Prince and Axl Rose. Scrunchies and crimped hair. A kaleidoscope of neon, sparkle, and rainbow Slinky toys. Last week’s Annual Benefit Auction was so rad even Marty McFly would travel Back to the Future just to be there.
The annual benefit auction is the only fundraising event of the year. The entire community comes together to raise over $1m each year for student financial assistance and professional development for faculty and staff.
This year’s theme, California Dreamin’ celebrates all that makes California the “Golden State”; our entrepreneurial spirit, cutting edge innovation, and all that is quintessentially California.
The auction includes an online auction, cocktail party reception and silent auction, and the big event: dinner, live auction and dancing to Yacht Rock band, The Windbreakers.
On Saturday, March 24, Nueva families, trustees, leadership, faculty, and staff gathered at the Annual Benefit Auction to raise funds for student financial aid. The evening's festivities, themed “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” celebrated an important Nueva tradition of coming together as a community to support meaningful fundraising for the school.
Perhaps when you hear the word “auction" you think of a hushed room full of serious people holding paddles, bidding on mysterious artifacts. In true Nueva fashion, it should come to no surprise that the Annual Benefit Auction has transformed that model into an fun, inclusive, and community-driven fundraising event.
On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Nueva’s Annual Benefit Auction will return to Hillsborough for an evening of fun, fundraising, and community-building. This year the theme is “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road,” and volunteers are creating a beautiful, celebratory event.
During the last week of September, a team of eight faculty and administrators, representing all three Nueva divisions, traveled to Portland, Oregon for a three-day workshop focused on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching.
What makes a community? How is our school made better by every student, parent, and staff member here? In this video, originally shared at our annual auction, we reflect on the fabric of our community and the ways we all make each other stronger!