Saturday, May 4th, 2019 – 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Join us for fresh! 2019, as we raise money to benefit Tucson Waldorf School. Limited tickets available! Call the office for details. $55 per person and available until May 3rd online, by visiting the office, or by calling 520.529.1032. Price increases to $65 after April 12th.
Our principal annual fundraiser, fresh! is a beautiful spring evening of dancing and socializing, featuring locally crafted beer, a delightful assortment of wine, and a farm-to-table feast, prepared and served by parent volunteers. This year’s event is one you won’t want to miss, as we honor the 25th anniversary of Tucson Waldorf School and 100th anniversary of Waldorf education worldwide with a special “around the world” birthday party featuring international cuisine, artisanal wine, and local craft beer. Bid on specialty-themed baskets and cap the evening off with dancing. Be sure to bring your poker face for the live auction, then cut loose in the photo booth, wearing your best smiles and some silly props. It’s a night of joyful celebration, candlelight, and laughter under the stars that you’ll remember for years to come.
The success of last year’s event is due in large part to the auction which brought in over $15,000! Winners enjoyed such items as a destination trip to Hawaii, a wine country tour, a spa day, jewelry, handmade dolls, one-of-a-kind artwork, and specialty themed baskets brimming with one-of-a-kind experiences and unique treasures from our community. This is a great time to enjoy the company and bid on items.
To make this another successful event, WE NEED YOU! The auction committee will be soliciting unique items from the community and creating baskets to be auctioned during the night of fresh!. If you are interested in donating or feel you have a connection for securing a unique item, the Development Office is more than happy to discuss this with you or brainstorm ideas.
This a great way to demonstrate your generosity (and promote your business!). We warmly welcome the unique opportunities you can offer. Such donations could include a stay in your vacation home, a chocolate and wine tasting, sporting/concert tickets, private music or dance lessons, or special outings to places you love.
Donations should be received no later than April 12th to be included in the auction. TWS is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization and your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We also ask merchants in the Tucson community to make donations. If you have a relationship with a shop, restaurant, or service provider, we will be happy to provide you with donation forms and help in any way. Contact Melissa Campbell, Development Director, at 520.529.1032 Ext 104 or [email protected] for questions and donation leads.
Sponsorships and Underwriting the Event
Sponsoring this wonderful event is a great way to demonstrate your generosity and promote your business! To support our fundraising success, fresh! offers various sponsorship opportunities. Sponsoring this event allows you to achieve broad visibility among a community of creative individuals, businesses, and organizations. Sponsorship benefits include promotion at the event and online via email blasts and weekly communications, social media, and website.
Sponsorship letter and to view sponsorship opportunities ranging from $2,500 to $250. Please contact Melissa Campbell, Development Director, at 520.529.1032 Ext 104 or [email protected], if you would like to discuss how we can help you meet your marketing needs with a sponsorship.
This type of fundraising event is truly an “all hands on deck” community effort. We need help with a number of jobs before, during, and after the event. These include:
- Class basket support in each class
- Ticket sales at pick-up
- Check-In/Check-Out Support
- Set-Up and Clean-up
- Food servers
- Auction management (set up, during event, and post-event)
- Volunteer management before, during, and after
Please stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.