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The Gateway School 2022 Spring Benefit

The Gateway School is very excited to announce the return of our in-person Spring Benefit Gala! The ever-popular annual fundraising event will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. at Pier Sixty, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.

The Gala raises crucial funds to deliver transformative education to our students and extend scholarships to families in need. Our school of over 160 students with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits will benefit directly from funds raised from this event.

The online auction will open on Monday, April 25, at 9 a.m. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click here.

The evening will feature a cocktail reception, seated dinner, entertainment program, silent auction, and an exciting live auction featuring luxury items, vacations, and priceless experiences.

See highlights from the 2020 Gala below.

The Gateway School 2020 Virtual Gala

CLUB GATEWAY | Instagram Live DJ Set @thegatewayschool | Thursday, April 30, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Please join us on Thursday, April 30 from 6-8 p.m. for a very special “Club Gateway” Instagram Live @thegatewayschool DJ set.

We are inviting everyone to join in the party, including students. We may not be able to dance together, but music is a great healer and will bring us together in spirit. Plus, there is no dress code! This virtual dance party is open to everyone, so invite your friends, aunts, uncles, cousins, and neighbors to tune in Thursday at 6 PM. The DJ might even be taking requests…

ONLINE AUCTION | Monday, April 27, 2020 at 9 AM – Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9 PM

Our online auction begins Monday, April 27 at 9 a.m. EST and will end Thursday, April 30 at 9 p.m. EST. Once live, the auction can be accessed on your phone, computer, tablet, or any device with internet access on Gateway’s dedicated Gala website. If for any reason you are having difficulty accessing the link, please type into your search bar. You must register to bid. The robust online auction will feature over a hundred items ranging in value available for bidding. A few examples of items include:

  • An extraordinary custom “Lion” print by acclaimed artist and Gateway parent, Marcel Dzama
  • A four-night trip to the Four Seasons in beautiful Maui, Hawaii (does not expire!)
  • Head of School, Director of Middle School, or Director of Lower School for the day
  • Gift certificates and items including art, fashion, beauty, fitness, children’s items, and much more!

We will also have items available to purchase for the school in our virtual “Giving Tree.” The always-popular Teacher Experience Raffle (purchase raffle tickets to win a virtual experience with your favorite teachers) and Wine Pull Raffles ($20 ticket to win a bottle of equal or higher – sometimes much higher! – value) are also included. These items are available for anyone to bid on (unless otherwise noted), and we encourage you to share the auction with your friends and family.

TRIBUTE E-JOURNAL | Online journal recognizing retiring Head of School, Carolyn Salzman

A wonderful way to honor retiring Head of School Carolyn Salzman’s legacy is through the purchase of an ad in our tribute E-Journal. This is a beautiful way we can extend our gratitude in the short term for her extraordinary leadership.

With great disappointment, the annual Gateway Gala originally scheduled for April 30 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York is canceled. The health and safety of our Gateway community are of the utmost importance to us, and the decision to cancel was necessary, unavoidable, and a matter of public safety as our community braves through COVID-19. Please read the full announcement here.

While the 2020 Gala will not be held on April 30 at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, we, at Gateway, embody resilience and the ability to adapt in challenging circumstances. This strength has been evident in these last few weeks as our community has come together to support one another. During this challenging time, we all need something to put a smile on our faces. As such, we will still be celebrating in a number of ways! See above for information on our April 30th “Club Gateway” Instagram Live DJ set for a virtual gala dance party, our robust online auction open Monday, April 27 at 9 AM through Thursday, April 30 at 9 PM, and our tribute E-Journal for retiring Head of School, Carolyn Salzman.

We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Gala Chair, Tracey Loh, and our Gala Committee Members for their time and energy dedicated to planning this year’s event. It has been an honor to work alongside them, and we look forward to doing so again next year.

To all of the members of our community, thank you for your support of The Gateway School’s mission to change the lives of bright children with language-based learning disabilities and attention deficits. We look forward to partying with you virtually on April 30!

See highlights from the 2019 Gala below.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Gala and to the many people involved in making it such a huge success.

It was a truly special night with an unforgettable performance by legendary violinist, Itzhak Perlman. Families, faculty, alumni, trustees, past parents, and professionals all came together to celebrate and support Gateway, and the funds raised at the event represent a remarkable and inspiring commitment to the school. The elegant evening wouldn’t have been possible without our generous sponsors, dedicated Gala Committee, and especially our incredible Gala Chair, Tracey Loh.

View photos from the night on our Facebook by clicking here, and be sure to check out highlights on our Instagram as well!