Special Events


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  • An auction to Benefit the Parents Association

    February 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

About the Gala

The information below is from Gala 2021.

Please join us on February 26 for a night of virtual fun, friends, and fundraising to benefit The Steward School's Parents Association! Top auction items include vacation packages, fine dining experiences, and much more.
Of course it wouldn't be a special occasion without special events. At the virtual Gala this year we have a few treats up our sleeves including DIY cooking decorating, a livestream dance party, a silent auction and virtual program, and an interactive wine tasting experience with Thatch Winery!

How to join in on the fun:

1. Register here to watch the Gala and bid on the silent auction items. Check back for new items added weekly! There is no cost to registering to watch the Gala!  
  • Sales for DIY cookie decorating kits close Friday, February 12.
  • Sales for Thatch Winery tasting kits close Friday, February 19 at 4 p.m..
  • Steward Aprons (adult and child sized) available.
  • PlayStation5 raffle tickets for $25 close Wednesday, February 24 at 4 p.m..
  • Pick up your wine tasting and cookie-decorating supplies at carpool on Thursday, February 25 in the afternoon, or Friday, February 26 in the morning.
  • Carpool pick up locations: Lower School and Middle School Parent pick up in parking spaces in front of the Bryan Innovation Lab, and Upper School parent pickup in the Upper School carpool loop. 
While we may not be able to physically browse the silent auction this year, the items up for grabs won't disappoint!

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  • Silent auction preview

    Q&A with Wes Anderson, Academy Award-nominated director of "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

    For the movie buffs out there, get 5 of your burning questions answered in a personalized video from director, screenwriter, and producer Wes Anderson.

    Professional Recording Session with Chris Knudson of LightBody Sound LLC.

    Spend 10 hours of studio time recording a professionally produced song, cover, or spoken word piece up to five minutes in length.

    Have a laugh with Murr from "Impractical Jokers."

    Meet James Murray, star of Impractical Jokers, via Zoom for you or your class.

    Round of Golf at Kinloch

    Round of Golf for Three at Kinloch, the #1 Ranked Golf Course in Virginia
  • Supporting the event

    Please consider patronizing the businesses listed below, who are Steward's Premier Partners. As Gala sponsors, they help make the Gala possible. For sponsorship questions, please email development associate, Jenn Downey at

    Volunteers and donations gladly accepted. Learn more about the types of items we are looking for.

    Successful events don't just happen — they require a top-notch team. We are so thankful for the dedicated volunteers, donors, sponsors, and staff who devote themselves to this night for almost a year. Thank you for supporting this year's Gala!

Questions? Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Nan Semmelman

    Nan Semmelman 

    Events Coordinator
  • Photo of Jennifer Downey

    Jennifer Downey 

    Development Associate
  • Photo of Kimberlee Magrill

    Kimberlee Magrill 

    Parents Association President
  • Ellen McDonald 

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