A Guide to ShowCAIS 2019
Held this year on Saturday, May 11 at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, ShowCAIS 2019 celebrates how much this community adores and supports CAIS teachers. This year’s ShowCAIS is inspired by the glitz and glam of modern Hollywood: walk the red carpet, strike a pose, and keep an eye out for the paparazzi! Come enjoy a night of revelry as we celebrate attendees as “the stars of CAIS.”
Here is a handy guide to give a sense of the many fundraising components and overall timing of this annual event. There’s many ways to participate in the fun!
Families are invited to support the event at a variety of sponsorship levels including the very popular Phoenix Firedragon which underwrites tickets to include teachers and their guests in the fun. Sponsor appeals were sent to the community in early February; sponsors who reply by March 22 will be included in the official invitation. More information about sponsorships can be found here.
Electronic invitations to ShowCAIS 2019 will be sent March 23. RSVP is required. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Party Sign Ups
Our community boasts serious talent for fun. In March, we will invite parents to join the ranks of Party Sign Up Hosts and organize carousing for a great cause! Party Sign Ups are parent-led occasions organized around varied interests that provide opportunities to support ShowCAIS at a variety of levels.
Call for Wine
CAIS wine offerings are a perennial favorite of the Silent Auction. In February, a call will go out to the community to stock the wine cellar with parents donating bottles of their choice recommendations.
Companies and organizations from around the Bay Area have generously provided items for bidding through our Online Auction. Beginning April 29 and lasting through May 17, all are able to enjoy the auction thrill online without having to leave the house!
Live Auction, Silent Auction, and Fund-A-Need at the Dinner Gala
The crowning moment of ShowCAIS will be on Saturday, May 11 at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. The evening features electrifying items for bidding including the always popular Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten art pieces (to be previewed in the weeks prior to ShowCAIS). The evening culminates in Fund-A-Need, an opportunity to come together as a community in support of a special project. Last year’s Fund-A-Need effort was earmarked to continue renovations at the Oak Campus.
CAIS’s operating budget depends on community support through ShowCAIS, which solicits support through live, silent, and online auction components, party sign-ups, sponsorships, ticket sales, ad sales, and general donations.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Clara Hill in the Advancement Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ShowCAIS 2019 Co-Chairs
Melanyann Garvin (Pryce, Kindergarten, Pryor, 1st Grade) is a stay-at-home mom, and an owner in the family’s management services business. At CAIS, Melanyann has been Co-Chair for PKFSA, a Room Parent (1st grade), FSA Parent Liaison (Kindergarten), a member of the New Parent Welcome Committee, served as a parent volunteer with the admissions department, and last year was a ShowCAIS Rep for Pre-K. She is excited to take on a new volunteer role at CAIS and co-chair ShowCAIS 2019.
Jennifer Leong (Tyler Wang, 1st grade) is looking forward to co-hosting ShowCAIS this year. She is currently working from home as a full-time mama, testing and baking treats for the kiddies, and being a chauffeur to Tyler and 3-year old Ella. Jen has volunteered as a Room Parent/Treasurer since Pre-K and as Annual Fund Class Captain for the past two years.
Party Sign Up Co-Chairs