The Spring Gala

The ISF Gala is a unique annual event that brings together all of the members of our community to celebrate our school and support our children’s learning.

This year funds raised will be used to support two initiatives at the heart of our school’s Mission: the establishment of the ISF Student Community Service Charitable Fund and The Florence Cultural Heritage initiative.

This website makes it easy to access information and keep you updated on the latest news about the event. It will give visibility to our generous sponsors and to the items donated for the auction. As in previous years, the gala is an exclusive event for ISF parents, teachers, family, alumni and other friends of the school.

The Event

WHO
ISF parents, families, teachers, alumni and other friends are invited to the ISF Spring Gala

WHEN
Friday, May 4, 2018.
Il Tepidario opens at 19:30 for Aperitivo, followed by dinner and dancing!

WHERE
Il Tepidario del Roster
Via Bolognese, 17
Firenze (Fi)

DRESS
Spring Attire

CONTRIBUTION
Contribute to this year’s Gala

Support this year’s Gala!

Goals

For 2018, funds raised will be used to support two initiatives at the heart of our school’s Mission: the establishment of the ISF Student Community Service Charitable Fund and The Florence Cultural Heritage Initiative.

ISF students at both the Upper and Junior School work with a number of service-related organizations throughout the year, devoting their time and energy to making a difference in other people’s lives. This experiential service learning enriches our children and our community.

Our children also benefit from the unique setting of our school near the Renaissance city – Florence! In 2016-2017, for example, students at the Junior School took part in more than 40 field trips beyond the classroom. Students in the Upper School took part in close to 20 external learning projects.

Our goal this year is to support, enhance and extend these two programs through the:

ISF Student Community Service Charitable Fund – a fund reserved for Community Service projects carried out by students in all sections of ISF, Junior School, Middle School ad Upper School. Funds will be managed by students and available to students for educationally driven projects that lead to service learning.

ISF Florence Cultural Heritage Initiative – a fund reserved to support exceptional field trips in Florence to further enhance the curricular experiences that ISF students have. The fund will also serve to finance guest speakers and workshop leaders who can share their special local expertise with our students and families.

This special event is a concrete way in which we ask our community to help us do even more for our children – their education, their growth and their future!

How can you participate?

The Auction

This year’s auction offers a series of unique experiences; perhaps an event you never found time for or didn’t know how to organize on your own. To acquire these unique experiences, the bidding has begun online up until the night prior to the gala, giving you adequate time to choose just the right experience for you. Keep checking the website as new items will be added right up to the event.
Note: The online auction will end on May 4th and final bids will be taken at the live auction the evening of the event.

