Event Details

36th Annual Gala

Benefiting 

Seacrest Country Day School

Join us for a night of enchantment & wondrous surprises

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

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Grey Oaks Country Club
2400 Grey Oaks Drive N
Naples, FL 34105

The evening will include:
A Cocktail Hour & Plated Dinner
Live & Silent Auction
Student Performances
Music & Dancing
Raffles, Games & More!


As a not-for-profit organization, Seacrest relies on the generosity and philanthropy of our donors, supporters, and sponsors to be able to deliver on our mission and provide a transformational learning experience to our students each and every day.

Each year for the past 35 years, Seacrest Country Day School has hosted an annual fundraising gala. The Seacrest Annual Gala is the largest fundraiser of the school year. The formal-themed event brings together our community for a night of celebration and giving. The event features a variety of ways to give to Seacrest including raffles, auction items, fund-a-need contributions, and more. The unwavering generosity of our donors is an investment in each and every student and allows us to deliver Seacrest’s transformative learning experience.

Gala Donations are essential in making the silent and live auction component of our event a success. If you or your business are interested in making a donation for this purpose please reach out to us. We are thrilled to welcome donations small or large as a part of our auction.

Last year's Sea of Dreams raised over a million dollars to benefit the students and programs at Seacrest. Your generous support is greatly appreciated and this event would not be possible without it. We are endlessly grateful for the generosity of our donors for their contribution!

We hope you will join us this year for Seacrest Country Day School's 36th Annual Fundraiser and be a part of the forward momentum. A night of dining, dancing, giving, and community spirit awaits! See you there.

With Gratitude for your support,         


Whitney Schadler
Gala Chair

Sponsorship & Underwriting Opportunities

To achieve our ambitious fundraising goals for the gala, see the many ways to give:

Purchase Gala Tickets | Donate as a Sponsor or Underwriter

Bid on Silent & Live Action Items during the event

All sponsors & underwriters will be recognized in the following ways:

~ In the Event Program & other print materials
~ On the Seacrest Gala website

Custom sponsorship & underwriting opportunities are available for the event, opportunities starting at $1,500.
Contact us and we will work with you on your custom package.
Email: gala@seacrest.org

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets or sponsorship package.

Thank You to our Sponsors



Seacrest is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Your generous donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Live & Silent Auction


Naples' and Seacrest's favorite auctioneer, Chris Marchand of Marchand Auctions, will join us once again to lead our Auction. Chris’ expert auctioneering skills, along with his immense experience in fundraising, benefit planning, and nonprofit consulting, have helped him raise more than $200 million for some of the most prominent nonprofits and organizations in our region. He shares his experience and expertise to proffer the greater good for organizations nationwide. With integrity and passion, he and his talented team use their hard-earned knowledge and experience to make every event as successful as possible. Knowing how to champion a nonprofit’s cause, the ability to create an exciting atmosphere where bidding is encouraged and the ability to inspire donors are the keys to the success for many of our events!

Don't miss out on an opportunity to bid on some pretty amazing auction items! The event will also include a silent auction. We will be collecting amazing items for you to bid on, check back for updated details.

If you are interested in donating an item for the live and/or silent auction, please fill out the form below or reach out to gala@seacrest.org.

All proceeds from the live and silent auction benefit Seacrest Country Day School.

Travel Raffle

Announcing this year's raffle!

Click Here to Purchase your Raffle.


We are looking for volunteers!

Volunteer involvement at Seacrest is a vital and meaningful partnership among teachers, administrators, and families, which provides a strong and transparent relationship between school and home. This is Seacrest’s biggest fundraising event for the school year and without the help of our volunteers, this event would not be possible.

Please reach out if you have any questions and/or would like to inquire about getting involved. 

Email us at gala@seacrest.org.


To view a slideshow of past galas, click here.

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