EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
TAMPA PREP'S GALA

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WHEN AND WHERE IS THE GALA?
Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
@ Armature Works || 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa, FL 33602

WHAT IS THE GALA?
This annual tradition celebrates our Tampa Prep community and brings together parents alumni, administration, faculty and community partners. This year’s theme is Under the Sea. The event includes:

  • cocktail hour from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • sit down dinner at 8:00 p.m.
  • short program
  • silent and live auctions to raise money for Tampa Prep’s Annual Fund
  • this special evening concludes with live music and dancing

The food is great, the cocktails are flowing and our community sure knows how to have a good time!
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WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO THE GALA?
Wear whatever you want--we just want you to come enjoy the fun! Most guests wear long dresses and dark suits, but anything goes! And working the Under the Sea theme into your attire is strongly encouraged. Think blues, greens, white, sequins, metallics, textures, or even a cute jumpsuit or your go-to little black dress! 

 

SHOULD I GO (EVEN IF I DON'T KNOW A TON OF PEOPLE AT PREP YET)?
YES! If you haven’t been to The Gala yet, this is a GREAT year to start because for the first time it is being held in our very own backyard, just down the street at Armature Works in the heart of downtown Tampa! This event is a great place to mingle with parents and get to know the Tampa Prep community.

WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO HELP WITH THE GALA?

  • Buy Tickets. And tell your friends to join you at the party!

PURCHASE GALA TICKETS NOW!

  • Sponsor the event. Sponsorship levels start at $500, and each package includes some very special perks! View Sponsor Levels here. Sponsorships may be purchased here.
  • Donate to our Silent or Live Auction. Have an item you would like to donate? Email events@tampaprep.org to let us know what you can contribute, and make arrangements for drop off or pick up. We would love to add your gift certificates for local or national restaurants and stores, airline tickets, hotel stays, vacation homes, dining experiences, tickets to concerts and sporting events, etc.
  • BID in our silent auction online! You don’t even have to come to the event to participate. All bidding may be done online through our mobile bidding site. A few items are up and ready to bid on NOW, but more will be added every week, so get yourself set up to shop now, and check back between now and the event! Register for the auction.
  • Make a donation! You can make a donation online by finding the section on the purchase form that reads:  I CANNOT ATTEND, BUT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A GIFT IN THE AMOUNT OF:

Please reach out to your Tampa Prep Development office with any additional questions: Meg Huntley or Amanda Fontana may be reached at events@tampaprep.org

WHO WILL I BE SEATED WITH DURING THE DINNER?
Our dinner tables seat 8. When you purchase your tickets online, there is a space to add any seating requests you may have. Our deadline for requesting seats is Feb. 29. If you don't request anyone, we will try to seat you with parents from your child's grade - and whoever you end up sitting with will be welcoming!! We ask that you speak with other parents or guests you would like to sit with before sending your requests in to avoid any miscommunication.

A NOTE ABOUT PARKING AND FINDING THE EVENT AT ARMATURE WORKS:
We suggest taking a taxi or ride share to Armature Works, but there will be Valet Parking available for those who choose to drive. When you arrive at the venue, please follow the signs for our event. You will find the entrance to our registration area around the backside of the venue close to the courtyard.

     

WATCH A VIDEO FROM THE 2018 GALA: