

Purchase between now and October 22, 2010 for early-bird pricing of $25 per ticket!

Now-October 22, 2010 $25 per ticket
October 23-November 2, 2010 $30 per ticket
November 3-November 6, 2010 $40 per ticket

See you at the Gala!

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