40th Anniversary Auction & Gala
We are humbled once again by the incredible community spirit and generosity that was shown to WMS at this year’s auction and gala celebrating our 40th anniversary.
Whether you participated as a sponsor, volunteer, attendee, or donor – together, this is what we accomplished:
- $233,911 raised overall (gross)
- $117,130 (and counting) for building improvements through Raise the Paddle
- 190 families made a gift to Raise the Paddle
- $21,000 challenge match met from the WMS Board of Trustees for gifts of $1,000 made at the event
- 224 guests at the in-person event
- 270 registrants in the online auction
- $5,000 in sponsorships from four generous partners
- Countless students and parent volunteers brought this event to life.
2023 Auction & Gala Highlights
Take a look at some of the highlights from the 40th anniversary auction and gala below. Special thank you to WMS student, Meera Kohli (Class of 2023) for capturing the photos from the event. ALL photos from the event can be viewed and downloaded via her website.
A special thank you to this year’s planning committee for their creativity, energy, and commitment to making the night so special in celebration of our 40th anniversary. The committee includes Shanna Ganem – Chair, Julie Adams, Jennifer Chan, Eva Chen, Hongli Feng, Jamie Holland, Pooja Kohli, Lindy Liles, Jonna Erickson-Outlaw, Hortensia Ortiz, San Pedraza, Cristina Podlusky, Kemi Porto, Anjali Teckchandani, and Yuanfang Zhou.