The biennial Tower School auction is a community event supported by parents, faculty, students, families and the businesses within the communities in which we live, work, and play. The proceeds generated by the auction support two important programs that enhance and enlighten the experience provided by the school—the Cultural Arts program for students and the Professional Development program for faculty.
Cultural Arts strives to offer programming that enhances students’ breadth of experience. Did your child want to be meteorologist after meeting Dave Epstein or a fitness expert after attending the Zumbatonics workshop? Maybe they were inspired by Molly Sliney’s story of challenge, achievement and goal-setting or touched by the personal accounts of Holocaust survivors, Leland Faulkner and Marty Kelley. Was any flat surface an instrument after a concert by the Taiko Drummers and any bedsheet a curtain to showcase a reenactment of a Tanglewood Marionettes performance? The experiences from the past year, and ones planned in the future, are made possible by funds of the auction.
Professional Development encourages faculty members to explore opportunities and expand their knowledge and passion. They, in turn, enrich the classroom experience they are able to offer to the students. Below are some examples of what Tower faculty did over the summer, thanks to the professional development program:
HIGHLIGHTED AUCTION ITEMS
The auction is a biennial event integral to Tower’s mission of enriching our students’ scholastic experience with aesthetic pursuits; it funds the entire Cultural Arts student program for two years and supports the Professional Development program for faculty. And better yet—this spring it will achieve this endeavor through a fantastical evening filled with cocktails and Quickie Boards, raffles and revelry, a seated three-course dinner and a dynamic live auction hosted by professional auctioneer, Barton Hyte.
Jessie Achterhof, Director of Development
Allison Juves, Auction Co-Chair
Julie Weissenburger, Auction Co-Chair