The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
Parents' Association

Fay Spring Gala

Gala 2023: At A Glance

Date: May 6, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Place: Harlow Gym, Fay School
Event: Cocktails, Dinner, Music, Dancing, Silent and Live Auctions
Dress: Festive cocktail party attire....80s clothing welcome!

Be a Sponsor!

Please consider sponsoring the 2023 Parents' Association Gala!


Contact Robin Giblin at or Jeannie Kim at for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is the Gala?

    The Fay Gala is the Parents' Association’s primary fundraiser and is held every other year. It is our opportunity as members of the Fay community to financially support the School and ensure the continuation of programs that enrich our children’s experiences at Fay.
  • How can I help?

    Attendance - Join us at the Spring Gala!   Not only will you be supporting a worthy cause, but you will have a chance to bid on amazing items.
    Time - Give of Yourself!   Help parents from all grade levels plan a successful event.  We have many opportunities to fit your time and talent, especially on the day and evening of event.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robin Giblin at or Jeannie Kim at for more information.
    Treasure - Share Your Resources!   Become a Gala Sponsor either as an individual, family or company.  Or donate an auction item directly or through your business. See our wishlist for auction item donation ideas.
    • What types of items do you want for the Auction?

      We need your help to make this auction a success! Please consider donating an item.
      If it is something you would like, then chances are the other Fay families will also. Below are a few best-selling highlights from different categories:

      GETAWAYS AND OUTINGS:  think Escape! A week or long weekend at your vacation home or favorite getaway y, train, airline tickets or sailing excursions.

      WINE and GOURMET: think Delectable! Catered dinners, wine tastings, gift certificates to your favorite restaurants; fine wines group dinners or vineyard tours.

      SPORTS and ENTERTAINMENT: think Fun!  Tickets to the theatre, concerts, professional sporting events, lessons, sporting equipment and memorabilia.

      KIDS SCENE: think Son or Daughter! If your child would like, it’s a perfect fit! Electronics, summer camps, birthday parties and the latest fashion.

      BOUTIQUE: think Easy! Share the businesses you support (or work at, or own) with other Fay families: everything from dry cleaners to dentists and massage therapists to manicurists. It’s a win-win for the business who might find a new customer!  Best time to ask for a donation; when you are already in the place of business.

      FAY’S BEST: think “Dedicated”! Our very own faculty and staff donate special experiences and items that are always an auction favorite.

      Please feel free to contact Robin Giblin at or Jeannie Kim at for additional suggestions. We would be happy to work with you to coordinate the perfect item or experience. 

      A Gala donation box has been placed in Sarah Revell's office, located on the first floor of the Root Building, for the collection of small items and gift certificates. It is important to us that we acknowledge your generosity, so please label your item. We will also gladly coordinate arrangements for pick-up of donation items too. 

      Click here to see our auction item wish list.
    • How can I contribute to the Gala if I am unable to attend?

      We encourage all Fay parents to be part of this wonderful community even if you are unable to join us in person. There are several ways for you to do so: donate an item or experience to the auction, host a faculty member, or be a Gala sponsor. Your support is appreciated!

      Donate an item
      Sponsor the Gala
    • If I am unable to attend the auction, can I still bid?

      Parents who are unable to attend will have the opportunity to place sealed bids. If you are interested in making a sealed bid, please contact Patricia Cassetta at
    • What is the dress attire for the Gala?

      The dress code for this year's event is festive cocktail party wear....your favorite 1980s outfits are encouraged but not required!
    • Is there an open bar?

      There will be an offering of a signature drink on a first-come, first served basis during the cocktail reception. Wine will be included with your meal. A selection of alternate wines will be available by the bottle for cash purchase as well. In addition, there will be a cash bar for other drink preferences.
    • Is there a vegetarian selection for dinner?

      We have a wonderful menu planned for your dining experience. If you would prefer a vegetarian meal, one will be available at your request. Please inform us prior to the Gala as advance notice will help The International plan accordingly.
    • What is the Quickie Board?

      The Quickie Board is a timed-auction format that allows you to bid competitively on items listed on a board. The Quickie Board will be running during the silent auction and will contain many unique and exciting items and experiences.
    • How do I pay for the item(s) purchased at the event?

      You may pay with cash, check  credit card or Blackbaud Tuition accounts.  We strongly encourage the use of cash, checks or Blackbaud Tuition accounts to ensure the smoothest transition and to maximize your donation to Fay by avoiding credit card fees.
    • Can I use my child’s Blackbaud Tuition account to pay for my auction purchases?

      Yes! You can use your child’s Blackbaud Tuition account to pay for auction purchases.
    • Can I preview auction items prior to the Gala?

      Yes! We will have our auction booklet posted online prior to the Gala for your previewing pleasure.

    Gala Committee

    Ami Mehr
    Parents' Association President
    Amanda Lopez
    Parents' Association Vice President  

    Patricia Cassetta
    Parents' Association Treasurer

    Robin Giblin
    Gala Committee Co-Chair

    Jeannie Kim
    Gala Committee Co-Chair
    main number 508-490-8250
    admission 508-490-8201