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32nd Annual Gala on Saturday, April 25, 2015
6pm-11pm at the San Diego Air and Space Museum

Come enjoy an evening in San Diego's crown jewel during the 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. This is a special opportunity for Parker to celebrate its historical ties to the community and 102 years of progress as both institutions Soar into the Second Century!  Be surrounded by airplanes, jets and space capsules.  Dress as your favorite astronaut, pilot, flight attendant or in cocktail attire.

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Want to volunteer with Parker's largest fundraising event? Great! Please contact the Gala Co-Chairs, Gayle Nuffer or Randie Lettington at pa-galachair@francisparker.org or come to one of the upcoming meetings:
Friday, Jan. 23 at the SDASM (San Diego Air and Space Museum): 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 4 at the Linda Vista Campus (Parker Café Board Room): 8:00 coffee/social, 8:30 meeting
Wednesday, April 1 at the Linda Vista Campus (Parker Café Board Room): 8:00 coffee/social, 8:30 meeting
Monday, April 20 at the Linda Vista Campus (Parker Café Board Room): 8:00 coffee/social, 8:30 meeting

Wine Party Information

We thank you for making time to attend one of Parker's fabulous wine parties. We are grateful to our generous hosts. Here is some detailed information about the parties:

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE WINE PARTIES?
These pre-Gala parties build excitement for the School's Gala and raise support for current-use student scholarship and faculty fellowship.

WHAT SHOULD I/WE BRING TO THE WINE PARTY?
The Gala Committee kindly encourages each wine party attendee to bring a cash/check donation ($100 per person is recommended) as opposed to a bottle of wine. This recommendation is due to the limited space available for silent auction at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Though, unique and wonderful wine donations (valued at $100+ with a 90+ rating) are welcome. 

Please note: these amounts are only suggestions as any gift is much appreciated.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE WINE PARTY?
There is no formal dress code; please dress in approriate attire. Invitations will have more detail on party theme. 

WILL THERE BE FOOD AT THE PARTY?
Yes. Each host will be serving light food and drink. Invitations will have more detail on food.

WHY DID I RECEIVE INVITATIONS TO MORE THAN ONE WINE PARTY?
The Lower School families are hosting grade-level parties, so families with children in mulitple classes may receive several invitations. Please do not feel obligated to attend any or all parties, this is a purely a social and philanthropic opportunity.

The Middle and Upper School families are invited to wine parties based on home location.  

I DIDN'T RECEIVE AN INVITATION. WHY?
The wine parties are being hosted between January and mid-May. Invitations will be sent through online eventsites (ie. evite, paperless post, etc.) from wine party hosts approximately one month prior to each event. It is our goal to ensure that every family receives at least one invitation.
Please contact Sarah Latimer if you have questions/concerns at slatimer@francisparker.org or 858/ 874-3371.


2015 Gala Committee

Randie Lettington, Co-Chair
Gayle Nuffer, Co-Chair
Perla Brownlie
Elizabeth Carey
Pam Cook 
Susan Davey
Sarah Feeney
Katherine Foster
Carey Fox
Maribel Fundingsland
Linda Golden
Kerri Gutekunst
Fonda Hopkins
Supannee House
Jennifer Janes
Erik Keskinen
Denise Nagata
Kymberli Parker
Jennifer Ranglas
Elisa Rott
Elisa Scanlan
Donna Sheridan
Kate Smith
Connie Sourapas
Mary Taylor
Alexander Thomas
Marilyn Tobin
Sarah White 


 

 

 

 

Mission Hills Campus
Lower School
4201 Randolph St.
San Diego, CA 92103
619.298.9110
  Linda Vista Campus
Middle/Upper School
6501 Linda Vista Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111
858.569.7900


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