What Exactly is The Whitman Education Foundation Social? Your Questions Answered
Q: Will I be asked to pull out my checkbook? Is there an auction?
A: No! While the event is the Foundation’s primary source of fundraising for second semester, there is no solicitation at the event.
Q: Is it a formal, sit down dinner? Do I have to buy a table?
A: No! It’s a casual, mix and mingle evening. Your ticket includes an open beer & wine bar and delicious food stations. There will be tables for anyone who wants to sit, but most attendees spend the evening up and mingling.
Q: Will there be long speeches?
A: No! Dr. Dodd will briefly tell us about the Whitman program we are spotlighting. Mostly, we’ll spend our evening talking with teachers and friends new and old, enjoying a drink and a bite to eat and being entertained by many of Whitman’s amazing musical groups, which is always a highlight!
Q: Do teachers pay to go?
A: No. The Foundation invites all Whitman staff to attend the event on a complimentary basis. Our generous community makes this possible through sponsorships and underwriting of teacher tickets.
Q: Do I need to register in advance or can I pay at the door?
A: In an effort for us to ensure we have enough great food, drink and Georgetown Cupcakes for everyone, we kindly ask everyone to register in advance.
Q: Can you tell me more about sponsorships?
A: Both individuals and companies can be sponsors. Sponsorships are the primary way the Foundation raises money to underwrite teacher tickets and support its ongoing work. Sponsorships start at $250 and include admission for two people and listing on the event website and in the event program. DEADLINE to be listed as a sponsor is March 11th.
For more information and to see a great video and photos of past year’s fun event visit the Event page of our website
Join us; you’ll be glad you did!