The event – May 17, 2024

The annual ISF Gala is a community event that strengthens ties within our community and invests in our school and our children’s future. This elegant evening features gourmet food and wines, an exciting auction and lively dancing. Your community spirit and generous donations create a truly exceptional experience that is always a highlight.


ISF parents, teachers & staff, and friends of ISF


Friday, May 17, 2024
6:30pm – 1am


La Certosa Firenze
Via della Certosa, 1
50124 Firenze


 Glamorous Evening Attire


€200 per person

Parking & Transportation

There will be limited parking available at the venue. We encourage guests to arrive by taxi or NCC van. You can book a van via one of the following numbers:
– Daniele Pecchioli +39 331 608 1382
– Massimo Pestelli +39 339 432 5502
– Stefano Osvaldi +39 346 362 0926


Please contact Tanya Bruckner at for further details.



Our goals

Come celebrate the bonds that unite us! The ISF Gala is a magical evening that brings to life the creativity and spirit of our community and with your help and generosity we will make it a rousing success. All proceeds from the evening will support our children, our school and our Florence community through the following initiatives:

Our fundraising endeavors are dedicated to supporting the ISF Development Fund. The fund aims to enrich the educational experience of our children through our facilities, necessary resources, and programs that are unique to Florence and the International School community at large.

A substantial portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Fondazione ANT (Associazione Nazionale Tumori), a national organization providing specialized home-care to cancer patients and free screenings for cancer prevention.

The auction

Thanks to our generous sponsors from the community and beyond, we have an evening full of surprises for you filled with an array of remarkable treasures and adventures. With your generosity and support we will make this evening a success for our school as well as our community.

You’re invited to participate in the online Silent Auction, now open, and the Live Auction on the evening of the event. Final bids for both auctions will be taken on May 17 during the ISF Gala.


Please consider lending your support to help us further reach our ISF Gala goals. Your generous support and participation will make a difference!

All sponsors will be prominently featured in our event program, website, and signage at the event.

Support the Auction

One of the most exciting parts of the ISF Gala is the auction, and the success of the event would not be possible without the help of our generous donors. We are currently seeking the help of individuals and businesses to donate exceptional items, travel opportunities or experiences as part of the auction for this signature event. 

If you would like to suggest or sponsor an auction lot, please email us at

Support the Event

Make a special contribution to this year’s ISF Gala by underwriting the cost for a portion of the evening: sponsor a live band for the aperitivo, the lights on the dancefloor or flowers on the tables! Of course all sponsors will have their names listed and our eternal thanks.

Please contact Tanya Bruckner at for more information.

Support the Goals

If you are unable to attend the ISF Gala but would still like to support the fundraising goals, you can make a donation directly to the initiative of your choice or to the ISF Gala goals as a whole.

Buy Tickets

All major credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay accepted.
Each table seats 10 guests.

€200 per person

Should you have any ticketing questions, please email us at

Our sponsors

A special thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting ISF and helping us reach our 2024 Gala goals.

Our committee

Thank you to all our distinguished volunteers who served on the ISF Gala Committee.  Their tireless work was instrumental to ensuring this event’s continued success.

Stefania Besançon
Gaia Geddes
Christina Hellawell

Nora Dearden
Natasha Andreicheva
Cecilia Azzimonti

Tanya Bruckner

Dianthe Chirino
Renata Micatrotto
Jenna Martin
Adi Barak-Marino
Henri Bristol
Lousine Alpern

Justin Micatrotto
Alicia Navarro
Cristina Bini
Senka Daniels
Franco Perrota
Jason Liu

Ticket Management
Conor Dearden
Melina Caicedo

Our CAS Students

Our wonderful CAS students helping out at this year’s gala are lead by:
Ming Hao, Beatrice and TJ.

Thank you:
Vincent, Amelia, Tatijana, Cosimo, Isabella, Alasia, Olimpia, Cassandra, Filippo, Lyra, Aurora, Olivia, Beatrice, Rebecca and Fatima.