36th Annual Gala

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Event Details

36th Annual Gala

Seacrest Country Day School

Join us for a night of enchantment & wondrous surprises

Saturday, March 16th, 2024

6:00 to 11:00 p.m.


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 bring 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 years 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,
Gala Committee Co-chairs

Kim Cassano


Jennifer Holien-Prischak

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

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 reach out to gala@seacrest.org.

We are looking for volunteers, if you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Gala Committee at gala@seacrest.org.

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

To view a slideshow of past galas, click here.


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. Here are some of the volunteer opportunities we’re looking for:

  • Design and Décor
  • Fundraising and Solicitation: live and silent auction items; sponsorships; ticket sales
  • Communication
  • Day of Setup/Cleanup
  • Many more…

Please reach out if you have any questions and/or would like to inquire about getting involved. 
Email us at gala@seacrest.org.