top of page

frequently asked questions

Getting there

  • San Ysidro Exit is closed from 101 N, exit Olive Mill​

  • Valet parking  for the evening is included with your sponsorship/ individual ticket price.

  • If you elect to leave your car overnight, you will be responsible for the $65 charge, to be paid upon retrieval.

  • Rideshare is highly encouraged.

Screenshot 2023-12-13 144004.png
Screenshot 2023-12-13 144257.png

What is the flow of the evening?

4:30PM – Arrival and check-in at registration

Enjoy passed appetizers while you sip custom cocktails, visit the party boards, enjoy live music and mingle with friends!

6:00PM – Guests make their way into the Chandelier Ballroom  for dinner program

6:30PM – Everyone is seated for servers to take tableside entree selections from each guest

6:45PM – Program with Live Auction and Paddle Raise begin*

8:00PM – Dinner program concludes and dancing commences!

10:30PM – Event concludes

* Click HERE to see a sneak peak of our phenomenal Live Auction items

Screenshot 2023-12-13 140438.png

What style of dinner and seating will be at this year’s event? 

This year, guests will enjoy an upscale plated dinner with night-of/ tableside entree selection. If you have any dietary restrictions, please include those in the “special requests” section during your sponsorship/ticket purchase or feel free to reach out to Blaire Ridge in Development,

Each table will have seating for 10 total guests.

Our Heritage Oak and Gilded Leaf sponsorship packages include a private table for 10 guests. Oak Branch, and Sapling packages provide preferred seating. Seating requests for single ticket sales can also be included in the “special requests” section and will be reasonably accommodated but are not guaranteed. Feel free to reach out to Blaire at to discuss seating requests.

What should I wear?

Formal attire. See below and past events for examples. You do not have to wear gold, you just have to feel like it.

Screenshot 2023-12-13 141819.png
Screenshot 2023-12-13 142204.png
Screenshot 2023-12-13 143339.png

I heard there is a Party Board section this year. Tell me more!​

Another reason to arrive at 4:30PM! Our Party Board selection will be greatly increased this year with an opportunity for you to sign-up in person and see who else is joining in on these exclusive experiences!

party board.JPG
party board picnic.JPG

What is the Paddle Raise?


A paddle raise (also known as fund-a-need) is the point in the evening where you are physically raising your paddle and contributing to the school with a 100% tax deductible donation. These crucial dollars go directly toward specific initiatives each year. Click HERE to learn more.


Do I really need to arrive at 4:30PM?


YES, here is what you can enjoy:

Live Music

Party Board (Socials) Section

Opportunity Drawings

Find your table and get comfortable before dinner as the live auction and paddle raise will begin promptly at 6:30PM

What is the Night Owls After Party?

Click HERE for all the details


What is Best of Live during the Auction?

One of our opportunity drawings is a Best of Live ticket, pre-purchased for $100 each. If you are the lucky person chosen before the Live Auction starts, you get your choice of any of the Live Auction items. This is your opportunity to win an exclusive experience or item (value of $5,000 minimum).

 I purchased a single ticket, how else can I support the school while AT the event?

Opportunity drawings!

Purchase a Best of Live ticket - $100

Faculty/Staff post-event drawing: one ticket for $25 or five for $100

Bid on LIVE auction items

Participate in the Paddle raise (fund-a-need)

Make a direct donation using the available pledge form or QR codes placed throughout the event


I can’t attend the event, how else can I support the school?


  • Click HERE to make a 100% tax-deductible donation

  • Bid on items when our online auction opens on March 17. This is a great opportunity to bid on unique, local experiences, vacations, services, and more!

bottom of page