"FROM HERE...ANYWHERE" PARTY SIGN-UPS
(Online sales for parties has ended. Please sign up at the event or check back after May 7 to check for availability.)
P1. Golf at Blue Lakes
Looking for a brief getaway to indulge your love for golf and great food without goingfar? Tee up with host John Baker for an exciting day at the spectacular Blue Lakes Country Club, nestled 476 feet below the dramatic cliffs of the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls. Considered one of the finest golf courses in Idaho, the course rounds out at 6,474 yards and features what may be considered the most scenic par-three holes in the state (the 200-yard sixth!). After you’ve satisfied your craving on the green, relax on one of the club’s outside decks, take in the panoramic views, and indulge in a delicious meal prepared by the club’s award-winning chefs.
Cost per person: $150 | Maximum guests: 8 | Date: TBD | Host: John Baker
Fine Print: Does not include travel | Thank you to our generous host!
P2. Fifth Annual Cristina’s Ladies' Luncheon
Mangia! After the kids go back in school in the fall, we promise you’ll need a break (and reward). So indulge yourself by signing up for this special “Back to School” luncheon at the incomparable Cristina’s in Ketchum! Reconnect after the summer, and get to know other moms at the school across every division. Attendees will enjoy a delicious, uncomplicated, multiple-course Tuscan meal, including wine and dessert.
Cost per person: $75 | Maximum guests: 25 | Date: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. | Location: Cristina’s Restaurant | Hosts: Lesley Lindstrom, Jody Moss, Louise Stumph. and Lisa Whorton
Thank you to our generous hosts!
P3. The Thrill of Victory….the Agony of Defeat: Ladies Figure Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympics
Come enjoy the most popular televised Winter Olympics event —the ladies figure skating finals—at the home of Trina, Jake, and Katie Peters in late February 2018. Former Olympic skaters and current international officials Lisa Marie Allen and Judy Blumberg will be on hand as professional commentators, supplementing the on-air analysis of pro Johnny Weir. You'll get the inside scoop on whether Gracie Gold landed her triple axle correctly or how Ashley Wagner manages to stay close to the podium year after year.
The Olympic theme will be highlighted with a meal of South Korean delicacies like bibimbap, bulgogi and jjigae, with soju to wash it all down. (Okay, and some dumplings and comfort food bound to please all, even those with an aversion to foods with unusual names). Kids are welcome, especially those with skating aspirations! The dress code is any outfit that is Johnny Weir-inspired.
Cost per person: $100 per adult, $50 per student | Number of guests: 20 | Date: February 23, 2018 at 6 p.m. (subject to change by the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee) | Location: The Peters' Home | Hosts: Trina, Jake, and Katie Peters
Thank you to the Peters Family, Lisa Marie Allen, and Judy Blumberg!
P4. Ladies’ Hike and Lunch
Experience the Valley’s spectacular fall foliage and connect with friends during a beautiful morning hike with the hosts during the fall of 2017. Upon your return, you will be treated to a delicious lunch prepared by Brooke Hovey at the Baker home.
Cost per person: $75 | Maximum guests: 20 | Date: September 11 | Location: The Baker home and local hike | Hosts: Paula Viesturs, Peggy Baker, Molly Page, and Brooke Hovey
P5. Real Housewives of East Fork, Season 4
Buen-appetito! Be one of eight lucky people to enjoy a four-course, hands-on Italian cooking class at the home of Tory Atkinson O’Connor. Wine, ingredients, recipes, and fun times with friends included!
Cost per person: $150 | Number of Guests: 8 | Date: Mutually Agreeable Date | Location: The O’Connor Home | Hosts: Tory Atkinson O’Connor ‘85 and Susan and Bill Pollock
Live Item — Mafia Mania: An Evening with Charles Brandt
Do you have mafia mania? How about movie mania? Indulge both with this incredibly unique experience: a private, catered dinner for you and 15 friends with Charles Brandt, author of I Heard You Paint Houses. Brandt’s enthralling tale is the basis of a highly anticipated feature film to be filmed this summer by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. You’ll hang on the author’s every word as you enjoy—what else?—an Italian feast with Vinanti red wine, a fourth generation Sicilian vintage that you can’t buy in the US, and spaghetti and meatballs, flawlessly prepared by—who else?—Cristina. The former deputy attorney general of Delaware, Brandt essentially took the confessions of countless “made men," including Frank Sheeran, the guy that murdered Jimmy Hoffa. No one in this world knows the mafia better (ask him who really assassinated JFK). Included in this package are copies of the book, signed by Charles Brandt, for each guest.
Cost per person: $250 | Maximum guests: 20 (Only ten spots available for online purchase) | Date: Friday, September 15, 2017 | Location: The Whorton Home | Hosts: Lisa and Dave Whorton, Charles Brandt
Thank you, Charles Brandt, Ms. E, and Lisa and Dave Whorton
May 5 Trip Details — Let the Adventure Begin!
Dust off your passport and government issued photo ID, the "From Here...Anywhere" Auction is right around the corner on May 5 at 6 p.m. at The Limelight Hotel! Thank you for traveling with us.
It's going to be a great evening for our favorite cause: our students.
Here are some packing list recommendations for maximum fun (and fundraising)!
Attire Fit for First Class
Think your best jet-setting style from the golden age of travel, safari chic, and vintage elegance — anything that's polished and sophisticated and would make your grandparents proud.
Be sure to try the specialty margaritas designed by Community School parent Denis Coté and delicious Cinco de Mayo-inspired appetizers and entrées. Complimentary beer, wine, and full bar offerings will also be available.
DJ Nate will get the party started with dancing in the Limelight Living Room after the dinner and auction program. The dance party will be open to the entire CS community, so please help us spread the word!
Check your vacation dates so you can plan when you're going to take all these great auction trips! Preview items here.
Pajamas & Overnight Essentials
Each of our lucky Live Auction item winners will have the option to stay at The Limelight on May 5 free of charge, dopp kit included! If you'd like to extend your stay regardless of your purchase plans, be sure to take advantage of the special $99 room rates.
An Adventurous & Generous Spirit
Let's support our students to go "From Here...Anywhere!"
We look forward to sharing the evening with you and thank you for your support of Community School. Prepare for takeoff!
Your Auction Tour Guides
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!
The Limelight Hotel
Join us for a philanthropic adventure! Community School's Annual Auction is the school's primary fundraising event, one that is not to be missed. The event will include a live auction, paddle up, party sign-ups, and raffle.
This year, we will welcome approximately 150 parents, faculty, alumni, and friends of the school.
As with most independent schools, tuition and fees do not cover Community School's operating costs. The school relies on donations to the Annual Fund and proceeds from fundraising events like the Annual Auction. We NEED to raise $150,000 at the auction to support school programs.
This annual party is one of Community School's most important fundraisers and benefits those who matter most — our students. The auction helps sustain everything that makes Community School an exceptional and unique learning environment, including academics, the arts, athletics, the Outdoor Program, faculty development, and financial aid.
By March 19: $150 per person | $1,200 per table of eight
After March 19: $200 per person | $1,600 per table of eight
Diamond Medallion: $10,000
Platinum Medallion: $5,000
Gold Medallion: $2,500
Sally Gillespie, Auction Co-Chair
Rob McGowan, Auction Co-Chair
Trina Peters, Auction Co-Chair
Lisa Whorton, Auction Co-Chair
Heather Coulthard, Décor Chair