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A Message from the Grand Gala Co-Chairs

With the 11th Annual Grand Gala just a month away (Saturday, April on sale now!), our Gala co-chairs are looking for your help in securing special items and experiences that will help to make our auctions – and especially the live auction – truly spectacular!

Dear Prep Supporters,

Alumni and parents often encourage the school to reach out when there is a unique way that they can provide support, and in that spirit, we are sharing this request with you. As you may know, among the major vehicles of support for Prep's annual Grand Gala are its live and silent auctions, which in the past decade have helped us raise over $3.7 million for our need-based financial aid program.

As co-chairs of this year's event, we are always looking for items that will motivate Gala guests – especially during the exciting "live auction" portion of the Gala – and in that context, we are expanding our outreach.

Specifically, we are asking if you might be able to provide (or assist in providing) an item or "experience" that could excite our bidders, especially in the live auction?  

Examples include the use of a time-share property, tickets to an in-demand entertainment or sporting event, sponsorship of a golf foursome at a prestigious club, or dinner for a group at a great restaurant.  The more creative and/or unique, the better! For more specific suggestions on Auction items from previous years, CLICK HERE. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

This year's Gala will take place on April 14 at the Westin Hotel on the Jersey City waterfront. Please let us know if you can assist us as soon as possible by submitting THIS FORM

As always, your consideration – and any leads you can provide on other Gala friends who might be able to help us – is greatly appreciated, especially by the young men of Prep who will be the direct beneficiaries of this event!

Of course, feel free to reach out to Dalma Santana, Director of Special Events at with any questions or suggestions you have!

In addition, for information on Gala Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities, click here. Of course, feel free to reach out to Dalma Santana, Director of Special Events, at or 201-547-6420 with any questions or suggestions you have! 



Bobbi and Craig Anderson, P'19 

Linda and Richard Doren, P'18,'21

Maryann and Paul Roses, '74, P'18