The Gateway School 2020 Virtual Gala

Event Information

CLUB GATEWAY | Instagram Live DJ Set @thegatewayschool | Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Please join us on Thursday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. for a very special “Club Gateway” Instagram Live @thegatewayschool DJ set.

We are inviting everyone to join this virtual dance party, including students! Club Gateway is open to everyone, so invite your friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors to tune in Thursday at 6 PM. The DJ might even be taking requests in the comments...

ONLINE AUCTION | Monday, April 27, 2020 at 9 AM - Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9 PM

Our online auction begins Monday, April 27 at 9 a.m. EST and will end Thursday, April 30 at 9 p.m. EST. Once live, the auction can be accessed on your phone, computer, tablet, or any device with internet access here on this website, You must register to bid. The robust online auction will feature over a hundred items ranging in value available for bidding. A few examples of items include:

  • An extraordinary custom “Lion” print by acclaimed artist and Gateway parent, Marcel Dzama
  • A four-night trip to the Four Seasons in beautiful Maui, Hawaii (does not expire!)
  • Head of School, Director of Middle School, or Director of Lower School for the day
  • Gift certificates and items including art, fashion, beauty, fitness, children’s items, and much more!

We will also have items available to purchase for the school in our virtual "Giving Tree." The always-popular Teacher Experience Raffle (purchase raffle tickets to win a virtual experience with your favorite teachers) and Wine Pull Raffles ($20 ticket to win a bottle of equal or higher - sometimes much higher! - value) are also included. These items are available for anyone to bid on (unless otherwise noted), and we encourage you to share the auction with your friends and family.

All items will be available for curbside, contactless, pick-up outside the school on Thursday, May 21 at a mutually-agreed upon time.

TRIBUTE E-JOURNAL | Online journal recognizing retiring Head of School, Carolyn Salzman

A wonderful way to honor retiring Head of School Carolyn Salzman's legacy is through the purchase of an ad in our tribute E-Journal. This is a beautiful way we can extend our gratitude in the short term for her extraordinary leadership. You may view the live journal at this link.

With great disappointment, the annual Gateway Gala originally scheduled for April 30 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York is canceled. The health and safety of our Gateway community are of the utmost importance to us, and the decision to cancel was necessary, unavoidable, and a matter of public safety as our community braves through COVID-19.

While the 2020 Gala will not be held on April 30 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, we, at Gateway, embody resilience and the ability to adapt in challenging circumstances. This strength has been evident in these last few weeks as our community has come together to support one another. During this challenging time, we all need something to put a smile on our faces. As such, we will still be celebrating in a number of ways! See above for information on our April 30th "Club Gateway" Instagram Live DJ set for a virtual gala dance party, our robust online auction open Monday, April 27 at 9 AM through Thursday, April 30 at 9 PM, and our tribute E-Journal for retiring Head of School, Carolyn Salzman.

We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Gala Chair, Tracey Loh, and our Gala Committee Members for their time and energy dedicated to planning this year’s event. It has been an honor to work alongside them, and we look forward to doing so again next year.

 To all of the members of our community, thank you for your support of The Gateway School’s mission to change the lives of bright children with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. We look forward to partying with you virtually on April 30!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

$25,000 Gold Sponsor

Anonymous (2)

Polly and Michael Brandmeyer

Suzanne and Matt Donohoe

Melissa and Harry Lis

Betsy and Kenneth Plevan

Aima Raza and Agha Khan

Jodi Schwartz and Steven Richman


$15,000 Silver Sponsor

Erika and Benson Kutrieb


$10,000 Bronze Sponsor

Helen and Jim Brown

$5,000 Teacher Sponsor

Anonymous (1)

Online Journal

A journal ad is a wonderful way to honor our retiring Head of School, Carolyn Salzman and extend our gratitude for her extraordinary leadership. It is also an excellent way to promote your company, cause, or business. If you would like to purchase an ad for the online journal, please see the pricing below:

Full-page ad - $1,000 Dimensions: 8.5” w x 11” h

Half-page ad - $500 Dimensions: 8.5” w x 5.5” h

Quarter-page ad - $250 Dimensions: 4.25” w x 5.5” h

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