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2020 Auction Gala: Light Up The Night

Saturday, February 1, 2020

An evening of great food, drinks, the best company, and exciting auction items! It is the return of the Sycamore Auction. Experience a fabulous night out while fundraising for a good cause. 

  •    Seated Dinner and Full Open Bar
  •    Silent Auction
  •    Live Auction
  •    Afterparty

•  Dinner and Drinks
Start your evening with a full open bar including a special cocktail prepared exclusively for our event. Enjoy a dinner menu created by our guest chef from Jonathan Byrd's.
•   Silent Auction
From amazing experiences to irresistible items, the silent auction has something for everyone! Provide your cell phone number during registration for mobile bidding, and you’ll be all set to win your favorites! 

•   Live Auction
Even if you don't win what you were bidding on in the silent auction, do not worry!  We have saved many of our most popular items for the live auction. So raise that bid paddle during our live auction, with our auctioneer Sherry Truhlar.

•   Afterparty
Join us after the auction to relax and unwind with some lively music, good fun, and a few surprises in store for everyone!


Auction Night 2020 is the only event where almost 300 Sycamore parents, parents of alumni, board members, grandparents, artists, sponsors, guests, and alumni and nearly 90 teachers and staff have the opportunity to get together under one roof and socialize.

This event is the Sycamore School Association’s major fundraiser this year. The money raised at the auction supports academics, extracurricular activities, financial aid, and facility improvements.

2020 "Light Up The Night" Platinum Sponsor:



  • As an independent school, Sycamore School receives no government funding.
  • 16% of our students receive Financial Assistance. 
  • 9% of the annual cost of a student’s education must be paid by non-tuition contributions.
  • Sycamore School does not operate with an endowment.
  • Teachers are recruited and trained with a focus on gifted education and differentiated instruction.
  • 100% of lead teachers are certified/eligible for High Ability Licensure
  • Current faculty includes winners of state and regional teaching awards.
GIFTED PEERS provide camaraderie and challenge to ensure an energetic and stimulating learning environment. 

Our curriculum is developed to be fully integrated, starting from the preschool level, and it utilizes the most internationally proven methods of education, all delivered at an accelerated pace.
STEM EDUCATION COMBINED WITH AWARD-WINNING ART AND MUSIC PROGRAMS give our students the opportunity to dive deeply into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while benefiting from the brain-stimulating power of music and the arts. 
  •   Award winners of regional, state, and national MathCounts, National Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, State Spanish Competition, ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Performances.
  •   Hosts 400 middle school girls at annual Girls STEM Conference.
DIVERSITY of our student body is vital in preparing our students for a globally integrated future. Currently, 39% of Sycamore students are students of color.
EMBRACING LOCAL & GLOBAL COMMUNITY is critical as we prepare our students to use their gifts to make a positive impact on their world.
  •   Creation of a Little Free Library and ongoing support for the Crooked Creek Food Bank.
  •   School-wide study of the global water crisis, culminating in the funding and drilling of a well for a school in Zimbabwe.
  • Opportunities to volunteer at multiple school-wide philanthropic events through our Sycamore Serves community service program.
SMALL CLASS SIZE supports differentiated instruction.
  • Preschool – 5:1 student to faculty ratio. 
  • PreK – 6:1 student to faculty ratio.
  • K to 8 – 10:1 student to faculty ratio.