Join us for our reimagined ticketed event open to The Waldorf School of San Diego families, alumni, community supporters, and their guests. All proceeds support our school’s nonprofit mission to awaken each student’s capacity for love of learning, for independent thinking, and for heartfelt service to the world. With developing situations surrounding COVID-19 and group gatherings, we are proud to offer options to support our gala in 2021 with in-person tickets, at-home celebration tickets, sponsorship opportunities, auction, and/or direct donations.
Staying home this year? Support The Waldorf School of San Diego and receive a beautiful, individually portioned Charcuterie Grazing Box! Each
In-person tickets – $150 for full event admission (cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and program)
At-home celebration – $75 for special grazing box available for pick-up or delivery
Sponsorship – please see direct giving levels for available options
Auction – online bidding available for most items, attendance not required!
Direct donation – make your support count with a direct charitable gift
Thank You Benefit Sponsors!
donate an auction item
We are accepting donations through Monday, June 21st, at 5 PM. Please use this link to fill out the procurement form for your item. If you have more than one item, please fill out one form per donation.
Your sponsorship contribution will provide wonderful advertising benefits for you or your company. Your support will be highlighted on our various community platforms, but most importantly, make a real impact on our school, teachers, and community.
Online Gala Auction
Every year our community comes together and puts on quite an auction with classroom projects, talented parent offerings, staycations, wine, and travel packages! The online auction will stay open until Friday, June 25, at 9 PM. Note that the auction list is growing daily!
Health & Safety FAQs
Are masks required?
Face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must always be worn by guests unless actively eating or drinking in your ticketed seat.
Is this event taking place indoors?
No. This event will take place in an open-air setting, with distance of more than 6 feet between tables. Seating arrangements will be organized by household.
Will documentation of the vaccine be necessary to attend the event in-person?
At this time, we encourage all attendees receive their COVID-19 vaccination, but is not required. Masks are required for all attendees. Supporters wishing to remain home will receive a special celebration package to enjoy at a reduced “ticket” price.
Can I support the event without attending?
Yes. Support options include viewing and placing bids on our online auction, making direct contributions to WSSD, and purchasing an “at-home” supporter celebration package available for pick-up or delivery.
Where are hand sanitizing stations located?
Hand sanitizer stations are positioned throughout event space and are readily available for both guests and staff to use frequently.
Why does The Waldorf School of San Diego hold a gala?
The express purpose of this event is to raise critical operating dollars to support teacher salaries, campus facilities improvement and maintenance, offer tuition adjustment funding, and enact timely school priorities. Tuition dollars support between 75-80% of school operational costs, meaning that philanthropic dollars are crucial to the school’s operations and sustainability.