Each spring, our community comes together to have fun and show our support for Nueva! This year we announced a new concept for this beloved event. Renamed the Be a Maverick Benefit, the evening is focused exclusively on funding financial assistance for students, as we expand our efforts in this area. We look forward to going on this journey with all of you. Join us! Be a Maverick!
In this unprecedented year, we will host our second virtual event with possible in-person elements. In person or not, we know the benefit will be fun and will provide opportunities for every member of our community to participate and celebrate. The online auction begins April 24 and will feature online bidding on count-me-in events, where you can buy a ticket to a fun event like Zumba and Smoothies or Pottery Painting with other Nueva parents or students. The online auction will also feature class gifts and Teacher and Student Treasures. The May 1 live event will have a live auction of special experiences and culminate in the Fund-a-Need to support financial assistance.
Mark your calendar now and plan to gather with friends. If you love dressing up, start designing your outfit. Think about how you will imbibe together. Plan to bid on items guaranteed to create community. And most important, plan to raise your paddle to make a tax-deductible Fund-A-Need gift.
The Be a Maverick Benefit raises crucial funds for financial assistance for students. We are proud of our efforts to make a Nueva education accessible to all, enabling us to provide financial assistance to approximately 20 percent of our student body.
Even a global pandemic couldn't keep the Nueva community from a great party! When COVID-19 forced us to cancel the April 4 benefit auction just a few weeks before it was scheduled to take place, our auction committee rallied and hosted Nueva’s first-ever virtual benefit auction, rechristened California Streamin’.
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.
Community, Generosity, and Inspiration at the Annual Benefit Auction, "Beyond the Yellow Brick Road"
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!