Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS GATHER EPIPHANY? GATHER Epiphany is the school’s biennial FUNDraising and FUNraising event to raise money for Epiphany’s financial aid program. The success of this event allows us to build on the promise of making an Epiphany School education available to all those who are admitted. And finally, GATHER Epiphany is an opportunity to come together as a school community and enjoy one another’s company—all over delicious drinks and scrumptious eats, of course!
WHY FINANCIAL AID? By offering financial aid, Epiphany School creates an accessible and inclusive learning community that benefits all families and students.
HOW MUCH ARE WE RAISING FOR FINANCIAL AID? Our goal is to net $200,000. Funds are raised through buy-ins (see below), auctioning-off two special items the evening of the event–an art piece created by all Epiphany School students, and the one-and-only reserved parking spot directly in front of Epiphany School–and our Raise the Paddle. All families will be asked to make a financial contribution by raising an auction paddle in support of Epiphany School.
WHO ATTENDS? Everyone! Our whole Epiphany School community–parents, faculty, staff, family and other friends–comes together for one evening each year so it’s the cocktail party not to be missed.
WHAT TO WEAR? Seattle cocktail attire and as a nod to the 60th anniversary of Epiphany School, feel free to wear a touch of plaid if you desire.
HOW DO I RSVP? This website! Click on "Purchase Tickets". Tickets are $60.00 per person (faculty and staff will be free; their guests will be half-price) and include drinks, heavy appetizers, dancing, and a guaranteed good time. Families receiving financial aid can obtain a discount on the ticket price.
WHAT IS A BUY-IN? “Buy-ins” are a group outing or themed party held in the months around GATHER Epiphany. You “buy in” (purchase tickets) to attend the event. These events are meant to be a fun, easy way to connect with other parents and families in the Epiphany School community. Buy-in sizes can range from 10 people to large groups (80-100) and can be anything from wine & cheese parties, to karaoke nights out, to pedicure parties for the hard-working mamas, to cooking classes for kids. The possibilities are endless! Buy-in tickets vary in price per person per event. Buy-ins will be advertised in advance and will go live for purchase in the weeks before our event, via this website.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED? All parents are encouraged to attend and take part by volunteering, purchasing buy-ins, raising the paddle, and bringing friends. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be part of the fun.
WHO HOSTS? Our hosts are current Epiphany School parents, who volunteer their time and lend their expertise and creativity to make this an evening to remember. The 2018 Leadership Team includes: Joanna Smith (Chair); Mandy Gandt, Wendy Guy & Nikki Putnam (Event Chairs) with Jane de Paolo (Décor); Jessica Cantlin (All-School Art); Alicia Alberg & Lucy Wacksman (Technology); Hannah Wygal (Design); Vivian Cluett (Marketing/Communication); Rachel Greene & Jamie Lampitt (Buy-Ins); Ann Felton (Ambassadors); Shelly Hutcheson & Katharina Poad (Children’s Presence).
WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS? Contact, Elizabeth O’Shea, Director of Development, at 206-720-7667 or email@example.com or event chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.