TPS In Bloom-Virtual Benefit 2021
Why is there a TPS benefit every year?
Tuxedo Park School’s annual benefit auction has the dual purpose of getting the school community together for a fun night out with friends while also raising money to help meet the school’s operating budget. This yearly event alternates venues between The Tuxedo Club and Blairhame, our TPS home. The 2021 benefit is wildly different from anything we have ever planned before - we have many exciting things to share with you and look forward to welcoming you to our virtual event!
Buy a ticket and receive a cocktail making basket replete with all you need, sans alcohol, to join mixologist Brian Weber as he demonstrates how to make the perfect daiquiri. Our host for the evening, CBS2 News Anchor Chris Wragge, promises to add his special sparkle as he leads us to a live auction, and a raise the paddle in honor of our exceptional faculty who faced many personal fears this year to keep our students’ lives as normal as possible.
Why is the annual benefit so important to TPS?
Each year, the benefit committee works hard to put on a great party and raises much needed funds for the school through ticket sales, journal ads, sponsorships, and proceeds from silent and live auction sales. All net proceeds help to offset the cost of tuition and bridge the gap between operating budget and expenses to run the school.
A special portion of the event, known as Raise Your Paddle elicits funds for a specific project or program. The focus in the past few years has been on maintaining and improving our beautiful, historic campus. This year, monies raised will be used to offset expenses incurred while keeping our students safe, including the purchase of facial recognition thermometers, PPE, sanitation equipment, and remote learning devices.
How can you be a part of this fun evening?
Buy a ticket to TPS in Bloom, sponsor a teacher, or two, bid with friends on a live auction item and raise your paddle!
If you plan to host some friends, or would like a night off from cooking, Tuxedo Park Events and alumna Heather Bullard ’83 firstname.lastname@example.org will make you a delicious gourmet meal that can be picked up at the school on Friday, May 14.
“I have many beautiful flowers”, he said, “but the children are the most beautiful flowers of them all.”
The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
Dear Families and Friends of TPS,
It was lovely to see all of your smiling faces last Friday evening as we embarked on the most unusual benefit in Tuxedo Park School history. Since this was a first in a fundraising experience of this nature, we were definitely a little jittery before the evening started, but your warmth, affirmation and enthusiasm soon quelled those fears.
To everyone who bought a ticket, sponsored a faculty member, bid on an auction item, raised your paddle, or made a gift to the school, we are humbled and gratified by your generosity.
TPS In Bloom was born from the idea of TPS not just functioning, as a school should through a pandemic, but actually flourishing, and our students, nurtured with love, kindness and creativity, blooming into majestic color, much like a garden in spring.
You are, now and forever, a part of what makes us who we are. Your interest in and commitment to TPS enables so many children to grow into the fullness of who they are.
Please enjoy a memento of the evening above,
Fiona Duffy and Jennifer DuBrul
Office of Institutional Advancement
Tuxedo Park School