Spring Gala & Auction

15th Annual Shepherd Elementary School Spring Gala
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. VIP Cocktail Hour)
The Atrium at Bobby Van's Grill, 1201 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

Join parents, friends and neighbors of Shepherd Elementary School on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 for our 15th Annual Spring Gala and Auction! Your ticket purchase secures your entrance to a fantastic evening of entertainment, featuring our live and silent auction, while you enjoy cocktails, diverse beer & wine offerings, and delicious bites as you select your top auction items of the night.

New Silent Auction offerings will include experiences and offerings from local businesses, as well as beloved class creations, parent parties, teacher treats, and more.  Get ready to bid with our live auctioneer who will help us raise the paddle and entice the crowd with the best items of the night.

Dress Code: Break out your best cocktail attire!

Contact: Questions? Concerns?  You can reach the Auction Committee by email here.

What Does the Auction Support?
Historically, the Spring Gala has been the PTA’s best fundraiser of the year, and we hope to raise over $40,000 this year to support Shepherd’s academic and enrichment programs, which will benefit all students. I am sure that you can agree on the importance of ensuring that Shepherd has sufficient resources to remain one of the finest DC public schools serving PK3 to 5th grade students. We are asking that every member of the Shepherd Elementary community to support the Spring Gala not only by attending the event itself, but also by providing whatever amount of time and effort you can to helping make this our must successful Gala ever!

Every ticket sold supports the Shepherd student learning experience. Mark your calendars, schedule the sitter, and buy your tickets today.

Standard Auction Tickets: As of March 15, "early bird" ticket sales have closed. Full price auction tickets ($65) are now available at our auction site.

"Angel" Tickets: Consider purchasing an "angel" ticket to sponsor a teacher or staff member to attend the Gala - a wonderful gesture for those who do so much for our children!

If you are a Shepherd staff member, please RSVP for your complimentary tickets by emailing us.

Hosting the Gala event will take the support of a dynamic and wide reaching team. We are seeking amazing sponsors to support this year’s auction evening. We have an amazing list of opportunities to entice you. Perhaps your employer, business, or family could help make this year’s event amazing through a direct donation or in kind donation. Become a VIP Sponsor and receive early admission to a VIP-only reception, featuring open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Non-ticketed sponsorship opportunities are also available.





Tami Weerasingha-Cote and Ben Cote


BluePath Labs

Liz and Brian Bradley

Karin and Nicolas Brulliard

Alesha and Thomas Dominique

Sara Faulman and Gene Coffey

Theodore Francis and Jennifer Liberto

Hahva and Kiff Gallagher


Kristin Harrison

Iman and Kori Heyward

Industrial Bank

Jayshree Jani and Xavier Roca

Warren and Eleanor Lewis

Barbora and Todd Master


Morris Miller Wines & Liquor

Stephanie Mueller and Matt Eliot

NB2C Consulting

Peet's Coffee - Silver Spring

Marquisha and Corey Powell

Erica and Ramon Richards

Amber and Warren Romine

Maria and Adam Simon

Snyder Strategies

Holly and Lock Taylor

TCG, Inc.

Valerie and Michael Taylor

Michael and Felicia Williams