2021 Virtual Dinner Auction Breaks Fundraising Records!
Although our 35th Annual Dinner Auction, “Back to the ‘80s Prom Night”, had to be virtual due to the pandemic, the event surprised everyone and raised more funds for San Carlos School than ever before! Thanks to an incredible team effort by Co-Chairs Genevieve Cardinale and Vanessa Mazzei and all their awesome committee members, the Dinner Auction raised over $77,000 for the school! The response from students, parents, faculty, staff, sponsors, donors and supporters was phenomenal and truly a blessing during such a challenging time.
The fundraiser kicked off with a Virtual Silent Auction, Cake Auction, and Fund-A-Need that opened at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 30th and closed on Saturday, May 1st at 8:30 p.m. Participants placed their bids online for chances to win many exciting and exclusive items and experiences, including resort getaways, dinner certificates, home-baked cakes, themed class baskets, and beautiful class art projects. Special thanks to Mrs. Mancus, our Art Teacher Extraordinaire for coordinating all the class art projects remotely this year.
Donors also had opportunities to Fund-A-Need for new technology in the upcoming school year.
Our Virtual Cake Auction was a huge hit with bidders vying for chances to win incredible home-baked cakes and a fabulous Louis Vuitton purse.
Guests were also invited to purchase delicious lasagna dinners for pickup on May 1st, expertly prepared by La Mia Cucina in Pacific Grove.
As a super fun and extra-special incentive for school families to sell 50:50 Raffle tickets, Mr. Krislyn promised to dye his beard if we reached sales of $50,000!
We not only reached $50,000, but we also exceeded $60,000 and our lucky 50:50 Raffle Winner realized over $30,000!
Our 50:50 Raffle and Cake Auction Purse Winners were drawn and announced live via Zoom by Mrs. Bennett, Fr. Jerry, and Fr. Ron.
Many thanks to all participants, sponsors, donors, and volunteers for helping make our 35th Annual Virtual Dinner Auction such a surprising success! We truly appreciate the outpouring of support from so many families and friends during such a difficult year!
Grant and Gifts Update!
Brand New Gymnasium in the Works!
We are thrilled to announce that San Carlos School will be replacing the current Old Hall/Gymnasium with a new state-of-the-art facility in 2022, thanks to the incredible generosity of current grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dove! The project is scheduled to begin with the demolition of the Old Hall in the fall of this year. If all goes well, the new facility will be available for student use in Fall 2022.
As many of you know, the school’s Old Hall/Gymnasium is in desperate need of replacement, and SCS is very excited for this new project to begin. The new facility will not only give the school’s Physical Education Program and all sports teams a huge boost, but it will also provide more space for school events and performances for all students now and in the future. It will include additional office and storage space and important technology upgrades for better school sporting events, presentations, and performances.
What a tremendous blessing for the entire San Carlos School community!
The Pebble Beach Company Foundation continued to support San Carlos School with another generous grant to help fund the continuation of our Accelerated Reader Program for Grades 1 through 8, the purchase of 17 new Chromebooks for use in English Language Arts, Math, and Spanish, and the replacement of outdated Wi-Fi access points.
The William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation awarded SCS another wonderful grant for our Tuition Assistance Program. These funds will be used to assist families in need of financial support to allow their children to attend San Carlos School. The need for these funds has increased significantly due to the pandemic.
The Monterey Peninsula Foundation kindly donated funds to SCS in conjunction with the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am despite the fact that spectators were not allowed and volunteers were not needed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In response to our request for pandemic relief, San Carlos School has been awarded significant funding through the EANS (Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools) Program. The purpose of this program is to provide services or assistance to eligible Non-Public Schools to address the impact and educational disruptions that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the state.
Funding includes reimbursement for sanitation supplies, personal protective equipment, portable air purification systems, physical barriers for social distancing, and other materials recommended by the CDC to maintain the health and safety of the SCS community. In addition, funding covers educational technology, revised instructional plans, curriculum development, and ongoing services.
to support remote and hybrid learning and/or learning loss.