Doane Stuart

Gala Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Gala & Auction

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Gala?

The Gala is our only event fundraiser; parents and alumni/ae and friends of the school come to support Doane Stuart by bidding on many exciting items or by buying into one of our low cost games.

When and where is the gala?

It will be held on April 14, 2018 at the Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd,  Albany, NY. 12204.  (For GPS users, please enter the address: 1 Bob Smith PGA Drive, Albany, NY. 12204) 

What do the proceeds of the Gala benefit?

100% of the proceeds of the gala benefit both Financial Aid and Faculty Salaries.

Is the Gala a black tie event?

No.  The Gala is not black tie.  Men and women come in everything from business suits to cocktail dresses.  There are a few men who like to wear their tuxedos, and that is fine. The dress code for Wolferts Roost is jacket and tie for men and business attire for women (no blue jeans).

Will going to the Gala effect my financial aid award?

Of course not. Attending the Gala has no effect on one’s aid.  It is a fun party and a good way to show your support of the school.

Can I choose with whom I would like to sit?

We do everything that we can to accommodate all seating requests.  We encourage guests to write on their RSVP cards the names of those individuals with whom they would like to sit.  If you do not select someone, we will try to sit with you other parents from your grade or division.

What is the cost of a general ticket to the Gala?

The cost of a general ticket to the Gala is $100 per person.

What time does the Gala “really” start?

The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with a silent auction and cocktail reception.  At 7:30 p.m. the Silent Auction closes, and we move up to the banquet room where we will begin the program and serve dinner.  Immediately following dinner is the live auction.

What time does the Gala usually end?

In most years the official activities of the auction end by 10:00 p.m. Dancing may continue until 11:00 p.m.

Will there be dancing?

We will have a DJ who will play music during dinner; when the live auction and festivities end, there will be music and dancing for those who are interested.  No pressure.

Can I purchase my tickets on-line?

Yes.  If you would like to purchase your gala tickets on-line click here.