The Annual Fund Dinner & Auction
It's a wrap! Let Your Light Shine, our 2019 Annual Fund Dinner & Auction was a huge success! With record net proceeds of over $200,000 and record attendance, God's generosity was evident to all. We were blessed not only financially but also through the faithful volunteers who donated their time and talent to this event. From our Event Sponsors, to our auction bidders, to the generous donors of auction items, and our student helpers and performers, our community showed up! It was wonderful to see faculty, current parents, and many alumni all gathered together.
Highlights of the night began with Dan Steinfeld being introduced to the audience as our incoming Head of School. Dan briefly greeted the crowd, thanking everyone for the warm welcome.
Our Alumna of the Year, Rachel (Hepkins) Thompson ‘04, also spoke. Rachel took us for a walk down memory lane recalling her years as a DC student from Kindergarten through 12th grade. She recalled a special Bible verse learned in Scott Bateman’s class, Galatians 2:20, one that carried her through a number of life experiences and choices from personal to professional. She noted the tremendous impact so many of the DC faculty had on her as a student and on her life today and career as an immigration attorney. She took time to thank her DC teachers saying, “Know that what you’re doing here, right now, matters.” Rachel’s presentation was met with a standing ovation.
The Knightones took the stage to welcome the Steinfield family with a performance of the latest hit, “Hello Danny”. This twist on the Upper School’s recent musical Hello Dolly was well enjoyed by all including Dan himself.
Our goal in hosting this year's auction was to rejoice and have fun together as a community and that is just what we did. Thank you to all who participated in this special evening. We could not have done it without each and every one of you! Enjoy a look through some photos of the evening.
The generosity of all who participated has made a substantial impact on The Annual Fund, which bridges the gap between tuition revenue and ongoing operating expenses like salaries, curriculum, campus maintenance, technology and financial aid. We continue to marvel at the Lord's faithfulness in meeting our financial needs and your faithfulness in being a part of it all.