CARIBBEAN LUXURY AT
S. BARTHÉLEMY, THE PEAK 

CURRENT BID: 5000 €

BE GUCCI VIPs AT ELTON JOHN’S FAREWELL TOUR IN VERONA

CURRENT BID: 600€

INSIDER’S VIEW OF PIETRASANTA WITH SCULPTOR, ERIC GOULDER

CURRENT BID: 500 €

A DAY AT THE RACES: FERRARI OR LAMBORGHINI

CURRENT BID: 200 €

DINNER FOR 4 AT ALL 8 OF FLORENCE’S EXCLUSIVE MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANTS

CURRENT BID: 4000 €

ROMANTIC LONDON WEEKEND AT A STARHOTEL

CURRENT BID: 500 €

CHIANTI EXPERIENCE: VITIGLIANO TUSCAN RELAIS & SPA IN CHIANTI

CURRENT BID: 600 €

EXCLUSIVE VISIT TO ANTICO SETIFICIO FIORENTINO, HISTORICAL  SILK MAKER

CURRENT BID: 800 €

MIXOLOGY & LUXURY: GALLERY HOTEL ART’S PENTHOUSE

CURRENT BID: 800 €

COFFEE, BRUNCH AND CONVERSATION EXPERIENCE

CURRENT BID: 400 €

SPA & DINNER FOR TWO PERSONS AT IL BORRO RELAIS & CHÂTEAUX

CURRENT BID:  250€

COOKING CLASS AT TUSCAN BITES FIRENZE

MARINA CALAMAI NECKLACE

CURRENT BID: 200 €

MARINA CALAMAI CHERRY RING

CURRENT BID: 200 €

CHEF DINNER WITH SPECIAL LUXURY SILVER COOKING

CURRENT BID: 500 €

DEATH IN THE MOUNTAINS BY LISA CLIFFORD

NAPLES A WAY OF LIFE BY LISA CLIFFORD

THE PROMISE AUTOGRAPHED BY LISA CLIFFORD

5 FRONT ROW SEATS AT JS FESTIVAL OF SONG

CURRENT BID: 100 €

4 FRONT ROW SEATS AT GRADE 5 COMMENCEMENT

CURRENT BID: 300 €

4 FRONT ROW SEATS AT GRADE 8 CELEBRATION

CURRENT BID: 300 €

4 FRONT ROW SEATS TO ISF’S GOT TALENT

CURRENT BID: 100 €

BORGO SAN PIETRO COOKING SCHOOL

CURRENT BID:  250€

ANTINORI PRIVATE WINE TASTING FOR 8 PEOPLE

CURRENT BID:  250€

PREVENTION DENTAL CARE SESSION FOR FAMILY AT RECREA IN FLORENCE

CURRENT BID:  700€

PRIVATE YOGA AND MEDITATION SESSION

 PROFUMI DI PANTELLERIA SELECTION

PILATES LESSON USING REFORMER MACHINES

ITALIAN LANGUAGE LESSON WITH RENATA PERRETTI

FRIENDS OF FLORENCE PRESERVATION PROJECT AT SAN MINIATO AL MONTE

CURRENT BID:  300€

ENGLISH LESSON BY A QUALIFIED ENGLISH TEACHER

GIFT BOX FROM SAVINI TARTUFI TRUFFLE SUPPLIER

FAIRYTALE FAMILY PORTRAIT PAINTINGS

CURRENT BID:  200€

WELLNESS DAY FOR TWO AT AESTHETIC MEDICAL

CURRENT BID:  200€

IZHAR COHEN’S “PRIMAVERA”

CURRENT BID:  300€

EXPLORE FLORENCE

CURRENT BID:  150€

UNDERGROUND PILATES BY LESLIE LIEBER

CURRENT BID:  90€

VERY IMPORTANT KIDS: A SUPERHERO TOUR

CURRENT BID:  300€

AWAKENING THE GODDESS AT RELAX FIRENZE

CURRENT BID:  100€

ONE NIGHT IN A LOVELY AUSTRIAN CHALET

CURRENT BID:  300€

TAKE OFF! TICKETS ON QATAR AIRLINES

CURRENT BID:  500€

ELAINE RUFFOLO: FLORENCE MASTERPIECES AND MONUMENTS CLASS

CURRENT BID:  300€

PRIVATE DINNER WITH CHEF PAUL BARTOLOTTA

CURRENT BID: 600 €

3 NIGHT GETAWAY IN LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA

CURRENT BID: 1500 €

GABBIANO UNO EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

ONE WEEK IN A SCOTTISH BARONIAL MANSION

CURRENT BID: 2500 €

ISF GRADUATION VIP FRONT ROW SEATS FOR 6

CURRENT BID: 500 €

YOGA ON TAP JEWELRY

OFFICINA DE’ TORNABUONI SKIN PRODUCTS

MORE TO COME!

For questions about bidding on any items, please contact Cristina Bini.

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Sponsors

A special thanks to this year’s generous sponsors for supporting our School and helping us reach our 2018 Gala Goals. We will be posting all of our sponsors for the Spring Gala event below.

From A to Z

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Location

Il Tepidario del Roster
Via Bolognese, 17
Firenze (Fi)

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This year’s Gala will be held in a botanical garden at the beautiful Il Tepidario del Roster, a historical glass greenhouse. This grand Tepidarium was built in the 1800’s and is the largest greenhouse in Italy. A perfect lcoation for this year’s Spring Gala!

Parking & Transfers

Parking Garage Parterre

Via Madonna della Tosse, 9, 50129 Firenze FI

Tel. +39 055 5030 2209

www.firenzeparcheggi.it

Car service Pratesi

Via La Farina, 36 – 50132 Firenze (Fi)

+39 055 242807 – +39 336 543549

info@autonoleggiopratesi.it

www.autonoleggiopratesi.it

4390 Taxi Firenze

Via dello Steccuto, 12, 50132 Firenze (Fi)

Tel. +39 055 4390, info@4390.it

Open 24 hours

Contacts

The Gala Committee team is made up of 22 creative members of the ISF community dedicated to creating a fantastic event and memorable experience for the ISF community. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any suggestions, comments, questions or if you would like to join the team. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Spring Gala!

Auction & Donations:
Elaine Ruffolo
Cristina Bini
Renee Reddy
Vanessa Zoppas Moretti

Event Administration:
Tanya Bruckner
Kristin Krebs-Dick

Communications:
Karin Honsberg
Melina Caicedo
Charles Hellawell
Christina Hellawell
Michele Lovalvo
Antonia Ludes
Katherine Walsh
Cristina Matteuzzi

ISF Board Development Committee:
Eric Goulder
Marc Magistrali
Kristin Krebs-Dick

Event Logistics:
Louise Holm Ferragamo
Jennifer Mitchell
Silvia Quiroga
Vanessa Zoppas Moretti

Ticket Management:
Paula Lindquist
Marianna Török
Fabiola Lopez Velasquez

Graphic design:
Antonia Ludes
Tanya Bruckner
Renee Reddy

WILD WEST GALA 2017

JAMES BOND GALA 2015

Golden Eye - James Bond Dance

WILD WEST GALA 2017

MASQUERADE GALA 2016

JAMES BOND GALA 2015

70’S DISCO GALA 2014

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