Join us for our biggest fundraising and community building event of the year!
Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064)
(Just a few short blocks from Washington Yu Ying on the Catholic University of America Campus)
Tickets, Sponsorships, & Teacher Tickets
To purchase your tickets, support Yu Ying at a Sponsorship level, or make a donation toward the price of a teacher's ticket, please scroll down this page to the "Events" section. Choose "View Event" under "Tickets" and follow the instructions. Please include your child's class at Yu Ying and don't miss early bird pricing, which ends April 7.
*If you are a Yu Ying teacher or qualify for free or reduced lunch please see Ms. Emily at the front desk for your complimentary or reduced price ticket.*
The theme this year is the Roaring 20s. Think The Great Gatsby and the Jazz Age and then gussy yourself up as much as you want and join the fun!
The Gala brings together Yu Ying parents, staff, teachers, family, and friends to celebrate our community and raise funds to benefit our school and our children. In previous years, Gala funds have been used to make dramatic improvements throughout the campus including the playground, nature center, and technology in the classrooms.
Now that many of Yu Ying's physical needs are in place, the Gala funds will now be used to support the heart of the school - our teachers!
Why Support Our Teachers?
Our school's powerful model combines an effective Chinese language immersion program with the inquiry-based curricula of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. We know this model helps students succeed. But, for it to work, Yu Ying needs smart, talented, passionate, and experienced educators. Not only that, but our model requires us to retain native Chinese speakers. To do this, Yu Ying spends a significant amount of money and time working with lawyers and government agencies to obtain necessary work visas for many our teachers.
The bottom line is this: hiring and keeping excellent teachers is a financial investment.
As a school community, our continued success is reliant upon finding and retaining amazingly talented and dedicated teachers. We must all work together to support this mission.
Why Support Washington Yu Ying?
Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School aims to spark the fire of lifelong learning by providing a world-class education for students in our nation's capital. We are an educational gem worth your investment. We are one of only a handful of public Chinese immersion programs in the nation. We're on the leading edge of elementary education, with more than 540 students (pre-K3 through 5th grade) from all 8 Wards in Washington, D.C.
Yu Ying is also a 501(c)3 non-profit organization so your ticket purchases and donations of money and auction items are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Family or Friends can't make it to the event, but want to help? We happily accept financial donations. To Make a Financial Donation
, please use the blue Make a Donation
button at the top right of this page.
To donate an item or experience to our auction
, please fill out a paperDonation Form
or Online Donation Form
. Once Your donation is secured, please send to:
Washington Yu Ying PCS - Gala
220 Taylor St NE
Washington, DC, 20017
Please note any restrictions when you send in your donation. Gift Certificates and experiences will expire one year from the date of the Gala unless otherwise indicated. We will contact you with any questions or if we need clarification.
Pre-Gala Preview of Auction Items
Exciting news -- Starting April 14, you can preview the Gala auction items using the Online Auction link below.
Online bidding for many of the silent auction items will begin May 1
for all ticket holders. This year ticket holders can bid early and set bid increments and a maximum price for the available items.
On behalf of the entire Yu Ying community, we greatly appreciate your support.
The 2017 Gala Committee