Bala Gala

“Enchantment Under the Sea”
Saturday, May 5, 2018
7 – 11 p.m.
St. Matthias

The Bala Gala, Bala House Montessori’s annual silent and live auction, brings together our entire community for an evening of fun and entertainment. In addition, this event raises significant funds for tuition assistance, teacher enrichment, capital improvements, and other Bala House greatest needs.

This is a fun way to be involved in Bala House’s fundraising efforts as planning and preparation for this event go on throughout the year. Parents and many area businesses donate goods and services to be auctioned. Best of all, each class lovingly creates a beautiful class project. These projects are our most desired items and the biggest money-makers of the evening!

CLICK HERE to view a video from Bala Gala 2017 “Mad Hatter’s Casino Night”.

CLICK HERE to view a video from Bala Gala 2016 “Locally Grown and Growing”.

CLICK HERE to view pictures from Bala Gala 2010 “Forty and Feelin’ Groovy”.

CLICK HERE to view pictures from Bala Gala 2009 “Premier Night”.

How can my family make this event a success?

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/service yourself.
• Attend the Bala Gala and invite everyone you know!

What kind of gifts can I donate to or solicit 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.

CLICK HERE to learn how easy it is to obtain auction items.

I have a gift, ad, or sponsorship for this year’s Bala Gala. What do I do next?

It’s so easy! Completely fill out a Gift Donor form, attach it to the gift / gift certificate, and drop it off at the Marketing and Development Director’s office. If you do not have the item in your possession or are turning in a sponsorship or ad, just drop off the appropriate form in the Marketing and Development Director’s office. We will arrange a time to pick up the donation.

Please turn in your donations, ads, sponsorships as soon as you receive them (and PLEASE send them in before April 1, 2018.) It takes a tremendous amount of time to process these items in time for the auction.

Where can I obtain Bala Gala forms/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

Where can I obtain a Sponsorship and Advertising Form?

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 I would like 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 the Marketing and Development Director, Lisa Valentine, at 610-664-6767 or .

Thank You 2017 Bala Gala Sponsors and Advertisers!

We are most grateful for your incredible support! You helped us minimize and/or eliminate our costs of executing this special event!

HSA

Gold Sponsors
Fox Rothschild LLP
HSA Heckendorn Shiles Architects

Silver Sponsors
Babst Calland

Bronze Sponsors
David Barrett Remax Executive Realty

Casino Table Sponsors
City Line Capital (Schontz Family)
Estetica Designs Inc. (Gienopie Family)
Pennington Communications, LLC (Pennington/Thompson Family)

Advertisers
AuPair Care – Philadelphia***Baldwin***BZ Design Stuff***Cultural Care Au Pair***Ecole Francaise Internationale***Elegant Dining Delights***European Wax Center***Evergreen Cleaner***Friends Central School***Germantown Friends School***HBK CPAs & Consultants***Linda Mullens, Ed.S. NCSP***Maven Communications, LLC***Merge Dance Studio***Meridee Winters School of Music***The Main Line Classical Academy***Springside Chestnut Hill***The Shipley School***Waldron Mercy Academy

Underwriters
Bar – Moore Brothers Wine

Dessert – Lob Family (Alum Family), Valentine Family

Gift Baskets – Baur Family, Cai Family, Kent Family, Skochko Family, Mr. Winfield (Grandparent), Valentine Family

Teacher Tickets – Allen/Fuhr Family (Alum Family), Black/Ries Family, Carole Harris, Alvin Milner & Daughter Tax Services, Kwon/Farwell Family, Malik/Schmieder Family (Alum Family), O’Connor Family (Alum Family), Pennington/Thompson Family, Polichino Family, Schwartz Family, Snyder Family, Todd Harper/Zafiriou Family

Monetary Donations – Bernice Andrews (Alum Staff), Allen/Fuhr Family (Alum Family), Monahan Family (Alum Family), Siderowf Family (Alum Family), Mr. and Mrs. Winfield (Grandparent)

Wine Pull Donations – Barrett Family, Beck Family,Black / Ries Family, DeSiderato Family, Force Family, Gibbons Family, Gorrilla Family, Kent Family, Leute-Frazee Family, Olah Family, Paylor Family, Pines Family, Placek Family, Polichino Family, Purohit Family, Su Family, Valentine Family

