Best of Me
Gala 2019

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You are invited to the Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School

Best of Me Gala

On May 4th, 2019, 6:00 pm
At the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, North Vancouver

Our Goal:

All funds raised by the Gala go to the bursary fund, which supports deserving students whose families could not otherwise afford to provide them with such a specialized learning experience. In 2017, our event raised $170,000 from our passionate donors, surpassing our goal of $100,000. With our student population growing at a very fast pace, we have set this year’s goal at $150,000, which we hope again to surpass, with your help.

Dr. Christopher: Why the bursary is so important for our students.

About The Gala

The Best of Me Gala is a bursary fundraiser for children with learning disabilities.
About Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School
  • KGMS is a centre of educational excellence that empowers children with learning disabilities in a passionate, progressive and inspiring learning environment.
  • Serving Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for over 40 years, our non-profit, fully accredited school is for students in kindergarten through 12.
  • The personalized program at KGMS led by our highly-trained teachers and support staff, brings out the personal best of our over 200 students.
Who are our Students?
  • All of our students have one thing in common: they learn differently and typically enter our school after experiencing difficulties in a previous learning environment.
  • Our diverse student population includes diagnoses of dyslexia, learning challenges in reading and written output, autism, anxiety, and ADHD.
What is The Best of Me Gala?
  • It is an event to raise funds exclusively for the KGMS bursary/scholarship fund, organized by parent volunteers.
  • The evening consists of a cocktail reception, a silent and live auction, a three-course dinner,and dancing.
  • The Gala will be held at the Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver on May 4th, 2019
Who can attend?
  • Parents, friends, family, community leaders, corporate sponsors and anyone who has an interest in contributing to the success of the KGMS Bursary Fund
What is the Bursary Fund?
  • The goal of the bursary programme is to improve access for deserving students for whom tuition costs put the school out of reach financially.
Who can I contact for more information?
  • Eva Cipera and Tracey Miller, Gala Co-Chairs: gala@kgms.ca

Thank you to our sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Us!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Us!

Auction

Thank you for considering making a donation to our KGMS Gala auction. The auction is one of the main fundraising components of the Gala. Your donation will help ensure the success of the auction and thereby help us meet our goal of raising $150,000 for the KGMS Bursary Fund.

View our Auction Item Ideas

Fill out a Donation Form

Purchase Tickets

Individual tickets – $150

Corporate sponsored tables (including 10 tickets) – starting at $2500

Tickets can be purchased from KGMS by calling Kaila Sept at 604 985-5224 ext 159 or by following the link to Eventbrite here: (coming soon)

Become a sponsor

The Best of Gala 2019 relies on your generosity.  Thank you for becoming a sponsor! Below is a list of opportunities.

Please contact KGMS Director of Finance Carrie Baker at 604-985-5224.  Our charitable registration number is 11925-4555-RR0001.

Maplewood Sponsor – $25,000

  • 10 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Special mention by the host
  • Premier branded recognition at the event, including:
    prominent placement on auction software and event slideshow & logo on school website
  • KGMS donor wall recognition
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media

Diamond Sponsor – $10,000

  • 10 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Mention by the host
  • Branded recognition at the event, including:
    placement on auction software and event slideshow & logo on school website
  • KGMS donor wall recognition
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media

Platinum Sponsor – $5,000

  • 10 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Branded recognition at the event, including logo on school website
  • KGMS donor wall recognition
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media

Gold Sponsor – $2,500

  • 10 Complimentary Tickets & Name Recognition on table
  • Branded recognition at the event
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media
  • Logo on school website

Silver – $1,000 or more

  • Branded recognition at the event
  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media and website

Bronze – $500 or more

  • Special acknowledgment on KGMS social media and website

A tax receipt is available for any donations over $20. Any amount is appreciated to support the KGSM bursary.