What: Westminster Presbyterian Day School 2018 Annual Auction Gala
When: February 23, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Where: Gather North Lamar, 5540 N. Lamar Rd., Austin, TX 78756
Theme: “Havana Nights”
Suggested Attire: Upscale Tropical Attire

The Event
The Annual Auction Gala is WPDS’s biggest fundraising event of the year. This year will feature a dynamic evening with live Cuban band, authentic cuisine, interactive rum tasting, Cuban cigar rolling demonstration, and more! Join us as we dance the Mambo and sip on daiquiris while bidding on live and silent auction items to support WPDS! The live auction will feature items including, exclusive Austin experiences, custom-made items, and the highly coveted “Ultimate Parking Spot.” The silent auction will include a vast array of items in all price ranges including rounds of golf at exclusive clubs, pieces from local artists, and children’s activities with teachers.

The Mission
WPDS is a cooperative style school for pre-kindergarten children. At WPDS, we encourage children to learn and grow through imaginative, sensory, and physical play allowing them to express creativity and explore new ideas which develop higher-level thinking skills and build a foundation for future learning. The school provides an environment that empowers children and aids their development intellectually, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and physically; important for the next step in education and life.

The Cause
Revenue raised from this annual event is vital to WPDS’s sustainability by contributing to the basic operating costs, maintenance of the playground and facilities, and teacher salaries. Funds raised allow the school to remain an affordable, highly rated education option in our community.

WPDS understands the value and importance of community support and extends a helping hand to those in need as well. Not only does WPDS offer a generous tuition assistance program for those in need, but also partners with a local school which relies on community assistance as well. For nearly half a century, WPDS has supported the Trinity Child Development Center, a preschool in North East Austin that strives to provide stability, support, education, and childcare to Austin’s economically and ethnically diverse community. Through toy donations, educational supply donations, and offering our volunteer time, WPDS gives back to the community that has been so gracious to itself.