Spring Fling: Annual Blue School Benefit

Mark your calendars for 2015!

  • April 29, 2015: Silent Auction & Student Dance Party at Blue School
  • April 30, 2015: Spring Fling!

How can you participate?

There are many ways to participate in our annual benefit, i.e. by supporting volunteerism, donations and attendance for the event. If you would like to participate in some way, please contact Jeff Goff in the development office: jeffg@blueschool.org or 212 228 6341 x121.

Blue School parents, we are looking for co-chairs and volunteers for the following committees:

  • Sales/Marketing Committee: Establish a marketing plan and promote the event via social media, emails and conversations with parents. Assist with lobby ticket sales. Fill ad space in event program with placements from parents, local business and other Blue School supporters.
  • Online Auction Committee: Call for auction items from the parent community and seek additional items from individuals and organizations outside of Blue School. Ensure that all items have been properly entered into online auction platform. Help create packages for live auction. Rally parents to reach out to their networks.
  • Silent Auction Committee: Help display student artwork prior to April 29 event. Assist with framing.

In addition, we welcome any volunteers who have professional experience in graphic design, event production, photography or social media.

If you are a current Blue School parent, and you would like to be involved with the planning of Spring Fling 2015, please contact Bridget Murphy, Spring Fling Co-Chair: contact@bridgetmurphy.com.

Other ways to participate:

  • Auction Items: Donating and soliciting items for online, silent and live auctions is a great way to help Blue School at no cost. Past auctions have featured tickets to sporting events and fashion shows, use of vacation homes, unique dining experiences and even gift certificates to local shops and classes. With Charitybuzz, we will be auctioning off various items throughout the year. We are always accepting donations!
  • Event Program Ads: Show your appreciation for our faculty by teaming up with the parents in your child's class to create a class ad for the event program. Last year's program included ads from all of the Blue School classes. We will also gladly accept ads for your businesses and ads for companies looking to support Blue School.
  • Corporate Sponsorship: Last year, tickets for the entire Blue School faculty and staff were paid for by a generous corporate underwriter, and our parent community rallied to purchase tickets for the majority of faculty and staff spouses. If your company is interested in supporting Blue School as a corporate underwriter, please contact the development office.

2014-2015 Spring Fling Road Map

  • September and October: Volunteer committees are formed
  • November: Event planning begins, venue is chosen
  • December: Planning continues
  • January: Ramp-up for online, silent and live auction item solicitation**
  • February through April: Tickets are on sale, classes place event program ads, auction item solicitation continues, collection for teacher tickets
  • Mid-April: Spring Fling online auction goes live**
  • April 29, 2015: Silent Auction & Student Dance Party at Blue School
  • April 30, 2015: Spring Fling! 

**Please note: This year, we will be soliciting auction items throughout the school year for auction through Charitybuzz.

FAQs: Spring Fling


2013-2014 Spring Fling

On April 10, 2014, parents, faculty, staff and friends celebrated Blue School with an evening at Queen of the Night, the smash hit show directed by Blue School parent Christine Jones. Guests enjoyed a wholly interactive entertainment experience -- a fusion of design, music, theater, circus, dancing, food and drink -- while celebrating our community and supporting Blue School. Auctioneer CK Swett returned to headline our live auction and Blue School parent Sunnery James DJed our dance party. It was a magical evening and we are thankful to everyone who joined us at the event. Special thanks to committee co-chairs Erin Isakov and Bridget Murphy, and the dedicated group of parents who made it all happen!