Spring Spotlight

//Spring Spotlight
Spring Spotlight 2017-05-04T15:18:21+00:00

“Too much of anything is bad. Too much champagne is just right.”

~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Get dolled up with your pearls and feathers! Look dapper with your fedoras and wing tip shoes! Let’s throw back some hooch, nosh hor d’oeuvres and mingle to live jazz. Then, feast like a mobster with an Italian dinner while appreciating our Honorees and making your mark at the Live Auction!  And to wrap it all up, lace up your ground grippers and hit the “clip joint” to show off your modern Charleston moves to a live mix of New Wave and Pop by Neon Velvet! Or, if you’re feeling lucky, gather your clams and throw a few down on our blackjack and poker tables! Who’s the cat’s meow now?

Frequently Asked Questions

SPARK Spring Spotlight is right around the corner! Tickets are available now  – and here’s the full 411 on all you need to know about this fantastic event!

1. How do I purchase tickets and where is the event?

All tickets are available online through ReadySetAuction. You must register and create an account in order to purchase tickets or bid on items. Passwords and usernames from prior years will not work as they recently upgraded their software.  Once you’ve registered, you will receive a confirmation email from RSA and can finish your transaction! The event will be at Marin Showcase Theater located at 10 Ave of the Flags, San Rafael.

2. What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes access to the open bar cocktail hour with live jazz, appetizers, sit-down dinner, Live Auction, Fund-a-Need and dancing with a live band. Tickets are $130 per person and early bird pricing ends on April 21st;  afterwards tickets go up to $150.

3. Can I sit with my friends? 

Yes! You can purchase a reserved table for 10 for $150, which ensures your group sits together. There is also plenty of open seating available at the event should you prefer not to reserve a table. Please note you still need to purchase individual tickets even if you purchase a reserved table.

4. What do I wear? Is this a costume party?

While we’re encouraging you to dress spiffy – that means different things to different people. Whether it’s 1930’s Prohibition chic or cocktail attire we’re hoping you’ll get gussied up!

5.  What are you serving at the event? 

Thanks to our partners Perry’s on Magnolia, Nugget Market, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Equator Coffee, we’ve offering a variety of delicious eats and drinks.

6. How much money does this event raise?

It costs a lot to put on an event of this scale – from the venue, rentals, and catering.  Our goal is to raise around $135K gross that will benefit our schools.

7. Will there be dancing?

You bet your boogie shoes. Three words: Neon Velvet baby.

8. What is Fund a Need?

Every year the Principals at each school share their wish lists for the upcoming year and we raise our paddles to support this endeavor with tax-deductible cash donations.

9. What will be available to bid on at the event?

The main attraction is the Live Auction which will feature a variety of swoon-worthy items from once in a lifetime trips to special experiences. There will also be sign ups for Parent Parties during the cocktail hour.

Many thanks to our Sponsors

Every year, more than 400 District community members come together to celebrate outstanding people of our community, our kids, our fantastic schools, and many of the achievements the District has realized this year at the SPARK Spring Spotlight. Dinner, Dancing, Live Auction and more make this event memorable and fun!  Please email Karianne Atwell at kdatwell17@gmail.com or Jennifer Corteville at jdcorteville@gmail.com with any questions.