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We invite you to Save The Date for


Friday, April 20, 2018

St. Regis Hotel

7:00 PM



We are delighted to introduce you to our Gala Leadership Team!

Cecilia Edwards and Merrily Calhoun
Gala Chairs

Aimee Shapiro and Joanie Andrews
Auction Chairs

Tori Fitzpatrick and Jackie Freeman
Decor Chairs

Elizabeth Trammell
Parent Socials

Stacia Currier and Hazel McWhinnie and Angela Lopez
Student Socials

Jennifer Ducey
Student Art Leader


Underwriting and Auction Letters are forthcoming in January. If you are interested in getting involved or supporting now, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can always email Lou Ellen Stansell in the Development office with any questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the money go?

Proceeds from the St. Mark’s Gala benefit special projects around campus. Funds from previous events have been earmarked for things like supplementing the Green for Green campaign for new turf, facility upgrades, keeping our campus secure, professional development, and our ongoing commitment to improving technology.

How will the auction work?

We will open our auction for bidding the week of the event. All parents can bid online, whether they attend or not. You must be present to bid on live auction items.

The BidPal system will text you when you have been outbid if you allow that feature. The auction will end at 10:00 PM that evening, and checkout is easy with Bidpal. You can email yourself a receipt through the app after the event has concluded.

How can I help?

We need lots of volunteers before, during, and after the event. If you are interested in helping with something specific, or want to get involved email Cecilia or Merrily.

When and where is the Gala?

The gala is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018 at the St. Regis Hotel, starting at 7:00 PM.

Is there a hotel block?

The St. Regis Hotel is offering a courtesy rate for St. Mark’s guests of $169 per night.

Reservations can be made through their toll-free number 1-888-627-8194 by asking for the courtesy room block of St. Mark's Episcopal School.

Guests may also make reservations online here.

What should I wear?

Stay tuned for more information about our theme!

If I can't attend the Gala, can I still bid online?

Yes! You will receive a link to register on BidPal a week before the event. Bidpal is our online mobile bidding software. You can enter your payment information and bid from your mobile phone, tablet, or computer. You must be present to bid on live auction items.

What if I want to donate an auction item?

We would love to work with you! We have an in-kind agreement form that you can fill out with your information. We can offer auction donors visibility on our online auction as well as in our printed materials. Thank you for considering this important part of our event.

I have more questions. Who should I contact?

Click here to email Lou Ellen Stansell.

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