The event – May 12, 2023

The annual ISF Gala is a philanthropic evening that strengthens ties within the ISF 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. ISF’s community spirit and generosity create a truly exceptional experience that is the highlight of the year.


ISF parents, teachers & staff, and friends of ISF


Friday, May 12, 2023

Stazione Leopolda opens at 19:00 for aperitivo,
followed by dinner, dancing, and auction


Stazione Leopolda
Viale Fratelli Rosselli 5
50144 Firenze


 Glamorous Evening Attire


170 euros per person


Please contact Tanya Bruckner at for further details.

Directions & Transportation Information

There is a parking garage next to the venue called “Porta al Prato – Stazione Leopolda”


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. All proceeds from the evening will support our children, our school and our Florence community through the following initiatives:

The proceeds will be donated to the new ISF “Development Fund” which promotes Junior and Upper School projects that improve the learning environment for our students, such as STEM and robotics development, multimedia and digital equipment, maker spaces and live performance equipment.

A substantial portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Meyer Children’s Hospital. The Meyer is one of Italy’s most renowned children’s hospitals and a place of great importance to all our families as well as the greater community.

The auction

Our generous sponsors have helped us to compile a series of exceptional auction lots, giving you the opportunity to leave the event with a luxurious holiday, a one-of-a-kind experience or splendid products from the Tuscany region.

We invite you to participate in both 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 12 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.

€170 per person

Should you have any ticketing questions, please email us at

Our sponsors

A special thanks to our generous sponsors for supporting the International School of Florence and helping us reach our 2023 ISF 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.

Tanya Bruckner
Kristin Krebs-Dick
Stefania Besançon
Franco Perrotta

Nora Dearden
Leonie Mazzetti d’Albertis
Natasha Andreicheva
Rahoul Masrani

Ticket Management
Conor Dearden
Maria Eugenia Lopez Ozores
Melina Caicedo

Maite Newby
Barbora Christie
Renata Beman
Lavinia Dragan Maino
Alicia Navarro

Event Planning & Logistics
Silvia Orsi Bertolini
Christina Petochi
Gaia Geddes

Auction Planning
Cristina Bini
Marleen Custers
Elena Kolosvetova
Gabriella Redin
Irene Serio
Cecilia Azzimonti
Lindsay MacDonald
Senka Daniels
Tami Schrader
Tara Zamir


Raphael Marciano
Domitilla Ceccherini
Vincent Thottrup