Auction Donors – 94 WIP Sports Radio, Abraham Eye Associates (Mark & Bridget Abraham), Academy of Natural Sciences, AFC Fitness Bala Cynwyd, Amanda Olsen, American Helicopter Museum, Arnold’s Family Fun Center, Arthur Murray Dance Centers, Bar Bombon, Barbara Chotiner, Bartram’s Garden, Betterball!, Black N Brew, Bourbon Blue, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Broadway Comedy Club, Calliope Music, Chabaa Thai Bistro and Binto Cafe, Chanticleer Foundation,Charles Todd, Chirp Clothes, Chuck Forte, Coco Blue Ardmore Nail Spa, Connor/McNally Family (Alum Family), Corner Bakery Cafe, Courtyard Marriott, Dana Hot Yoga, Dave and Buster’s, David Pearl, Debbie Edmondson (Grandparent), Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Diggerland, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, Dover Downs, Dr. Sheena Hauser, DDS, Dr. Zachary Hauser, MD, Ellen W. Interior, Elmwood Park Zoo, European Wax Center, Foote Orthodontics, Gaetane Michaux, Garden State Discovery Museum, Gilboy & Gilboy (Brian Gilboy), Grace Chung and Rich Gienopie, Grand Slam USA, Hands-On House Children’s Museum,Hannigan Landscaping, Holt Family, Hong and Danielle’s Afternoon Class, Hong and Danielle’s Morning Class, Kozinsky/Bargatin Family, Jake’s Restaurant, Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia, Jason Matthew Salon, Jessi Brown, Jessica Todd Harper Photography, Jump, Jive, & JAM!, Kathy and Jamila’s Class, Kathy and Lisa’s Kindergarten class, KDJ Creations (Keziah Cameron – Bala House Alum), Kids at Play, Kiernan and Jessie’s Class, Pines Family, Kristina Pulcini Ballet Academy, Laudenbach Periodontics & Dental Implants(Alum Family), Lauren Piotti, Lavner Camps!, Linda Mullens, School Psychologist, Little Grave Creek Designs, Longwood Gardens, Lower Merion Orthodontics, David Markowitz,DMD, Lower Merion Police Department, Main Line Art Center, Main Line Yoga Shala, Marlyn Schiff, Mary Beth and Lisa’s Class, Mary Beth and Lisa’s Kindergarten Class, Meeiling Ng, Merge Dance Studio, Michael and Kathleen Frizell (Grandparents), Miles Olsen, Ms. Ana, Ms. Adiya, Ms. Carolyn, Ms. Danielle, Ms. Denise, Ms. Diane, Ms. Hong, Ms. Jamila, Ms. Jessie, Ms. Kathy, Ms. Kiernan & Mr. Jeremy Black, Ms. Laurie, Ms. Linda, Ms. Lisa Hickman, Ms. Malaika, Ms. Maria, Ms. Tonie and JoaQuin, Ms. Tynesia, Ms. Yael, Montessori Services, Moore Brothers Wine Company, Ms. Mary Beth, Ms. Mint and Mr. Bolger, Narberth Community Center, National Constitution Center, NBC Television Studios (Munir Nuriddin & Ms. Jamila), Neely Lawn Care, NEST Chestnut Hill, North Bowl Lounge N Lanes, Oasis Family Fun Center, OtterBox, Parx Casino,Pennington/Thompson Family, Penn Museum, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, People’s Light Theater, Pet Valu, Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Rock Gyms, Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Picaboo, Pinnacle Parkour Academy, Platinum Hair Company, Portrait Innovations, Priya Hot Yoga, Rack Room Shoes, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Redwood Studio, Rittenhouse Nails III, Riverbend Environmental Education Center, Rocker Head Salon, Roly Poly Bala Cynwyd, Page-Whyte Family, Sahara Sam’s Oasis, Sally’s Music Circle, Sangkee Asian Bistro, Seraphim Wellness Philadelphia, Sesame Place,Schontz Family, Sharp Family, Sky Zone, Skytop Lodge, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, SplashLab Arts, Stampin’ Up, Strasburg Rail Road, Svaha USA, Muni Family, Teresa Frizell and Mike Jones, The “Stomp” Company, The Little Gym of Narberth, The Persian Grill, The Yoga Garden, Tumble Tots – Ms. Dana, Tyler Arboretum, Vietnam Restaurant, Virginia Powell, Walt Disney World Co., Wayne Bed and Breakfast, Wennik Family, Wilmington Blue Rocks, Winnie’s Le Bus Manayunk, Wissahickon Skating Club, Woodmere Art Museum, Word Nerd, Wu Family, Wynnewood Lanes, YSC Sports

Thank You 2016 Bala Gala Sponsors and Advertisers!

We are most grateful for your incredible support! You helped us minimize and/or eliminate our costs of executing this special event!

