2020 Bala Gala & Silent Auction

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 6-10 p.m.
Levering Mill Tribute House

The Bala Gala & Silent Auction, Bala House Montessori’s annual silent and live auction, brings our entire community together for an evening of fun and entertainment. In addition, this event raises significant funds for tuition assistance, American Montessori Society-approved teaching materials, new desks and chairs for the classrooms, and general facility improvements.

Parents, grandparents, alumni, and area businesses donate goods and services to be auctioned. Best of all, each class lovingly creates a special project for auction. These projects are our most desired items and the biggest money-makers of the evening!

Every year our entire school community helps make the Bala Gala a huge success. Here are a few ways your family can do this:

  • Turn in an auction item, ad, or sponsorship — either solicit your favorite local business or donate an item or service yourself.
  • Attend the Bala Gala and invite everyone you know!

What kinds of gifts are appropriate for the Bala Gala?

The range of possibilities is limited only by your imagination, but suggestions include tickets, vacation homes, gift certificates to restaurants, gift baskets, tours or recreational experiences, gourmet meals, artwork, electronics, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and services.

How do I submit donations, ads or sponsorships?

It’s so easy! Fill out a Gift Donor form, attach it to the gift or gift certificate, and drop it off at Bala House. If you do not have the item in your possession or are turning in an ad or sponsorship, drop off the appropriate form at Bala House. We will arrange a time to pick up the donation.

Please turn in your donations, ads, sponsorships as soon as you receive them or by Friday, April 3, 2020. It takes a tremendous amount of time to process donations in time for the auction.

Bala Gala forms and letters

CLICK HERE to download our Business Solicitation Letter.

CLICK HERE to download our Donor Form.

CLICK HERE to download a few Business Solicitation Tips.

Sponsorship and Advertising forms

CLICK HERE to download our Sponsorship and Advertising form.

Where can I purchase an ad or sponsorship online?

CLICK HERE to purchase an ad or sponsorship online. (Please click on the “Donate Now” button.)

I can’t attend the auction but want to bid on auction items.

Our silent auction will be held on ClickBid, an app that enables you to bid on our silent auction items using your smartphone, laptop or tablet. Through ClickBid, you will be able to enter bids, manage your bids with proxy bidding and instantly view the status of all your bids at the Gala or remotely. ClickBid will send you instant outbid notifications and real-time updates on auction items and pricing. More information regarding ClickBid will be forthcoming.

Questions? Suggestions!

Please contact Advancement Director Michelle Bjork at .

Bala House Montessori - 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 - p. (610) 664-6767 - f. (610) 664-6792