Annual BCE Fundraising Gala
April 16, 2022

Ladies and Gentlemen, Step Right Up...


and get your questions answered about the annual BCE Fundraising Gala, to be held IN PERSON on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at the Domenico Winery in San Carlos.  

The Questions:

Q: What is the BCE Gala?

A: The BCE Fundraising Gala is BCE's annual adult-only fundraising event featuring a wine reception, seated dinner, a live auction with exclusive packages, music, and dancing. Most importantly, the evening features an ever-critical Fund-A-Need where gala goers pledge donations to support our programs and teacher salaries.

Q: Do I have to be part of Scholars Circle to attend? 

A: No. The BCE Fundraising Annual Gala is open to everyone.

Q: Is there a dress code for the Annual Gala?

A: The dress code is semi-formal. This year's theme is "The Greatest Show" and will feature live circus performers during the wine reception as well as theme-inspired decor. Although costumes are not required, our gala planners suggest clothes in red, black and/or gold. 

Q: Can I purchase tickets at the door?

A: No. We are unable to sell tickets at the door. 

Q: Do I get to choose my seat?

A: Yes. During the registration process you can provide information about who you'd like to be seated with. If this field is left blank, you will be seated with parents from your school.

Q. Can I participate in the Live Auction even if I don't attend?

A: Our Live Auction offers exclusive packages (destination travel, dining experiences, and more) which are only available to Gala attendees. However, the Annual Auction is available online and open to all. 

Q: Does the price of the ticket count toward my annual contribution to BCE? 

A: BCE is deeply grateful for your participation of the Fundraising Gala. As per BCE's Gift Listing Policy, only donations of cash, stock/securities, automobiles immediately liquidated to cash, and employer matching gifts will determine a donor's annual campaign donation and listing level in BCE's annual report. Your Fund-A-Need contribution does count toward your family's annual gift listing level. 

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The Venue: Domenico Winery
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Note: Proof of vaccination with government-issued photo ID will be required ahead of the event.

The Sponsors:

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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