ShowCAIS 2022

ShowCAIS 2022 - (Now IN-PERSON Event) on Saturday, May 7 

ShowCAIS 2022 Logo

Let’s celebrate safely together in-person at ShowCAIS—Saturday, May 7, 2022! This year’s theme—Onward and Upward TOGETHER—recognizes that our community thrives when we work with one another in common cause.

Now being held at the 19th Avenue campus, we’ll transport you for a fun night of dining, bidding, and dancing to support CAIS! Put on your finest and raise a glass with your CAIS friends at last! Of course, all the fun has a serious purpose: trustees set the school’s budget each year planning on the critical support from ShowCAIS. Last year’s event drew hundreds of community members and raised over $1 million to support the mission of our school and support a commuter fund for faculty and staff. Funds raised by ShowCAIS go directly to this school year’s budget and supporting our teachers and students. Your impact via ShowCAIS is immediate and broad-reaching. If you believe in the power of CAIS, as we do, we hope you will join us in sponsoring ShowCAIS 2022!

Here is a handy guide to give a sense of the many fundraising components and overall timing of this annual event. There are many ways to participate in the fun! 

Event Details

  • Dress will be cocktail attire.
  • ShowCAIS 2022 will be Adults-only. (With the move back to in-person, there will no longer be programming for the children that evening, though a Party Sign Up for families is in the works!)
  • The event will be held outdoors at the 19th Avenue Campus in a heated tent.
  • Onsite parking with be handled by valet.
  • In lieu of a seated dinner, there will be passed and stationery small plates bites, as well as bars with wine, beer, and a specialty cocktail throughout the evening.
  • Guests will be able to gather round “highboy” tables perfect for mingling and taking in the auction action or “lowboy” tables with seats perfect for relaxing and chatting.
  • Everyone will be able to enjoy a photo booth along with fire pits under the stars and dancing to DJ Leah Rose.
  • The auction activity in person will focus on Fund-A-Need and Live Auction. The Silent Auction will be held online (opening May 2 and ending May 8.)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Families are invited to support the event at a variety of sponsorship levels including the very popular Teacher’s Table and Phoenix Firedragon which directly support teacher attendance at the event. Sponsor appeals were sent to the community in mid February; sponsors who replied by March 27 were included in the official invitation. 


Invitations were sent March 29 and tickets are for sale through April 22.

Call for Wine

CAIS wine offerings are a perennial favorite of the online auction. Community members help stock the wine cellar by donating bottles of their choice recommendations.

Online Auction

Companies and organizations from around the Bay Area have generously provided items for bidding through our Online Auction. Beginning May 2 and ending May 8, all are able to enjoy the auction thrill online without having to leave the house! 

Live Auction and Fund-A-Need at the Dinner Gala

The crowning moment of ShowCAIS will be Saturday, May 7 at 19th Avenue. The evening will feature electrifying items for bidding and culminate in Fund-A-Need, an opportunity to come together as a community in support of a special project.

CAIS’s operating budget depends on community support through ShowCAIS, which solicits support through live and online auction components, party sign-ups, sponsorships, and general donations.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Advancement Office at


Annual Fund 2019-2020