2020 Bennington Public Schools Foundation Fifth Annual Gala Fundraiser – POSTPONED to Friday, August 14, 2020!
We want to thank you again for your support of the Bennington Public Schools Foundation’s 5th Annual Gala Fundraiser. While we always look forward to bringing the Bennington Public Schools community together at this event, we have decided that postponing the Gala is a necessary precaution to help keep our community as safe and healthy as possible. The Off to the Races Gala will now take place on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 6-11p.m. at A View on State, and we hope you can join us!
All previously purchased sponsorships and ticket purchases will be valid for the new date.
As of today, we are humbled to have had more than 40 event sponsors and more than 175 auction donors who stepped up to support students and teachers in the Bennington Public School District. We are hoping to celebrate our resilient community and raise funds for the district at the Gala in August. In the coming months, you will be able to preview some of our silent auction items on our Facebook page and our Qtego online bidding site. We hope that you will continue to support us by attending the event or bidding from your phone on August 14.
Can’t make it on the new date? Help the Bennington Public Schools Foundation persevere in this time of uncertainty by donating your sponsorship or ticket purchase. You may also request a refund by contacting Alyssa Dahlgren at email@example.com.
About the Event
The Off to the Races Gala is an opportunity for the community to come together for a good cause! Funds raised will support the ever growing needs of our school district. The evening will include dinner, a program, live and silent auctions, music and dancing and is the Foundation’s main fundraising event.
What This Year’s Funds Will Be Used For
Our goal is to raise $50,000 for the Foundation’s Annual Fund, which supports funding for all of our current programs. By growing our Annual Fund, we can continue to provide more scholarships, assist more students and teachers, and work with administration to create new and lasting initiatives. Check out the programs tab of our website to learn more about our programs!
Your Investment Makes a Difference
This is the Foundation’s 27th year of supporting students and teachers in our school district! The Foundation has awarded over $350,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and more than $180,000 to support new and innovative ideas in the classroom. The Foundation funds many other programs, including Student Needs, TeamMates Mentoring, Teacher Professional Development and more.
Last year the Foundation provided an additional $35,000 ($7,500 to each elementary building and Bennington Middle School) to fund the purchase of mobile STEAM Carts (science, technology, engineering, art and math). Gala funds also supported the purchase of leveled readers at Anchor Pointe Elementary School to match all other elementary locations.
A Special Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors and Donors!
Mr. Jeff & Mrs. Amy Beresh
Mr. Shawn & Mrs. Kristine Sanger
Dr. Chris & Mrs. Sheryl Cornett
Mr. & Mrs. Kyle & Becky Herber
Mr. & Mrs. Darrin & Chelsea Mercer
Mr. Rick & Mrs. Melissa Freed
Mr. Matt & Mrs. Allison Deaver
Mr. Shane & Mrs. Jodie Johnson
Mr. Craig & Mrs. Joni Schultz
Mr. Darrell & Mrs. Coe Leta Logemann
Brandon & Shaye McCarville – Creighton University Athletics
Mr. Kyle & Mrs. Leslie Hiatt
Walnut Hill Advisors – Mr. Ty Hughes
Stodden Physical Therapy
Metropolitan Community College
Meco-Henne Contracting, Inc.
State Farm Insurance – Mr. Tom Rivera
DC Retirement Strategies
Mr. Craig & Mrs. Tracy Behnken
Dr. Terry & Mrs. Theresa Haack
Mr. Mark & Mrs. Nicki Byars
Mr. Rodger & Dr. Denise Hoge
Mr. Chris & Mrs. Melissa Reiner
Bennington Animal Hospital
Mr. Martin & Dr. Shannon Thoendel
Mr. Todd & Mrs. Kimberly Remmereid
Ridgewood Retirement Community
Bennington Auto Sales
Mr. Darren & Mrs. LeAnn Siekman
Mr. Daniel & Mrs. Jodi Shely
Bennington Public School District
Annette Kay, Desserts
Beth Wakefield, Interior Design
Kent Petersen, Auctioneer
Qtego Auction Technology, Mobile Bidding
Pearl Productions, Videography
Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits