Celebrate Our World Gala

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Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization and supported by the Advancement Office, the annual gala event is a fun-filled evening of fine dining, entertainment and bidding in support of key elements of the operating budget. Its foremost objective is to raise significant funds to support STEM, Arts, Library & Athletic programs at DIS.  Tuition alone does not cover extra costs associated with these programs, so guests are invited to donate to help reach the fundraising goal of $300,000.

Each year the Gala builds upon a tradition of giving at DIS; annual proceeds have made the following purchases possible: 
• Lower school playground equipment
• Technology in the classroom (3D printers, SMART boards, projectors)
• Library books and subscriptions
• STEM lab equipment
• Music recording studio

The Gala is a lively event that offers the greater DIS community dining, entertainment and dancing along with silent and live auctions.

The evening begins with a silent auction during a cocktail reception.  Guests can also purchase a bottle of wine in our Wine Pull, or a 5x7 portrait of you with your spouse, significant other or friends.

A seated dinner offers a meal based on the Country of the Year. Guests are seated at tables according to suggestions they have given when ordering their tickets or with a group that has sponsored the event.

Entertainment is followed by the presentation of the DIS Prix de L’Amitié award to an individual in the community who has helped further the mission of DIS.

After dinner, we hold a live auction followed by a "Paddle Up" portion when guests can make dollar donations. The dinner concludes with a drawing for the Tuition Raffle and the announcement of the country that will be celebrated during the next school year.

Guests are then invited to dance; music is provided by a DJ. All guests that have purchased items (or have the winning bid) check-out to finalize payment and pick up any purchased items.

Save the Date for our 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration!

Please join us for an elegant event with dinner, auctions, music and dancing while we raise funds to make our school, and our students' futures, that much brighter.

DIS Gala and Auction
Saturday 25 March 2017
Renaissance Dallas

6:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Black Tie Optional

VIP Reception
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Questions? Please contact:

Kari Bird
Parent Chairperson

VIP Party

This cocktail reception will be held immediately prior to the 2017 Gala to thank those donors who have given to the gala at a sponsor or naming rights level.

We would love to have more parents join us for the reception. Please contact the development office for sponsorship information.