Gala

On February 24, 2018, FXW will host our signature special event—our annual Gala, which will be at the Swissotel this year.  More than 1000 guests are expected to attend this special event.  Last year we raised over $600,000 to support the operating costs of the school and FXW’s unique mission of creating diversity through providing scholarships.

TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIP»

We are grateful for the generosity of many who have already committed to sponsoring Gala 2018. We hope you will consider supporting our event at a level that is meaningful for your family!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIESSPONSORSHIP OR TICKETS
AUCTION»

We hope that you will support the school by donating an item or experience for our auction.

A donation to our Gala provides an excellent opportunity to advertise your organization to a broad Chicago audience.  All auction donors will be listed in our Gala catalog.  The Gala catalog is online and distributed to all 640 families in the FXW school community, as well as all Gala attendees.  Additionally, all auction donations will appear in our online auction and the BidPal app that all Gala guests use for bidding during the silent auction.

If you have any questions regarding the Gala or FXW, please contact Gala Chair Maura O’Meara at maura.omeara@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ONLINE AUCTION FORMCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AUCTION FORMAUCTION WISH LIST
BIG CHANCE»

Purchase your BIG CHANCE raffle tickets today! A $100 ticket gets you a chance at 5 Early Bird drawings of $1,000 each and a Grand Prize of $25,000! Only 1,000 tickets will be sold.  Once you purchase your ticket, you will be entered into our 5 Early Bird drawings, happening weekly prior to the Gala, and the grand prize of $25,000 will be drawn at the Gala on February 24. Obviously, chances of winning increases the earlier you purchase your ticket!

PURCHASE BIG CHANCE TICKETS
AD BOOK»

The FXW Gala Ad Book is a great way advertise your business, highlight FXW Alumni and families, as well as local retailers and restaurants. In the spirit of inclusiveness, all students will be featured in classroom photos in this year’s book. Group solicitations for classroom, sports team and club ads are not encouraged. 10% Discount on ads until December 15! Gala Ad Book Deadline: January 15, 2018.

PURCHASE YOUR AD ONLINE

Ad Book Partners:

  • Classic Kids – If you are thinking about including a family photo in your ad, and haven’t gotten around to getting one yet, consider scheduling a session with our Ad Book Partner Classic Kids. Click the link below to learn more. BOOK PHOTO SESSION WITH CLASSIC KIDS
  • Tiny Prints – Purchase customized holiday photo cards, birthday party invitations, valentine cards, personalized notebook and other gifts on Tiny Prints! As an affiliate programFXW will receive a commission on all purchases made using the button below!
    PURCHASE WITH TINY PRINTS
VOLUNTEERS»

We are incredibly excited for Gala 2018: Oh, the Places They’ll Go!  The success of Gala depends on the contributions and involvement of all of our amazing parents at FXW.  Listed below are the volunteer opportunities available for Gala 2018.  Please read the attached committee descriptions and follow the links to sign up.  Feel free to join as many committees as you like!  Committee Chairs will contact you directly with details.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESVOLUNTEER SIGNUP
BOURBON, BEER, & BIG CHANCE»

Join us for our Gala Kick-Off Event: Bourbon, Beer & Big Chance!

We will be kicking off Gala season with the kind of  night we can all use every once in a while, especially after the holidays: a fun, relaxing evening with good food, good drink, and good friends (old and new)! Bourbon, Beer & Big Chance (our kick-off event to Gala) will be held Wednesday, January 17 at River Roast from 6-9pm. River Roast is located at 315 N LaSalle St.  Please join us for a fun evening which includes libations and a delicious array of heavy hors d’voeuvres. (Dress is casual.)

The first 100 people to purchase their ticket to the event will also receive a Big Chance raffle ticket and be entered into our Big Chance raffle (a $100 value)! There are 5 Early Bird drawings, happening weekly prior to the Gala – the first one happening at this event. The grand prize of $25,000 will be drawn at the Gala on February 24.

Click here to purchase your tickets to Bourbon, Beer & Big Chance today!

PURCHASE BOURBON,
BEER, & BIG CHANCE TICKETS

If you have any questions regarding the Gala or FXW, please email us at development@fxw.org.