a co-ed, independent, inclusion school for grades k-12+

2023 IDEAL Gala

reads join the IDEAL community as we celebrate out 18th annual Gala Moving Our World

Dear IDEAL Friends:
We hope you will join us for our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year! The 18th Annual IDEAL Gala returns to Pier Sixty on Monday, February 27, from 6-10 PM, at Pier Sixty. 

Click here for tickets

The Gala is a time to celebrate our growing and thriving community with an evening of fun and entertainment featuring fabulous performances by IDEAL students and special guests. 
There are many ways every member of our community can help, including:

  • Donating and/or soliciting auction items
  • Buying and selling raffle tickets 
  • Inviting friends, family, and colleagues
Purchasing a ticket or table and attending the event
  • Click here for more information

Please reach out to friends, family, or neighborhood businesses to donate to our cause. Everything and anything is appreciated, and no donation is too big or too small! Examples of other past auction items are:

  • Gift Certificates: From $10 at a local manicurist to restaurants, spa treatments, and private lessons

  • Tangible Items: Art, wine, jewelry, handbags, clothing, books, and toys

  • Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Tickets: Knicks, Mets, Yankees, Nets, or Rangers, Lincoln Center, concerts, Broadway, US Open, or golf foursomes

  • Destinations and Travel: Hotel packages, private vacation homes, or airline miles

  • Unique Experiences: Backstage tours, meet-and-greets with athletes and celebrities, a meal prepared by a professional chef, or tickets to a live TV or talk show

DONATIONS: Please click this link for a donation form. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, and all donors will be acknowledged at the event and in the Annual Report of Giving.
VOLUNTEERS: The Gala Committee is looking for interested community members to join its sub-committees. Your skills and connections in design, gifts, entertainment, and tech will be tremendous assets to the school as we put together our best Gala yet! Email galacommittee@theidealschool.org to join the fun!  
We look forward to working with you to ensure another fun-filled celebration and successful evening!
2022-23 Gala Committee
Rachel and Rob McQueen, Event Co-Chairs
Margaret Conklin, IDEAL CFO
Grace Kaynor, Design Committee
Christine Mickletz, Gifts Committee
Tracy Nixon, Advancement Committee Chair
Joseph Kemp, Kiiana Reyes-Campbell, Communications Committee
Janet Wolfe, Head of School