Gold Sponsor
Fox Rothschild LLP

Silver Sponsor
HSA Heckendorn Shiles Architects

Advertisers
Agnes Irwin***AIM Academy***Baldwin***BZ Designs***Eastern Logistics Solutions E.L.S.***Friends Central***Germantown Friends School***Gladwyne Montessori***Go Paper Boy***iGenius***Mt. Airy Custom Furniture, Inc.***Metatechnical Computer & IT Services***The Haverford School***The Shipley School***Waldron Mercy Academy

Underwriters
Bar – Moore Brothers Wine, Pulapaka/Holt Family

Dessert – Byland Family, Lob Family, Pulaka/Holt Family

Gift Basket – Desipio/Selber Family

Teacher Tickets – The Allen/Fuhr Family, The Anderson Family, The Baitzel Family (Alum Family), The Bengston Family, The Dixon Family, The Gienope Family, The Gaspari Family, The Kling/Conaty Family, The Leute/Frazee Family, The O’Connor Family (Alum Family), The Olivetti Family, THe Patel Family, The Pathak Family (Alum Family), The Polichino Family, The Popii Botea Family, The Schwartz Family, The Sharp Family, The Souder Family, The Thompson Family

Monetary Donations – The Baitzel Family (Alum Family), The Bertrand Family, The Casale Family (Alum Family), The Monahan Family (Alum Family), The Saligman Family (Alum Family), The Siderowf Family (Alum Family)

Thank You 2015 Bala Gala Sponsors and Advertisers!

We are most grateful for your incredible support! You helped us minimize and/or eliminate our costs of executing this special event!

HSA

Gold Sponsor
Fox Rothschild LLP
Heckendorn Shiles Architects

Advertisers
Agnes Irwin****BZ Designs***Colonial Nissan***Cottage Industries***Esterly Landscapes***Germantown Friends School***Go Paper Boy*** Friends School***Jessica Todd Harper Fine Art Portaiture***O’Reilly Buick***The Shipley School

Underwriters
Class Projects – The Curley Family, The Pellecchia Family

Wine – Moore Brothers Wine

Teacher Tickets – The Allen/Fuhr Family, The Becher Family, The Bengtson Family, The Farwell Family, The Kebede Family, The Kling/Conaty Family, The Lawit Family (Alum Family), The O’Connor Family, The Pathak Family, The Popii Botea Family, The Rosen/Clobes Family (Alum Family), The Simon Family (Alum Family), The Yau Family

Monetary Donations – The Casale Family (Alum Family), The Desipio Family, The Edmondson Family (Alum Family), The Galvin Family, The Haglund Family, The Monahan Family (Alum Family), The Olivetti Family (Incoming Family), The Patel Family, The Pearson Family, The Shreiber Family (Alum Family)

Thank You 2014 Bala Gala Sponsors and Advertisers!

Silver Sponsor
Fox Rothschild LLP

Bronze Sponsor
Agnes Irwin School

Advertisers
Baldwin School***BZ Design Stuff***Casa Papel***Colonial Nissan***Jessica Todd Harper Fine Art Portaiture***Gladwyne Montessori***Mack Made Media***William Pen Charter Summer Camps*** Shipley

2013 Bala Gala In-Kind Donors, Advertisers, and Underwriters

In-Kind Donors
Esterly Landscapes – Flowers
Gold & Arrow – Decorations

Advertisers
Baldwin***Chabaa***Friends Central***Friends School Haverford***Germantown Friends School***Shipley*** The Agnes Irwin School***The Laudenbach Group

2012 Bala Gala Sponsors and Advertisers

We are most grateful for your support!

Bronze Sponsor
TD Bank

Advertisers
The Agnes Irwin School***Baldwin***Blossom Productions***Chabaa***Camp Akeela***Friends Central*** Friends School Haverford***Germantown Friends School***Hogan & Vandenberg LLC***Penn Charter***Shipley ***The Laudenbach Group***Tony Roni’s

Thank You 2011 Bala Gala Sponsors and Advertisers!

We are most grateful for your support!

Gold Sponsor
Fox Rothschild LLP

Silver Sponsor
TD Bank

Advertisers
The Agnes Irwin School***Builders Cleanup***Blossom Productions***Caprice Construction***Chestnut Hill Academy / Springside School***Darling’s Diner***Episcopal Academy***Fiona’s Children Special Occasion*** Friends Central***Friends School Haverford***Germantown Friends School***Gladwyne Montessori***Hogan & Vandenberg LLC***Shipley***Tony Roni’s

2010 Bala Gala Sponsors, Advertisers, and Donors

We are most grateful for your support!
Gold Sponsor
Fox Rothschild LLP

Bronze Sponsors
St. Edmonds Bank
Caesar, Revise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, LTD

Advertisers
The Agnes Irwin School *** Episcopal Academy *** Friends Central *** Friends School Haverford *** Germantown Friends School *** Springside School *** Victoria Conn ***Cultural Au Pair

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