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 and Wine Pull
  •    Live auction
  •    Afterparty

•  Dinner and Drinks
Dinner and the open bar.
•   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! The live auction is after dinner.
•   Wine Pull
If you love the idea of scoring an excellent, top-shelf bottle of wine at a great price, then you won’t want to miss the Wine Pull! Everyone who participates walks away with a bottle, the anticipation of which one you’ll pull is loads of fun, and of course, it’s all for a good cause.

•   Afterparty
Details Announced as the date gets closer!


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, professional development, extracurricular activities, and facility improvements.

2020 "Light Up The Night" Platinum Sponsor:
The National Bank of Indianapolis



  • 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 utilize the most internationally proven methods of education, all delivered at an accelerated pace.
STEM EDUCATION COMBINED WITH AWARD WINNING ARTS PROGRAMS gives 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 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 Glick Center Food Bank.
  •   School wide study of the global water crisis, culminating in the funding and drilling of a well for a school in Zimbabwe.
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.