Thank you for joining us.
This year's annual gala and auction, the "Mad Hatter’s Ball," was held at the Mitten Building on Saturday, March 9 and drew a bevy of guests adorned in a variety of creative hats and attire that paired perfectly with the oversized bright flowers, whimsical tea cup displays, and colorful themed décor.
Rick Werner with Auctioneers for Good hosted the live auction, which featured new and returning popular packages such as a private suite at Angels stadium, "Principal for a Day," "Disney with the Drinkwines," and "Best Seats in the House," to name a few. The highlight of the evening was the 14 custom-crafted, beautiful items created by the teachers, assistants, and students in each classroom.
This year was one of the most successful Galas ever, raising more than $88,000 to help make the MIR campus more safe, beautiful, and functional for the children. The fund-a-need special-request fundraiser raised $25,600 to go toward renovating the south campus outdoor environment. This amount surpassed the evening's goal of $20,000.
Thank you to our sponsors.
MIR wishes to thank the following sponsors who helped ensure more of the funds raised are used for the goals of the Gala, rather than Gala expenses:
Platinum sponsors: Parents and Teachers of Montessori (PTM), The Reader Magazine, Queen Bean Caffe, Sandra Rice - Elite Realty, Sonrisas Dental Studio
Gold sponsors: Hilary Peters Photography, ICON Vehicle Dynamics