Spring Benefit & Silent Auction
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION
FRIDAY, MAY 5TH AT 9:00AM
TO THURSDAY, MAY 11TH AT 9:00PM
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2023
HOTEL ARTS, CALGARY
SILENT AUCTION, FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT
$165 PER PERSON
100% of net proceeds raised at the event will be directed to the CFIS Annual Fund — Head’s Initiatives. Funds raised will go towards two projects that we are beginning at CFIS: new updated play areas in our early childhood and elementary playgrounds and a 24-seater school van for field trips, team sports and student participation in community events.
The evening entertainment will include:
CFIS student Jazz Band
Jeremy Gignoux (fiddle music)
David Herschman (Latin/jazz instrumental music)
Matt Masters (country western)
JOIN THE SILENT AUCTION — ONLINE MAY 5TH-11TH
The online Silent Auction will run from Friday, May 5th at 9:00AM to Thursday, May 11th at 9:00PM. Even if you can't attend the event, you can still take part in the bidding from the comfort of your home! It's an easy and fun way to support our fundraising, and be part of the CFIS community of giving. Watch this website for updates on silent auction items and details on how to bid.
DONATE TO THE SILENT AUCTION OR SPONSOR THE EVENT
We love to support CFIS family and local businesses! We invite you to consider a multi-family or corporate sponsorship, silent auction item or in kind donation. Click here to download the sponsorship package and silent auction donation form. Sponsors are featured at the event, through profiles in school publications, on event signage on CFIS’s website, and much more! Cash donations may be eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt and acknowledgment as a CFIS donor.
Your support, in any form, is very much appreciated! Please contact Rishma Mawani, Community Relations & Alumni Engagement Coordinator, on behalf of the Spring Benefit Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities to be involved. Thank you in advance for your support of CFIS students and independent school education.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
As with all CFIS fundraising initiatives, monetary donations go towards enriching the student experience. Funds raised at this year’s Spring Benefit through ticket sales, the silent auction and fundraising activities at the event, will begin our fund for updating the outdoor play areas in our ECE and elementary playgrounds and will help us work towards purchasing a 24-seater school van for field trips, team sports and student participation in community events.
We are excited to start raising money towards these projects to help improve the student experience at CFIS. Once enough funds are raised, we will update our playground equipment for our youngest students and retire our school van. We are excited add new features to our playgrounds and offer opportunities for students to travel together. Our "dream bus" is a 24-seater van which can accommodate an entire classroom of students and will help to reduce the school’s impact on traffic and pollution as students will travel together in one vehicle.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor!
PLAN AHEAD & STAY THE NIGHT AT HOTEL ARTS
Please remember to have fun and think ahead to arrange alternate transportation. Book an Uber, taxi, or arrange for transportation in advance by contacting Keys Please: 1– 866–586–5397 (KEYS).
Alternatively, considering staying the night! Our event venue is the beautiful Hotel Arts, in the heart of downtown Calgary. We are pleased to confirm a preferred guest room rate between May 10-13 for anyone attending the 2023 Spring Benefit. Click here to reserve your room, or contact the Hotel Arts reservations line at 403-266-4611 and quote 'CFIS Spring Benefit' to receive a discounted room rate* of $209 for a Luxury Room, or $279 for a Luxury Suite. *discounted rooms are subject to availability.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does a portion of the ticket price go towards fundraising?
As more and more of our community comes together, the more successful we will be in raising funds through the silent auction, fundraising activites and sponsorships. We look forward to announcing a tax receiptable portion (i.e. donation) of the ticket prices as support and sponsorships are confirmed.
Who plans the Spring Benefit & Silent Auction?
The CFIS Spring Benefit is a parent-led initiative that is supported by CFIS Advancement staff.
Who attends the Spring Benefit?
CFIS parents, grandparents, friends, neighbourhood and sponsor businesses, and anyone with an interest in supporting CFIS students will be in attendance at the Spring Benefit.
Do you need more volunteers?
We need volunteers are needed for silent auction items, building class baskets, set-up during the day, as well as during the festivities. Please email email@example.com to express you interest in volunteering, and watch for opportunities to sign up for specific tasks in April!
What are the fundraising activities?
A exciting silent auction will feature nearly 100 items, including popular CFIS staff experiences and class baskets. Be ready to play games throughout the night!
What do I wear?
The event is semi-formal. Cocktail wear is appropriate with women in dresses or dress pants and men in jackets, tie optional.